60+ Ground Beef Recipes for Delicious Dinners

Like ground beef? Check out some of these ground beef recipes that you can make today!

Ground beef is pretty much a staple in most households. It’s easy to cook with, freezes well, and is easily found.

I find that ground beef recipes are so versatile. There is nothing like a hot chili on a cold, indoor-type day, and spicy tacos are perfect for those hot, outdoor-type days.

Dinner is always a problem in my house. After all, it comes every single day, and the little (and big) people in my house need to be fed. Every. Single. Day.

I am always looking for new and exciting recipes to serve so that they and I don’t get bored. Whenever I find something that we like, I try to make extra and put it in the freezer for those days when I just can’t cook, like when I had a hard day at work, or the baby was up all night. Having food available saves us from wracking up a take-out bill and helps keep our food costs down.

Liked one of these recipes? Bookmark this page and keep coming back to try new ones whenever you or your family gets bored! Don’t forget to make doubles of your favorites and save some leftovers to repurpose for other meals- I am all about keeping food costs and waste down whenever possible!

If you are bored of the regular meatballs and tacos that are part of your nightly rotation, here are some ground beef recipes to help you spice the dinner menu up!

60 + Ground Beef Recipes To Try

Rellenos de Papa (Picadillo-Stuffed Potato Fritters)

Rellenos de Papa are a popular Latin American recipe. A beef picadillo filling is wrapped with flavorful mashed potatoes, then fried.

Slow Cooker Beef Keema Curry

This slow cooker beef keema curry is perfect for recreating an authentic takeaway experience at home! It takes just minutes to prepare and cooks low and slow through the day for maximum flavor.

Easy American Chop Suey Recipe

American Chop Suey is a delicious and easy dinner recipe made with ground beef, tomato, onion, green pepper, macaroni, and spices.

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!

Easy Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup 

This cabbage soup made with ground beef is a delicious vegetable-packed recipe made totally in the slow cooker.

Teriyaki Beef Bowl with Ground Beef

Grab your ground beef and have dinner ready to go in under 30 minutes with this super easy Teriyaki Beef Bowl!

Crockpot Ground Beef Curry 

This crockpot ground beef curry is such a flavorful dish you can leave simmering all day. It is a great recipe for ground beef in your crockpot or slow cooker.

Albondigas Soup (Mexican Meatball Soup)

This Albondigas Soup, or Mexican Meatball Soup, features plump meatballs and many veggies in a super flavorful broth. So comforting!

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!

Award-Winning Chili Recipe With Ground Beef & Pinto Beans

This ground beef chili has won several local awards. It’s made with ground beef and does include chili beans. Top with your favorite toppings for a complete one-bowl dinner.

Simple Baked Beans with Ground Beef

A side dish perfect for any occasion or holiday meal. These beans are super easy to make, come together fast, and will feed a crowd.

Simple Beef Pot Pie

Simple, delicious, and packed with veggies, beef, and creamy potato soup. A buttery, flaky crust to pull this ground beef pot pie together. This cozy comfort food for dinner is so easy to make and is sure to be on the spot every time!

Greek Meatballs 

These Greek Meatballs are a quick & easy, flavorful main dish or appetizer ready in 20 minutes! Serve them with tzatziki, wrapped in a pita, or over a Greek salad!

Best Easy Chili Recipe 

The best quick and easy chili recipe! Made in 30 minutes on the stovetop, this beef chili is a delicious family-friendly dinner to enjoy in the fall! It’s made from scratch (no packaged seasoning)!

Greek Meatballs in Tomato Sauce | Soutzoukakia Recipe

These Greek meatballs are so soft, full of aromas from the spices, and come with a thick and tasty tomato sauce. Try them with some rice or mashed potatoes, and you will have everyone asking for the recipe!

Stuffed Zucchini Boats With Ground Beef and Bechamel Sauce On Top

You will love this recipe for zucchini boats with ground beef and bechamel sauce. This hearty, meaty dish with the tender baked zucchinis and creamy bechamel sauce on top will impress the whole family and become one of your favorites.

Easy Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe 

This is one of the best soup recipes that will keep you warm this winter! Super easy to make and loaded with vegetables.

Hungarian Stuffed Peppers (töltött paprika) 

A Hungarian classic summer dish – paprika peppers with ground beef, rice, and paprika spice. Cooked in a delicious tomato passata sauce. Comfort food – Hungarian Stuffed Peppers

Homemade Swedish Meatballs (Authentic Ikea Recipe) 

Ikea made Swedish meatballs in creamy gravy sauce famous. This is a variation of the authentic Ikea recipe released in 2020.

