Hamburger meat is so easy to cook with — you just brown it up, add in your favorite seasonings, and it’s good to go. The hard part is coming up with inspiration for what to make with it for dinner. You could make meatloaf, meatballs, and tacos, but that can get so boring after a while, right? No longer. We’ve got so many recipes with hamburger meat here for endless dinner inspo. From an easy fall dinner to the perfect summer recipe to throw on the grill, we have the recipes for you.
Feeling Italian? Try stuffed shells, spicy meatballs, or the best pasta sauce you’ve ever tried. What about Tex-Mex? We have taco salads, loaded nachos, and even a Tex-Mex pizza. Want the Mediterranean? We have recipes for beef gyros, loaded hummus, and even Greek ziti. Plus there’s Asian dumplings and Gochujang-glazed meatloaf. And that’s not even mentioning the Mongolian meatballs, the Irish stout pie, or the homemade empanadas.
Whether you’re in the mood for a simple ground beef recipe or looking to jazz up your average weeknight dinner with a little bit of spice, we’ve gathered our favorite meals for inspiration on what to do with this very versatile protein.
One-Pot Hamburger Helper Lasagna.
One-Pot Hamburger Helper Lasagna – ditch the boxed mix Hamburger Helper and make your own, lasagna style, much healthier and homemade. Comfort food at its finest.
Vegetable and Ground Beef Skillet.
30-Minute 8-Ingredient Vegetable and Ground Beef Skillet. This nutritious recipe contains a plethora of fresh vegetables and grass-fed ground beef – the perfect meal for those who follow a paleo, keto, low-carb, or low-FODMAP diet.
This vegetable and ground beef skillet was one of those marvelous surprises that snuck up on me while I was doing a mobility workout at the gym recently. I was (per usual) fantasizing about food while lifting weights, and I had a vision of this exact skillet. Once I got home and started making it, POOF! it came together super quickly AND tasted better than I even imagined!
Easy Beef Burrito Skillet.
This Easy Beef Burrito Skillet has beef, black beans, salsa, and tortillas all cooked in one skillet. The tortillas turn soft and almost like a dumpling. This tasty Mexican one-pan dish is done in less than 20 minutes and dishes are done in less than one!
Top with a good dollop of sour cream in the center and with green onions. Add some pico de gallo if you want.
When you serve it you can scoop a little sour cream from the center with each portion.
Perfect Lasagna Recipe.
This Perfect Lasagna Recipe is a classic and such a delicious meal for serving a crowd. It’s also an easy main dish to make ahead and easily bake to warm before serving.
Swedish Meatballs Recipe.
Swedish Meatball Recipe – Swedish meatballs make a delicious dish with tender meatballs served in a rich, creamy sauce over noodles or mashed potatoes! A favorite family recipe made from scratch!
Tastiest Homemade Meatball Recipe.
here’s nothing quite as satisfying as a pasta bowl cradling perfectly cooked, twirled and tangled, steaming spaghetti coated in a vibrant, garlicky, San Marzano marinara sauce, all piled high and layered with homemade meatballs throughout! Talk about comfort food at its proudest!
Italian Beef and Spinach Meatballs.
These amazing Italian Beef and Spinach Meatballs would make my husband’s Italian family proud! I snuck some spinach in the meatball mix, but I promise even the pickiest of eaters will love them!
One of the most loved foods in the world is finally here! This is a traditional Italian Lasagna, made the Italian way with layers of slow cooked Bolognese ragu and cheese sauce. No ricotta – that’s the American-Italian version. Though patience is required,
The ultimate lasagna recipe is here! Layered with a rich tomato meat sauce and 4 types of cheese, this homemade lasagna dish is beyond delicious! It can be made ahead of time, feeds a crowd and is freezer-friendly, too!
Cheeseburger Stuffed Peppers.
These stuffed peppers are just the thing when you’ve got a hankering for a cheeseburger—plus the toppings are super flexible. Prefer your cheeseburgers with bleu cheese and mushrooms? Swap ’em in for the cheddar and pickles! Swiss and caramelized onions more your speed? Use those instead! The world is your burger.
Big Mac Cheeseburger Salad.
The perfect salad to satisfy those Big Mac cravings.
Skillet Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese.
It’s a clash of comfort foods, and we’re so into it.
This low-carb hack is for anybody who is trying to eat healthy but really wants a cheeseburger.
Cooking on a weeknight can seem almost impossible at times with busy schedules. That’s why we’ve made a list of the best recipes with hamburger meat that aren’t just easy to make, but are plenty creative too, so you aren’t stuck having the same meal over and over again. Plus, a lot of them are budget-friendly dinners and one dish recipes too, so you can save time on cleaning up. You’ve had a long day, and the last thing you want to do is cook an elaborate dinner with a million ingredients. Instead, opt for these quick dinner recipes, like the Instant Pot recipe with beef pasta that’ll have dinner ready in minutes. Or maybe opt for a slow cooker recipe instead, like the queso meatball sub that’ll practically be all done by the time you get home at night. Recipes with hamburger meat tend to contain lots of glorious comfort foods, which we definitely have here, including cheeseburger pizza and lasagna sloppy joes (it’s as amazing as it sounds). But we also included healthy recipes too, such as enchilada zucchini boats and yummy lettuce wraps. This list proves that ground beef recipes are anything but boring!
Recipes with hamburger meat are a weeknight favorite for so many reasons: ground beef is inexpensive, cooks up fast, and can be used in endless delicious ways. If you’re looking for a tasty new spin on classic ground beef recipes like meatloaf, hamburgers, chili and lasagna or if you’re in the mood for something different with ground beef, you’ll also find surprising new ways to use ground beef in stir frys, Soups, calzones, kabobs and more. Ground beef freezes well too, so stock up at the supermarket and bookmark this gallery as your go-to source for easy recipes with hamburger meat.
Have hamburger meat and don’t know what to make? We’ve got plenty of easy dinner ideas right here.
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