When we’re talking about cheap & easy dinners, ground beef reigns supreme. It’s versatile, quick-cooking, and great for when you’ve got a crowd to feed. If you’re not careful though, it can become a little one-note. Have some on hand and not sure what to make with it? Look no further! From classics like meatloaf to creative meals like totchos, we’ve got you covered. There’s something here to please any and every appetite.
Let’s start with the classics. Though we’re all for trying new things or putting spins on our favorites, you’ve gotta walk before you can run. We’ve tested our recipes for things like stuffed peppers, goulash, sloppy Joes, Salisbury steak, meatballs, chili, and more over and over again to guarantee they’re the best and the most reliable they can be. Trust us, you’re going to want to bookmark these.
Copycat Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supreme
Were so obsessed with Taco Bell’s Crunchwrap Supreme that we have not one, but 9!! copycat recipes. And while we love our twists (mmm, especially our Big Mac crunchwrap), well always have a special place in our hearts for the original.
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Bell peppers are strong enough to hold their shape in the oven, and the flavor is subtle enough to go well with just about anything. This is our favorite recipe, but the customization options are endless—check out all our stuffed pepper recipes here too.
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Ground beef is one of those ingredients that we almost always have on hand. It adds a great meaty flavor to whatever you’re cooking, for a fraction of the price of steak. And, because the meat is ground up, you can easily stretch it (try adding beans, grains or chopped mushrooms) and feed more people. Best of all, ground beef is a key ingredient in so many of our favorite comfort foods and family-friendly dinners—so it’s one ingredient that we’ve always got a use for. Meatballs, stuffed peppers, sloppy Joes and more: a delicious meal is always within reach when you’ve got ground beef on hand. Take this simple, hearty meat sauce, for example. The beef is seasoned with dried herbs and simmered with canned tomatoes until the flavor meld to perfection. Served over cooked spaghetti it’s the perfect no-fuss meal from the pantry—that everyone will love.
From classics like burgers and meatloaf to family-friendly favorites like pasta Bolognese and shepherd’s pie, these are the recipes you’ll find yourself making again and again.
Mexican Beef ‘N’ Rice Skillet
Is there anything better than a one-skillet meal? We don’t think so, particularly if it’s as family-friendly and quick as this one, featuring spiced ground beef, flavorful rice, hearty beans, and lots of cheese. It all comes together in just 40 minutes with minimal prep too!
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A classic nostalgic comfort dish, goulash is the hearty weeknight dinner well always crave. The best thing about it? Everything cooks together in one pot—even the pasta!
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If youre craving a reliable, nostalgic, easy (and cheap) weeknight dinner, then there’s no debate: A sloppy Joes’ night is in order. Our tried-and-tested recipe uses the unstoppable trio—ground beef, tomato flavors, and onion—to create a flavor-packed meal that’s for way more than just sandwiches.
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Cabbage rolls just became a viable weeknight dinner with this quicker to make skillet dinner, which skips the rolling and gets dinner directly on the table. It’s less work, yet the payoff of a comforting home-cooked meal all the same.
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While many chili recipes call for simmering for at least an hour (sometimes even more), our best-ever beef chili can be made in just 40 minutes. If you’re looking for the most classic version to come home to after a long day, then this is the recipe for you.
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One-pot taco spaghetti is a fast-as-can-be weeknight dinner that pairs all your favorite taco fixin’s with spaghetti rather than taco shells. Everything comes together in one pot—from browning the beef to simmering the sauce, even boiling the spaghetti!
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If youre unfamiliar, the draw of a smash burger is its SUPER thin patties. Because they are so slim, its impossible for the ground beef to dry out, but you still get those deliciously crispy, lacy edges. Win win!
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