17 Easy Ground Beef Recipes To Help You Out of the Dinner Rut

Cyd Converse

One thing that is almost always stashed in our deep freezer is ground beef. It's often on sale, easy to freeze for later and incredibly versatile when cooking.

From easy chili recipes to our Instant Pot meatloaf recipe, ground beef is easy to work with even for novice home cooks. Brown it up, season it to taste and serve!

These easy ground beef recipes are here to help you out of the dinner rut! Bookmark them for later and wow your family with these delicious dishes.

1. 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.

2. 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!

3. Ground Mongolian Beef Recipe

If you love delivery Mongolian beef, this easy weeknight adaption will be all the rage - it's a budget-friendly twist on everyone's favorite take-out! Ground beef is browned with garlic, ginger and sesame oil and then tossed in hoisin sauce, rice vinegar and chili paste. Serve over rice with a side of steamed veggies!

4. Pioneer Woman Salisbury Steak Recipe

We're big fans of salisbury steak around here and our take on the Pioneer Woman Salisbury steak recipe is, hands down, one of the best we've ever had. A humble dish made primarily of ground beef with the addition of flavorful seasoning and spices, Salisbury steak is the very definition of comfort food.

5. Loaded Crunchy Taco Salad Recipe

This loaded crunchy taco salad is easy to make and a total crowd favorite topped flavorful ground beef and tons of crunchy veggies. The creamy tomatillo dressing is easy to make and requires just a handful of ingredients so don't skip it! Trust me - it might just be the very best part.

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. Easy White Lasagna Recipe

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.

8. Mexican Rice Skillet Recipe

A perfect one pot dinner, our Mexican rice skillet never fails to wow a crowd. Ground beef, onion, corn, salsa, taco seasoning, Ro-Tel and long grain rice are stirred together with lots of melty cheese then topped with black olives, diced tomatoes, avocado, sour cream and fresh cilantro. It's all your favorite Mexican food flavors in one easy weeknight dinner recipe.

9. Beef Lombardi Recipe

Our simple, crowd-pleasing beef lombardi recipe is a freezer-friendly one pot sensation perfect for any day of the week! Ground beef, herbs, tomatoes and tomato paste form the basis of this easy weeknight dinner before adding beef broth and egg noodles. Don't forget the cheese and the sour cream for topping!

10. Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole Recipe

Enjoy the great taste of cheeseburgers anytime with the best cheeseburger tater tot casserole. We're talking cheesy ground beef topped with crispy tater tots all creating a yummy, easy dinner everyone will enjoy! This casserole feeds a crowd and transports well. Plus, it’s simple enough for a quick weeknight meal.

11. 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!

12. Keto Sloppy Joes Recipe

Sloppy joes are probably one of the quintessential recipes to have up your sleeve simply because meat-loving husbands love ‘em and so do many picky eaters! This keto version uses ground beef simmered in a homemade sloppy joe sauce for a flavor that is out of this world. Instead of the typical bun, the meat is served over a bed of butter lettuce for a satisfying crunch.

13. French Onion Skillet Beef Casserole Recipe

This French onion skillet beef casserole recipe is for the onion lovers in the crowd! Caramelized onions, beef, seasoning, orzo and Gruyere cheese come together in a comforting and simple one pot casserole that may just become your new go-to easy weeknight dinner recipe. If you love a good French onion soup, you have to give this one pot meal a try.

14. Pierogies Taco Skillet Recipe

If you've never had pierogies but with a taco flair, consider this your sign! Cheese filled pierogies get a Mexican twist with taco meat, salsa, and plenty of cheese! The whole combination makes a great weeknight meal that is ready in no time. Cook up the meat and pierogies, then mix them together with some salsa. Top everything with cheese and let it melt and that's all!

15. 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.

16. Crockpot Salisbury Steak

This Crockpot Salisbury steak recipe is easy, needs very little preparation time and is sure to become a fast family favorite - it's the epitome of comfort food! When it comes to whipping together a simple, delicious dinner any night of the week, the Crockpot easily reigns supreme and this recipe is proof of just that.

17. Beef Mushroom Rigatoni Recipe

This simple yet hearty beef mushroom rigatoni is a make-ahead comfort meal for the masses. It freezes beautifully, feeds a crowd and is so filling! Prep a big batch of this delicious sauce and portion it off to freeze and pull out at a moment's notice when you need to get dinner on the table in a flash.

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