35+ EASY Ground Beef Recipes

Have a package of ground beef to use up? Here are 35+ easy ground beef recipes to try out. From pasta recipes, to soups, appetizers and more. They’re all SO delicious!

Ground beef is such a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes – from savory pasta dishes to soups, burgers and more!

Here are 35+ of the best recipes with ground beef.

Some of the most popular ground beef recipes on my blog include these Stuffed Poblano Peppers, this Italian Wedding Soup, and this Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce. But there are so many great options!

Keep reading to discover some new favorites!

Easy Ground Beef Recipes (That are SO Delicious!)

Overhead shot of french dip burgers on platter with bowl of au jus.
Flavorful onion au jus compliments these delectable burgers topped with melted Gruyere cheese to make a perfect French Dip Burger.
French Dip Burger
A big bowl of Cheeseburger Soup has everything you love about a classic hamburger. Made with tender ground beef, shredded cheese, and hearty potatoes, it’s the ultimate comfort food to enjoy all winter long.
Cheeseburger Soup
top shot of spaghetti noodles and tomato sauce in white bowl
Instant Pot Spaghetti is an easy and delicious weeknight meal the whole family will love! Made with simple ingredients, this comfortingly classic spaghetti recipe is ready in 30 minutes!
Instant Pot Spaghetti
Bowl of cabbage roll soup topped with dollop of sour cream & fresh dill.
This Cabbage Roll Soup cooks up quick and easy! Topped with sour cream & fresh dill, it tastes just like cabbage rolls without all the work. Make this simple recipe on the stove, in the instant pot, or in a slow cooker.
Cabbage Roll Soup
Meatloaf in air fryer basket topped with tomato sauce & parsley.
This Air Fryer Meatloaf recipe is just as delicious as the classic baked version, but so much quicker. This recipe makes two tender meatloaves with crisp, caramelized surfaces and juicy, tender centers. Making homemade meatloaf has never been easier!
Air Fryer Meatloaf
Overhead shot of stuffed poblanos arranged in baking dish drizzled with lime crema.
Stuffed Poblano Peppers loaded with a mixture of beef & rice and topped with a zesty lime-crema. This healthy recipe will be on your table in 30 minutes.
Stuffed Poblano Peppers
Take your snacking to the next level with this Cheesy Enchilada Dip. Beans are layered with ground beef and enchilada sauce, and topped with lots of melty cheese, green onions and a dollop of sour cream.
Cheesy Enchilada Dip
Hands holding bowl of pasta topped with slow cooker bolognese.
This Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce would make my Nana Lamancuso proud. It’s silky and luscious with super tender meat and so much flavor. Crockpot bolognese is where it’s at! 
Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce
Italian wedding soup in small grey bowl with parmesan.
This Italian Wedding Soup marries delicious Italian flavors together in one pot! Made with homemade meatballs, vegetables, kale, and pasta, this classic soup is easy to make in less than an hour on the stove top.
Italian Wedding Soup
Hand holding bowl of lasagna soup.
This One Pot Lasagna Soup tastes just like lasagna without all the work. This beef & noodle tomato soup is served topped with a creamy ricotta cheese mixture that melts deliciously into it. 
One Pot Lasagna Soup
Thai Beef Stir Fry in bowl with chopsticks on dark green background.
30-Minute Thai Beef Stir Fry with Basil & Chiles will be on your dinner table in a hurry. Serve it over rice for a wholesome meal that will bring some excitement to your weeknight cooking routine. 
Thai Beef Stir Fry with Basil & Chiles
This is the BEST Beer Chili recipe! A hearty one-pot chili with beans that’s rich, spicy and perfect for game day.
Beer Chili
Crockpot Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Bolognese -The perfect easy and delicious dinner recipe!
Get the RECIPE from Half Baked Harvest
In just 30 minutes you can have this ground beef orzo with a creamy tomato sauce on your table! It’s a kid-friendly meal that uses simple, wholesome ingredients.
Get the RECIPE from Salt + Lavender
Healthier Homemade One Pot Hamburger Helper…Swapping out the boxed stuff and making this childhood special…but homemade and healthier!
Get the RECIPE from Half Baked Harvest
This 30-minute ground beef taco recipe is affordable, so tasty, and is way better than other tacos since it uses a homemade seasoning mix! It’ll be a new favorite for taco night.
Get the RECIPE from Salt + Lavender
My Family’s Favorite Pesto Pasta Bolognese.
My Family’s Favorite Pesto Pasta Bolognese: Delicious meal for feeding a crew over the holidays, or serve as leftovers throughout the week!
Get the RECIPE from Half Baked Harvest
Why get takeout when you can make this easy teriyaki ground beef recipe at home in just 30 minutes? The simple garlic ginger stir fry sauce is irresistible!
Get the RECIPE from Salt + Lavender
Side view of burger topped with tomato, lettuce and red onion.
These Air Fryer Burgers are quick and low-maintenance compared to traditional grilled burgers. They’re lightly seasoned, easy to cook, and never dry out!
Air Fryer Burgers
Two bowls of pasta with white bolognese.
This White Bolognese Sauce combines beef & Italian sausage in this silky, rich & delicately spiced sauce that’s perfect for topping a bowl of pasta!
White Bolognese Sauce
Sunday Night Gnocchi Bolognese Bake: One pot, simmer all day for amazing aromas, or put together in an hour…so simple, so delicious!
Get the RECIPE from Half Baked Harvest
Cozy up with this easy Salisbury steak recipe! It uses wholesome, simple ingredients to make ground beef patties in a mushroom and onion gravy.
Get the RECIPE from Salt + Lavender
Albondigas in blue bowl topped with sour cream and jalapenos.
Spanish Meatballs – or Albondigas – simmer in enchilada sauce and are topped with sour cream, radishes & cilantro. Serve them taco-style in tortillas or as an appetizer with toothpicks. 
Spanish Meatballs
Southwest Beef & Quinoa Stuffed Peppers make a hearty, healthy, protein packed meal that's amazingly delicious and quick and easy to prepare.
These Quinoa Stuffed Peppers with Beef make a hearty, healthy, protein packed meal that's amazingly delicious and quick and easy to prepare.
Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
This hamburger soup recipe is a simple and hearty meal made with ground beef, potatoes, and a delicious tomato broth. It freezes well and is family-friendly and inexpensive to make.
Get the RECIPE from Salt + Lavender
Close up of meatballs in skillet with mongolian sauce.
Sticky Mongolian Beef Meatballs made in under 30-minutes! The meatballs and broccoli bake together on one baking sheet for extra easy cleanup. Tossed with a delicious, thick, sweet sauce and served over rice or noodles.  
Sticky Mongolian Meatballs
Instant pot chili in bowl with sour cream, cheese and onions.
This is the best Instant Pot Chili! A hearty one-pot chili that cooks up quick & easy with the help of your pressure cooker. 
Instant Pot Chili
Step away from the canned sauce and give these homemade sloppy joes a try! They’re truly the best version of a childhood favorite!
Get the RECIPE from The Chunky Chef
Sliced BOSTON MARKET meatloaf in serving tray with green beans and mashed potatoes.
This Boston Market Meatloaf (Copycat Recipe) tastes just like they make at Boston Market – It’s kicked up with a barbeque ketchup sauce that tastes so amazing!
Boston Market Meatloaf
Crazy juicy, Swedish Meatballs that are so tender your jaw will drop in amazement! These from-scratch meatballs are bathed in a rich, creamy, dreamy gravy that tastes 1000X better than the Ikea version!
Get the RECIPE from Carlsbad Cravings
Finished chili mac in instant pot.
Instant Pot Chili Mac and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food. Plus, it comes together in just 30 minutes with the help of your electric pressure cooker. 
Instant Pot Chili Mac and Cheese
These crispy, cheesy, 30-minute easy beef empanadas are so simple to make with refrigerated pie crust and a savory beef and cheese filling. Serve these simple homemade empanadas with sour cream or guacamole!
Get the RECIPE from Le Creme de la Crumb
Umami Burger platingsandpairings.com
This Green Chile Cheeseburger is filled with flavor but simple to make. Charred chiles, garlic aioli & soy sauce bring these grilled burgers to the next level with umami flavor!
Green Chile Cheeseburger
Creamy beef taco soup. This one-pot tomato-based recipe is loaded with tender beef, hearty kidney beans, and sweet corn.
Get the RECIPE from Serving Dumplings
These Red Wine Burgers are decadent treat for your summer BBQ. Seasoned with a red wine-shallot reduction, topped with melted cheese and served simply with a thick slice of tomato and lettuce. | platingsandpairings.com
These Red Wine Burgers are a decadent treat for your summer BBQ. Seasoned with a red wine-shallot reduction, topped with melted cheese and served simply with a thick slice of tomato and lettuce. Yum!
Red Wine Burgers
Overhead shot of bowl of cheeseburger salad next to jar of mustard and bowl of special sauce.
This Cheeseburger Salad is a delicious, low-carb way to enjoy your favorite fast food treat. Topped with an amazing, creamy "special sauce" dressing.
Cheeseburger Salad

