15+ Dinner Recipes with Ground Beef - Easy Ideas the Whole Family Will Love

March 21, 2020
Having ground beef for dinner? In a rut and looking for some new recipes to make with it?  Take a browse through these 15+ Dinner Recipes with Ground Beef to inspire you.  They're our favorite go-to dinner recipes with ground beef, and all easy ideas the whole family will love.
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Ground beef is one of those staples we always seem to have on hand.  But it's easy to get in a rut of making the same old thing with it over and over and over again.

If it was up to our 10-year-old daughter, we'd have hamburgers every single time we pull out a package of ground beef for dinner.  And don't get me wrong, I sure love a great burger. -- But sometimes you just got to shake up the menu.

Here are 15+ of our favorite go-to dinner recipes with ground beef.  They're easy ideas we're sure the whole family will love.  Hopefully you'll find one or two ... or perhaps 15 ... to give inspiration for that next time you grab that ground beef for dinner.

Click on the hyperlinked title of each dish to get the recipe.  Enjoy!

1. 4-Ingredient Quick & Easy Goulash
Looking for a quick and easy ground beef dinner idea the whole family is sure to love?  Look no further than 4-Ingredient Quick & Easy Goulash!  It's simple, easy, family-friendly, budget-friendly comfort food that just seems to be loved by all.

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2. Slow Cooker Meatloaf
With this recipe, you can whip up this classic comfort food with slow cooker convenience.  Serve it up with mashed potatoes and green beans for one super classic ground beef-based meal.

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Loaded with lots of ground beef and noodles surrounded in delicious yet simple flavors, this casserole makes for a very family-friendly dinner, indeed.  Easy, tasty, and loved by the grown-ups and kiddos alike.

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4. Easy Baked Mostaciolli (aka: Baked Cheesy Pasta)
Also known as Baked Ziti, Baked Penne, or Baked Cheesy Pasta as we like to refer to it, Easy Baked Mostaccioli is a hearty simple baked pasta dish made of tube-shaped noodles surrounded in meaty tomato sauce and melty cheese. But no matter what you call it, it's a tasty family-friendly and budget-friendly dish that should become a weeknight dinner staple for sure.

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5. Layered Taco Salad
Family taco night just got a little easier!  Instead of stuffing those taco shells, whip up this Layered Taco Salad instead.  It's just perfect for lower-fuss taco night prep, or for whipping up a tasty salad for a crowd!

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We love to dig in to a pan of this tasty Beef Stroganoff Casserole for dinner!  Loaded with ground beef, noodles, fresh sliced mushrooms, and a creamy beefy sauce, it's also loaded with great flavor the whole family will love.

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If you love traditional beef stroganoff, give this zesty Ranch version a try!  It's a flavorful twist on the classic that's sure to become a favorite with the entire family.

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You don't need a ton of fancy ingredients and hours on end to make a fabulous batch of homemade spaghetti and meatballs from scratch.  A few very simple ingredients cooked well together definitely equals one rich and flavorful pot of classic Spaghetti and Meatballs the whole family will love.

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Jumbo pasta shells stuffed full with cheesy seasoned ground beef & topped with a super tasty quick-and-easy sauce. It's a beloved family-favorite comfort food dish, for sure.

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Loaded with ground beef, bacon, cheese, & all the flavors of a classic cheeseburger, this is one amazingly hearty & delicious dinner dish -- that's loved by all! 

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Replace tortillas for noodles & swap salsa for sauce to create Spicy Tortilla Lasagna, a delicious alternative to traditional lasagna.  Such an easy ground beef dinner recipe idea!

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12. Tamale Pie Casserole
Spicy ground beef (or ground turkey) and vegetable filling, topped with a thick-and-delicious layer of golden cornbread.  Just perfect as an alternative to Taco Tuesday or for any day dinner!

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Skip the tortilla and enjoy that fabulous burrito filling as a skillet dinner! Quick, easy, and flavorful, Ground Beef Burrito Bowl Skillet is a perfect one-pan weeknight meal.

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This easy, cheesy ground beef and macaroni comfort food dinner comes together with the convenience of one-pot cooking.  And delivers up fabulous Tex-Mex flavor that'll keep you going back for more.

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What's not to love about a creamy, cheesy ground beef and broccoli filling all surrounded in a tasty, flaky crescent roll crust?  Because that's exactly what you get in this delicious Ground Beef Broccoli Pie!  It's pure dinner comfort food at its best.

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Who doesn't love a cheeseburger? Well, whip up a platter of them super quick with this super easy Cheeseburger Sliders recipe. Then serve them up as an almost effortless dinner!

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Enjoy the classic flavors of a Big Mac in adorable little slider form! -- Complete with signature Big Mac special sauce.

What are the secrets to creating full-flavored homemade meatballs with the tender texture we crave?  Taking great care with the ingredients and the mixing method, that's what!  And then with this recipe, bake those meatballs instead of frying them.  Toss them with some sauce and noodles for one mighty delicious dinner.

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Make your own meatballs with the baked meatballs recipes above, and then bake them up with just five simple ingredients to enjoy the cheesy, saucy goodness of this Meatball Parmesan Casserole!  Spoon it over noodles or warm garlic bread slices for one super easy and satisfying meal.  It makes for a great filling for meatball subs, too.

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Enjoy all your favorite cheeseburger toppings ... on a pizza!  It's one of our favorites, and especially fun to make when we make our own dough, too.  Follow the steps in our how to make homemade pizza dough post and get the whole family involved in prepping this fun and tasty dinner.

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Thick and hearty, super easy to make, and loaded with fabulous flavor, Ground Beef Taco Soup is a classic family favorite, for sure. Top individual servings of this bean and beef-packed soup with shredded cheese, sour cream, and tortilla chips for one family-favorite meal that's sure to please.

Taking advantage of Hamburger Helper® mix for Cheeseburger Macaroni as its base, this is one super tasty and super easy soup.  Pair it with yeast rolls or crusty bread for a hearty, satisfying ground beef-based dinner (or lunch!).

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Who doesn't love a hot and hearty bowl of chili?  It's such a classic ground beef dish.  This one's spiced just right with the wonderful flavors of chili powder and ground cumin.

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A hearty Big Mac Salad is loaded with fabulous flavor, perfect for lunch or dinner, & tastes amazingly like its classic burger inspiration -- all without that signature sesame seed bun!

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1 comment

  1. Delicious collection! Thank you for sharing :)



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