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20 Plus Quick and Easy Ground Beef Recipes to get a delicious dinner on the table! Hamburger meat can be a lifesaver for simple meals to feed the family!

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There are so many reasons to keep a plethora of ground beef recipes in your back pocket. It wasn’t too long ago I was in the stage of running kids to practices and dance or figuring out what to do on those summer days when the kids were home. Now I am almost at the empty nest phase.

I still need to get dinner on the table quickly on nights when I have been super busy days here on the blog or when I have had a day full of errands (or fun shopping). Whatever the reason, ground beef recipes are often quick, easy to put together, and most importantly packed full of delicious flavor!

Why Cook with Ground Beef

Ground beef is so easy to cook with – you just crumble it up and brown and you are good to go. Sometimes the hard part is coming up with what to make for dinner. You have your go-to Spaghetti Meat Sauce, Hamburgers, or tacos. You may get bored or want to switch it up a little.

Honestly, I think you could cook ground beef every day of the month and make a different meal. Look no further, below I’ll share some delicious ideas to help you fill your menu planning!

20 Plus Ground Beef Recipes for Easy Dinners

Mini BBQ Bacon Cheddar Meatloaf

These individual serving Mini BBQ Bacon-Cheddar Meatloaf Recipe – smoky barbecue glazed meatloaves packed full of cheesy bacon deliciousness. Made in half the time perfect for a meal any day of the week.
Mini BBQ Cheddar Bacon Meatloaf

Easy Ground Beef and Potatoes Skillet

Easy Ground Beef and Potatoes Skillet is a delicious yet simple meal made from staple pantry ingredients. This cheesy homemade dinner is quick enough for a weeknight meal and packed full of amazing flavors your family will request time and time again.
An overhead shot of this Easy Ground Beef and Potatoes Skillet garnished with fresh parsley

Ground Beef Doritos Casserole

Taco seasoned ground beef flavored with salsa and sour cream creates a creaming filling for this Ground Beef Doritos Casserole. Layered with cheeses and crunchy Doritos baked until bubbly and delicious! Top it off with your favorite taco toppings to create a family favorite meal!
Ground Beef Doritos Casserole in a Blue Casserole Dish

Keto Chili Recipe (Low Carb Chili)

Low-Carb Keto Chili recipe made with savory ground beef, warm chili seasoning, and canned tomatoes– and it's delicious! Not only is this chili guilt-free, but I'll teach you how to make it in the Instant Pot, slow cooker, or even on the stovetop! That way, you can choose whichever method is most convenient for you.
A bowl of no bean chili topped with shredded cheddar cheese, a dollop of sour cream, a slice of jalapeno, and green onions.

Cheesy Unstuffed Pepper Skillet

Cheesy Unstuffed Pepper Skillet – Stuffed Peppers deconstructed into a simple 30-minute skillet dinner. Cheesy, tomatoey peppers and rice with spices all cooked in a skillet makes for a quick and easy meal. This one is perfect for family dinner any day of the week!
Cheesy Unstuffed Pepper Skillet Dinner in Cast Iron Pan

Cheesy Skillet Meatballs in Marinara Sauce

Pan fried meatballs drenched in rich saucy marinara topped with gooey melted cheesy! 
Cheesy Meatballs and Marinara in a cast iron skillet.

Hamburger Gravy

Easy Creamed Hamburger Gravy is an old fashioned classic dish made of ground beef, creamy milk, a few staple pantry items, and lots of love. This is a stick to your ribs kind of meal that is sure to fill you up and bring comfort to your soul.
A white plate filled with mashed potatoes that are topped with this easy creamed hamburger gravy recipe

Dorito Taco Salad Recipe

Dorito Taco Salad Recipe – the ultimate layers of seasoned ground beef, lettuce, cheese, your favorite taco toppings and crunchy Dorito chips. All tossed together in a delicious tangy dressing.
tossed green salad with seasoned ground beef, beens, cheese, lettuce, crumbled nacho chips combined to create a Dorito Taco Salad Recipe

Taco Spaghetti Bake

Baked spaghetti pasta, taco flavored ground beef, a diced tomato and chili sauce, and gooey layers of Mexican cheese brought together to create this delicious family-pleasing TACO SPAGHETTI BAKE.  All the flavors of a taco baked into a pasta casserole dish!
Up Close feature image of plated taco spaghetti bake with taco toppings.

