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.

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.

Creamy Beef 'n' Noodles

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Chili con Cupcake

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

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.

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

Two-Pepper Burgers

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

Thai Ground Beef Salad

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If you like the mix of warm ground beef and salad greens typical of a taco salad, why not try a Thai twist? This is an equally enticing mix of spicy meat, matchstick vegetables, and cool greens.

Baked Ravioli

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Beef up refrigerated cheese ravioli! Mix the pasta with ground meat, marinara and more cheese for one crowd-pleasing casserole.

Southwestern Stuffed Pizza

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For a doubly delicious taste, this robust pizza packs a zesty ground beef and salsa filling between two crusts.

Italian Burgers

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Pad Thai with Beef

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Sloppy Joe Pizza

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Next-Day Grilled Meat Loaf Sandwiches

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Chili Macaroni

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Wagon wheel macaroni and green beans replace the kidney beans in this ground beef and pasta dinner.

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