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Dinner Ideas With Ground Beef

Marian K Nov 3, 2018
Ground beef is one of the most ideal raw materials to have at hand when you need to whip up a quick wholesome meal. Here are some great dinner ideas with ground beef, that are delicious and easy to prepare.
Beef is a great source of protein and iron, but if cholesterol is a concern, one may use lean or extra lean meat. The beauty of ground beef is that it can be used in a wide variety of dinner delicacies and can change form to suit the need. It can be transformed into hamburgers, roast beef, grilled steak, and stew.
It is a good idea to supplement any beef dinner with salads and other side dishes that ensure that the meal is nutritionally balanced.
Some easy dinner ideas with ground beef are:


Mix the beef with an egg, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, chopped onion, garlic, salt, and pepper. Shape into balls and fry in a skillet.

Stir fry

Combine the ground beef with frozen stir fry veggies and some soy sauce. Stir fry and serve with rice.

Shepard's Pie

Mix the ground beef with bell peppers, peas, and white sauce or cream of soup. Top it with a layer of mashed potatoes and bake.


Add a can of cream of soup, one packet dry brown gravy mix, onions or mushrooms to the ground beef and cook. Serve it over noodles or rice.


Mix the ground beef with a ready spice mix and according to your preference, serve in taco shells or on burrito wraps, along with the regular accompaniments.


Add spaghetti sauce from a can to the ground beef and cook. Serve over noodles.


Start by using either tomato juice or broth as a base, to which you add the ground beef, veggies and penne (optional).


This is an acquired taste. Add frozen or leftover veggies to the beef, along with instant curry cubes. Serve with rice.

Sloppy Joes

Use a recipe you like or mix together the ground beef, ketchup, BBQ sauce, vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce. Cook and serve in a bun.


This meal must be accompanied by biscuits, rice, or bread. You could make a milk gravy or an easier option would be to use a ready country/brown mix.


Mix the ground beef with noodles or penne, white sauce/cream of soup, corn and peas, salt and pepper.

Chili Mac

Combine the beef with spaghetti sauce, cooked elbow noodles, chili powder, onion, beans and green pepper. Bake and serve.

Mac 'n Cheese

Add the ground beef to your regular Mac 'n Cheese recipe.

Ground Beef Meatballs


● Tomatoes, 1 can (28-ounces)
● Ground beef, 1 ½ pounds
● Chicken broth, 1 cup
● Bread crumbs, ¾ cup (plain, dried)
● Cilantro, ¼ cup (fresh, coarsely chopped)
● Egg, 1 (large)
● Onion, 1 (small, minced)
● Garlic, 3 cloves (minced)
● Vegetable oil, 2 tsp
● Salt, 1¼ tsp
● Cumin, 1 tsp (ground)
● Black pepper, ½ tsp (ground)
● Chipotle chile in adobo, 1


1. Combine the beef, bread crumbs, egg, pepper, a third of the minced garlic, 1 tsp salt, and ¼ cup water in a large mixing bowl.

2. With help of oil form the meat mixture into ¾'' meatballs.

3. For the sauce, blend the tomatoes, chipotle chile.

4. Heat the oil in a 5-quart Dutch oven/skillet, over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for about 5 minutes.
5. Add the cumin and remaining garlic. After a minute, pour in the tomato mixture, chicken broth, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil and add in the raw meatballs.

6. Lower the heat and simmer uncovered for about 30 minutes.

7. Serve meatballs by sprinkling cilantro.
This scrumptious meatball recipe is sure to be among the ranks of your family's favorite meals. Try out one of these dinner ideas every time you have ground beef in the freezer and need to prepare a quick nutritious meal.