Ground beef is a versatile and affordable ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes. In this article, we've rounded up 21 delicious ground beef recipes that don't include pasta.
From classic comfort foods like shepherd's pie and tacos, to innovative dishes like Baked Ground Beef Taquitos and Easy Ground Beef Wellington, there's something for everyone.
Whether you're looking for a quick weeknight meal or a special occasion dish, these recipes are sure to impress. So, get your apron ready and let's start cooking!
1. Ground Beef Enchiladas Ninja Style
These Ground Beef Enchiladas Ninja Style are ready in just 30 minutes with the help of the Ninja Foodi pressure cooker. The combination of ground beef, spicy enchilada sauce, tangy queso fresco, and zesty green chiles make for a delicious and satisfying meal.
Topped with melted cheddar cheese and fresh cilantro, these enchiladas are a comforting and easy dinner option. For best results, make your own enchilada sauce or grate your own cheddar cheese. Serve with a squeeze of lime and a dollop of sour cream for extra flavor.
2. One Pot Mexican Ground Beef and Rice
This stovetop recipe is loaded with ground beef, rice, salsa, corn, and cheese for a comforting and filling meal. The dish starts with sautéing ground beef and onions in a large pan, followed by adding chicken broth, water, and instant rice. Once the liquid is absorbed, add salsa, chili sauce, canned corn, green chilies, and taco seasoning for a burst of flavor.
Stir in two cups of shredded cheese, sprinkle the remaining cheese on top, and let it melt. To finish, sprinkle dried chives on top and serve. This cheesy ground beef and rice casserole is sure to become a family favorite.
3. Cheesesteak Style Sloppy Joes
Indulge in the flavors of a cheesesteak with these delicious and easy-to-make Sloppy Joes. Made with ground beef, these sandwiches are packed with juicy and seasoned beef, sautéed bell peppers, and onions. Topped with melted cheese, these Sloppy Joes are sure to satisfy your cravings for a comforting and tasty meal. The recipe is quick and simple, ready in just 25 minutes from start to finish. Serve on a roll and enjoy!
4. Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet
This Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet is another delicious and easy ground beef recipe without pasta. This one-pan meal is perfect for busy weeknights and is packed with flavor. The dish starts with browning ground beef, onion, garlic, and peppers in a large skillet, followed by adding tomato paste, taco seasoning, and rice.
After stirring in broth, salsa, black beans, and corn, the dish simmers until cooked through. Top with shredded cheese, if desired, and serve with your favorite toppings like lime wedges, sour cream, chopped tomatoes, cilantro, avocado, and tortilla chips.
5. Easy Korean Ground Beef And Broccoli
Bring a taste of Korea to your dinner table with this delicious and easy-to-make Easy Korean Ground Beef and Broccoli. This 30-minute meal is packed with great flavors that the whole family can enjoy. The dish starts with cooking ground beef in a skillet, followed by adding garlic and a mixture of soy sauce, orange juice, brown sugar, sesame oil, and cornstarch.
After simmering for 5 minutes, the dish is ready to be served over rice with steamed broccoli and topped with green onions and sesame seeds. This is a great weeknight dinner option that is sure to become a family favorite.
6. Hamburger Hash
If you're looking for a breakfast dish that's hearty and filling without the use of pasta, look no further than Hamburger Hash. This classic dish is a perfect addition to your breakfast routine, especially on those busy mornings. Made with crispy potatoes cooked with ground beef, diced onions, and minced garlic, all seasoned to perfection with kosher salt and coarse ground black pepper, this dish is a tasty alternative to traditional breakfast options.
Cooked in a large skillet until the beef is browned, the onions are translucent, and the potatoes are tender, Hamburger Hash is sure to become your favorite.
7. Easy Ground Beef Bulgogi
This delicious and easy ground beef dish is inspired by the classic Korean recipe, bulgogi. Made with ground beef simmered in a flavorful bulgogi sauce, this dish is ready in just 25 minutes! Served with scallions, sesame seeds, and a soft boiled egg, this meal is a perfect option for a quick and tasty dinner without the use of pasta.
8. Ground Beef & Egg Breakfast Casserole
This Ground Beef & Egg Breakfast Casserole is a delicious low-carb breakfast recipe that is perfect for busy mornings. This casserole is made with lean ground beef (or turkey), seasoned like sausage and layered with eggs and cheese. The seasoning mix of brown sugar, dried sage, basil, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, marjoram, red pepper flakes, and black pepper gives this dish a fantastic flavor.
The dish is baked in the oven for 50-55 minutes until the eggs are puffed, golden brown, and the center is set. Serve this hearty breakfast casserole with a side of fresh fruit or your favorite breakfast sides.
9. Korean Ground Beef Bowls
This Korean Ground Beef Bowl is a delicious and easy dinner option that you can make in under 30 minutes. The ground beef is seasoned with a flavorful sauce made from soy sauce, garlic, sesame oil, brown sugar, rice vinegar, ginger, and chili garlic sauce. The beef is browned and simmered in the sauce until it is fully cooked, then the white parts of the green onions are stirred in. The eggs are fried in a separate pan and added to the top of the beef and rice bowls, which are then garnished with green onions and sesame seeds.
