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    The 45 BEST Ground Beef Recipes

    If you have an opportunity to peak into people’s freezers, the first thing common you will notice is stacks and stacks of ground beef. It’s America’s favorite choice when it comes to minced meat. It’s economical, versatile and just plain SUPER Tasty.

    So we are sure there is always that dilemma of what to cook with all that ground beef packed for the days ahead. You don’t have to scratch your head too much. WE are giving you the Very Best of the Best, this collection of Ground Beef Recipes.

    From the juiciest of juicy meatballs from all around the world, to fat delicious burgers and sliders, to better than any take out of your favorite Asian and Mexican flavors, to cheesiest meaty casseroles and soups. This beefy list has it ALL. You will have plenty to drool over here as you cook your way through this list.

    Have fun trying some old classics and new flavors that will amaze you with their deliciousness!

    45 BEST Ground Beef Recipes

    1. Johnny Marzetti (A Midwest Classic)

    Who is Johnny Marzetti? One hearty and nostalgic American casserole, that’s who. You might call him by another name, but you know this one!

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    2. Köttbullar (Swedish Meatballs)

    These Swedish Meatballs are the ultimate comfort food. Tender, perfectly cooked meat spheres smothered in the most delectable sauce. You’ll keep coming back for more!

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    3. 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.

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    4. Easy Ground 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.

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    5. Picadillo

    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. Our favorite Latin meal.

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    6. Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers

    These vibrant, colorful, gorgeous looking bell peppers have all the essence and soul of the Mediterranean. Be it that briny taste of kalamata olives, to the tanginess of feta, to the nuttiness of pearled couscous, to a little freshness of cherry tomatoes to the toastiness of pine nuts. It’s all spirited together with ground beef and some fresh herbs. Try stuffing you peppers this new Mediterranean way…

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    7. 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.

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    8. Albondigas Soup (Mexican Meatball 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!

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    9. Chipotle Chili

    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.

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    10. Greek Meatballs (Soutzoukakia)

    We are wrapping this delicious collection of ground beef recipes with 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!

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    11. Mediterranean 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.

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    12. Loco Moco (Hawaiian Beef Patty with Gravy)

    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. How cool!

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    13. 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!

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    14. Easy Cheesy 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.

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    15. Pastel de Choclo (Chilean Beef and Corn Pie)

    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.

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    16. Easy Homemade Lasagna

    Don’t we all crave for some cheesy and gooey Lasagna every now and then? This classic is so very easy to make. Tender sheets of pasta, a cheese filling, and a rich meaty tomato sauce – all these will give a perfect pan of delicious lasagna.

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    17. Italian Meatball Soup

    Italian meatballs in a soup. Have you tried this before? If not, you are absolutely going to love to slurp on this one. Easy and delicious, it has tender homemade beef meatballs and is loaded with vegetables. It’s a quick, hearty meal to satisfy all appetites! 

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks


    18. Bolognese Sauce

    A classic Bolognese Sauce should be in every home cook’s repertoire! This version is smooth, rich, hearty and slow cooked to perfection. The very essence of Italian comfort food! Perfect companion to all your pastas and meatballs.

    Get the Recipe @ oliviaskitchen


    19. Cheeseburger Casserole

    You can’t go wrong with a hearty, cheesy casserole. This cheeseburger casserole is ground beef, bacon, macaroni and plenty of cheese, all baked together to perfection. A quick and easy dinner option that’s always a hit with both kids and adults!

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo


    20. Baked Meatballs

    Who wouldn’t like to whip up an easy, yet super delicious, meal like these Italian meatballs? They are soft, juicy and tender in a rustic tomato sauce. This post will tell you tips and tricks for the perfect meatballs in every bite.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites


    21. Beef Nachos Supreme

    You need to make these epic beef nachos supreme at your next party or family gathering, or even on a fun Sunday. Seasoned ground beef, refried beans, cheese, tomatoes and green onions make such a great flavor combination.

    Get the Recipe @ apinchofhealthy


    22. Salisbury Steak

    Now this one is an absolute TREAT. This meal is made up of a simple ground beef patty and a rich mushroom gravy. Delicious can be super easy. Serve it over mashed potatoes or pasta and you are set for one cozy comfort night.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks


    23. Shephard’s Pie

    Make the ultimate comfort food for your family tonight. Homemade Shepherd’s Pie (or Cottage Pie) with ground beef – simple, yummy and easy to make. All time classic.