Ground Beef and Sausage Rice Casserole

Easy Ground Beef and Sausage Rice Casserole is simple to make with tons of flavor. Lean ground beef, spicy sausage, celery, and onions bake in a creamy sauce and result in a delicious dish that brings the family to the table.

Instant Pot Meatloaf and Potatoes

Instant Pot Meatloaf and Potatoes, a deliciously complete comfort meal just like mamma made, but cooked in minutes.
A closeup of this instant pot meatloaf with a tomato glaze and baby potatoes

Easy Baked Stuffed Shells

Easy Baked Stuffed Shells are jumbo pasta shells filled with creamy ricotta and Italian cheese baked in an deliciously rich meat sauce.  If that isn’t scrumptious enough they are topped off with soft fresh mozzarella slices and baked to perfection.
Plated Easy Baked Stuffed Shells

Instant Pot Goulash

Instant Pot Goulash is a pressure cooked American style beef goulash. Made in an instant with Italian spices, elbow macaroni noodles, a tomato sauce and ground beef. This classic comfort food is a quick, delicious, and inexpensive home cooked meal!
Instant Pot Goulash in Blue and White Bowl

Ultimate Baked Spaghetti Casserole

Ultimate Baked Spaghetti Casserole is as scrumptious as the name implies! With layers of spaghetti, a flavorful meat sauce, and creamy alfredo sauce, all baked to hot, bubbly perfection
Removing a scoop of layered baked spaghetti with a spatula

Cheesy Hamburger Skillet (Homemade Hamburger Helper)

This Cheesy Hamburger Skillet is all that and makes for a happy family as well!
A cast iron skillet full of cheesy hamburger skillet.

Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs

Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs – Frozen meatballs, pasta sauce, diced tomatoes and pasta and you have a quick one pot family pleasing meal.
A close up of this Instant Pot spaghetti and meatballs with noodles, marinara sauce, and chopped basil

Instant Pot Creamy French Onion Ground Beef and Noodles

Instant Pot Creamy French Onion Ground Beef and Noodles is the perfect amount of savory beef flavor combined with rich french onion and a touch of creamy noodles. This is deliciously easy, budget-friendly, comfort food ready to go on the table in minutes.
Instant Pot Creamy French Onion Ground Beef and Noodles in a blue bowl

Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta

Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta – Mexican flavors meets Italian pasta. Start with ground beef, sprinkle in some taco seasoning with pasta shells, salsa and cheese of course. This taco packed pasta dish is cheesy, easy, and family pleasing. 
an overhead shot of this instant pot taco pasta inside the pressure cooker insert garnished with chopped parsley

Jalapeno Cornbread Taco Pie

Seasoned taco meat, corn, and then topped with jalapeno cornbread mix. Bake this Easy Cornbread Taco Pie for a quick and easy dinner. It's a new kind of taco recipe that you are sure to love.
a closeup of a serving of this jalapeno cornbread taco pie on a white plate topped with black olives, salsa, shredded cheese, and shredded lettuce

Kicked Up Spaghetti Sauce Out of a Jar

Take jars of marinara sauce and fancy them up a bit with tons of flavor! By adding in a few simple ingredients you get Kicked Up Spaghetti Sauce Out of Jar that is rich, hearty, and absolutely delicious!
Kicked Up Spaghetti Sauce Out of a Jar in a Red Pot

Lunch Box Walking Tacos

These Lunch Box Walking Tacos are a fiesta waiting to happen at the lunch table. Are your kids (or maybe even you) crying NO to boring sandwiches? This is the perfect way to keep away the sandwich blues!
School Lunch Box Walking Tacos

Easy Creamy Baked Ziti Recipe

Easy Baked Ziti is extra creamy, extra cheesy, and extra delicious. Filled with creamy meat sauce covering perfectly cooked ziti pasta and layered with parmesan and mozzarella cheese. A simple yet super tasty pasta dish everyone will love.
Creamy baked ziti pasta topped with melted parmesan and mozzarella cheeses.

Stuffed Bacon and Cheddar Burgers

Stuffed Bacon Cheddar Cheese Burgers are easy to make and grilled to perfection. These super juicy burgers have bacon and cheddar stuffed inside for deliciousness in every bite.
Burger stuffed with bacon and cheddar on a bun with lettuce, tomato, and onion.

I hope you enjoy these recipes I’ve shared! I would love to hear if you make any of them. Also if you are looking for a recipe that’s no here let me know. I will be happy to add new recipes you all are wanting to the blog!

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