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Ground Beef Recipes

Looking for ground beef dinner ideas? Here you’ll find all my east, healthy ground beef recipes the whole family will love. If you’re like me and always keep ground beef in the freezer for last minute dinners, this list of recipes is for you. Everything from ground beef chili, picadillo, meat sauce, beef tacos, and more! All these recipes use lean ground beef to make all your favorites healthy and light.

Can you lose weight eating ground beef?

I believe no foods should ever be off limits. Ground beef can certainly fit into any healthy diet whether you’re counting macros, weight watchers or just looking to cook healthier. These recipes can help make that happen!

Ground Beef Dinner Ideas

Picadillo is the most requested dish by my kids and it's so easy to make. We love it served over brown rice (or cauliflower rice) with this quick cabbage slaw or a salad on the side.

Cuban Picadillo

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35 mins
Taco night happens once a week in my house, these are the BEST ground beef tacos made from scratch! This taco recipe is also great with ground turkey!
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Madison's Favorite Beef Tacos (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot)

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40 mins
Spaghetti Squash with Meat Ragu is my go-to spaghetti squash meal! Roasted Spaghetti Squash topped with a simple-yet-delicious meat sauce simmered with tomatoes, onions, carrots and celery. It's so good, you won't miss the pasta!
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Spaghetti Squash with Meat Ragu

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1 hr 15 mins
Beef, Tomato and Acini di Pepe Soup
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Beef, Tomato and Acini di Pepe Soup (Instant Pot, SC + Stove)

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50 mins
These amazing Italian Beef and Spinach Meatballs would make my husband's Italian family proud! I snuck some spinach in the meatball mix, but I promise even the pickiest of eaters will love them!
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Italian Beef and Spinach Meatballs

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40 mins

Recent Recipes

Slow Cooker Beef Ragu
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Slow Cooker Ground Beef Ragu

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4 hrs 15 mins
Air Fryer Beef Empanadas
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Air Fryer Empanadas

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  • Under 30 Minutes
30 mins
Sloppy Joe Recipe
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Sloppy Joe Recipe

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30 mins
chili in a bowl with sour cream.
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Quick Beef Chili Recipe (Stove, Slow Cooker or Instant Pot)

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  • Under 30 Minutes
40 mins
Salisbury Steak with Mushrooms
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Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

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  • Kid Friendly
  • Low Carb
  • Under 30 Minutes
55 mins
Picadillo is the most requested dish by my kids and it's so easy to make. We love it served over brown rice (or cauliflower rice) with this quick cabbage slaw or a salad on the side.

Cuban Picadillo

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  • Freezer Meals
  • Gluten Free
  • Keto Recipes
  • Kid Friendly
  • Low Carb
  • Paleo
  • Under 30 Minutes
  • Whole 30 Recipes
35 mins
Meatloaf and Gravy with mashed potatoes and green beans.
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Meatloaf and Brown Gravy

  • Kid Friendly
1 hr 25 mins
Girl holding Jamaican Beef Patties
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Jamaican Beef Patties

  • Air Fryer
  • Freezer Meals
  • Kid Friendly
2 hrs
These bite-sized, air fryer bacon burgers make a great low-carb appetizer – perfect for the Super Bowl.
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Air Fryer Bacon-Burger Bites

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30 mins
My family loves these Swedish meatballs. They are so tender and flavorful and much lighter than traditional recipes out there. And, let’s not forget the sauce! The creamy sauce really makes the dish.
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Swedish Meatballs

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  • Kid Friendly
  • Low Carb
40 mins
These amazing Italian Beef and Spinach Meatballs would make my husband's Italian family proud! I snuck some spinach in the meatball mix, but I promise even the pickiest of eaters will love them!
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Italian Beef and Spinach Meatballs

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  • Gluten Free
  • Kid Friendly
  • Meal Prep Recipes
40 mins
This Stuffed Cabbage Casserole is basically a deconstructed version of stuffed cabbage layered with shredded cabbage, ground beef and brown rice cooked in tomatoes then topped with melted cheese. It's SO good!
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Kalyn’s Stuffed Cabbage Casserole

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  • Kid Friendly
2 hrs
Crock Pot Picadillo is a flavorful Cuban dish made with ground beef and a sauce made from simmering tomatoes, green olives, bell peppers, cumin, and spices.
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Crock Pot Picadillo

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3 hrs 27 mins
This easy no-boil baked manicotti pasta dish, known as Cannelloni is stuffed with ricotta, parmesan, mozzarella and lean ground beef, then covered in sauce and cheese. Perfect for the holidays, for to bring to a potluck or to enjoy any night of the week!
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Baked Beef and Cheese Manicotti (Cannelloni)

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  • Kid Friendly
1 hr 15 mins
Moroccan Kefta Meatballs made with tomatoes and olives are simmered together in the slow cooker or Instant Pot in this easy and exotic Moroccan dinner. Whole30, gluten-free and Paleo.
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Moroccan Meatballs

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4 hrs
Stuffed Pepper Soup has everything you love about stuffed peppers – bell peppers, ground beef, tomatoes, rice – in a hardy bowl of soup!
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Stuffed Pepper Soup

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45 mins
I love using my Instant Pot to make Bolognese sauce, it's a staple in my house and great over spaghetti, spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles.
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Bolognese Sauce Recipe (Instant Pot)

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1 hr
Spaghetti and Meat Sauce
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One-Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce (Stove-Top recipe)

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  • Under 30 Minutes
30 mins
These Stuffed Zucchinis, which are low-carb, Whole30, Keto, gluten-free, dairy-free and Paleo, are inspired from a Colombian dish, Pepino Rellenos which I fell in love with when I was there many years ago.
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Colombian-Style Zucchini Rellenos

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  • Paleo
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40 mins
Unstuffed Cabbage
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Unstuffed Cabbage Bowls (Instant Pot or Stove Top)

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  • Kid Friendly
  • Pressure Cooker Recipes
  • Under 30 Minutes
30 mins