    Get the Recipe @ savorynothings


    24. Cocktail Meatballs

    Juicy, tender cocktail meatballs simmered in a super easy sweet and sour sauce… An instant hit at your table. They are so addictive your guests won’t stop at one.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites


    25. Cheesy Beef Rotel Dip

    If you are looking for a perfect party dip, this is it! This Cheesy Beef Rotel Dip is spicy, creamy, and the EASIEST dip you can make, with only 5 ingredients in under 15 minutes! Try this at your next get together and see them hovering all over it.

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    26. 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 @ cookingclassy


    27. Cheesy Avocado Quesadillas

    Easy, no-fuss quesadillas that are perfectly crisp and amazingly cheesy. An absolute must for those busy weeknights! The ground beef is crumbled in taco seasoning and sits on a layer of creamy refried beans, with abundant avocado on top, sandwiched in between two tortillas baked to absolute crisp perfection.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious


    28. Sweet Onion Mushroom Swiss Burgers

    BEST diner-style sweet onion and mushroom swiss burgers! The burger patty is juicy and perfectly seasoned, but it’s the mushrooms and onions really take it over the top! Top it off with Swiss cheese and you’ll see why it’s so addicting! Try it on your next burger night.

    Get the Recipe @ littlespicejar


    29. Lasagna Soup

    This easy lasagna soup tastes just like lasagna without all the layering and dishes. Super easy and delicious. Layers of cheesy noodles smothered in rich marinara infused with garlic, onion and Italian spices all smothered with parmesan, mozzarella and ricotta. All you have to do is brown your beef, dump in the ingredients and simmer away! I know you are going to try this soon… very, very soon.

    Get the Recipe @ carlsbadcravings


    30. Ground Beef Enchiladas

    These Ground Beef Enchiladas are filled with seasoned ground beef and loads of cheese all in a red sauce. The best part? They are done in about 30 minutes! Yum! This is an excellent budget friendly ground beef recipe and everybody loves it.

    Get the Recipe @ ohsweetbasil


    31. Beef Kafta

    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 @ healthyfitnessmeals


    32. Easy Beef Empanadas

    Tender, flaky crust surrounding a hearty mixture of warmly spiced ground beef and vegetables. Learn how to make the best beef empanadas you’ve ever tasted. Ready in about 30 minutes, they are so much easier than you think. Unlimited munchings on one of the most popular snacks of all Latin countries.

    Get the Recipe @ numstheword


    33. Ground Beef Taco Casserole

    We are starting the list with this super easy crowd pleaser casserole, everybody’s favorite taco casserole. It has cheesy beef with some crunchy veggies and beans laced with warm spices. When it come out of the oven, all you have to do is top it with lettuce and tomato and serve with Greek yogurt or sour cream. YUMMM…

    Get the Recipe @ thekitchn


    34. Sloppy Joes

    Sloppy Joes… Saucy, meaty, sweet, and savory. This American classic sure does live up to its name! It’s a meal that everyone will approve of, while barely taking any effort to make it happen. So grab a plate, a napkin (or ten), and get ready to put together this spectacular dinner!

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks


    35. Ground Beef Stroganoff


    This Ground Beef Stroganoff recipe is satisfying, comforting, and simple to make. It’s sure to become a family favorite! Perfect contender for busy weeknight meal.

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    36. Meatloaf Recipe with the Best Glaze

    This meatloaf is so tender and juicy on the inside with a sweet and tangy glaze that adds so much flavor to the whole dish. Serve it over mashed potatoes and get ready for one of the classic comfort food nights.

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    37. Chopped Tex-Mex Ground Beef Taco Salad

    Super easy ground beef recipes are a staple for family dinners. This Chopped Tex-Mex Ground Beef Taco Salad with a taco salad dressing is what we are talking about. Salad bowl full of amazing Mexican flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ ohsweetbasil


    38. Quick Asian Beef Ramen Noodles

    Get your wok ready!! With caramelized beef, a tangle of noodles, and a sweet, savory 4 ingredient sauce, these Asian Beef Ramen Noodles are totally slurp-worthy! Excellent and economical ground beef recipe that is super delicious with all your favorite Asian flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats


    39. Lebanese Hashweh – Ground Beef with Pine Nuts

    Hashweh (or hushwee) is a staple in Middle Eastern cuisine as a humble, flavor-packed dish made of ground meat cooked in clarified butter. It’s served with browned rice and seasoned with cinnamon and toasted pine nuts. A delicious new flavor to try of you are looking for something new to cook with your ground beef.

