Do you want to know what to make for dinner tonight with ground beef?
Then you’ve arrived at the right place. There are so many delicious ways to cook ground beef!
So, let me inspire you with our collection of the best and most popular ground beef recipes we’ve shared over the years, including all the meatballs, delicious juicy hamburgers, meaty pastas and lasagnas, hearty soups, comforting meat pies, beefy Mexican dishes, better than takeout Asian dishes, and more!
Meatballs are my personal favorite ground beef recipe. These juicy, flavorful, and delicious homemade Italian meatballs are simmered in a rich and savory tomato sauce. They are ready in 30 minutes.
The ultimate Italian comfort food that we all know and love is classic easy meat lasagna. Tender lasagna layers, meaty tomato sauce, a creamy cheese filling with extra melted cheese on top, and a perfect, crispy crackly crust. This delicious and comforting meal is extremely simple to prepare, can be made ahead of time, and freezes beautifully.
Ground beef tacos are delicious, authentic, and incredibly simple to prepare. This classic Mexican dish is made up of well-seasoned ground beef tacos wrapped in soft flour tortillas and topped with tomatoes, onions, and cheese. For the best flavor balance, it’s garnished with fresh cilantro, sour cream, and freshly squeezed lime juice. It’s savory, spicy, creamy, and fresh all at the same time.
Ground beef stuffed peppers are a classic meal that is delicious, filling, wholesome, and healthy. Crispy and crunchy bell peppers are stuffed with a savory ground beef, rice, and veggie mixture and topped with melty cheese on the inside. This family favorite meal is simple to prepare ahead of time and freezer-friendly.
Tender homemade Swedish meatballs are seared and smothered in a creamy gravy sauce, and they taste far superior to IKEA Swedish meatballs! It’s a delicious, flavorful, and comforting meal that takes only 30 minutes to prepare. Serve these meatballs as an appetizer on game day or as a main course with creamy mashed potatoes, rice, or noodles and a generous drizzle of gravy on top.
This ground beef meat pie has a flaky puff pastry double crust and is filled with hearty ground beef (minced beef) cooked with vegetables and seasonings. This is the ultimate comfort food to make during the holiday season. This easy-to-prepare meal can also be made ahead of time and frozen.
#7. BEEF TACO SALAD
Beef taco salad is a quick and easy meal that includes all of your favorite taco fillings. It’s a unique take on classic beef tacos, loaded with vegetables and topped with fresh cilantro, cheddar cheese, and a creamy lime dressing. Rather than wrapping your tacos in a tortilla, top this beef taco salad with crushed tortilla chips. What’s the best part? This filling meal is ready in under 20 minutes. Guys, trust me when I say this is a taco bowl you’ll never forget.
Do you want something filling, hearty, and warm for dinner tonight? Try these beef and bean burritos, which are stuffed with seasoned beef, black beans, corn, rice, and other ingredients. Veggies like lettuce, tomatoes, and onion brighten the burritos, and gooey melted cheese elevates them to a whole new level.
HOW TO STORE GROUND BEEF?
Refrigerate leftover ground beef from any of these easy ground beef recipes in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
The majority of these recipes are also freezer-friendly and can be kept in the freezer for up to three months.
Depending on the recipe, you can reheat in the air fryer at 300F for 5-10 minutes, the oven at 300F for 10 minutes, or on the stovetop over medium heat until thoroughly warmed.
Allow it to thaw overnight in the refrigerator or for a few hours at room temperature before reheating from frozen.
Frequently Asked Questions
Add chopped herbs and soaked breadcrumbs for filler and flavor. Minced garlic, fresh herbs, and dried spices flavor ground meat so effectively because they are mixed right into the center of the meat, as opposed to a steak or roast, where the seasoning sits on top.
Even better, compared to frying ground beef in oil, boiling it is a much healthier option. The boiling process aids in the separation of fat from the meat, resulting in a lean product.
Sometimes the terms “ground meat” and “minced meat” are used interchangeably. However, they distinguish two methods of processing raw meat: ground meat is an emulsion of lean meat and fat, whereas minced meat is finely chopped skeletal-muscle meat. Minced meat is choppy and textured, whereas ground meat is consistent and smooth.
You can refreeze ground beef that has been frozen and thawed safely (in the refrigerator). We do not recommend doing this more than once because it will result in freezer burn and a loss of taste and texture when cooking the meat.