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    The 28 BEST Ground Beef Recipes Without Pasta

    Tired of the same old weeknight dinners? Shake up your dinner routine tonight with one of these flavorful ground beef recipes without pasta.

    Whether you’re looking for classic comfort food, something new and exciting, or a dish that’s hearty enough to feed a crowd, you’ll find something here!

    With easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of tips , these recipes are sure to become family favorites and take center stage on your table soon!

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    Ground Beef Recipes without Pasta:

    1. Köttbullar (Swedish Meatballs)

    Köttbullar (Swedish Meatballs)

    These Swedish Meatballs are the ultimate comfort food. Tender, perfectly cooked meat spheres smothered in the most delectable sauce.

    This is one of our favorite ground beef recipes without pasta.

    Get the Recipe: Swedish Meatballs

    2. Meaty Cabbage Soup

    meaty cabbage soup

    This hearty, meaty cabbage soup is the perfect one pot dinner. It’s loaded with protein and healthy veggies.

    Cook it in the crock pot, instant pot or on stove top, it’ll turn out great every single time. Perfect healthy, guilt free delicious munchings.

    Get the Recipe: Meaty Cabbage Soup

    3. Easy Ground Beef Tacos

    beef tacos

    These ground beef tacos are perfect for Taco Tuesday or frankly any other night. You really can’t have enough tacos right?

    The secret for great tacos is your own homemade taco seasoning. Learn how easy and quick it is to assemble these great looking tacos.

    Get the Recipe: Ground Beef Tacos

    4. Mexican Picadillo

    mexican picadillo

    Imagine tender ground beef simmered in Latin flavorings, along with tomatoes and a good dose of veggies… that’s Mexican Picadillo for you! 

    This quick and easy recipe is perfect for those nights when you want a nutritious and flavor packed meal on the table with minimal efforts.

    Get the Recipe: Mexican Picadillo

    5. Spanish Meatballs


    Want to make restaurant-quality meatballs at home? Then, we have found the best Spanish Meatball recipe for you!

    These melt-in-your-mouth meatballs are all about the flavors that are just irresistible, and it’s made using simple pantry ingredients.

    Get the Recipe: Spanish Meatballs

    6. Loaded Hummus with Ground Beef

    ground beef hummus dip

    Dress up your hummus like never before… Get that scooping going with this beautiful, bright and colorful Layered Hummus Dip.

    This luscious loaded hummus is perfect for your party or potluck appetizer.

    Get the Recipe: Loaded Hummus

    7. Greek Meatballs (Soutzoukakia)

    Featured image for Soutzoukakia post.

    You’ll love these good looking and delicious Greek Meatballs.

    These football shaped meatballs, Soutzoukakia, are smothered in a cinnamon-y wine enhanced tomato sauce laced with cumin. You’re gonna keep coming back to this one!

    Get the Recipe: Soutzoukakia

    8. Chipotle Chili

    smoky chipotle chili in a dutch oven

    Rich and hearty, with a layer of smokiness from chipotle peppers, this chili will keep you warm on winter nights.

    Make a big batch, it’s even better as leftovers! It’s packed with the flavors you expect in a chili, but with the added bonus of chipotles in adobo sauce for that extra depth of smokiness.

    Get the Recipe: Chipotle Chili

    9. Dirty Rice

    dirty rice

    Dirty Rice is a famous dish in Creole and Cajun cuisines. White rice gets a “dirty” color from bits of meat and a generous dose of seasonings.

    It’s a super delicious recipe that’s packed with flavor. And although it’s usually served as a side dish, we love it as a main.

    Get the Recipe: Dirty Rice

    10. Korean Ground Beef Bowl

    korean ground beef bowl

    This Korean Ground Beef Bowl has just the right combination of sweet, salty, umami and just a touch of spicy.

    Try it when you crave some Asian flavors, or just need something super quick! Excellent ground beef recipe for a busy weeknight.

    Get the Recipe: Korean Beef Bowl

    11. Mediterranean Zucchini Boats with Ground Beef

    zucchini boats

    These Mediterranean Zucchini Boats are stuffed with herb seasoned ground beef and garnished with cherry tomatoes, pine nuts and feta.

