Are you in a bit of a dinner rut, staring at that ground beef in your fridge and thinking, “Not burgers again”? You’re not alone! We’ve all been there, looking for something different to whip up that’s both easy and appealing. These 22 ground beef recipes are perfect for shaking things up. From cozy skillets to flavors from around the world, these dishes will bring some excitement back to your dinner table. Dive in and give ground beef a whole new life.

A stack of quesadillas on a plate.
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Burger Bowls

Burger bowl with bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado and special sauce.
Burger Bowls. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Try burger bowls for a fun twist on a classic. It’s everything you love about burgers, but in a bowl! Packed with all the toppings and a special homemade sauce, it’s a healthier take on your favorite fast food.
Get the Recipe: Burger Bowls

Simple Beef Ramen Bowl

Simple Beef Ramen Bowl. Photo credit: Pass Me Some Tasty.

Shake up your dinner game with this simple beef ramen bowl. It’s a tasty mix of sautéed veggies, savory beef, and a fried egg over rice ramen. Ready in just 25 minutes, it’s a flavorful twist on a classic.
Get the Recipe: Simple Beef Ramen Bowl

Ground Beef and Cabbage Skillet

Ground beef cabbage stir fry in a bowl with chopsticks.
Ground Beef and Cabbage Skillet. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Get adventurous with this ground beef and cabbage skillet. It’s a bit like an Asian stir fry but with a unique twist. Packed with texture, spices, and a light savory sauce, this 30-minute meal is a surefire weeknight hit.
Get the Recipe: Ground Beef and Cabbage Skillet

Quick Korean Beef

Quick Korean Beef. Photo credit: FODMAP Everyday.

Get dinner on the table in a flash with quick Korean beef. It’s a speedy dish that doesn’t skimp on flavor, perfect for those nights when you’re short on time but want something special.
Get the Recipe: Quick Korean Beef

Ground Beef Enchiladas

Ground Beef Enchiladas. Photo credit: Dishes Delish.

Spice up your meal routine with these easy ground beef enchiladas. Loaded with seasoned beef, veggies, beans, and cheese, they’re a sure crowd-pleaser and ready in under an hour.
Get the Recipe: Ground Beef Enchiladas

Cheesy Ground Beef Quesadilla

Cheesy Ground Beef Quesadilla. Photo credit: My Everyday Table.

Nothing says comfort like a cheesy ground beef quesadilla. It’s quick, simple, and ready in 20 minutes. Layered with beef and loads of cheese, it’s a meal that’s sure to be a hit.
Get the Recipe: Cheesy Ground Beef Quesadilla

Instant Pot Beef & Cabbage Soup

Ground beef cabbage soup made in the Instant Pot in a white serving bowl.
Instant Pot Beef & Cabbage Soup. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Cozy up with a bowl of this comforting Instant Pot beef & cabbage soup. It’s a wholesome mix of ingredients in a tomato base, perfect for those chilly nights or when you need a little comfort food.
Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Beef & Cabbage Soup

Ground Beef and Sweet Potato Skillet

Ground beef and sweet potato skillet.
Ground Beef and Sweet Potato Skillet. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Ready to mix it up? This ground beef and sweet potato skillet brings a cozy Southwestern vibe right to your table. One pan, minimal fuss, and you’ve got a meal that’s both tasty for now and great for leftovers.
Get the Recipe: Ground Beef and Sweet Potato Skillet

Bomb Meatloaf

Meatloaf on a white plate cut into slices with fresh parsley garnish.
Bomb Meatloaf. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Discover why this bomb meatloaf might just be the best you’ll ever taste. It’s easy to make, juicy, and the sweet and tangy glaze is simply irresistible. Perfect for a comforting, home-cooked meal.
Get the Recipe: Bomb Meatloaf

Spicy Beef and Red Pepper Rice Bowl

Spicy beef and red pepper rice bowl topped with a fried egg over white rice.
Spicy Beef and Red Pepper Rice Bowl. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Spice up your dinner with this spicy beef and red pepper rice bowl. It’s a quick fix for those craving something with a little kick. Topped with a runny egg, it’s a dinner that’s easy yet impressively flavorful.
Get the Recipe: Spicy Beef and Red Pepper Rice Bowl

Classic Lasagna

Classic Lasagna. Photo credit: Pass Me Some Tasty.

