14 Best Recipes with Ground Beef



14 Best Recipes made with Ground Beef


We have all been there – that moment when you look in the fridge or freezer, realize you have ground beef to cook up for dinner, but have no idea what to do with it (since perhaps the weekend was too hectic for you to put together your normal meal plan for the week). (Photo above by Brooke Lark on Unsplash)

Or maybe, like me, you came home with pounds of ground beef from the big box store or your local butcher and suddenly thought, “Wait! I don’t want to make the same three or four dishes over and over!”

Not to worry. Today we’re sharing some favorite (and perhaps unique) recipes made with ground beef, so you can try something different to add to the rotation or try several different things and broaden your family’s culinary horizons. So let’s get started! (Click on the title of each recipe to view detailed recipe).

First, always be sure to handle ground beef safely to reduce any risk of food-borne illness or bacteria affecting other food and kitchen items.

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1. Ground Beef Stroganoff Casserole – For this casserole, cooked noodles are tossed with mushrooms and ground beef in a creamy sauce with Worcestershire, beef broth and sour cream, layered with mozzarella cheese and baked for a hearty meal that takes less than an hour to put together.

2. Beef Enchiladas – Ground beef is cooked with yellow onion, garlic, black beans, taco seasoning, and some enchilada sauce, then scooped into and rolled up in flour tortillas, topped with more enchilada sauce and grated cheese before baking. It is so yummy! Top it with your favorite garnishes like olives, cilantro, sour cream, jalapenos, avocado …. and enjoy!

Recipes with Ground Beef | Beef Enchiladas Recipe


3. Devi’s Vegetable Beef Soup – This soup comes together quickly with canned (or frozen) vegetables along with ground beef in a beefy tomato broth seasoned with onion, oregano, basil, and bay leaves. It’s delicious served with pita chips, favorite crackers, or simply topped with a sprinkling of your favorite grated cheese.

4. Beefy Stuffed Zucchini – Dish up this healthy meal with ground beef, onion, peppers, and seasonings in a tomato sauce base, stuffed into hollowed-out zucchini “boats” and baked topped with some mozzarella cheese for a delicious family dinner.

5. Italian Beef Macaroni Casserole – This dish reminds me a little bit of a baked goulash or homemade version of Hamburger Helper. Ground beef cooked with onion, garlic, oregano and basil, simmered with tomatoes, beef broth and paprika, tossed with cooked macaroni and cheese before baking into a fabulous gooey meal that kids and adults will both enjoy.
(below photo by Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash)

Pasta with Ground Beef | Best Recipes with Ground Beef

6. Beef and Rice – This recipe comes to us from a Texas 4-H member, and is very quick and simple for when you only have a few minutes for dinner. Brown the ground beef, and toss with cooked minute rice, black beans, and chunky salsa, and sprinkle some grated cheese over top for a quick Beef and Rice bowl that’s ready in no time.

7. Crockpot Beef Tortilla Casserole – A hearty tortilla casserole layered up in the crockpot for easy cooking and serving; it does take a little time to get all the ingredients together and ready to layer in the crockpot, so leave enough time to do that. Don’t leave it in the crockpot too long – because the tortillas can get soggy. It has lots of great flavor, though, with beef, black beans, corn, taco seasoning, enchilada sauce, cheese, and tortillas.

8. Pasta with Beef and Beans – Five cheese ravioli and broccoli florets served up in a tomato beef sauce made with ground beef, northern beans, tomatoes and seasonings, topped with some shredded Parmesan. This recipe, too, comes from a Texas 4-H member.

9. Rich Beef and Tomato Ragout – Ground beef cooked with rutabaga, grape tomatoes and seasoned with red chili, cinnamon, basil, onion and garlic.

10. Beefy Bean-a-Roni – Macaroni, ground beef, red beans, celery and sloppy joe sauce are baked together and topped with cheddar cheese.

11. Mom’s Meatloaf – An old-fashioned traditional meatloaf seasoned with onion, garlic, Worcestershire, bread crumbs, egg and sage.

