13 Easy Ways to Use Ground Beef for Dinner Tonight

Cyd Converse

If I've said it once, I've said it 1,000,000 times - I love good, easy dinner recipes that get everyone fed while leaving everyone satisfied and content.

With busy work and school and sports schedules, managing dinner on top of the typical daily family hustle can feel like a whole lot of a lot.

Whenever possible, I try to keep a stash of things in the freezer that can come together quickly to make delicious, hearty dinners without a ton of fuss.

Ground beef is one of those ingredients that cooks up quickly while also being very flavorful and a huge hit with a large number of people.

If you're on the hunt for great, easy dinner ideas, grab the leftover beef from the freezer to thaw because tonight's dinner is about to be served!

1. White Lasagna Recipe with Beef

This simple, flavorful white lasagna recipe made with chunks of ground beef can only best be described as a crowd pleaser. The star of this dish is undoubtedly the creamy Alfredo sauce, which is wildly simple to make. It's poured between layers of lasagna noodles, ground beef, spinach and cheese, making for a surprisingly simple and utterly delicious dinner any night of the week.

2. Low Carb Pizza Meal Prep Bowls Recipe

These pizza meal prep bowls are about as genius as genius gets - all the flavor of pizza but in bowl form. It's super easy to prep these pizza bowls in advance for dinner on a busy weeknight or to bring along to work for lunch during the week. Mix them up with whatever ingredients you prefer or happen to have on hand like ground beef, pepperoni, sausage, peppers, onions and mushrooms.

3. Slow Cooker Salisbury Steaks Recipe

This recipe for slow cooker Salisbury steaks is our most popular recipe ever and it's easy to understand why! Easy, delicious, and so satisfying, this recipe is the definition of comfort food. Super flavorful, seasoned beef patties are simmered in the slow cooker in a rich sauce along with sliced mushrooms and onions then served over egg noodles or mashed potatoes. Make it now - thank me later!

4. Mince and Dumplings Recipe

Mince and dumplings is the perfect cold weather dish to warm you up. Minced beef (also known as ground beef) is cooked with vegetables and beef stock, then topped with soft, pillowy dumplings. This is real British comfort food at its finest! Don't be intimidated though - mince and dumplings makes for a simple, easy dinner any day of the week, any time of year.

5. Frito Taco Pie Recipe

This Frito taco pie recipe is one we talk about a lot around here, but it's easy to understand why! Arguably nothing makes for an easier home cooked dinner than this simple pairing of ground beef, corn, onion, diced tomatoes, beans, taco seasoning and cheese tall topped with salty, crunchy Frito's corn chips. We also love making this one for tailgate parties!

6. Tex Mex Enchilada Meatballs Recipe

These Tex Mex enchilada meatballs make a tasty little appetizer or a surprisingly easy and delicious dinner option. The juicy and flavorful Tex Mex inspired meatballs are made with a combination of ground beef and chorizo, simmered in a Texas style homemade enchilada sauce. Serve them with a big bowl of rice and steamed veggies for a full dinner you'll love.

7. Taco Tater Tot Casserole Recipe

Made with loads of beef and cheese, this taco tater tot casserole will feed the masses and have everyone begging for seconds! We love making tater tot casseroles in various ways for just about any meal of the day, but they are especially great when whipping up an easy weeknight dinner. This particular type of dish, sometimes referred to as hot dish, has many different variations. If you can think it up, I guarantee there’s a tater tot casserole version.

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