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What To Make With Ground Beef: 75 Ideas From Simple To Sophisticated!

What To Make With Ground Beef: 75 Ideas From Simple To Sophisticated!

Ground beef recipes to the rescue! It’s time for some inspiration when you’re wondering what to make with ground beef. This list of 75 ground beef recipes will do the trick!

I like to buy ground beef in bulk, and I either separate it out into one-pound packages right away, or I get it delivered and it’s already separated. 

A few of the best things about ground beef are that it’s economical and doesn’t take that long to cook, which is perfect for families who are always on the go!

Since the ingredient is less expensive than beef steaks, roasts, or other cuts of meat, it’s not a bad idea to buy extra at all! 

As long as you know how to store burger for the long haul and cook it up like in these 75 delicious ground beef recipes, you’re good to go. 

We’re a big fan of ground beef and our Taco Salad With Ground Beef recipe, Air Fryer Hamburgers, Calzones, 3-Bean Chili, and the appetizing Slow-Cooker Meatballs are the living proof!

If you’re adventurous and creative (or can follow a recipe), you can make great things with ground beef—a few of the great examples are #63 and #72—so don’t miss out on them.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at what to make with ground beef with this epic compilation.

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1. Taco Salad With Ground Beef

The best part about making a taco salad is that it’s up to you what you wish to throw in. 

This recipe requires only a handful of ingredients like salsa, cheddar cheese, avocado, sour cream, lettuce, taco seasoning, and ground beef.

You can use any kind of salsa here (spicy or mild), it doesn’t really matter because the taco seasoning alone gives it a deliciously complex flavor.

There’s nothing like the taste of a fresh homemade burger when you’re in charge of the recipe. 

You can season your beef patty according to your preference and add as many toppings as you’d like.

This recipe only requires ten minutes or less for prepping and cooking.

With simple seasonings like salt and cracked pepper, just pop them into the air fryer for 3 to 5 minutes on each side.

These also make great leftovers. 

For tips on how to reheat a hamburger, we have you covered.

Making calzones with ground beef has never been this easy. 

All you need is some canned pizza dough that can unroll and cut into four squares each.

Fill it with your cooked ground beef, pepperoni, and a generous sprinkling of shredded mozzarella and grated parmesan cheese.

Fold each square in half in the shape of a calzone, brush it with egg mixture, and pop them into the oven until they turn a beautiful light brown color.

To make the best classic chili, you don’t need much other than beans, ground beef and your choice of seasonings.

Once the chili is done cooking, you can top it with sour cream, slices of green onions, shredded cheese, or beautifully diced avocado.

We love this quick 3 bean chili with ground beef. 

You can also serve it as a dip with your favorite brand of crackers.

If you’re in the mood for a hearty meal, then this recipe for ground beef casserole is just what you need to satisfy your craving.

It takes only about an hour of cooking and can be paired with loads of side dishes including garlic bread, fried potatoes, and even a garden salad.

Slow Cooker Meatballs are a family favorite and this recipe will teach you the easiest way to do them justice.

You won’t need a  large number of ingredients to make sure your meatballs turn out perfect, the steps are extremely easy to follow.

Once the meatballs have been cooked, let them cook on low heat to let the flavors get to know each other fully.

This recipe was inspired by a popular Greek comfort dish known by the name of ‘Pastitsio’.

To recreate this authentic, tried-and-true recipe, you need to use the freshest produce and the most flavorful ingredients.

It can be prepared in a couple of hours and the leftovers can be enjoyed as a delicious weeknight dinner.

If you love Mexican food, then this recipe will easily become one of your top ten favorites of all time.

To make this Tex-Mex Taco Pizza, the ingredients you’ll need include salsa, shredded cheddar cheese, smoked paprika, cumin, onion, garlic powder, salt, and ground beef.

Once the pizza has been baked to perfection, take it out of the oven, top it with tomatoes or lettuce, and serve with a generous serving of sour cream on the side.

This Korean Ground Beef Rice Bowl only takes around twenty minutes to make which makes it a perfect dinner option for lazy weeknights.

All you need to do is prepare a ground beef stir fry, add sauce to it, and then serve it on a bed of white rice.

