Your family will love these 21+ Easy Dinner Recipes that are full of Hearty Ground Beef Recipes ranging from popular hamburger meat recipes to great casserole dishes.

Ground beef is always a good idea when it comes to choosing a protein for a dish. It is versatile, easy to make, and is filling. The meat typically cooks up rather fast and can take on many different flavor profiles.


Ground beef is always a good idea. You can add it to a casserole, a baked pasta dish, or soup to make it extra hearty. Not only is the protein super versatile, but it is also super easy to cook.

No matter which way you choose to serve up ground beef, you will be sure to have a hit on your hands. These recipes are just a few of my favorite ways to eat ground beef.

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1. Ground Beef Casserole

You cannot go wrong when it comes to casserole, especially when it is this ground beef casserole.

This classic casserole makes the ground beef the star of the show.

Elbow noodles get tossed alongside the ground beef with loads of cheese and marinara sauce for the perfect weeknight meal.

2. Sloppy Joe Casserole

Sloppy Joe’s are known for the mess that comes with the tasty dish.

Limit the mess and turn your sloppy Joe’s into casserole form with this excellent recipe.

The recipe takes everything you love about sloppy Joes and turns it into a quick dinner to make any night of the week.

Don’t forget to serve it with a side of bread to mop up all that extra goodness!

3. Baked Ziti

Baked ziti is good any night of the week.

This baked ziti recipe is great because of its versatility. More veggies can be added to the mix and it can be made ahead of time.

No matter how and when you choose to make it, it’s a win.

4. Taco Soup

As soon as the weather turns cold, you are going to want to make a giant pot of this taco soup.

This taco soup takes everything you love about tacos and places it in a nice piping-hot bowl.

Top it with a spoonful of sour cream for the perfect spoonful of soup.

5. Frito Pie Casserole

If Fritos are your go-to chip, you’ll be all over this Frito pie casserole.

The classic casserole dish uses Frito corn chips as the topping to give a super flavor crunch.

It will be a simple weeknight dinner that the whole family will fall in love with.

6. Shepherd’s Pie Tater Tot Casserole

Take your traditional shepherd’s pie dish to the next level by adding some tater tots into the mix.

The tater tots replace the mashed potatoes in the classic recipe to put a spin on the traditional dish.

After one bite, you’ll wish you had discovered this recipe much sooner.

7. Loaded Potato Meatloaf Casserole

Meatloaf, potatoes, and casserole are all excellent dishes, so it only makes sense to combine them all into one tasty dish.

It may seem like an overload of ingredients, but after one bite, you’ll see how the dish works.

Save this ground beef recipe for the winter, as it is the ultimate comfort food for a cold, snowy day.

8. Easy Taco Salad

Ditch the taco shells and go the salad route instead with this easy taco salad.

This taco salad takes all of the best parts of a taco and deconstructs them into a salad.

This hearty salad will keep you super full and feeling good about your meal choices.

9. Dorito Casserole

If you’re go-to chip to snack on is Doritos, I can guarantee that you will love this casserole.

This ground beef casserole is basically like a riff on taco casserole.

It has those great Tex-Mex flavors, but instead of taco shells or tortillas chips, it subs in Doritos for a burst of flavor.

10. Bisquick Cheeseburger Pie

Save this ground beef recipe for when you are short on time and need a hearty weeknight dinner.

This Bisquick casserole is one the whole family will enjoy, and it comes together pretty quickly.

The recipe is also great because it can be made ahead of time and put in the freezer until it is ready to be cooked.

11. Hamburger Soup

Hamburgers meet soup in this mashup of a dish you never knew you needed.

The soup is super hearty, as it is loaded with beef, veggies, and potatoes.

It will be a great dish to warm you up on a cold night.


12. Texas Cowboy Stew

When you need a recipe that will keep everyone happy and full, look no further than this Texas cowboy stew.

The stew is a one-pot meal that is full of meat and veggies.

Your tastebuds and stomach will be very happy after a big bowl of this stew.

13. French Onion Beef Casserole

This casserole takes all of the best flavors of French onion soup and combines them with ground beef to make an out-of-this-world casserole.

The casserole is truly the best of both worlds. It is creamy like soup and hearty like a classic casserole.

It will be a favorite dish you will want to make time and time again.

14. Sheet Pan Nachos

Nachos are always a good idea.

This recipe makes whipping up a batch of nachos a true breeze.

The sheet pan allows for easy construction and clean-up.

15. Chili Corn Casserole

For when you don’t have a ton of time on your hand to make a giant pot of chili but still want that excellent chili dinner, turn to this corn chili casserole.

The casserole has everything you want about a big bowl of chili without waiting for it to cook all day on the stove.

The chili isn’t even the best part of the casserole. The casserole ditches the typical casserole crust and opts for a cornbread crust instead to truly take the dish to the next level.

16. Chili Mac

Mac and cheese meets seasoned ground beef in this chili mac recipe.

The mashup takes a classic dish and turns it into a hearty meal that is great for any day of the week.

The dish can also be frozen and made ahead of time, making it great for one of those busy nights when you don’t have time to cook.

17. Southwest Ground Beef and Sweet Potato Skillet

This southwest ground beef and sweet potato skillet is a win in so many ways.

It only takes one pot to make, comes together in 30 minutes, and is packed with flavor.

The dish can be served on its own or next to a serving of rice, quinoa, or cauliflower.

18. Doritos Taco Salad

Ditch the tortilla chips and sub in Doritos in your next taco salad to level up the meal.

The Doritos give extra flavor to the taco salad that you never knew you needed.

If salad is not your thing, the chips will make you forget that is what you are even eating.

19. Baked Spaghetti

For when you can’t choose between a casserole dish and pasta, make baked spaghetti.

This baked spaghetti dish is the best of both worlds. It is basically like a stuffed pasta dish without all of the hassle.

Plus, this dish freezes really well, so save any leftovers for a future meal.

20. Texas Toast Sloppy Joes

This Texas toast recipe proves that toast is not just for breakfast.

This hearty toast takes garlic bread and loads it up with ground beef sloppy Joes for a true burst of flavor.

The recipe takes just 30 minutes to come together, making it perfect for that last minute meal.

21. Stir Fry Ground Beef and Broccoli 

If you love beef and broccoli, but don’t have time to make the real thing, this ground beef and broccoli stir fry will be an excellent substitute.

The dish takes all of the classic flavors of a beef and broccoli dish, but simplifies the process for a meal you can make any night of the week.

Save this one when you need a good, quick meal to make on those busy weeknights.

22. Beef Enchiladas

This recipe will make you forget about going out to eat to get beef enchiladas.

This homemade version of beef enchiladas is just as good, or even better, than you would get in a resturant.

The best part about this recipe is that it can be tweaked to your liking by adding different toppings or extra fillings.


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About Kasey Schwartz

For over 15 years, Kasey Schwartz, the mastermind behind All Things Mamma, has been the ultimate go-to for mouthwatering family recipes. Her work has been featured on, Buzz Feed, Better Homes and Gardens, and more, making her your go-to mom next door for all things delicious and family-friendly.

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