Quick-cooking, affordable, and family-friendly, you can't beat these easy ground beef recipes! From casseroles to burritos, spaghetti sauce to chili and meatloaf, there's a simple dinner idea for every occasion. Healthy options, kid-friendly options, 5-star favorites, skillet dinners, Crock Pot meals, and more -- they're all here!
Recipes with Ground Beef
Ground beef is a staple protein that many of us keep on hand in the fridge or freezer for simple last-minute suppers. Whether you're feeding a small household of one or two, or offering a big meal to a hungry group, this crowd-pleasing, versatile ingredient has a place on your menu. Here we've pulled together more than 70 of our favorite easy ground beef recipes with few ingredients to inspire new options on your family's table!
What can be made from ground beef?
One of the greatest aspects of ground beef is its versatility! If you've got some meat in your freezer, there's so much that you can do with it. Use it in ground beef tacos, add it to soups or chili, include it in a casserole or lasagna, make patties for burgers, hamburger steak, or mini meatloaf, stir together a pot of goulash, and serve it on salads or tortilla chips for nachos. The options are truly endless. What's on your menu for dinner tonight?!
What should I season my ground beef with?
Season your ground beef with cumin, paprika, chili powder, and cayenne for a Mexican or southwest-style meal; use garlic powder, onion powder, basil, parsley, and oregano for Italian-inspired dishes; or keep it simple with salt, pepper, garlic, and onion -- or just our favorite all-purpose seasoning blend. Worcestershire sauce always pairs nicely with the red meat, too!
Dinners with Ground Beef
I've organized these easy ground beef recipes into sub-categories so that you can find exactly what you're looking for! In this convenient roundup, you can choose between:
- 5-Star Recipes
- Kid-Friendly Recipes
- Simple Recipes
- Healthy Recipes
- Skillet Recipes
- Crock Pot Recipes
5-Star Ground Beef Recipes
These favorite recipes have earned 5 stars from readers like you!
Ground Beef Recipes for Kids
These kid-friendly dinners are approved by my 3 hungry boys...and many other enthusiastic young eaters, too!
Simple Ground Beef Recipes
These recipes keep it really simple -- with one pot, just a few ingredients, or minimal hands-on effort!
Healthy Ground Beef Recipes
Use extra-lean ground beef and enjoy these lightened-up options that still satisfy hearty appetites!
Ground Beef Skillet Recipes
These easy ground beef recipes come together in a skillet!
Crock Pot Recipes with Ground Beef
Take advantage of the convenience of the slow cooker with these easy recipes!
Ground Beef Casserole Recipes
There's something so cozy and comforting about a ground beef casserole!
More Ground Beef Recipes
Do you have even more easy ground beef recipes to share? Leave a note in the comments below and let us know how you like to use this popular ingredient. We're always looking for new ideas!