Ground beef dinners so easy they practically make themselves

Ground beef is a staple in most of our homes. It’s an inexpensive, unintimidating protein that works in a variety of recipes and tends to please kids and adults alike. But it can be easy to get stuck in a ground beef rut. Trust us, though. There’s so much more to this all-American protein than just hamburgers or meatloaf.

Check out the 9 recipes below for new ideas on how to prepare ground beef.

1. Korean Beef Bowls

With this recipe from Cooking Classy, you can transform “boring” ground beef into a culinary journey. Made with sesame oil, lime juice and honey, this marinade is poured over cooked ground beef, which is easily prepared in a skillet with ginger, garlic and green onions. Served atop a fluffy bed of white rice, this hearty and filling bowl can be customized to include any veggies or toppings you desire.

Cooking Classy

2. Ground Beef, Eggs And Avacado Bowl

Whether you enjoy this meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner, this unique and healthy spin on ground beef will feel light and fresh. Get the recipe from Sonia at The Healthy Foodie. (By the way, this recipe is Whole30 approved and also safe for keto dieters.)


3. Slow Cooker Beef And Potatoes Au Gratin

It’s a chilly, gray fall day. The kids are climbing up the walls because it’s raining outside and you’re desperate for a quick, simple dinner that will satisfy everyone. No problem. Turn to this recipe from 4 Sons ‘R’ Us, which comes together in the slow cooker and is true American comfort food.

4 Sons 'R' Us

4. Keto Stuffed Peppers With Cauliflower Rice

The keto diet is wildly popular right now, but sometimes it can be hard thinking of new and creative ways to cook your proteins. With this recipe for keto stuffed peppers with cauliflower rice from Cooking LSL, you can get your veggies and your beef all in one bite. This meal can be made in 30 minutes or less, and you can make it as spicy or mild as you wish.

Cooking LSL

5. Beef Bolognese Sauce With Pappardelle Pasta

Craving Italian? Forget Olive Garden. This recipe for Beef Bolognese from certified culinary scientist Jessica Gavin is a flavorful twist on the traditional favorite. Serve with a green salad and crusty breadsticks. Yum!

Jessica Gavin

6. Cheeseburger Egg Rolls

This recipe from Will Cook for Smiles is perfect for lunch or dinner, but it also makes a wonderful appetizer for parties. Serve with a trio of sauces and let guests dip to their heart’s content.

Will Cook for Smiles

7. Quinoa & Beef Stuffed Squash With Jalapeño & Pecan

Here’s a recipe that’s perfect for autumn. Jess Pryles‘ recipe for stuffed squash has a hint of spice and rich fall flavors. This dish might sound like something you’d find in an expensive restaurant, but even a beginner cook could pull it off.

Jess Pryles

8. Cheeseburger Pizza

Who doesn’t love cheeseburgers? Who doesn’t love pizza? Combine the two and you have a match made in heaven. Get the recipe from Spicy Southern Kitchen. With bacon, ground beef, cheddar, mozzarella and fresh Roma tomatoes, you’ll never want to order delivery pizza again.

Spicy Southern Kitchen

9. Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup

Craving a hearty soup to warm you up from the inside out? Look no further than this recipe for Slow Cooker Veggie Beef soup from Add a Pinch. Packed with veggies like carrots, corn, lima beans and more, this beef soup is nutrient-rich and ideal for those days when you feel a cold coming on.

Add A Pinch

Which comfort food dish will you try first?


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