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40 Ground Beef Recipes

40 Ground Beef Recipes- Soups, Sandwiches, Pizza, Tacos, Casseroles and more!

Ground beef is one of the most economical family friendly meats you can buy.

I know that the regular price for ground beef can sometimes be expensive, but it is often on sale or can be bought in bulk at Sam’s Club or Costco. 

I am sure many of you have noticed that grocery prices are on the rise. Dairy products, meat, and other staples have all increased quite a bit in price over the last few years. Many people are struggling to find the balance in their grocery budget between saving money and serving family friendly quick and easy meals.

One of the ways I have found to make the grocery budget stretch is to serve ground beef several times a week. I love to buy meat in bulk or on sale and then freeze it in one pound packages. Having ground beef in the freezer means I can always get a dinner on the table my family will love.

One of the reasons I love ground beef so much is that it is an easy meat to make stretch.

If you make hamburgers or meat loaf you might need several pounds to serve a family, but if you use that same ground beef in a casserole, pasta dish, or chili you can make it stretch quite a bit more. The most expensive part of the meal becomes just part of the meal instead of the star of the meal.

Now don’t get me wrong, there are times you want the meat to be the star of the meal. I love a good hamburger or meat loaf just like everyone else, but when it comes to making your grocery dollars stretch, incorporating ground beef into the meal is usually the better choice.

One of the other great things about ground beef is that you can often substitute other ground meat in place of it. Ground turkey, ground chicken, venison, and even ground pork can often be used in a recipe that calls for ground beef.

I like to mix them in recipes, so that you get the flavor of ground beef along with another leaner or cheaper ground meat. When you look at recipes that call for ground beef  decide if you can use what you have or what is on sale. 

Since ground beef is so popular I thought I would share a few of our favorite ground beef recipes. These aren’t all the ground beef recipes on the site, but they are some of our favorites.

Also please ignore the photos on some of the really old posts… The recipes are great even if the photos are not.

I would love to hear your favorite recipes for using ground beef, so leave a comment sharing your favorite ground beef recipe. 

Beef Enchilda Rice -Casserole-

Beef Enchilada Rice Casserole

Oven Tacos from

Oven Tacos

Easy Slow Cooked Mexican Lasagna _

Slow Cooked Mexican Lasagna 

Ground Beef Stroganoff

Quick and Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff

Hamburger Pizza _

Hamburger Pizza

Pop Up Taco Pie -

Pop Up Taco Pie

Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes

Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes

Taco Salad with Spicy Ranch Dressing_

Taco Salad with Spicy Ranch Dressing

Skillet Tamale Pie_

Skillet Tamale Pie

Cheesy Mexican Beef Casserole

Cheesy Mexican Beef and Beans Casserole

Barbecue Sloppy Joes

BBQ Sloppy Joes

BBQ Baked Spaghetti

BBQ Baked Spaghetti 

Homemade Hamburger Helper Style Stroganoff

Homemade Hamburger Helper Style Stroganoff

Taco Fries from

Taco Fries

Easy Skillet Lasagna from

Easy Skillet Lasagna

Homemade Cheeseburger Helper - Quick and Easy Dinner Idea

Homemade Cheeseburger Helper


Southwest Baked Spaghetti

Taco Bowls__

Taco Bowls

BBQ meatballs

BBQ Meatballs

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad 3 [Recipes]

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

Cheeseburger Pasta

Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta

spaghetti pie

Spaghetti Pie

Chili Relleno Casserole- Quick and Easy Dinner

Chili Relleno Casserole

Crock Pot Meatloaf

Crock Pot Meatloaf

Easy Baked Ziti 2

Creamy Baked Ziti 

chili rice skillet

Chili Rice Skillet Dinner

Taco Pasta- Quick and easy dinner

Taco Pasta

Crock Pot Spaghetti Sauce 2

Crock Pot Spaghetti Sauce

Mexican Tortilla Pie

Mexican Tortilla Pie

crock pot chili

Easy Crock Pot Chili


Fiesta Macaroni

porcupine meatballs

Porcupine Meatballs

frito pie

Frito Pie

ground beef taco skillet rice

Ground Beef Taco Rice Dinner

Oven Frito Pie from

Oven Frito Pie

Mexican Pizza

Mexican Pizza

one pot spaghetti

One Pot Spaghetti

cheeseburger pizza

Cheeseburger Pizza

slow cooked quinoa taco soup

Quinoa Taco Soup

taco chowder

Taco Chowder

Be sure to leave a comment letting me know your favorite way to use ground beef!

Originally posted 2014. Updated March 2019. 

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  1. Lynn,

    I was so excited to see your blog post today! We love ground beef at our our house, and I needed some new ideas so I saved some of the recipes to use later when I need a new idea. I am looking forward to more budget friendly recipes! Thanks!

    • I am glad you enjoyed the post today. I think we are all looking for ways to save money in the kitchen, so I look forward to sharing them. Have a great day!

  2. Another good one is cheeseburger soup!

  3. These ground beef recipes look wonderful! I shared a link to your blog in a post on my blog. I am doing a Let’s Get Cooking Series.

    Thanks Lynn,


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