Easy Ground Beef Dinner Recipes can be such a weeknight dinner saver!! I don’t know about your house, but dinner is the last thing I want to think about most nights! With busy after-school schedules, sports, work, and just life, weeknight dinnertime can be chaos!
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Ground beef dinners are dinners that typically all three of my kids will eat without much complaint or issues! I love to watch for meat markdowns to pair with sales to stock up on ground beef for cheap! One tool over the years I have fallen in love with is my Pampered Chef meat chopper; it makes ground meat so much easier to cook!
Take a lot of prep work out of weeknight dinners and precook and freeze your cooked ground beef! Pull and defrost the ground beef to put in recipes like this for an easy weeknight dinner! (If you aren’t sure how to best do this, check out Freezing Cooked Ground Beef)
My Go-To Ground Beef Dinner Recipes:
Ground Beef Crockpot Recipes
Ground beef is one of those proteins that most kids will eat and it can be picked up on sale often! Even better if they are ground beef crockpot dinners.
Crockpot Hamburger Stew– Easy to make and an economical option to beef stew since ground beef often goes on sale for less money than before stew meat!
Crockpot Loaded Baked Beans– Use ground beef to make a beef appetizer or eat this as a meal. These beans are perfect for tailgating or as an appetizer at a potluck!
Crockpot Beef Chili– Let your house smell warm and inviting by having your crockpot slow-cook this beef chili! Then, spice it up or make it for the kids!
Sloppy Joes– Making sloppy joes in the crockpot is so much tastier than what you get in the can! Throw this in the crockpot to have ready after soccer, and what’s great is you can keep it on low and the family can serve themselves as they get home from different activities.
Ground Beef Casseroles
Casseroles are fast and easy to throw together for dinner time, especially with kids after school activities. Be sure to check out all my comforting casserole recipes.
Tater Tot Casserole– This is easy to throw together for a quick weeknight dinner on a busy night, plus you can throw in green beans to get the kids to eat more vegetables!
Shepards Pie– The ultimate comfort food! You can’t go wrong with beef cheese and potatoes in a dish!
Taco Twist– Leftover beef taco meat is amazing in this! Add pasta, sauce, cheese, and Doritos for this amazing dinner!
Friendship Casserole– Easy casserole that can be made ahead and frozen or a large batch to feed a crowd in no time!
Baked Ziti– Easy to make with penne pasta and lots of cheese! Ziti is the perfect last-minute weeknight dinner to throw together and easy comfort food as well!
Instant Pot Ground Beef Recipes
Instant Pot Beef Chili– No time to slow-cook beef chili? Throw everything in your instant pot for a quick dinner!
Instant Pot Taco Pasta– No time to cook? Throw everything in the instant pot for an easy weeknight dinner, the perfect twist on a Taco Tuesday!
Other Ground Beef Recipes
Hamburger Soup-Make, this on the stove for a quick soup, plus the pasta noodles, can be changed to help younger kids want to eat. This recipe is mostly pantry items, so easy to throw together last minute!
Dutch Oven Beef Chili– Serve this up with cornbread for the ultimate fall dinner, but also the house will smell so amazing!
Homemade Meatballs In Spaghetti Sauce– Meatballs are perfect for spaghetti but making them from scratch allows for more flavor than store-bought ones.
DIY Nacho Bar– Make up some ground beef with taco seasoning for this easy nacho bar! A nacho bar is perfect for a party or a tailgating get-together!
Which of these ground beef dinner ideas would you try?
Crockpot Recipes To Check Out
Crockpots are versatile and perfect for making meals without much work or effort. I use mine constantly! Below are some of my favorite collections of recipes I’ve made in my kitchen. Slow Cooker recipes are an easy way to get dinner on the table.