    They’re a light and fresh version of this low carb favorite. Get those Mediterranean flavors going tonight.

    Get the Recipe: Mediterranean Zucchini Boats

    12. Taco Soup

    taco soup

    This Taco Soup is an easy, protein packed soup full of zesty, crave-worthy flavor. Plus it’s perfectly hearty and filling.

    It’s like chili’s soupier cousin and it’s loaded with all the best taco style ingredients! Craving Mexican without bothering to assemble tacos? Have this soup instead.

    Get the Recipe: Taco Soup

    13. Ground Beef Stir Fry

    ground beef stir fry

    Does dinner in 20 minutes sound good? Then this Ground Beef Stir Fry recipe is a jackpot for you!

    Packed with hearty ground beef, an assortment of colorful veggies, and a stir fry sauce that’s an umami lover’s dream, this may be the easiest dinner you’ve ever cooked.

    Get the Recipe: Ground Beef Stir Fry

    14. Loco Moco (Hawaiian Beef Patty with Gravy)

    loco moco

    Loco Moco is a fun, yet delicious, Hawaiian dish where a heap of rice is topped with a beef patty, smothered with gravy, and finished with a sunny side up egg.

    This is one of the most fun ground beef recipes!

    Get the Recipe: Loco Moco

    15. Ground Beef Taco Casserole

    taco casserole

    Tacos get transformed into a hot dish, aka Casserole… Taco Casserole!! Everyone’s favorite hand held meal gets a cozy comfort food make over. 

    Get ready for a really Out Of This World Delicious ground beef casserole. This 9×13 dinner is a real crowd pleaser.

    Get the Recipe: Taco Casserole

    16. One Skillet Mexican Casserole

    mexican casserole

    10 minutes of active cook time on your part, with simple pantry staple ingredients, and this amazing casserole full of Mexican flavors happens. And did you hear one skillet? Yup music to my ears, for easy clean up later.

    Get the Recipe: Mexican Casserole

    17. Beef Kheema (Indian Ground Beef with Peas)


    Kheema… One of the beloved ground meat dishes from India and Pakistan. It’s one of the quickest curry dishes you can whip up!

    Perfect for when you crave ground beef without pasta.

    Get the Recipe: Beef Kheema

    18. Easy Cheesy Taco Skillet with Ground Beef

    taco skillet

    This quick & easy taco skillet is loaded with flavors and topped with melty cheese. It’s a great weeknight meal or any party day crowd pleaser.

    Get the Recipe: Taco Skillet

    19. Greek Moussaka


    Moussaka is an iconic layered eggplant casserole. This Greek version is an amazing comfort food, and a perfect make ahead company meal. All time classic.

    Get the Recipe: Moussaka

    20. Mongolian Ground Beef

    mongolian ground beef

    Mongolian Ground Beef is a 20 minute stir fry bursting with sweet and savory Asian flavors. It’s a perfect weeknight meal to come back to again and again.

    Excellent and economical ground beef recipe that is super delicious with all your favorite Asian flavors.

    Get the Recipe: Mongolian Ground Beef

    21. Pastel de Choclo (Chilean Ground Beef and Corn Pie)

    baked pastel de choclo in a cazuela baking dish next to two peeled ears of corn

    An exotic and super delicious variation on Shepherd’s Pie. The ingredients for this Chilean classic seem a bit random, but believe me, it is amazing!

    It’s a Corn Pie stuffed with a meaty filling you would never imagine.

    Get the Recipe: Pastel de Choclo

    22. Ground Beef Bulgogi (Korean Ground Beef)

    15 minute dinner idea that is easy, delicious and family friendly? Yup. You have come to the right recipe. Ground Beef Bulgogi is a simple and delightful twist on traditional Korean Bulgogi. 

    Using ground beef makes this dish accessible and quick to prepare without losing the unique and delicious flavors of the original. Sweet, savory, and a touch of spice blend together in this recipe, creating a meal that’s satisfying and full of taste. 

