25 Award-Worthy Ground Beef Recipes

Casseroles, Meatballs, Hamburgers and Meatloaf Top the List

Spaghetti and Meatballs
Spaghetti and Meatballs. Diana Rattray

These 25 top-rated ground beef recipes, from Salisbury steaks and meatloaf to delicious spaghetti sauce and ground beef casseroles, will please your family any night of the week, and most are easy to fix and economical in the bargain. 

Delicious Ground Beef Recipes

Salisbury Steak With Mushrooms

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.

Country Meatloaf
This great-tasting everyday meatloaf is made with lean ground beef, chopped onions and celery, grated carrots, mushrooms and seasonings. 

Easy Ground Beef Casserole With Potatoes

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

Unstuffed Cabbage

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

Taco Casserole

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

Maria's Italian Meatballs

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.

Baked Ziti Recipe With Ground Beef

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

Quick and Easy Tex-Mex Beef and Rice Bake

This easy beef and rice casserole is a quick-fix meal your family will love. Serve this tasty casserole with hot baked cornbread for a delicious meal.

Swedish Meatballs

These wonderful spiced Swedish meatballs are cooked on the stovetop and then finished in the oven with a flavorful sauce.

Favorite Meaty Lasagna

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.

Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf

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.

Beef Enchilada Casserole

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

Spaghetti and Meatballs

This is a recipe for meatballs with a homemade tomato sauce, always a family favorite. The meatballs and sauce are served over hot cooked spaghetti with Parmesan cheese.

Tex-Mex Macaroni and Ground Beef Casserole

Taco seasoning and nacho cheese soup help to flavor this easy, tasty casserole. Serve this casserole with cornbread or biscuits.

Hamburger Casserole With Mashed Potatoes

A simple meatloaf-type mixture of ground beef and seasonings is topped with mashed potatoes and cheese, then the casserole is baked to perfection.

Serve with steamed vegetables or a tossed salad for a satisfying family dinner.

Ground Beef Casserole

Browned ground beef is combined with tomatoes, then the mixture is layered in a baking dish with corn, thawed frozen hash brown potatoes and cheese.

Basic Lasagna With Meaty Sauce

This lasagna, always a favorite, is baked with layers of ricotta cheese, a beefy herbed tomato sauce, and mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.

Juicy Grilled Burgers

These top-rated grilled hamburgers maintain their juiciness with a little tomato juice and Worcestershire sauce, along with a variety seasonings.

Easy Burrito Casserole

This easy layered casserole is a burrito in a dish. Flour tortillas, ground beef, sausage and refried beans are among the ingredients.

Cabbage Rolls With Ground Beef and Cheese

In this recipe, the ground beef filling is made with breadcrumbs and cheese instead of the typical rice.

Sloppy Mac and Cheese

If your family likes sloppy Joes and macaroni and cheese, they'll love this combination. The casserole is baked with a bottom sloppy Joe layer and topped with creamy homemade macaroni and cheese.

Texas Burgers

These burgers are topped with a flavorful Texas-style barbecue sauce and creamy coleslaw. Assemble the hamburgers with a topping of barbecue sauce and coleslaw or serve the burgers on toasted rolls with all topping choices at the table. 

Cavatappi With Ground Beef and Chili-Style Tomatoes

The chili-style tomatoes and Cajun seasoning give this dish extra heat and flavor. Use macaroni, penne or mini penne in this recipe if you don't have cavatappi. 

Meatballs Stroganoff

These delicious meatballs are served over noodles with a super easy sour cream gravy.

Hearty Taco Soup for the Slow Cooker

This hearty, beefy taco soup is flavored with taco seasoning and other spices, a perfect everyday dinner soup. Serve this slow-cooker soup with cornbread and garnish with shredded cheese, sour cream or tortilla chips