Quick and Easy Ground Beef Dishes

Whether the kids are hankering for ground beef, or you've got a half-hour to dinner and two pounds of it in the freezer, we've got quick and easy dinner recipes for your ground beef. You'll be serving and stress-free in no time with these quick and easy ground beef dinner ideas.

Nachos For Dinner!

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Involve the kids in making these taco-flavored beef nachos. Serve as a party appetizer or a main dish.

Total: 15 mins

How to Make Baked Ziti

Sure, your friend's Italian-American grandmother knows how to make baked ziti, but why not gather a few tricks yourself? Ziti, a dish that's as beloved as spaghetti with meatballs, is poised to be your next Sunday supper.

Cheesy Meat Loaf

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Purchased pesto, a biti of beer, and cheese imparts a flavor punch to ordinary meat loaf.

Skillet Tostadas

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Corn tortillas are typically used in tostadas, which are simply open-faced tacos. You can find tostada shells in the grocery store, or you can create your own by crisping up corn tortillas in hot oil in a skillet.

Total: 25 mins

Vegetable-Cheese Calzones

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Watch your tongue! Since the ground beef filling becomes very hot during baking, let the calzones cool a little after you cut them open.

Chili con Cupcake


Think of this recipe as chili-flavored mini meatloafs. Serve with a side salad and a cornbread muffin for a delightful comfort food dinner.

Creamy Beef 'n' Noodles

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Two-Pepper Burgers

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Seasoned beef patties are grilled, then topped with cheese and smoky mayo for these spicy burgers.

How to Cook Ground Beef

If you know how to cook ground beef, you can serve up a healthy one-dish meal any day of the week. Ground beef became popular as a way to make scraps of fatty beef salable. Originally the meat was chopped finely or minced, but by 1902 butchers were simply running it through the meat grinder twice along with spices and onion, and selling the resulting ground beef as "hamburger." Today ground beef is used in all sorts of dishes, from meatloaf to tacos, and Americans consume approximately 13 billion hamburgers a year.

Pasta with Baby Salisbury Steaks

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Ground beef patties are broiled then served over pasta and sauce for a complete meal is just 35 minutes.

Total: 35 mins

Classic Nachos

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These five-ingredient nachos are a cinch to make for a large crowd. Bake a batch for your next party and serve with an array of topping options, like cilantro, jalapeno peppers, sour cream and salsa.

Greek-Style Sloppy Joes

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The ever-so-popular Sloppy Joe sandwich takes on a Greek flair with your choice of beef or lamb, bulgur, and feta cheese.

Total: 20 mins

Double-Beef Burgers

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This burger recipe uses most of the ingredients of the American deli's most famous invention - the Reuben.

Cheeseburger Shepherd's Pie

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Cheddar mashed potatoes give this ground beef and vegetable casserole cheeseburger-like flavor.

Meatballs and Greens on Ciabatta

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Packaged meatballs seasoned in a lemon juice, parsley, and garlic mixture are served over ciabatta rolls and topped with romaine leaves in this 15-minute main dish recipe.

Total: 15 mins

Pad Thai with Beef

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Italian Burgers

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