    Get the Recipe: Ground Beef Bulgogi

    23. Puerto Rican Picadillo

    puerto rican picadillo in dutch oven with red bell pepper and cilantro on the side

    Picadillo… The Most famous and popular ground beef recipe from all the Latin countries. This one is Puerto Rican style.

    Here, ground beef is seasoned in a tomato based sauce with all the Latin staples like sofrito, adobo and sazon with a bunch of fresh veggies. The addition of olives and raisins adds so much depth and flavor to this amazingly tasty dish.

    Get the Recipe: Puerto Rican Picadillo

    24. Ground Beef Kofta

    kofta kebabs

    This is authentic Lebanese beef kabob recipe is made with ground beef, minced onions, chopped parsley, and seasoned with some Middle Eastern spices.

    They are made into an oblong shape and placed on skewers for grilling. Juicy, tender and flavorful, ready in about 20 minutes. Sounds great!

    Get the Recipe: Kofta Recipe

    25. Albondigas Soup (Mexican Meatball Soup)

    albondigas soup

    This one is a Latin favorite. Albondigas soup is made with beef and rice meatballs which are simmered in a seasoned tomato broth along with potatoes, carrots and zucchini, corn.

    A hearty soup that both kids and adults will enjoy!

    Get the Recipe: Albondigas Soup

    26. Keftedes (Greek Meatballs)


    Keftedes are beautifully flavored Greek meatballs that are slightly crispy, and totally delicious!

    They’re often served as part of a mezze platter with pita bread, cucumbers, tomatoes, kalamata olives and tzatziki sauce.

    Get the Recipe: Keftedes

    27. Cottage Pie

    Cottage pie.

    This easy Cottage Pie just screams comfort food. Ground beef, and a variety of aromatic veggies cook in a savory gravy, then get topped with cozy mashed potatoes.

    Stick everything in the oven, then wait for your new favorite wintertime meal…

    Get the Recipe: Cottage Pie

    28. Carne Molida

    Carne molida.

    Carne Molida is a versatile and savory Mexican ground beef dish perfect for tacos, burritos, and more. Picture this: ground beef cooked up with fresh homemade salsa, a mix of veggies and seasoned with a cozy blend of spices like cumin, oregano and chili powder. And you end up with one amazingly tasty Mexican ground beef!!

    Get the Recipe: Carne Molida

    29. Lebanese Hashweh – Ground Beef with Rice


    This Lebanese Hashweh rice is a hearty one pot meal where rice is cooked with ground meat and plenty of warm Middle Eastern spices.

    Top it up with fresh parsley and a variety of nuts, and you have a totally company worthy dish that can serve as an entrée or a side.

    A delicious new flavor to try of you are looking for something new to cook with your ground beef.

    Get the Recipe: Hashweh

    So there you go, twenty seven delicious ground beef recipes without pasta. The only question now is, which will you try first?

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    28 BEST Ground Beef Recipes without Pasta

    Yield: 4 servings
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes

    This collection of easy Ground Beef Recipes without Pasta includes a big variety of dishes for your family to enjoy.


    • 2 Tbsp cooking oil, divided
    • 1 pound ground beef
    • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 1 Tbsp ginger, finely chopped
    • 5 mushrooms, sliced
    • 1 cup green beans
    • 1 cup broccoli florets
    • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
    • 1/4 onion, diced
    • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
    • 1 Tbsp hoisin sauce
    • 1 Tbsp oyster sauce
    • 1/2 Tbsp honey
    • 1 tsp rice vinegar
    • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes


    1. Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a wok or large skillet over medium high heat. Add the ground beef and cook till it is browned, breaking it up as you go along. Add the ginger and garlic and cook for a minute or two. Remove to a plate.
    2. Add remaining oil (if needed) to the pan. Add vegetables and cook to your preferred doneness (we like to keep them pretty fresh and crisp).
    3. Mix together soy sauce, hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, honey, rice vinegar, and red chili flakes in a bowl to create the sauce.
    4. Add back in the beef, along with the sauce, and mix till everything is well combined. Cook for a couple of minutes.
    5. Serve immediately with fresh rice.

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