Easy Beef Stir Fry with Noodles 

This budget-friendly beef stir fry is loaded with fresh veggies and is perfect for busy families. Made with fast-cooking ramen noodles, kids love this fun noodle dish.

Paleo Taco Skillet 

This easy-to-make Taco Skillet has everything you love about a taco! It has bold, spicy flavors, seasoned ground beef, and fresh vegetables. It’s great for both kids and adults and works well as leftovers.

Easy Shepherd’s Pie 

This easy shepherd’s pie is perfect for feeding a family or having leftovers. It’s a kid-friendly dinner that everyone loves!

The Juiciest Air Fryer Meatloaf Recipe 

Looking for the best meatloaf? Reach for this air fryer meatloaf recipe. The air fryer creates a nice texture on the exterior and a juicy inside.

Hearty Homemade Stuffed Pepper Soup

It’s a hearty soup with all the makings of classic stuffed pepper- it’s easy and delicious!

Easy Ground Beef and Broccoli 

Not only is it super simple to make, but this Easy Ground Beef and Broccoli will fill your take-out fix in just under 20 minutes!

Ground Beef Thai Lettuce Wraps 

These Thai Lettuce Wraps are made with ground beef, served with Coconut Cauliflower Rice, and topped with cashews and avocados. They’re Whole30 and Low Carb and for a complete, delicious meal!

Oven-Baked Honey Garlic Meatballs 

These Honey Garlic Meatballs are baked in the oven and have the yummiest homemade honey garlic sauce. It’s sure to be a family favorite!

Pub Style Cottage Pie Recipe 

With ground beef, fresh herbs, veggies, potatoes, and a splash of beer, this easy Pub Style Cottage Pie is the best cottage pie recipe you’ll ever try! It comes together quickly, using ingredients you likely have in the freezer or pantry, and makes a delightful, comforting dinner any night of the week.

Keto Egg Roll In A Bowl Recipe 

Egg Roll in a Bowl is a simple, keto Asian-inspired dinner ready in just 20 minutes! It takes all the ingredients of your favorite egg roll and turns them into a filling, low-carb lunch or dinner. Perfect for meal prep!

Instant Pot Egg Roll in a Bowl

Looking for a low-carb meal for a light dinner? This Egg roll in a bowl is the recipe for you, and you can have it in less than 10 minutes. Dairy-free and gluten-free.

Japanese Hamburg Steak (Hambagu)

Japanese Hamburg Steak is juicy and served with a sweet, tangy sauce. It is great for dinner, lunch box and kids love it.

Vietnamese Beef Banh Mi 

This Lemongrass Beef Banh Mi features a Vietnamese baguette with aromatic grilled beef and pickled vegetables. So many textures and flavors in one bite.

Authentic Jamaican Patty Recipe (Flaky Beef Patties)

Delicious homemade patties made with a tasty ground beef filling. These Jamaican patties are so easy to make and are full of flavor.

Super Easy Ground Beef and Rice Skillet

This simple one-pan recipe is perfect for weeknight dinners! It’s made with just a few basic ingredients, is budget-friendly, and is a meal the whole family will enjoy!

Chopped Steaks and Gravy 

Made with ground beef patties and rich mushroom gravy, Chopped Steaks and Gravy is a satisfying meal that’s perfect for chilly winter nights.

Ground Beef Bulgogi

Ground Beef Bulgogi captures all the sweet and savory flavors of classic Korean bulgogi in a quick weeknight-friendly meal! Have it on the table in under 30 minutes!

Beef Kafta

This Lebanese Ground Beef Kafta is filled with warm spices like cinnamon, cardamom, and cumin. It can be grilled and served on its own, with rice or in pita bread for a flavorful Mediterranean meal.

Gluten-Free Swedish Meatballs + Dairy Free Sauce 

Swedish meatballs made with a blend of seasoned ground beef and turkey baked in the oven and tossed with a creamy dairy-free sauce.

Kimchi Beef Burgers with Creamy Kimchi Sauce

Try something unique with this kimchi beef burger recipe. You’ll find Asian ingredients like kimchi, sesame seeds, and soy sauce right in the beef patty and a creamy kimchi sauce to go with.

Easy Cuban-Style Beef Picadillo

Easy Cuban-Style Beef Picadillo is a delicious, quick-fix dish full of flavor and pizzazz. When made with lean ground beef, it’s also a great healthy ground beef recipe for a weeknight or weekend meal the whole family will enjoy!

Lipton Onion Soup Meatloaf 

This meatloaf with Lipton Onion Soup is not only delicious, but it’s also easy and doesn’t require a ton of ingredients to make. It makes a tasty dinner the whole family will enjoy.