If you’re a fan of Sloppy Joes, you should definitely give this recipe a try. 

Forget the can of Manwich for this take-your-time comfort-food.

Lots of savory, fragrant ingredients, so grab a helper and enjoy every moment putting this aromatic pot of family-friendly dinner together!

This is such a simple and delicious casserole. 

Of course, when you combine ground beef, taco seasoning, and cheese, it is sure to turn out AHmazing.

Feel free to experiment with this recipe.

To add a bit of interest, consider using blue tortilla chips. 

Add an additional bit of flavor by adding this Chipotle Corn Salsa on top.

This is an all time favorite beef casserole of mine. 

This is made of ground beef, seasonings, cheddar cheese and tater tots.

You can whip this up and throw it in the oven in no time. 

It is a great casserole for that Tuesday when you want comfort food without a lot of work.

If you want to sneak some vegetables into the meal, throw in a bag of frozen veggies to the mix.

The secret to the best meatloaf recipe is to add cheese. 

Meatloaf is easy to make but even better than that is that it makes an amazing leftover lunch.

So put together this meatloaf and throw it in the dinner. 

By the way, we have lots of suggestions about what to serve with meatloaf too.

A delectable and budget-friendly dish for the family!

It’s a combination of ground beef, coconut, broth, starch, and spices to make this dish flavorful.

It’s a weeknight meal to dig in! 

Craving for Mexican flavor?

This recipe fuses meat and vegetables with a touch of spice to make it extra special.

This enchilada will fill you big time!

It’s comfort food that uses corn-free cornbread as its topping.

Meat and vegetables are sautéed together as a base to create this fabulous dish.

It’s undoubtedly the star of the family dinner!

It’s ideal for family dinners.

Beef, rice rolled, and onions in cabbage leaves are all you need to create a hearty meal for the whole family.

You can never be wrong with this recipe!

It’s smoky with bold flavors in one dish!

Cabbage leaves and meatballs are layered in a pan and then baked.

It’s a hearty meal in no time!

It’s a go-to dish on cold days!

It’s ground beef topped with creamy mashed potato and baked until golden brown.

A flavorful and hearty meal for everyone!

Use to go out to satisfy patty melt cravings?

Say no more once you’ve tried making this dish at home.

Meat blend with caramelized onion, dressing, and lots of cheese to create this delectable dish!

It will remind you of the diner meals but better!

This recipe is your anytime meal.

It’s spiced, crispy beef skewers with chewy naan, yogurt sauce, cucumber slices, and fresh herbs.

Best for weeknight meals.

It’s a dinner meal you can make in an instant!

Meat, carrots, sweet potatoes, and brussels sprouts combined, it’s a guaranteed flavorful dish.

It’s a loaded dish to dig in!

Make this breakfast dish in no time!

Veggies and meat mixed with eggs make an ideal breakfast meal for the family.

Show them love, by serving this!

It’s a twist to the classic shakshuka.

Instead of eggs, it has hand-rolled meatballs for its filling.

Ideal with pita bread, with lots of feta cheese and herbs to garnish it.

Make your Salisbury steak in 30 minutes!

Beef patties topped with creamy mushroom gravy and served with mashed potato or cauliflower for a loaded meal.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

An aromatic and tasty dish to try on!

Add lots of garlic to broccoli and ground beef, drizzle with mayo, then bake to perfection.

It’s a filling meal for your satisfaction!

Delicious, savory, and comforting meatball dish in the house!

Matched the meatballs with creamy gravy to make this dish.

Quick to make and munch!

It’s a bowl of burger goodness in a bowl!

Beef, mushrooms, and onions, topped with pickles, tomatoes, onion, and crispy bacon sound delicious!

You will make this over and over again!

It’s a comforting dish you don’t want to miss!

Creamed coconut is used to substitute cheese sauce for this dish.

You’ll never be guilty of eating lasagna again!

It’s ideal for serving a huge crowd.

This incredible dish you can prepare for your guests in an instant.

And it’s a kid-friendly dish, too!

Who doesn’t love burgers and fries?

It’s oven-baked, yet you can still achieve crispiness.

Now you can have a taste of fast food at home!

Want something to munch on a weeknight?

