You can feed your family with these easy and cheap ground beef recipes. They’re delicious for weeknight meals, special dinners, recipes for kids, and for when you need to feed a crowd.
Economical ground beef tastes great and is so quick to prepare because you don’t need to chop it up. It can be made in a variety of ways so you won’t feel like you’re having the same meal over and over again. You’ll never get tired of it.
Today I rounded up my top ground beef recipes for you. All of these are gluten-free and many of them are low-carb too.
If beef isn’t your thing, you can substitute ground turkey, ground chicken, ground pork, ground sausage, or ground lamb.
First up, chili.
You can even make a stir-fry by chopping up the ground beef into bite size pieces.
Low-carb keto stuffed cabbage is a healthy and delicious comfort food.
Tacos are an easy meal. And I love that you can skip the taco shells for a low carb twist. I’ve filled these taco bowls with my favorite taco fillings.
Zoodles are fun to toss with meat or in a meatball soup.
Ground beef in these three ways is a hearty meal with pasta or noodles.
Have you had cottage pie? You can top it with traditional mashed potatoes or make it low carb with cauliflower mash.
Good ol’ hamburger can be made extraordinary with your favorite toppings or even as a salisbury steak.
I have many favorite meatball recipes because if you can make a good meatball, you can make people happy. 😊 Meatballs can be made the traditional way with breadcrumbs or you can make them low-carb by substituting cauliflower rice.
Make a meatloaf.
Make eggplant rollatini bolognese, zucchini roll ups, or a fun dip.
Homemade sloppy joe stuffed peppers are loaded with seasoned ground beef and chunks of onions and peppers in a bright tomato sauce.
I hope you enjoy these recipes. And remember, recipes are a guide. If you’re missing ingredients, you may be able to find something to make with what you have available and easily swap out a few ingredients.
If you need help figuring it out, please reach out to me in the comments or shoot me an email, and I’ll respond ASAP.
More recipes with ground meat (turkey, lamb, and sausage)
Spring rolls: ground turkey spring rolls wrapped in rice paper are fun to make and delightful to eat.
Rigatoni collage: made with ground turkey, this is a beautiful collage of various food colors and textures, both pleasant to the eye and the palate.
Turkey picadillo: a super easy, sweet and savory meal made with ground turkey.
Shepherd’s pie: made exactly the same way as cottage pie except with ground lamb.
Lamb meatballs: an easy dinner, rich and flavorful with a touch of cinnamon.
Stuffed zucchini boats: made with ground sausage, we call these pizza on a zucchini.