20 Wholesome, Hearty Ground Beef Recipes

20 Wholesome, Hearty Ground Beef Recipes

Sheela Prakash
Mar 7, 2017
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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.

Jeffrey Alford & Naomi Duguid's Lettuce Salad with Hot Beef Dressing
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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.

Freezer Taco Kits
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Dinner Between Bread (or Tortillas)

No one is going to make a fuss about dinner if burgers or tacos are on the menu.

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.

How to Make Meatloaf from Scratch
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Meat Pies and Meatloaves

Make muffins and hand pies to feed a few, or a skillet pie or meatloaf to feed many.

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