Getting a satisfying meal on the table is quite simple when there is ground beef in the equation. Whether it's being patted into burgers, spooned over pasta, or even sprinkled over salad, the possibilities are nearly endless when you have a pound of ground beef on hand. Here are 20 extra-hearty dinners to make with this humble yet hardworking ingredient.
Vegetables, Stuffed and Sprinkled
Give your veggies a protein boost and turn them into the main attraction by adding some ground beef to the equation. From a classic stuffed pepper to a wholesome and hearty salad topped with a hot beef dressing, here's how to do meat with a heaping side of veggies.
Easy Slow Cooker Meals with Ground Beef
Ground beef is a great contender for the slow cooker, as the low, gentle cooking will prevent it from drying out.
- Slow-Cooker Chili Mac and Cheese
- How to Make Sloppy Joes in the Slow Cooker
- Slow-Cooked Bolognese Sauce
Dinner Between Bread (or Tortillas)
No one is going to make a fuss about dinner if burgers or tacos are on the menu.
- How to Make Burgers on the Stovetop
- Beef Burgers with Cabernet Onion Jam
- Beef Kofta with Tzatziki
- Freezer Taco Kits
Pasta Favorites with Ground Beef
Cook up a quick casserole with ground beef, tomatoes, cheese, and pasta, or pile meatballs over spaghetti and you've got comfort food at its best.
Meat Pies and Meatloaves
Make muffins and hand pies to feed a few, or a skillet pie or meatloaf to feed many.
- Skillet Beef & Ale Pie
- Muffin Pan Shepherd's Pie
- Cheeseburger Hand Pies
- How to Make Meatloaf from Scratch