Ground Beef Recipes

This collection is filled with ground beef recipes like chili, burgers, lasagna and meatballs.
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Good Eats Meatloaf

There's no mystery meat here! Alton Brown smashes together ground chuck and sirloin with spices and croutons, baking it with a spicy-sweet glaze.

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Rachael Ray's Super Nachos

Get ready for three intense layers of flavor over two varieties of tortilla chips. Ground sirloin pairs with beans and Southwestern spices for extra kick.

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Savannah Tailgater Chili

Paula's sons', Bobby and Jamie Deen, favorite chili calls for ground beef, frozen corn, kidney beans and lots of spice. This meaty, stick-to-your ribs dish is sure to keep you warm and satisfied.

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This classic Greek casserole delivers a variety of flavors and textures from breadcrumbs to eggplant. Use ground beef or lamb, then slather the top with a creamy cheese custard before baking to golden perfection.

Get the Recipe: Moussaka

Beef and Pork Tamale Pie

Rachael packs Latin flavors into this easy-to-prepare, comforting dinner. It becomes a great make-ahead weeknight meal too.

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Weeknight Bolognese

Creamy, rich, and meaty, Ina's easy Bolognese sauce makes weeknight pasta more decadent. It's a welcome break from basic spaghetti and meatballs.

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Ellie's Beef Taco Salad

There's nothing dainty about this salad. With mounds of chili-spiced beef and sharp cheddar cheese over a bed of crisp greens — all doused with a chunky tomato lime dressing and topped with a shards of corn chips — it has high-impact flavor and heartiness to satisfy even the biggest appetites.

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Melissa's Shepherd's Pie

Melissa D'Arabian gives us her version of the ultimate meat and potatoes dish. She cooks ground beef in bacon fat to ensure all the meaty flavors come through a layer of cheesy, garlic-y mashed potatoes.

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Ellie's Lettuce Cups With Tofu and Beef

Ellie Krieger infuses lean ground beef with Asian flavors plus water chestnuts and peanuts, creating a texture-rich accompaniment to crunchy lettuce.

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Julia Child's Pan-Fried Thin Burgers

What they lack in size, these patties make up for in flavor. Sauteed shallots are mixed right into the beef before frying, creating a delicious built-in condiment.

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Patty Melts

A patty melt is the perfect marriage of a grilled cheese sandwich and a hamburger. This recipe uses both ground beef and ground turkey for a comforting favorite that's on the leaner side.

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Cafeteria Sloppy Joes

Make slider-sized versions of this childhood favorite, served with potato chips, of course.

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Ina's Stuffed Cabbage

Ian Garten stuffs cabbage leaves with a mixture of ground chuck, rice and tomato sauce for a hearty, all-in-one meal.

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Alton's Mini Man Burgers

Alton seasons ground chuck with garlic and onion powder, ending up with miniature-sized burgers with great big flavor.

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Outside-In Burgers With Adobo Ketchup

Mexican-spiced burgers get stuffed with white cheddar and onion, and topped with a spiced-up take on ketchup.

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Meatballs a la Pizzaiola

Giada De Laurentiis' deep-fried meatballs are stuffed with hunks of smoked mozzarella. Like meaty mozzarella sticks, they're perfect for dipping into marinara sauce.

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Rachael's Spaghetti and Meatballs

Made with garlic, herbs and equal parts ground beef and pork, Rachael's meatballs and sauce become perfect make-ahead spaghetti toppers.

Get the Recipe: On Top of Ole Smoky, All Covered with Cheese: Spaghetti and Meatballs

Beef Tostadas

Spice up a weeknight meal with this easy variation on taco night. They're so easy to build, kids can get in on the fun of meal prep.

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Adriana's Pasta Pie

This savory pie's cheesy, meaty crust is topped with an even cheesier tomato-basil-pasta mixture.

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Giada's Classic Italian Lasagna

Giada's thick and meaty tomato sauce is layered with three cheeses, creamy bechamel sauce and spinach in this take on classic lasagna.

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Gnocchi Nicoise

Save time with store-bought gnocchi and focus on this killer sauce made with vegetables, bacon and coarsely ground beef.

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Giada's Burgers a la Pizzaiola

Giada packs sirloin patties with classic pizza flavors, offering a myriad of topping suggestions to accompany them on toasted buns.

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Lasagna Bolognese

Make any gathering cause for celebration with this lasagna stuffed with a complex ragu of mushrooms, prosciutto, beef and pork.

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Meat Sauce

This is the one dish Ree Drummond makes ahead for a group more than any other. It's versatile and delicious, and it's the perfect on-hand option when you've suddenly got a house full of people.

