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    The 45 BEST Ground Beef Recipes

    If you are wondering what to cook with ground beef, you’ve come to the right place! This collection of easy and delicious Ground Beef Recipes is sure to satisfy every craving.

    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 the cheesiest meaty casseroles and soups…

    This list has all of the best ground beef dinner ideas. 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. We just love all of these ground beef recipes, and we hope you do too!

    45 BEST Ground Beef Recipes

    The 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.

    This is one of our favorite ground beef recipes!

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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 (Latin Ground Beef)

    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. Cheesy Tortellini Bake

    This Tortellini Bake is an easy, one-skillet, dinner loaded with meat, sauce and melty cheese that the whole family will love!

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    7. Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers with Ground Beef

    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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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.

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    11. 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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    12. 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.

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    13. 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.

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    14. Loaded Layered 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.

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    15. 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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    16. 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.

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    17. Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

    Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, everyone’s childhood favorite. It can be a quick weeknight meal, or the sauce can simmer for hours. This recipe is super meaty and saucy at the same time. Everyone will have fun twirling those noodles when this comes to the table.

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    18. Mediterranean Zucchini Boats with Ground Beef

    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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    19. 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.

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    20. 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.

    This is one of the most fun ground beef recipes!

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    21. Ground Beef 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.

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    22. One Skillet 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.

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    23. 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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    24. Easy Cheesy Taco Skillet with Ground Beef

    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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    25. 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.

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    26. 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.

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    27. Pastel de Choclo (Chilean Ground 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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    28. Ground Beef Beef Kofta

    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!

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    29. Cincinnati Chili

    Chili with spaghetti? You bet! If you’re looking for a unique new chili recipe, here it is! Cincinnati Chili is very different from other chilis you’ve had, but is totally awesome.

    Typically served over spaghetti noodles, it has a lot of flavorings you might not expect, like cinnamon, cloves and even chocolate. How cool!

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    30. Lebanese Hashweh – Ground Beef with Pine Nuts

    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.

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    31. Taco Pasta

    Ground BeefTaco Pasta!! Now that’s a taco lover’s sweet dream. All your favorite taco flavors get cheesy and creamy, mixed in with any type of your preferred pasta, and Taco Pasta happens. How cool!! 

    Believe me, this dish is hands down irresistible. It has bold homemade taco seasoning that’s needed for the zest in the creamy, cheesy pasta sauce. Make this Tex-Mex style pasta tonight for that major comfort food fix.

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    32. American Goulash

    Now here’s a nostalgic dish from old time Americana… American Goulash! It’s a pantry staple comfort food that goes back over 100 years, and still tastes just as good today.

    Tender macaroni, hearty ground beef, all tossed in a well seasoned tomato sauce along with plenty of cheese. Doesn’t that sound like the ultimate kid friendly dinner?

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    33. 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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    34. 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.

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    35. 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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    36. 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.

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    37. 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.

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    38. 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!

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    39. 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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    40. 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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!

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    45. Italian Stuffed Shells with Ground Beef 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!

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    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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    45 BEST Ground Beef Recipes

    Yield: 6 servings

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


    • 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


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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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