Ground Beef and Potato Casserole 

A delicious and hearty main dish, this ground beef and potato casserole are as simple and easy to make as it gets.

Instant Pot Ground Beef and Rice 

Instant Pot ground beef and rice is a hearty meal, sometimes called dirty rice. Served as a side dish or dinner, it’s great with ground sausage too.

Korean Beef & Broccoli

This meal is fast, easy, and tastes amazing! If you love these flavors as well, it is a must-try for a family dinner soon!

Skillet Meatball Stew 

Skillet meatball stew is REALLY good, really filling, and apparently, it’s so good that no matter how big a batch you make, there will NOT be enough for leftovers the next day.

Sugar Spice – Copycat Texas Roadhouse Chili Recipe

Thick, savory, and with a kiss of heat, here you have a copycat of the  Texas Roadhouse Chili recipe from the iconic Texas Roadhouse restaurant chain.

Crock-Pot Goulash Recipe

This Crock Pot goulash recipe is very similar to what you remember as a child, but it’s even easier since you can make it in a slow cooker.


Puerto Rican alcapurrias are stuffed with ground beef and all of the traditional spices. They’re deep-fried until perfectly cooked then served with your favorite dipping sauce.

Quick Sauteed Tex-Mex Beef 

Transform ground beef from unexciting to HELLO! with a bold and aromatic tomato sauce and briny pops of green olives with Quick Sauteed Tex-Mex Beef.

Easy Teriyaki Pineapple Meatballs Recipe

Teriyaki Pineapple Meatballs are the perfect family-friendly meal. These easy-to-make, flavorful meatballs are an easy dinner recipe, with meatballs coated in a homemade pineapple teriyaki sauce, so tender and saucy.

Sheet Pan Mexican Ground Beef 

This Sheet Pan Mexican Ground Beef recipe shows you how to make flavorful ground beef with a Mexican flair. Ground beef is cooked up with chopped peppers and taco seasonings for a beef mixture that’s perfect in tacos, fajitas, or on its own with rice or potatoes.

Bobotie – Classic South African Recipe Made With Beef Mince, Spices & Nuts 

Bobotie is a famous South African beef mince casserole comprising curried beef mince with almonds and raisins, which is then topped with an egg custard and baked. Best served with rice and pumpkin mash!

Easy Mie Bakso Indonesian Meatball Soup 

This mie bakso Indonesian meatball soup is quick and easy to make. It’s so simple you can even make it on a weeknight.

Mapo Tofu (Easy Recipe)

Have you ever had Mapo Tofu? It’s soft cubed tofu cooked in a flavorful spicy, meaty sauce? It’s basically Chinese comfort food! Especially when you eat it with rice!

Baharat Beef with Zucchini 

Not interested in your typical ground beef recipe? This is ground beef reimagined! This dish is spicy but in a warm, pleasant sort of way. It’s super-flavorful from the Baharat seasoning. The turmeric and the tomatoes give it a gorgeous color. It’s hearty and comforting and provides joy in every bite.

Spicy Tamale Pie 

A spicy Mexican ground beef, corn, and black bean filling topped with crusty cornbread, this Tamale Pie is a hearty, healthy, and easy meal to celebrate the season. The chiles open up the sinuses, too.

Keto Beef Jerky | EPIC Bar Copycat Recipe

These EPIC bar copycats use ground beef to make things easy. This is a great recipe to make ahead and freeze for snack time!

Beef Empanada Recipe (Argentinian Empanadas)

This Beef Empanada recipe is made with ground beef, vegetables and spices, wrapped up in pie crust, and baked until crispy. Served with a homemade chimichurri sauce, these empanadas are easy to make in under an hour.

Tex Mex Meatballs in Red Chile Sauce

Roasted poblano peppers and crushed tortilla chips create these unique and flavorful Tex-Mex Meatballs in Red Chile Sauce. A fun twist on meatballs and an unforgettable meal!

Mongolian Meatballs, Glazed Asian Meatballs

Want some moist and juicy meatballs wrapped in a sticky glaze. They taste like sweet and spicy bites that you would gobble one after another.

Lamb samosa or Beef Keema Samosa

Crispy, crunchy ground beef samosa recipe with authentic Indian taste to treat the foodies in you. Just make ground beef and wrap in a spring roll wrapper. These are freezer-friendly treat that can be air-fried too.

Bhuna Keema Beef

I bet this is the best fried keema recipe made in 35 minutes. The bhuna technique and spices give so much flavor to the ground meat. This recipe will become your family favorite.


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