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31+ Quick Ground Beef Recipes

Quick Ground Beef Recipes that are easy and perfect for busy weeknights! Including slow cooker recipes, one pot dishes and make ahead meals — perfect healthy dinner ideas that are family-friendly! My kids love these 🙂

It’s no secret we love beef here. We are always on the lookout for more easy and quick ground beef recipes, so I compiled a list of my favourites!


quick and easy ground beef recipes collage with multiple images and black and purple text

This round up has been update since its original from February 2016 — I had to add a few more of my favourites!

My mom regularly cooked Meat & Potatoes meals because my dad is a Meat & Potatoes kind of guy. I was born a Meat & Potatoes kind of girl.

Thankfully my husband is a Meat & Potatoes kind of guy, so we get along just fine (and I’m sure to sneak a few veggies in there for balance!).

But really, you could substitute any meat and any carb and there’d be no complaining. When it comes to hearty, healthy comfort food — my favorite meals to make! — ground beef is right there at the top of the list.

It’s also ridiculously easy to cook and you can do just about anything with it! Perfect for sneaking extra veggies into the kids favourite meals 😉

I would love to hear what your favourite quick ground beef recipes are! We never have too many easy dinner recipes around here 🙂

Slow Cooker Baked Ziti

slow cooker baked ziti in crock pot overhead with metal spoon stuck into pasta

Taco Beef and Potato Skillet

taco beef and potato skillet close up with wooden spoon stuck into skillet

Sticky Slow Cooker BBQ Meatballs

bbq slow cooker meatballs in white bowl close up

Easy Homemade Hamburger Helper

one pot hamburger helper overhead in black skillet with a wooden spoon in pasta

Skillet Cheesy Beef Ziti

skillet cheesy beef ziti close up image with wooden spoon lifting pasta

Slow Cooker Beef & Lentil Sloppy Joes

slow cooker beef and lentil sloppy joes on a bottom bun topped with shredded cheese

Slow Cooker Hearty No Bean Chili

slow cooker hearty no bean chili in a white bowl with a spoon scooping some chili

Instant Pot Baked Ziti

instant pot baked ziti in pressure cooker with a metal spoon scooping some pasta

Easy Slow Cooker Lasagna

easy slow cooker lasagna piece on white plate with shredded parmesan on top

Teriyaki Beef Fried Rice

teriyaki beef fried rice in a skillet with green onions on top

BBQ Chili Shepherd’s Pie

bbq chili shepherd's pie overhead in white casserole dish with cheddar cheese on top

Thai Beef Koftas with Coconut Sauce

thai curry beef koftas close up on grey plate with cherry tomatoes and grilled sweet potatoes

BBQ Chili Cheese Biscuit Casserole

bbq chili cheese biscuit casserole close up in blue baking dish

Stuffed Cabbage Soup

stuffed cabbage soup overhead in white bowl with spoon stuck in soup

 Glazed Meatloaf

glqzed meatloaf two slices on white plate with fresh spinach

One Pot BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Rice

bbq bacon cheeseburger rice close up on white plate with shredded cheddar cheese and green onions

One Skillet Cheesy Taco Pasta

one skillet cheesy taco pasta close up in blue bowl with green onions on top

Lightened Up Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup

lightened up slow cooker cheeseburger soup in white bowl with shredded cheddar cheese and green onions on top

Healthy Taco Salad

healthy taco salad in large clear bowl with layers of cheese avocado beef tomatoes and green onions

Slow Cooker Cranberry Meatballs

slow cooker cranberry meatballs on blue plate with white rice

Healthy One Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce

healthier one pot spaghetti and meat sauce in blue enamel pan on grey background

Spicy Crock Pot Cheesy Hamburger Dip

crockpot cheesy hambuger dip in white crockpot with chip dipping

The Best Homemade Tacos

three beef tacos with cheese lettuce and tomato in a bowl with parchment paper

One Pot Tex Mex Mac and Cheese

tex mex mac and cheese in blue and white bowl topped with sour cream and cilantro

5 Ingredient Lazy Day Chili

a white bowl filled with 5 ingredient chili on a red and white napkin

Easy Slow Cooker Taco Pasta

easy slow cooker taco pasta on a white plate with black slow cooker in the background

Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps

korean beef lettuce wraps on white plate with rice and topped with green onions

Paleo Hamburger Soup

3 bowls filled with paleo hamburger soup on a wooden background with rustic spoons

Dr. Pepper Barbecue Sloppy Joes

a white plate with dr pepper barbecue sloppy joes on a bun and tater tots

Ground Beef Stroganoff

ground beef stroganoff close up in creamy sauce with fresh parsley

Slow Cooker Cheesy Beef Nacho Chili

slow cooker cheesy beef nacho chili in a bowl topped with shredded cheese and chives
four images of ground beef recipes in a collage with title in black and purple text

Meet Ashley

My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Supriya Kutty says

    Love your recipes. They really are easy to make and damn delicious!! I love the variety and mixture of ethnic foods, all foods are healthy and will keep us fresh all day.great share

  2. Riya Panday says

    Awesome recipes! I like this post and the article and ideas to make tasty Lightened Up Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup. Thank you so much to this post.

  3. Justin J. P. says

    I’m 14 and I make dinner for my family every Saturday, and this page saved me from a bland dinner. Thank you so much!

  4. Danielle says

    I’m overwhelmed by all the recipes. They are all so amazing, where will I ever start! I have so many favorite ground beef recipes…tacos, lasagna and meatloaf all stand out to me. Pinned for later! I can’t wait to check some of these out!

  5. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says

    I’ve definitely got no beef with beef! I love all the recipes in this beefy delicious round up.. only problem is where to start! Probably with your hamburger helper, because that totally pulls at my adolescent heart strings! Thanks for sharing so much yum… and making me drool! Cheers, Girlie!

  6. Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven says

    Beef dinners are ALWAYS a hit around here, so I have a feeling I have dinner all figured out for awhile here. 😉 Love LOVE this round-up Ashley! So many great ways to make a pound of ground beef more fun! Thanks for including my skillet ziti, friend! xoxo 🙂

  7. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says

    Ashley, we love beef too!!! my family more than me but I still love it too!! I always have lean ground beef on hand! I’ve got to try your Taco Beef and Potato Skillet!!! oh my gawd, looks soooooo good!!! thanks for the round-up!

  8. Dorothy Dunton says

    Hi Ashley! Even though meat prices have soared in recent years, ground beef is still a good deal because it goes so much further in recipes like these! I can quite often get pot roast cheaper than ground beef and since I have a grinder attachment for my mixer, I buy that and grind my own beef. I will be making some of these dishes soon! 🙂

    • Ashley Fehr says

      Thanks Dorothy! I agree — it definitely goes a long ways! I have been dreaming about getting my own grinder attachment for my mixer! Maybe someday… there are so many fun things to add on to them these days!

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