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10 Easy Recipes for Ground Beef


Wondering what to do with that pound of ground beef sitting in your fridge? These recipes with ground beef will give you some easy, family-friendly ideas. You'll find classic ground beef recipes like meatloaf, hamburgers and chili, plus some unique recipes that are sure to become family favorites. All of these ground beef dishes are quick, easy and kid-frendly. Enjoy!

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1. Sloppy Joes Recipe

Sloppy Joes
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This easy, two-step ground beef recipe is a favorite of kids, and you will like the fact that it doesn't take a lot of time or effort. Just add a green salad, and you're good to go.

2. Taco Casserole Recipe

Taco Casserole
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If your kids like Mexican food, this is one of those recipes for ground beef you'll make again and again. Ground beef is paired with salsa, black beans, sour cream, cheese and tortilla chips in this easy ground beef casserole that is sure to become a family favorite.

3. Beef Chili Recipe

Beef Chili
Stephanie Gallagher

Ground beef, Italian sausage and two kinds of beans flavor this hearty chili recipe. Serve with cornbread.

4. Best Burger Recipe

Best Burgers
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No collection of recipes with ground beef would be complete without a hamburger recipe, and this is one of my best. It starts with the best-quality beef - grass-fed beef. And because grass-fed ground beef is generally leaner than other types of ground beef, I've added a touch of cream to this recipe. A brush of melted butter on the outside of the burgers adds incredible flavor and crispiness to this burger recipe.

5. Easy Taco Salad Recipe

Taco Salad Recipe
Stephanie Gallagher

This 5-ingredient taco salad recipe is a super quick and easy recipe for ground beef that makes use of a few shortcuts that add great flavor to this dish.

6. Meat Lasagna Recipe

Meat Lasagna
Stephanie Gallagher

If you think you can't dress up ground beef, this recipe will prove you wrong. This meat lasagna is a Sunday favorite in our house. Sometimes I make a double batch and freeze the other lasagna for later. The kids love this recipe.

7. Recipe for Meatloaf with Bacon

Recipe for Meatloaf with Bacon
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This moist meatloaf recipe is guaranteed to be a hit with the kids. After all, it's topped with bacon! The secret to making sure the bacon gets crisp is to partially cook it before draping it over the meatloaf.

8. Salisbury Steak Recipe

Salisbury Steak
Stephanie Gallagher

Three ingredients are all you need to make this comforting ground beef recipe. Serve with garlic mashed potatoes and green beans with walnuts.

9. Shepherds Pie Recipe

Shepherds Pie
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Though shepherds pie is traditionally made with ground lamb, I use ground beef in this recipe because it's easier to find. The best part about this ground beef recipe (besides the great flavor) is that it's a meal in one dish.

10. Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe

Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Stephanie Gallagher

Kids love the sweet-tangy flavor of these meatballs. Even better: This is one of those recipes for ground beef that you can freeze easily. Reheat in the slow cooker.

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