How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these ground meat recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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35+ EASY Ground Beef Recipes

Have a package of ground beef to use up? Here are 35+ amazingly delicious ground beef recipes to try out. From pasta recipes, to soups, appetizers and more! Try this Instant Pot Spaghetti. It's an easy and delicious weeknight meal the whole family will love!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Time for pressure to build: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (Can substitute Italian sausage, ground turkey or ground chicken)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 3 ½ cups bone broth (can substitute low-sodium chicken broth (or water), divided)
  • 24 ounces marinara sauce (homemade or jarred)
  • 1 pound dry spaghetti
  • Parmesan cheese (grated)


  • Set the Instant Pot to SAUTE and add the olive oil. Once hot, add the ground beef, and season with salt, oregano, garlic powder and onion powder. Cook, breaking the beef into small pieces, until cooked through and no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
  • Hit CANCEL and add 1 cup broth. Scrape any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
  • Break the noodles in half and arrange them in the pot in alternating directions. Add the sauce. Do not stir.
  • Rinse the pasta sauce jar with 1 cup of the remaining broth (pour the broth into the jar and swirl), then pour over the pasta with the additional 1 ½ cups broth. Again, do not stir, but gently press the noodles down with a spoon to ensure that they are submerged in the liquid.
  • Place the lid on the pot and set to seal. Cook on manual HIGH pressure for 5 minutes. It will take about 10 minutes for the pressure to build, then a countdown timer will begin.
  • When the time is up, quick release the pressure and remove the lid.
  • Stir to break up the noodles. Season with salt and pepper, and serve.


  • Any type of dry noodles will work for this recipe. Simply adjust the amount of cook time to half the cook time shown on the package directions. 
  • If your noodles aren’t fully cooked, use the sauté function for an additional few minutes to further cook.
  • If you don’t like meat, you can opt for Instant Pot spaghetti without meat and substitute your favorite tofu or vegetable. 
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Calories: 681kcal | Carbohydrates: 95g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 1924mg | Potassium: 1226mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 745IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 6mg

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