12. Southwest Stuffed Peppers – Stuff bell peppers with taco-seasoned ground beef (or ground turkey), rice, black beans, corn, and cheese and enjoy a healthy dinner!

Stuffed Yellow and Red Peppers Recipe

13. Taco Salad – This meal is easy and quick to have on the table in less than 30 minutes. Cook the ground beef with taco seasoning and beans, then layer tortilla chips, meat mixture, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, avocado, or other favorite salad toppings (which can be prepped while meat and beans are cooking). Voila!

14. Spaghetti and Meatballs – A traditional fairly quick recipe for homemade meatballs served up in spaghetti sauce over noodles. Yum!

Do you have other favorite recipes made with ground beef? We’d love to hear about them in the comments below. Thanks for stopping by!


Best Ever Peach Blueberry Cobbler Recipe



Peach and Blueberry Cobbler Recipe ready to serve


One of the things I love about summertime is the ability to easily get fresh blueberries and peaches in our area. There is almost nothing as good as biting into a perfectly fresh, ripe peach and enjoying the sweet, luscious flavor.

However, the nice thing about this recipe for Peach Blueberry Cobbler is that it can just as easily be made with frozen peach slices and blueberries (so you can enjoy the fabulous flavor any time of year).

If you have a local farmers’ market or, even better, a Pick-Your-Own farm nearby where you can pick peaches or blueberries for yourself and enjoy them fresh, I encourage you to take advantage of those opportunities for fresh local produce. Both activities are especially fun with the kids or grandkids for a fun outing.


Peaches and Blueberries at Farmers Market - Flickr


But now for our recipe, so you can get started on yours right away ….

First you’ll preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and then spray your baking dish (a deep dish pie pan or a 2-quart baking dish) with a little cooking spray. (This keep the cobbler topping from sticking to the pan after baking).

Then toss your sliced peaches and some blueberries with a little bit of sugar and place them into the prepared baking dish. If you like, sprinkle a little cinnamon over the top of them before preparing the cobbler topping, to add another flavor dimension to the dish.


Peach Blueberry Cobbler Recipe


For the cobbler topping, we’ll use a mixer to beat together sugar and butter. Then mix in some eggs and vanilla.

Lastly, combine the flour, baking soda and salt and add that mixture to the butter mixture alternately with some buttermilk (about half the flour, followed by half the buttermilk, and repeating), until all is combined. (See recipe with measurements and details).


Peach Blueberry Cobbler with Topping


It might sound a little complicated, but these are all basic ingredients from your pantry and fridge, so it doesn’t take long at all to whip together.

Side Note: If you do not have buttermilk, simply use 1 teaspoon of lemon juice or white vinegar and add enough regular milk to make one cup of buttermilk (best to mix this up and let it sit for a few minutes to combine before using).

Pour the batter over the top of the peaches and blueberries, and set the baking dish on a baking tray lined with aluminum foil (to contain any spill-overs from your dish while baking); sprinkle a little turbinado sugar over top of all, if you like. Place in the pre-heated oven and bake for 45 minutes or until batter is baked, set, and lightly browned.


Peach Blueberry Cobbler Recipe


This is so yummy, it doesn’t need anything else with it for serving; but if you’d like to top it with a dollop of whipped cream, a scoop of ice cream, or a drizzle of cold fresh milk, go right ahead. I often like mine with those added goodies, too!

Here are links to a few of the items we used while making and serving our cobbler, in case your kitchen needs some accessories (affiliate links mean your purchase supports Dish Dish without costing you any more), and we hope you enjoy.

Clear Deep Dish Pie Pan
Hand Mixer
Baking Trays
Ice cream Scoop

And if you love peaches and blueberries as much as I do, you’ll really enjoy these recipes, too:

Peachy French Toast

Pesto Pork Pinwheels with Grilled Peaches

Keto Blueberry Blender Pancakes

Cucumber and Blueberry Salad

Peaches and Cream Oatmeal Smoothie


What are your favorite dishes with peaches or blueberries? Does your family have some traditions or cultural favorites with these fruits? Leave us a comment below with your ideas or suggestions; we love hearing from you!

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