Homemade meatballs fill submarine buns; topped with mozzarella cheese are all you need.

Weeknights will never be the same!

It’s a savory yet tender meatloaf minis with crispy bacon and barbeque sauce.

Serve this with your family, and they will surely enjoy it!

Let’s give lasagna a twist!

It’s packed with meat, Italian herbs, and tomatoes, topped with melted cheese to complete the lasagna taste.

You’ll never imagine your favorite lasagna in a delectable soup bowl!

It’s a fully-loaded breakfast to serve on a leisurely morning.

With all the meat, eggs, and veggies put together, you will never skip breakfast again!

Chow down!

It’s a classic American comfort food, packed with beef and pasta.

Its savory sauce consists of tomatoes, herbs, salt and cheddar cheese.

I grew up with this one, but the cheese was parmesan sprinkled on top. 

Very convenient to serve to a big crowd or with the family.

Chili and cheese combined is an explosion of flavors.

Mix it with your pasta, and voila!

It’s a hearty meal to devour.

Let’s have some soup this time!

Mix all the ingredients into your crockpot and let it cook.

How simple is that?

It’s a colorful and flavorful dish!

Juicy-baked Greek meatballs served with Tzatziki sauce will make you full, but that is if you can stop yourself from getting another plate!

It’s your soup in an instant!

Ground beef, together with cauliflower and other great spices, brings this soup an incredible taste.

Ideal dish to warm your cold nights!

Craving for an effortless soup to make?

Sharing with you this ground beef and cabbage soup that is tasty yet requires less time to prepare.

You just need to prepare your belly to be filled!

It’s another hearty soup to try on!

Ground beef is ideal for this dish as it requires less cooking time, but it adds richness to it.

It’s a satisfying soup to warm you up!

Here’s a complete meal to serve you!

All ingredients are easy to find, so making this dish is not complicated.

It’s a hearty soup that fits the cold weather.

It’s a 30-minute meal your family will enjoy!

Loaded with lots of cheese and ground beef, make this a super creamy dish you will crave.

It’s a mouthwatering dish you will want to have on your plate!

It’s the classic Lentil soup with a tweak!

This time, it has ground beef and a little spice to add more flavor and life to your lentil soup.

You don’t have to spend much to make a delicious and flavorful dish for the family.

It’s an ideal recipe for a huge crowd!

Sausage, veggies, and ground beef mixed with spicy sauce to make an ultimate dinner for everyone.

It’s a delicious, flavorful, and meaty dish to please your guests.

Craving Thai cuisine?

Just stir all ingredients together with Thai basil and stir-fry sauce to get all the flavors exploding.

You can add on veggies and adjust the spiciness depending on your mood!

It’s a combination of burger and vegetable soup in one!

Juicy ground beef mixed with your favorite veggies and spices is all you need to make this fantastic dish.

Treat yourself to a bowl of this flavorful soup in no time!

It’s your burger and potato in a bowl!

You can make this recipe all year round, but it’s best to give you warmth on the inside when it’s cold.

Its velvety and creamy texture, having potato and milk combined, makes this a soup to look forward to all the time.

It’s your Shepherd Pie transformed into soup!

There are many things you can make out from your shepherd’s pie, and this is one of the lists you should try in your kitchen.

Its creamy broth will make your family want another bowl of this great soup!

Your favorite cheeseburger in a soup form!

This recipe is certified cheesy, creamy, and overflowing with flavors done on a slow cooker.

Another ultimate dish to add to your weeknight dinner meal plan!

It’s an exquisite dish you must take a shot at!

You can make your own recipe variation, but this one has the meatballs everyone loves to make this a delightful meal for your guests.

And don’t forget to add cheese, lots of them!

If you have leftover spaghetti and sauce, that is just enough to make this tasty pie!

Just put them on the pan and top with a dose of cheese to melt as it bakes in the oven.

Serving will be in proportion as you can slice it equally!

Let’s travel to Japan this time!

Aside from the famous sushi, Soboro Donburi is a Japanese dish you can quickly put together at home.

It’s usually used as a topping over hot steamed rice, which is ideal if you want a full meal that satisfies.

It is your best way to go when you’re busy and don’t have much time to make dinner.

