Ground beef is like the superhero of weeknight dinners. You can toss it into soups, whip up casseroles, create these epic hearty bowls, and, of course, rock it with all sorts of pasta. Don’t get me wrong, spaghetti with meat sauce is a classic, but let’s spice things up a bit. Time to venture beyond the usual and discover fresh, tasty ways to master the art of ground beef dinners!
Instant Pot Taco Soup
This Gluten Free Instant Pot Taco Soup is packed with kidney beans, corn, and fire-roasted tomatoes. Make a double batch and have soup to fill your belly all week!
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Indonesian Beef and Quinoa Bowl
This Indonesian Beef and Quinoa Bowl will warm you up right away. The beef is simmered in coconut milk with curry and cinnamon so it’s full of flavor. Top it with all your favorite toppings to get a healthy protein bowl that’s perfect for meal prep.
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Easy Skinny Quinoa Chili
This Easy Skinny Quinoa Chili will become a quick weeknight favorite. It’s easy to throw together and packed with nutrition. Make a big batch and eat it for lunch all week.
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Easy Hamburger Soup
Easy Hamburger Soup is loaded with sweet potatoes, carrots, peppers, onions, celery, and fire-roasted tomatoes. It can be ready in under 30 minutes and lasts well in the fridge for lunches during the week. Perfect for a chilly day.
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Air Fryer Gluten Free Beef Taquitos
You will love these gluten free beef taquitos. These air fryer taquitos make a simple gluten free Mexican dinner that everyone will love. If you are looking for an easy taquito recipe, you will love these. This is the best air fryer recipe and a favorite!
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Air Fryer Unsloppy Joe Biscuit Pockets
Air fryer unsloppy joes biscuit pockets are a delicious take on classic sloppy joes. Basically, these are not so sloppy sloppy joes for when you want all the flavor without the mess! These manwich sandwiches are made with Pillsbury biscuits and ground beef.
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Tasty BBQ Smoked Meatloaf with Glaze
BBQ smoked meatloaf is something you should know about! This is an incredible smoker ground beef recipe you can make on a pellet grill or Traeger. The garlicky tomato meatloaf glaze on this smoked meatloaf Traeger dish will make you think you died and went to heaven. You will taste the meat, your favorite BBQ sauce and all the other amazing ingredients in your smoked meatloaf Traeger style.
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One Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta
You will love this one-pot cheesy taco pasta. It’s quick and easy to prepare the meal. This one-pot recipe with ground beef is comfort food at its finest! Your family will love this easy skillet pasta dinner with creamy taco pasta with macaroni noodles.
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Easy One Pot Lasagna
One Pot Lasagna is a super easy and delicious weeknight meal. Made with lean ground beef, pasta shells, shredded cheese, and more. It’s a perfect meal for a crowd or one to use for leftovers, and it’s one the whole family will enjoy.
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Ground Beef Street Tacos
These Ground Beef Street Tacos are a way to win your heart. While you might think that you can’t vary up your standard Taco Tuesday night, these simple street tacos will prove you wrong.
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Easy Vegetable Beef Soup
Vegetable Beef Soup is a hearty and delicious filling soup made with boneless beef short ribs, elbow macaroni, and is loaded with vegetables, seasonings, and packed full of mouthwatering flavors. Perfectly served with delicious skillet cornbread.
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Chorizo and Beef Quinoa Stuffed Pepper Recipe
An original recipe from PinkWhen, this chorizo, beef, and quinoa stuffed pepper recipe is downright AMAZING.
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Beef Kofta with Greek Yogurt Sauce
Make a Mediterranean-inspired meal that the whole family will love! This beef kofta with Greek yogurt sauce comes together in just 35 minutes using simple ingredients combined with savory spices. A wonderful recipe for gatherings, meal prep, or even a quick and simple weekday dinner.
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Beef Ramen Bowl
Sautéed vegetables, savory ground beef, and a fried egg are served over rice ramen, and mixed together creating a gloriously tasty gluten-free ramen bowl! Make this meal in just 25 minutes!
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Ground Beef Stroganoff
If you’re looking for a yummy dinner that doesn’t skimp on flavor or require much time or effort, this flavorful Ground Beef Stroganoff is just what you need!
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This beef chili recipe is an all-time favorite dish that’s not only easy to make but also won’t break the budget. This flavorful recipe is fantastic on its own with all of your favorite chili toppings or also on nachos and of course chili cheese hot dogs.
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Easiest Rigatoni Bolognese
This easy Rigatoni Bolognese is a flavorful one-pot dinner recipe. This Italian meat sauce is a classic meal that’s perfect for both weeknight dinners and special occasions, and extra delicious served over rigatoni pasta.
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Beef Enchilada Skillet
This one-pan Beef Enchilada Skillet would be perfect for dinner tonight! It’s an easy and hearty meal loaded with the fiery flavors of classic beef enchiladas and ready to eat in just 35 minutes.
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Sticky Korean Ground Beef Lettuce Wraps
Juicy, gochujang laced beef, crunchy veggie toppings, a drizzle of spicy aioli, and a soft, fresh lettuce leaf containing it all make these sticky Korean ground beef lettuce wraps the perfect bite of deliciousness. They take just 20 minutes, use mainly cupboard staples and are easy to adapt, based on what you have to hand.
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Cheesy Baked Tortellini Casserole
This Cheesy Tortellini Casserole is hard to beat if you’re looking for a quick and easy yet totally scrumptious weeknight meal. Make it meatless if you like.
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sweet and tangy twist on a classic recipe, this teriyaki meatloaf is tender, juicy, and full of umami flavor. It comes together with simple pantry staples and pairs with all your favorite sides for an easy weeknight meal!
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Ground Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry
This ground beef and cabbage Whole30 Stir Fry is an easy, veggie packed dinner that’s perfect for any night of the week! Quick to make and full of savory flavor. Whole30, paleo, gluten free, and soy free!
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Shepherd’s Pie Soup
This comforting shepherds pie soup is a delicious, healthy twist on a classic casserole dish. A rich and flavorful recipe that is easy to make and perfect for your next family dinner! Made with tons of veggies, ground beef, and a creamy cashew cream base for a comfort food meal you’ll want to make again and again! Gluten free, dairy free, Whole30, paleo, and easily adapted to be vegan.
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Baked Italian Meatballs
These classic baked Italian meatballs are moist, juicy, and flavorful! Fresh Italian herbs, garlic, and cheese are delicious and served over pasta with your favorite marinara sauce!
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30-Minute Ground Beef and Mushroom Skillet
30-Minute Ground Beef and Mushroom Skillet with seven basic ingredients is easy to throw together any night of the week and goes big on nutrients! Change up the flavors to your heart’s delight for a healthy dinner that will always satisfy you.
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Karen Kelly, a food and travel writer, is the founder of Seasonal Cravings. She is also a health coach certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has been featured in numerous media outlets, including the AP Wire and MSN.