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Meatloaf Muffins with Barbecue Sauce

Try Rachael's easy meatloaf muffins and enjoy all the flavors of a classic meatloaf in a cute individual-portion size.

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Simple Bolognese

Giada serves her chunky Bolognese over rigatoni for a classic, hearty Italian main dish. A sprinkle of grated Pecorino-Romano adds a sharp, creamy bite.

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Super Sloppy Joes

Rachael adds a sweet red bell pepper to her savory sloppy joes for a little something extra, along with lots of seasonings and tomatoes.

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Mom's Meatloaf

This simple-yet-classic meatloaf recipe comes together with just 15 minutes' prep time.

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Baked Bean Casserole

Trisha Yearwood mixes ground beef, bacon, beans and barbecue sauce in this easy casserole that serves 12. Worcestershire and soy sauce add a tangy kick to the dish.

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Greek-Style Stuffed Peppers

A flavorful blend of spinach, bulgur and lean ground beef fills these sweet red peppers, which are sprinkled with feta cheese and baked until tender.

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Beef and Bean Taco Casserole

Food Network Kitchen nicknamed this the "broken enchilada" casserole because the soft layer of cooked tortilla chips on the bottom is reminiscent of enchiladas. But this dish is much easier to make!

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Shepherd's Pie

The classic meat and potato dish gets a healthy makeover with the use of lean ground beef and the addition of cauliflower in the creamy mash.

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Baked Spaghetti

This mash-up of lasagna and spaghetti with meat sauce makes for a warming one-pan dinner. (And if you start with leftover cooked noodles and meat sauce, you're set for a super-fast weeknight meal.) Assemble the casserole ahead of time and bake when you're ready to serve.

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Beefy Stuffed Sweet Potato

Here's a clever trick to pack veggies into these beefy, Latin-inspired stuffed potatoes: Chop the carrots, onion and tomato into small pieces that go almost unnoticed when cooked with the ground beef. This dish is perfect for that picky vegetable eater who's trying to eat healthier.

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Shortcut Shepherd's Pie

How many times have you made mashed potatoes just so you'll have leftovers for shepherd's pie? Using potato tots instead not only saves you time but makes for a crispy topping that's a nice contrast to the beef filling.

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Meatball Sandwiches

Alton makes homemade Parmesan-parsley biscuits to craft a comforting meatball sandwich topped with spaghetti sauce and provolone cheese.

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Kids Can Make: A Quesadilla Bar

This self-serve meal lets kids load up open-faced quesadillas with their choice of toppings. For little kids: Let them assemble the quesadillas before baking. For big kids: Let them add the seasonings to the beef and help cut up the vegetables for the toppings.

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Beef Moussaka

This beefy, traditional Greek casserole is surprisingly low in fat. It relies on spices, tomato paste, wine and vinegar for flavor instead of the ton of cheese (and fat) found in regular moussaka recipes.

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Beef and Cheese Manicotti

Bursting with meaty, robust flavor, Giada's traditional manicotti is the quintessential comfort food. Once the manicotti are cooked to al dente perfection, enlist the kids' help in stuffing, rolling, then stacking them in your baking dish.

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Mini Meatballs

Trisha's easy meatball appetizer is great for entertaining a crowd. Each small bite is packed with beef, garlic, onion and fresh parsley, so a little goes a long way.

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Sandra Lee's Lasagna

This satisfying lasagna dish uses basic ingredients that are likely stocked away in your pantry, which makes for quick and easy assembly. When browning the meat, Sandra likes to use a splash of apple cider vinegar — the sweet, tangy flavor complements the savory beef.  

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Mega Meatball Pizza

Rachael repurposes her basic meatball recipe to create a rich, homemade pizza topping. When preparing the dough, treat it like focaccia by adding a generous helping of olive oil and rosemary — these flavors marry well with the browned meat and fresh mozzarella.

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Reuben Meatball Sliders

Jeff Mauro reimagines the classic Reuben sandwich in slider form using tender ground chuck, shredded Swiss, breadcrumbs and parsley. For another nod to the classic deli sandwich, top the sliders with a generous helping of Thousand Island dressing and serve on toasted mini buns.

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Pepperoni Pizza Burger Bomba

This could be the family's new favorite treat. When kids see these beefy, cheesy bombas, they'll want to ditch their knives and forks and dig right in with their hands. Preparation is simple: They're stuffed and folded just like dumplings, using Scamorza cheese, pepperoni, pizza sauce and a burger patty.

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