25 Award-Worthy Ground Beef Recipes

Casseroles, Meatballs, Hamburgers and Meatloaf Top the List

Unstuffed Cabbage Skillet Dinner
Diana Rattray

These 15 top-rated ground beef recipes, from Salisbury steaks and meatloaf to delicious meatballs, burgers, and ground beef casseroles, will please your family any night of the week, and most are easy to fix and economical in the bargain. 

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    baked burgers
    Diana Rattray

    Worcestershire and steak sauce add flavor to these juicy burgers, along with a little garlic powder and cayenne pepper. Serve them with your favorite sauce or flavored mayonnaise, with or without cheese.

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    Enchilada Casserole
    Enchilada Casserole. Diana Rattray

    This easy Mexican style casserole is made with condensed soups, enchilada sauce, chili peppers, ground beef, cheese and tortilla chips.

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    Ground Beef and Potato Casserole With Cheese
    Diana Rattray

    A quick and easy whole-meal casserole with lean ground beef, potatoes, carrots, cream of mushroom soup and cheddar cheese.

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    Sloppy Joe Macaroni and Cheese
    Diana Rattray

     This great tasting family casserole is a meal in one dish. The "sloppy" part of this macaroni and cheese recipe is tasty sloppy Joe -- a ground beef layer is followed by a creamy and rich homemade macaroni and cheese layer, then topped with bread crumbs and baked to perfection. This casserole will likely be a hit for kids and adults alike!

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    Hungry Jack Casserole
    Diana Rattray

    This mixture of beef and beans is well-seasoned and makes a great everyday family dinner. With a biscuit topping, it's a complete meal in one dish.

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    Unstuffed Cabbage Skillet Dinner
    Unstuffed Cabbage Skillet Dinner. Diana Rattray

     Cabbage rolls are one of my all-time favorite comfort foods, and it was always a very special family meal when my mother served them. The most time-consuming prep steps are avoided with this easy skillet version of the dish. There's no need to fuss with whole cabbage leaves and the task of stuffing them. If you crave cabbage rolls but don't have the time, try this delicious skillet recipe.

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    Salisbury Steak
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    This is an easy and flavorful ground beef recipe. Steaks are made with ground beef and seasonings and served with an easy gravy with mushrooms and a dash of red wine.

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    Slow Cooker Pizza Pasta Casserole
    Diana Rattray

     This delicious meal combines pizza flavors and two kinds of cheese to make a fabulous sauce for pasta. The sauce is cooked in the slow cooker. Combine the sauce with the pasta and cheeses and finish the dish in the slow cooker -- or transfer everything to a baking dish, top with the remaining cheese, and bake the casserole in the oven.

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    Slow Cooker Taco Soup
    Diana Rattray

     Taco seasoning and similar spices flavor this hearty, beefy taco soup. Top this delicious slow cooker soup with tortilla chips or strips, or garnish with shredded cheese or sour cream.

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    Taco Casserole
    Diana Rattray

    Taco seasonings, tomato sauce, corn chips, lean ground beef, cheese and taco toppings turn this Mexican favorite into an easy weekday dinner.

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    Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf
    Diana Rattray

    This offbeat bacon-wrapped meatloaf is enhanced with fresh grated Parmesan cheese, Cajun spices and a tasty barbecue sauce glaze. Serve this meatloaf with mashed potatoes and your favorite side vegetables.

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    Maria's Italian Meatballs
    Diana Rattray

     These delicious Italian-style meatballs are perfect to serve with spaghetti sauce and pasta or as sandwiches. Make these meatballs and simmer with spaghetti sauce on the stovetop or slow cooker.

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    Cabbage Rolls
    Diana Rattray

     These top-rated cabbage rolls are easy to fix and delicious! 

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    Ziti Bake
    Ziti Bake. Photo: Diana Rattray

    In this recipe, cooked ziti is baked to perfection with ground beef, peppers, tomatoes, seasonings and mozzarella cheese.

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    lasagna
    Diana Rattray

    This lasagna is made with a meaty Bolognese-style sauce, and it's filled with plenty of ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese. The recipe calls for a combination of ground beef and sausage, but you could make it with all ground beef or part ground pork.

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    Basic Burgers
    Basic Burgers. Photo: Diana Rattray

    These burgers are quick and easy to prepare and cook on the grill. Worcestershire sauce and a little brown sugar give the burgers some great flavor. Try these burgers with this tasty Remoulade Sauce or Chipotle Mayonnaise.

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    Classic Swedish Meatballs
    Diana Rattray

    These great tasting Swedish meatballs are a family favorite. We like them with mashed potatoes, but cooked noodles or rice would be excellent as well. They make an excellent appetizer, as well. Serve them buffet-style (smorgasbord) from a chafing dish or slow cooker.

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    Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Meatballs
    Diana Rattray

    Sweet and sour meatballs are super easy to prepare and cook with a simple Asian-style sauce and pineapple.

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    Unstuffed Cabbage
    Unstuffed Cabbage. Diana Rattray

    Ground beef, tomatoes, and cabbage combine to make a great-tasting casserole. Make it a meal with rice or a tossed salad.

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    American Chop Suey
    Diana Rattray

    This macaroni and ground beef dish​ is a comfort food for many people. This version is made with lots of ground beef, tomatoes, and tomato sauce.

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    Burrito Casserole
    Diana Rattray

     This burrito casserole is made with all the great flavors of a beef and cheese burrito. The ground beef combination includes burrito seasoning, refried beans, cheddar cheese, and tortillas. 

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    Stroganoff in Crescent Crust
    Diana Rattray

     This ground beef stroganoff is baked to perfection in a simple crescent roll crust. The ground beef and mushrooms are combined with sour cream and then topped with shredded cheese just before baking. 

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    Spanish Rice With Ground Beef
    Diana Rattray

     This Spanish rice is an easy, tasty skillet meal. Serve this delicious rice dish with cornbread or biscuits and a tossed salad.

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    easy skillet hamburger and noodles
    Diana Rattray

     Tomatoes, chili sauce, and tomato paste give it vibrant tomato color and flavor. If you don't have chili sauce, use ketchup in the dish.

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    stuffed peppers with ground beef and rice
    Diana Rattray

     These classic stuffed peppers are filled with a ground beef and rice mixture and baked to perfection. The bell peppers are topped with tomato sauce and optional cheese.