Your enchilada sauce mixed with ground beef, corn, and beans is all you need to make this quick dinner recipe.

Another great idea for a cozy dinner with the family!

It’s a Spanish dish in the house!

Rice cooked in chicken broth, blended with ground beef, sautéed onions, garlic, and tomatoes bring life to this rice dish.

You can make tweaks by adding veggies to it.

Let’s make your stuffed peppers in a soup!

Ground beef, onion, green pepper, tomato soup, broth, and seasoning combined to make this wonderful dish.

Top it with grated cheddar cheese, and you have all this famous dish flavors!

It’s a comforting casserole with lots and lots of cheese on it.

Layer pasta, ground beef with tomato sauce, and cheese, then repeat on a pan or casserole and bake.

You can even use leftovers to make better use of them!

Pizza and pasta flavors combined in one is epic!

This mouthwatering goodness fuses the cheesy, gooey, and yummy flavors both pizza and pasta have.

You will never feel lonely once you’ve got a taste of this dish.

Let’s make Beef Empanadas for snacking!

It’s a flaky pastry with delicious picadillo filling consisting of ground beef, onions, garlic and mixed herbs.

You can make it in regular size or bite-size depending on the occasion

Another pizza variety with your cheeseburger flavors in it!

Just layer your cheeseburger ingredients on top of the store-bought pizza crust, then bake it!

It’s your cheeseburger pizza treat in one!

It’s time for you to learn your A-B-Cs!

It will bring back childhood memories as you eat each letter in a spoonful of a delicious soup!

I recommend you serve this with your kids to add some fun to your dinner time!

Let’s have a campfire trip with this dish!

What you need is just four ingredients: ground beef, sliced onions, green pepper, vegetable soup, and a dash of salt and pepper to give you that campfire spirit even at home.

It’s simple to make and budget-friendly, too!

This Filipino classic Ground Beef Omelet is the definition of simplicity. 

The main ingredients are ground beef, potatoes, and eggs; you can finish the recipe off with sliced tomatoes and parsley—it’s totally up to you.

But if you’re planning to add more flavor and texture to the dish, place a bit of garnish, then remember to serve it hot!

It is a crockpot recipe, so you know that it’s easy to make!

Just put all the ingredients in your crockpot and let it cook there while you are busy doing other things.

You know it’s ready when you smell that yummy smell all over your house!

Let’s make the rest of the night in a lighter mood by munching on these cheeseburger cups!

Making this with the kids for a little bond time will be a sure hit!

And the taste?

It’s guaranteed to be crunchy with the flavors of cheeseburgers in every bite!

Kids will surely love these cups!

You just require one pot to make this delicious meal!

You just need to toss all the ingredients in one pot and let it cook.

You can snack it on its own or top it with hot rice, then serve!

This soup is also known as “Cowboy Soup.”

Whether leftover or fresh ground beef, it’s still an excellent soup with Italian herbs and spices.

It’s undoubtedly everyone’s favorite once they taste it!

It’s an instant and tasty recipe for your ground beef!

It is packed with tender, flavorful, tangy, and delicious ingredients to satisfy your hungry tummy.

Top it with your tasty gravy; your dinner is ready to devour!

Yes, you’re reading it right!

It’s a variation of taco with similar ingredients, except this recipe is in a soup form while the other one doesn’t.

Don’t be afraid of being imaginative when it comes to what to serve your loved ones.

Make your way to your meatballs in a casserole!

It’s oozing with cheesy and meaty flavors baked to perfection.

It can be served as dinner or something you can make on a game day with friends!

It’s the classic mac and cheese in a casserole.

Aside from the mac and cheese flavors, chili is also added to bring spice and extra goodness to this dish.

It’s ideal when you need comfort food to savor.

Another meal for dinner to add to your list.

It’s a chunky tomato soup stuffed with ground beef, tortellini, cheese, and herbs.

It’s a total winner to share with your family and guests!

Your lovely burrito turns into a casserole!

Aside from the meaty flavor, it has lots of cheese and is spicy, too!

It’s a comforting dish you can serve at any given time.

It’s not your typical Philly cheesesteak sandwich.

This recipe uses ground beef with onion and green bell pepper soaked in a creamy broth packed with cheese.