Classic lasagna is always a crowd-pleaser. With layers of rich sauce, cheese, and gluten-free noodles, it’s a comfort dish that’s surprisingly easy to make and impresses everyone at the table.
Get the Recipe: Classic Lasagna

Ground Beef Pasta Skillet

Ground beef pasta skillet garnished with parsley.
Ground Beef Pasta Skillet. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

When you want something quick but packed with flavor, this ground beef pasta skillet is your go-to. It’s a 30-minute wonder that tastes like it’s been simmering all day. Just grab any pasta you’ve got and let the magic happen.
Get the Recipe: Ground Beef Pasta Skillet

American Chop Suey

American Chop Suey. Photo credit: Dishes Delish.

American chop suey is your answer to an easy, satisfying dinner. Juicy ground beef, veggies, and elbow macaroni in a tasty tomato sauce – it’s a 30-minute meal that’s perfect for those hectic weeknights.
Get the Recipe: American Chop Suey

Ground Beef Stir Fry

Ground beef stir fry in a skillet.
Ground Beef Stir Fry. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Why not whip up a ground beef stir fry for a change? It’s your answer to a quick, flavorful dinner. One pan, fresh veggies, and a homemade garlic ginger sauce that beats takeout any day. Plus, it’s a great way to sneak in those veggies!
Get the Recipe: Ground Beef Stir Fry

Mexican Ground Beef Skillet

Mexican ground beef skillet recipe with melted cheese.
Mexican Ground Beef Skillet. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Bring a little fiesta to your dinner with this Mexican ground beef skillet. It’s all the flavors of taco night, but easier. In just 30 minutes, you’ve got a one-pan meal that’s bursting with flavor and perfect for those busy evenings.
Get the Recipe: Mexican Ground Beef Skillet

Easy Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joe sandwiches on an English muffin.
Easy Sloppy Joes. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

For an easy twist, try these simple and flavorful sloppy joes. They’re just as enjoyable as the classic version but with a few smart swaps. Perfect for a comforting and guilt-free meal any day.
Get the Recipe: Easy Sloppy Joes

Bolognese Pasta Bake

Bolognese Pasta Bake. Photo credit: Greedy Gourmet.

Bolognese pasta bake is comfort food at its best. It’s the kind of dish anyone can master, ideal for feeding a crowd or prepping meals for the week. Hearty, warming, and always a hit at the dinner table.
Get the Recipe: Bolognese Pasta Bake

Italian Tomato Pasta Soup

Italian tomato soup with pasta in a mug with a spoon.
Italian Tomato Pasta Soup. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Dive into this Italian tomato pasta soup when you’re craving something warm and hearty. Loaded with ground beef, sausage, mushrooms, and escarole, it’s like a hug in a bowl, ideal for those cozy dinner nights.
Get the Recipe: Italian Tomato Pasta Soup

Cottage Pie

Cottage Pie. Photo credit: Greedy Gourmet.

Cottage pie is a classic that never disappoints. It’s the ultimate comfort dish, perfect for those nights when you need something heartwarming and filling. A British favorite that’s sure to become one of yours too.
Get the Recipe: Cottage Pie

Beef Kafta

Beef Kafta on a plate with veggies.
Beef Kafta. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Shake things up in the kitchen with beef kafta! Imagine these juicy Middle Eastern-style kabobs alongside rice and a fresh tomato cucumber salad. Add some feta or hummus, and you’ve got a dinner that’s far from your everyday meal.
Get the Recipe: Beef Kafta

Beef & Green Beans

Beef & Green Beans. Photo credit: Feels Like Home.

This beef & green beans stir fry is your go-to for a quick, flavorful meal. Lean ground beef, crisp green beans, and a delicious Asian-inspired sauce come together in under 30 minutes. Serve over rice for a simple yet tasty dinner.
Get the Recipe: Beef & Green Beans

Cheeseburger Soup

Cheeseburger Soup. Photo credit: Feels Like Home.

Cheeseburger soup is a creamy, cheesy concoction with a mild spicy kick. It’s a unique take on a classic, perfect for gatherings or when you want something a bit different from your usual fare.
Get the Recipe: Cheeseburger Soup

Gina Matsoukas is the writer, founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.

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