26 Delicious Ground Beef Recipes

Macaroni with ground beef and spicy tomatoes.
Diana Rattray

These top-rated ground beef recipes, from Salisbury steaks and meatloaf to delicious meatballs, burgers, and ground beef casseroles, will please your family any night of the week, and most are easy to fix and economical in the bargain. 

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    Juicy Baked Burgers

    Oven baked burger with fries

    The Spruce 

    Worcestershire and steak sauce add flavor to these juicy burgers, along with a little garlic powder and cayenne pepper. Serve them with your favorite sauce or flavored mayonnaise, with or without cheese.

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    Spicy Pasta With Ground Beef and Tomatoes

    Pasta with ground beef and tomatoes in a serving bowl.
    Diana Rattray

    This combination of spicy ground beef and pasta makes a delicious, satisfying family meal. Enjoy it as-is or add a cheese topping and pop it in the oven to melt the cheese.

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    Beef Enchilada Casserole

    Enchilada Casserole
    Enchilada Casserole. Diana Rattray

    This easy Mexican style casserole is made with condensed soups, enchilada sauce, chili peppers, ground beef, cheese and tortilla chips.

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    Easy Ground Beef Casserole With Potatoes

    Ground beef casserole with potatoes

    The Spruce


    A quick and easy whole-meal casserole with lean ground beef, potatoes, carrots, cream of mushroom soup and cheddar cheese.

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    Sloppy Joe Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

    Sloppy Joe Macaroni and Cheese
    Diana Rattray

    This great tasting family casserole is a meal in one dish. The "sloppy" part of this macaroni and cheese recipe is tasty sloppy Joe -- a ground beef layer is followed by a creamy and rich homemade macaroni and cheese layer, then topped with bread crumbs and baked to perfection. This casserole will likely be a hit for kids and adults alike!

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    Classic Hungry Jack Beef and Biscuits Casserole

    Hungry Jack Casserole
    Diana Rattray

    This mixture of beef and beans is well-seasoned and makes a great everyday family dinner. With a biscuit topping, it's a complete meal in one dish.

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    Easy Unstuffed Cabbage Skillet Dinner

    Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

    The Spruce

    Cabbage rolls are one of my all-time favorite comfort foods, and it was always a very special family meal when my mother served them. The most time-consuming prep steps are avoided with this easy skillet version of the dish. There's no need to fuss with whole cabbage leaves and the task of stuffing them. If you crave cabbage rolls but don't have the time, try this delicious skillet recipe.

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    Skillet Salisbury Steaks with Mushrooms

    Salisbury Steaks
     Diana Rattray

    This is an easy and flavorful ground beef recipe. Steaks are made with ground beef and seasonings and served with an easy gravy with mushrooms and a dash of red wine.

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    Crock Pot Pizza Pasta Casserole

    Slow Cooker Pizza Pasta Casserole
    Diana Rattray

    This delicious meal combines pizza flavors and two kinds of cheese to make a fabulous sauce for pasta. The sauce is cooked in the slow cooker. Combine the sauce with the pasta and cheeses and finish the dish in the slow cooker -- or transfer everything to a baking dish, top with the remaining cheese, and bake the casserole in the oven.

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    Taco Soup for the Slow Cooker

    Slow Cooker Taco Soup
    Diana Rattray

    Taco seasoning and similar spices flavor this hearty, beefy taco soup. Top this delicious slow cooker soup with tortilla chips or strips, or garnish with shredded cheese or sour cream.

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    Taco Casserole

    Taco Casserole
    Diana Rattray

    Taco seasonings, tomato sauce, corn chips, lean ground beef, cheese and taco toppings turn this Mexican favorite into an easy weekday dinner.

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    Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf

    Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf
    Diana Rattray

    This offbeat bacon-wrapped meatloaf is enhanced with fresh grated Parmesan cheese, Cajun spices and a tasty barbecue sauce glaze. Serve this meatloaf with mashed potatoes and your favorite side vegetables.

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    Italian Meatballs

    Maria's Italian Meatballs
    Diana Rattray

    These delicious Italian-style meatballs are perfect to serve with spaghetti sauce and pasta or as sandwiches. Make these meatballs and simmer with spaghetti sauce on the stovetop or slow cooker.

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    Cabbage Rolls with Ground Beef and Rice

    Cabbage Rolls

    The Spruce

     These top-rated cabbage rolls are easy to fix and delicious! 

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    Baked Ziti Recipe With Ground Beef

    Baked Ziti

    The Spruce

    In this recipe, cooked ziti is baked to perfection with ground beef, peppers, tomatoes, seasonings and mozzarella cheese.

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    Favorite Meaty Lasagna

    Diana Rattray

    This lasagna is made with a meaty Bolognese-style sauce, and it's filled with plenty of ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese. The recipe calls for a combination of ground beef and sausage, but you could make it with all ground beef or part ground pork.

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    Basic Grilled Burgers With Topping Suggestions

    Basic Burgers
    Diana Rattray

    These burgers are quick and easy to prepare and cook on the grill. Worcestershire sauce and a little brown sugar give the burgers some great flavor. Try these burgers with this tasty remoulade sauce or chipotle mayonnaise.

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    Favorite Swedish Meatballs

    Classic Swedish Meatballs
    Diana Rattray

    These great tasting Swedish meatballs are a family favorite. We like them with mashed potatoes, but cooked noodles or rice would be excellent as well. They make an excellent appetizer, as well. Serve them buffet-style (smorgasbord) from a chafing dish or slow cooker.

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    Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Meatballs

    Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Meatballs
    Diana Rattray

    Sweet and sour meatballs are super easy to prepare and cook with a simple Asian-style sauce and pineapple.

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    Unstuffed Cabbage

    Unstuffed Cabbage
    Diana Rattray

    Ground beef, tomatoes, and cabbage combine to make a great-tasting casserole. Make it a meal with rice or a tossed salad.

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    Mom's American Chop Suey

    Bowl of Mom's American Chop Suey on a cutting board

    The Spruce 

    This macaroni and ground beef dish​ is a comfort food for many people. This version is made with lots of ground beef, tomatoes, and tomato sauce.

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    Easy Burrito Casserole

    Burrito Casserole
    Diana Rattray

    This burrito casserole is made with all the great flavors of a beef and cheese burrito. The ground beef combination includes burrito seasoning, refried beans, cheddar cheese, and tortillas. 

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    Crescent Beef Stroganoff Bake

    Stroganoff in Crescent Crust
    Diana Rattray

    This ground beef stroganoff is baked to perfection in a simple crescent roll crust. The ground beef and mushrooms are combined with sour cream and then topped with shredded cheese just before baking. 

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    Spanish Rice

    Spanish Rice With Ground Beef
    Diana Rattray

    This Spanish rice is an easy, tasty skillet meal. Serve this delicious rice dish with cornbread or biscuits and a tossed salad.

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    Hamburger and Noodle Skillet

    easy skillet hamburger and noodles
    Diana Rattray

     Tomatoes, chili sauce, and tomato paste give it vibrant tomato color and flavor. If you don't have chili sauce, use ketchup in the dish.

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    Stuffed Peppers With Ground Beef and Rice

    Stuffed Peppers

    The Spruce

    These classic stuffed peppers are filled with a ground beef and rice mixture and baked to perfection. The bell peppers are topped with tomato sauce and optional cheese.