It’s a quick yet cheesy soup to keep you warm.

The bottom line

Now that you’ve learned some amazing ground beef meal suggestions, you’ll know just what to cook when you’re feeling lazy on a weeknight.

Even the pickiest eaters in your family won’t say no to these amazing recipes.

We hope you enjoyed reading this blog post!

What To Make With Ground Beef

What To Make With Ground Beef

When I’m running out of ideas about what to cook on a weeknight, ground beef recipes almost always come to my rescue. This list of 75 ground beef recipes will do the trick!


  • Taco Salad With Ground Beef
  • Air Fryer Hamburgers
  • Calzones With Ground Beef
  • Bean Chili
  • Ground Beef Casserole
  • Slow-Cooker Meatballs
  • Greek Baked Ziti
  • Tex-Mex Taco Pizza
  • Korean Ground Beef Rice Bowl
  • From-Scratch Sloppy Joes
  • Taco Casserole
  • Tater Tot Casserole
  • Cheesy Meatloaf
  • Mongolian Ground Beef
  • Beef Enchilada Bake
  • Caveboy Casserole
  • Beef & Rice Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
  • Sheet Pan Harissa Meatballs & Cabbage
  • Paleo Shepherd's Pie
  • Classic Patty Melt
  • Beef Kofta Kebab With Herbs & Naan
  • Ground Beef & Sweet Potato Skillet
  • Southwest Breakfast Frittata
  • Meatball Shakshuka
  • Paleo Salisbury Steak
  • Garlic Roasted Broccoli & Ground Beef Casserole
  • Swedish Meatballs
  • Loaded Bacon Burger Bowls
  • Sweet Potato Lasagna
  • Ground Beef Curry / Pakistani Kima
  • AIP Burgers & Fries Sheet Pan Dinner
  • Meatball Subs
  • Paleo Meatloaf Minis With Bacon & Barbecue Sauce
  • Lasagna Soup
  • Mexican Breakfast Hash
  • American Goulash
  • Ground Beef Queso Chili
  • Crockpot Vegetable Beef Soup
  • Greek Meatballs With Tzatziki
  • Instant Pot Ground Beef Cauliflower Soup
  • Ground Beef & Cabbage Soup
  • Beef Barley Soup
  • Vegetable Beef & Rice Soup
  • Paleo AIP Hamburger Macaroni Pasta
  • Beef & Lentil Soup
  • Texas Cowboy Stew
  • Thai Basil Beef
  • Ground Beef Noodle Soup
  • Creamy Potato & Hamburger Soup
  • Shepherd's Pie Soup
  • Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup
  • Shakshuka With Kofta Meatballs
  • Spaghetti Pie
  • Gingery Ground Beef (Soboro Donburi)
  • Loaded Beef Enchilada Soup
  • Spanish Rice With Ground Beef
  • Stuffed Pepper Soup
  • Sour Cream Noodle Bake
  • Pizza Pasta Bake
  • Beef Empanadas
  • Cheeseburger Pizza
  • Alphabet Soup
  • Campfire Stew
  • Ground Beef Omelet
  • Crock-Pot Paleo Chili
  • Cheeseburger Cups
  • Zucchini Beef Skillet
  • Beef & Macaroni Soup
  • Ground Beef Stroganoff
  • Beef Taco Soup
  • Cheesy Meatball Casserole
  • Cheesy Chili Mac Casserole
  • One Pot Beef Tortellini Soup
  • Burrito Bake
  • Philly Cheesesteak Soup


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Monday 31st of August 2020

I like making beef burgers.

Tasha Cain

Friday 7th of August 2020

I see so many recipes that I want to try


Thursday 6th of August 2020

Never, ever, ever rinse cooked ground beef. I've seen you mention that before and I must say in my 70+ years I've never seen or heard of that. When cooking ground beef, it is common to season it, add onion or garlic to develop a flavor profile fitting with what your end product is. Then rinsing it does away with the flavor you've developed, and you are left with totally bland ground beef. Straining it is sufficient.


Monday 15th of August 2022

@Terri, you're right, and a little fat adds to the flavor and moisture level in ground beef. We've removed that suggestion.

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