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Healthy Ground Beef Recipes That Won’t Break the Bank

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Do you have some ground beef sitting in your fridge or freezer just waiting to be turned into a delicious meal? This quick-cooking and affordable protein is a weeknight dinner winner! Here are some tasty ground beef recipes that the family will love.

1. Cheesy Ground Beef Quesadillas

Stack of ground beef quesadillas with tomato topping.
Photo Credit: Loren Runion for My Everyday Table.

Looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal the whole family will love? These cheesy ground beef quesadillas are on the table in 20 minutes, and they are full of flavor that everyone will enjoy!

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2. Walking Taco Casserole Recipe

Baked walking taco casserole in a baking dish.
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table.

This tasty casserole has taco flavored ground beef, and veggies for a delicious and filling meal the whole family will enjoy. Top it with your favorite taco toppings and enjoy! This dish is perfect for game day, camping, parties, or a quick weeknight dinner. 

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3. Easy Lasagna Stuffed Shells

Ricotta stuffed shells with meat sauce in baking dish
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table.

Craving all of the flavors of lasagna but need to get dinner in the oven fast? Skip the lasagna layers and make these tasty Italian stuffed shells instead! This is a meal the whole family will love!

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4. Ground Beef and Broccoli Rice Bowl 

ground beef and broccoli recipe
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table.

You can have these healthy and delicious ground beef, broccoli, and rice bowls on the table in just about 20 minutes, perfect for a busy weeknight. These bowls are packed with Asian flavors that the whole family will enjoy. 

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5. Ground Beef Kofta

Grilled beef kofta over rice.
Photo Credit: My Everyday Table.

Ground beef mixed with spices and then grilled for delicious flavors is sure to be a meal that your family loves. Serve it over rice with a Mediterranean yogurt sauce and let each member of the family create their own bowl for dinner. 

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6. Cheeseburger Hot Pockets with French Fry Topping

Photo Credit: XoXo Bella.

Surprise your kids with a dinner they will love. Homemade cheeseburger hot pockets with a french fry topping are everything you love about burgers and fries in one tasty hand pie. This hearty dish is perfect for an after school snack or a tasty dinner!

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7. Beef Chili

Photo Credit: The Gracious Pantry.

This simple beef chili recipe is perfect for serving in a bowl with your favorite chili toppings. You can also use it for game day as a topping for nachos, hot dogs, hamburgers, or even a baked potato. You are going to love this dish!

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8. Ground Beef Stroganoff

Photo Credit: This Mom Is On Fire.

This ground beef stroganoff is the perfect meal for a busy weeknight and it is full of flavor. You can have it on the table in 30 minutes with a tasty sauce that is perfect for serving over pasta. This dish is kid and grown-up approved!

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9. Easy Stuffed Bell Peppers

Photo Credit: This Mom Is On Fire.

Ground beef, bell peppers, rice, and veggies, all topped with melty cheese. It’s a whole meal in one beautiful bell pepper. Your family will love these stuffed bell peppers and you’ll love that they are enjoying a healthy dinner. 

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10. Easy Gluten Free Meatballs

Photo Credit: Pass Me Some Tasty.

You would be hard pressed to find a kid who doesn’t like meatballs, and grownups usually like them too. These gluten-free meatballs are easy to make and you can cook them in the oven or the air fryer. Do yourself a favor and go ahead and freeze a batch for later!

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11. Crunchy Beef Tortilla Folded Wrap

Photo Credit: XoXo Bella.

You might recognize this folded wrap from social media since it took Tik Tok by storm. It’s a great way to wrap your ground beef, cheese, tomatoes, and other toppings together for a tasty handheld meal! 

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12. Gluten-Free Classic Lasagna

Photo Credit: Pass Me Some Tasty.

This tasty classic lasagna is made with gluten-free noodles, a rich and meaty homemade sauce, and of course lots of delicious cheeses. Everyone will love this dish and be coming back for more whether they eat gluten-free regularly or not. 

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13. Bacon Blue Cheeseburger with Roasted Garlic Aioli

Photo Credit: Pass Me Some Tasty.

This amazing burger has seven, yes you read that correctly, seven layers of delicious flavor that you are going to love. Blue cheese, ground beef, roasted garlic aioli AND bacon jam? This is a burger that is sure to please!

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14. Easy Ground Beef Pasta Skillet

Photo Credit: Running To The Kitchen.

Looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal that will taste like you have been slaving away over the stove all day? Then this is the one! The sauce only needs a short time to quick and you can have this easily adaptable meal on the table in under 30 minutes!

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15. African Cabbage Stew with Ground Beef

Photo Credit: Low Carb Africa.

African cabbage stew is a budget friendly meal that comes together quickly and freezes very well. It’s also a very forgiving recipe so you can add whatever veggies or ingredients that you have on hand and omit the ones you don’t. 

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16. Taco Quesadillas

Photo Credit: M.A. Kitchen.

Can’t decide if you want to have tacos or quesadillas for dinner? Then don’t decide and have these tasty taco quesadillas instead! All of your favorite taco ingredients folded over in a tortilla and cooked to crispy perfection. 

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17. Mexican Picadillos

Photo Credit: M.A. Kitchen.

Ground beef, potatoes, tomato sauce, and chilies all come together for a quick, flavorful, and inexpensive dinner that your family will love. Serve it as a main dish over rice, or use it to to make nachos or tacos. 

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18. Cumin Beef Fried Rice

Photo Credit: Pup With Chopsticks.

Why grab take out for dinner when you can have this tasty cumin beef fried rice on the table in minutes? This flavorful fried rice dish is a complete meal in one, but you can always toss in some extra veggies. 

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19. Italian Meatball Marinara Subs

Photo Credit: XoXo Bella.

Homemade meatballs with a rich and hearty marinara sauce served on a toasted brioche bun? Yes, please! The whole family will love this Italian inspired meatball dinner! 

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20. Beef Chile con Queso Dip

Photo Credit: Dishes Delish.

This beef chili con queso dip is everything that a dip should be. It’s perfect for game day or dinner time. Put out some tortilla chips and a few extras like guacamole, sour cream, and pico de gallo and serve!

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