47 Easy Recipes for Ground Beef Dinners

These dinner recipes are easy to make and easy to eat!

easy recipes for ground beef
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With a variety of easy and delicious ways to cook it, beef is what's for lunch and dinner. Plus, get more of our favorite weeknight dinner recipes for busy nights.

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easy recipes for ground beef-pasta 
Damn Delicious
One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese

The ultimate comfort food mashup of homemade chili and creamy mac and cheese, made in 30 minutes. Does it get any better?!

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Tools you'll need: Dutch oven ($40, )

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Belly Full
Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

Everyone loves a classic cheesesteak filled with fresh green peppers, onions, and gooey cheese. Pile the mixture on hamburger buns and dinner is served.

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Tools you'll need: Cuisinart nonstick skillet ($31, )

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easy recipes for ground beef pizza
Living Well Mom
Taco Pizza

Make this dish ahead of time and pop it in the oven when you want a fuss-free family dinner.

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Tools you'll need: baking sheet ($13, )

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hanger steak dinner recipe
Brian Woodcock
Grilled Cumin-Rubbed Hanger Steak with Smashed Minty Peas and Grilled Bread

With fresh mint, lime, and ground cumin, this hanger steak recipe is packed with flavor.

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Tools you'll need: 1-quart sauce pan ($19, )

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beef tenderloin recipe
Ryan Liebe
Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Cauliflower-Pomegranate Salad

The perfect complement to juicy tenderloin? A fresh and tangy pomegranate salad!

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Tools you'll need: meat cutting knife ($20, )

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cheeseburger pizza recipe 
Maura McEvoy
Cheeseburger Pizza

Pizza, meet cheeseburger. Tastebuds, meet heaven.

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Tools you'll need: 3-piece baking sheet ($15, ); non-stick skillet pan ($24, )

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beef and stout skillet pie 
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Beef and Stout Skillet Pie

Store-bought crust simplifies this flavorful one-pan beef pie.

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Tools you'll need: cast iron skillet ($13, ); bamboo cutting and serving board set ($13, )

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greek ziti bake 
Kate Sears
Greek Ziti Bake

Give classic baked ziti a Greek spin.

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Tools you'll need: non-stick skillet pan ($24, ); set of 2 glass baking dishes ($15, )

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beef and pineapple tacos with mojo beans 
Becky Luigart-Stayner
Beef-and-Pineapple Tacos with Mojo Beans

Give these your own twist! Swap out the beef for equal amounts of chicken breast or pork loin or trade pineapple for mango.

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Tools you'll need: non-stick skillet pan ($24, ); stainless saucepan ($20, )

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slow cooker meatballs
Brian Woodcock
Slow-Cooker Meatballs

Making this Italian favorite just got even easier.

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Tools you'll need: Crock-Pot manual slow cooker ($27, )

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pumpkin beef black bean chili 
Ryan Liebe
Pumpkin, Beef, and Black Bean Chili

The addition of pumpkin makes this hearty beef and bean chili perfect for fall.

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cowboy chili 
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Cowboy Chili

This American classic was first concocted in the Lone Star State by — you guessed it — cowboys passing through on cattle drives. An ingredient you may not be familiar with, masa harina de maiz, is simply finely ground corn — similar to flour.

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burger recipe 
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All-American Burger

Forgo the traditional lunchtime sandwich for a tasty burger with classic trimmings — lettuce, tomato, onions, and a pickle.

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Prized Family Meat Loaf

Surprisingly quick and easy to prepare, meat loaf makes a filling meal alone or with a side of mashed potatoes and vegetables.

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burgers
Debra McClinton
Glazed Bacon-and-Cheese Burgers

For hamburgers, consider adding crumbled bacon to the ground meat, a dash of Worcestershire sauce, or breadcrumbs and beaten egg yolk.

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Bolognese Sauce

A no-stir Bolognese sauce emerges fresh tasting and fragrant from a slow cooker. The lid seals tight to the pot, preventing moisture and flavor from escaping.

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Unprocessed Hamburger Helper

This homemade version of Hamburger Helper is a more healthy version of the boxed classic.

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Picadillo Cubano

This traditional Cuban dish is made simple with rich spices and herbs.

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Ground Beef Enchilada Zucchini Boats

The best way to incorporate zucchini in your diet is to top it with with spicy enchilada sauce, ground beef, and cheese!

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Sloppy Joe

Grab a handful of napkins before digging into this sloppy joe!

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Swedish Meatballs

This recipe calls for a combination of beef and pork for an easy version of Swedish meatballs.

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Frito Pie in a Jar

Make your Frito Pie portable by building it in a Mason jar. Not to mention this will be the easiest and cleanest way to eat it.

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Beef Lettuce Wraps

Substitute flour or corn tortillas with fresh lettuce for a healthy dinner alternative.

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5-Ingredient Chili

Some chili recipes can get pretty complicated, but with just give ingredients, this one is oh-so simple.

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BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Nachos

These nachos combine three of our favorite flavors into one amazing dish.

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Cheeseburger Gnocchi

One bite of this gnocchi and your family will be requesting this cheesy and meaty concoction every night of the week.

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One Pot Cheeseburger Casserole

One-pot recipes are the best when you have limited time to cook (and clean up). This cheeseburger casserole is exactly what you should cook when you don't have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.

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Beef Pot Pie

Who doesn't love a good ole' fashioned beef pot pie!? This recipe makes it easy to create the classic yourself.

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Salisbury Steak Meatballs with Gravy and Mashed Potatoes

Turn your traditional salisbury steak into meatballs, complemented by gravy flowing over mashed potatoes.

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