    Get the Recipe @ thelemonbowl


    40. Australian Beef Party Pies (Mini Meat Pies)

    Have you tried Australian Beef Pies? They are the simple homemade crunchy bliss. Crispy flaky pastry meets beef gravy perfection in these tiny bites. Freeze them for make-ahead party food or a quick snack when you need them most.

    Get the Recipe @ wandercooks


    41. Classic Patty Melt

    This Classic Patty Melt Recipe is an all-American classic sandwich. There’s nothing better than a good, meaty, beefy burger that is topped with caramelized onions, melted cheese and served toasted on delicious rye bread.

    Get the Recipe @ culinaryginger


    42. Beef Kofta Curry (Meatball Curry)

    Beef Kofta Curry, or simply kofte, is a classic Pakistani curry made of tender meatballs simmered in a spicy, flavorful sauce. This recipe has all the traditional flavor of old-fashioned kofte. If you’re craving curry and all you have is ground beef, then this one is a MUST.

    Get the Recipe @ teaforturmeric


    43. Hamburger Soup

    This Hamburger Soup is loaded with flavorful lean ground beef, hearty vegetables like potatoes and carrots, and full of rich flavor. It’s easy to throw together and a perfectly comforting soup!

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy


    44. Cheeseburger Sliders

    These cheeseburger sliders are the perfect party material. They are cheesy, beefy and so juicy – everything we love about cheeseburgers, and so easy to make! They are great for feeding a crowd and can be made ahead so all you have to do is pop them in the oven right before your guest arrive. Hot gooey cheeseburgers for everyone!

    Get the Recipe @ ohsweetbasil


    45. Italian Stuffed Shells with Meat and Cheese

    Stuffed Shells with Meat and Cheese is a delicious pasta dish you can make for dinner any night. These stuffed pasta shells are baked together with meat sauce and plenty of cheese to make an easy casserole. Perfect family dinner!

    Get the Recipe @ thecookierookie


    We have given you so many options and ideas, some new and some old classics, for that very versatile minced meat. All these ground beef recipes are keepers!

    Pin or bookmark these amazing recipes all together on one page. There are plenty to cook through and create amazing meals for your friends and family. And be sure to subscribe to the GypsyPlate mailing list. Enjoy…

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    The 45 BEST Ways to Cook Ground Beef

    Yield: 6 servings

    This great collection of easy Ground Beef Recipes will give you plenty of family friendly weeknight dinner ideas!

    Ingredients

    • taco casserole
    • lasagna
    • italian meatball soup
    • swedish meatballs
    • bolognese sauce
    • cheeseburger casserole
    • baked meatballs
    • korean ground beef bowl
    • meaty cabbage soup
    • mediterranean zucchini boats
    • beef nachos supreme
    • salisbury steak
    • shephard's pie
    • cocktail meatballs
    • beef rotel dip
    • taco soup
    • albondingas soup
    • quesdaillas
    • mushroom swiss burger
    • lasagna soup
    • ground beef enchiladas
    • beef kafta
    • cheesy taco skillet
    • beef empanadas
    • ground beef tacos
    • sloppy joes
    • ground beef stroganoff
    • meatloaf
    • ground beef taco salad
    • beef ramen noodles
    • hashweh
    • aloo kheema
    • australian beef pies
    • patty melt
    • kofta curry
    • spanish meatballs
    • picadillo
    • chipotle chili
    • mediterranean stuffed peppers
    • pastel de choclo
    • hamburger soup
    • cheeseburger sliders
    • stuffed shells
    • johnny marzetti
    • greek meatballs

    Instructions

    1. Choose a recipe that looks tasty. Try something you haven't had before, it's fun to experiment!
    2. Make a shopping list and buy the ingredients.
    3. Cook your new favorite Ground Beef Recipe!

    Notes

    1. Let me know which recipes you try, I love hearing from you!

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      • This is my ultimate go to recipe! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I use the same marinade with chicken breast to make chicken tacos as well! Absolutely HEAVENLY RECIPE

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