10. Taco Casserole
Treat your taste buds to a delicious and comforting taco casserole. Made with ground beef, refried beans, cheese, and a sprinkle of Doritos, this dish is a surefire crowd-pleaser. You can even prepare some of it ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze until you're ready to bake. This recipe serves six and takes only 40 minutes to make from start to finish.
11. Easy Mongolian Meatballs
For a delicious twist on traditional meatballs, try these Mongolian Meatballs. Made with ground beef, spices, breadcrumbs, and a flavorful sauce, these meatballs are a quick and satisfying meal option. The recipe starts by mixing the beef with Shaoxing wine, soy sauce, chili flakes, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger, then forming the mixture into 24 meatballs.
The sauce is made by combining brown sugar, soy sauce, water, garlic, and ginger. While the meatballs cook in a skillet, the sauce is prepared by combining the slurry ingredients and adding it to the pan. Once the sauce thickens, the meatballs are finished with sliced green onions and are best served hot over steamed rice.
12. Cheeseburger Pie
Impossible Cheeseburger Pie is a delicious and comforting dish that's perfect for busy weeknights. This dish is made using lean ground beef, chopped onions, minced garlic, and seasoned with salt and pepper. The beef mixture is layered with shredded cheddar cheese, and then topped with a mixture of Bisquick mix, milk, and eggs.
Once baked, the pie has a golden brown top, a creamy and cheesy filling, and the taste of a classic cheeseburger. It's a simple and easy-to-follow recipe that takes only 45 minutes to prepare and serve.
13. John Wayne Casserole
This casserole features a combination of browned ground beef, taco seasoning, and biscuits, topped with a mixture of sour cream, mayonnaise, and cheddar cheese. The dish is also layered with sliced tomatoes, onions, red bell peppers, and jalapeno peppers for a delicious and spicy flavor.
This recipe is easy to prepare, taking only about 1 hour and 20 minutes from start to finish. The end result is a warm and comforting casserole that is perfect for a busy weeknight or a special occasion. With its tender biscuits, juicy beef, and melted cheese, John Wayne Casserole is a must-try for anyone looking for a delicious and satisfying dish without pasta.
14. Cheesy Ground Beef Empanadas
Cheesy Ground Beef Empanadas are the perfect appetizer or main dish for those who love Mexican cuisine. These empanadas are made with a filling of ground beef, onion, garlic, and a blend of spices, including cumin, garlic salt, Slap Ya Mama® seasoning, pepper, oregano, crushed red peppers, and chili powder.
The filling is simmered with tomato sauce and diced jalapeños, and then layered with sharp cheddar cheese and Monterey Jack cheese. The mixture is then encased in Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crust and baked until the crust is golden brown. This recipe takes about 50 minutes to prepare and yields 16 empanadas, making it a great option for game day or a family dinner.
This Best Meatloaf Recipe is a classic dish that's tender, moist and full of flavor. Made with ground beef, bread crumbs, onions, whole milk, barbecue sauce, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, salt and pepper, this easy meatloaf recipe is sure to be a hit with your whole family. Topped with a delicious mixture of ketchup, light brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce, this meatloaf is baked to perfection in just 50 minutes.
16. Cheesy Hot Beef Sandwich
This Cheesy Beef Sandwich Recipe is the perfect crowd-pleaser for your next dinner party. With a juicy and flavorful ground beef filling mixed with a creamy cream of mushroom sauce, and topped with gooey melted cheddar cheese, this sandwich is a hot and cheesy treat.
This recipe is easy to make and takes only 15 minutes of cooking time. The hoagie rolls are stuffed with a mixture of sauteed ground beef, onions, bell pepper, garlic, and seasonings, then topped with cream of mushroom soup and cheddar cheese. Serve it warm and enjoy the perfect combination of tender beef, creamy sauce, and melted cheese in every bite.
17. Italian Beef and Sausage Pie
Italian Beef and Sausage Pie is a savory and delicious recipe that is perfect for a family dinner. The dish is made using a mixture of ground beef and Italian sweet sausage, sautéed with onion, green bell pepper, garlic, and a blend of seasonings.
The meat mixture is then layered with provolone cheese, scallions, and mozzarella cheese, and topped with a batter made of eggs, Greek yogurt, flour, baking powder, and salt. The pie is baked in a springform pan and served hot. The combination of flavors and textures in this recipe is sure to satisfy any appetite and leave you feeling satisfied and full.
18. Southwest Ground Beef and Sweet Potato Skillet
The dish is made with lean ground beef, sweet potatoes, fire-roasted diced tomatoes, green chiles, and a blend of chili powder, cumin, garlic, salt, and pepper. The beef and sweet potato mixture is seasoned to perfection and topped with melted cheddar cheese, making for a delicious and comforting meal. The dish is easy to prepare and only takes 30 minutes to cook, making it a great option for a quick and satisfying dinner.
19. Baked Ground Beef Taquitos
For a delicious and healthier twist on traditional taquitos, try these Baked Ground Beef Taquitos. Made with extra lean ground beef, spices, and cheese, these taquitos are sure to be a hit with the whole family. The beef is cooked with cumin, coriander, chili powder, salt, and black pepper for a delicious and spicy filling.
The tortillas are then filled with the beef mixture and topped with grated cheese before being rolled and baked to perfection. These taquitos are a great alternative to fried taquitos and can be served as a main dish or as a tasty snack.
20. Ground Beef Wellington Recipe
For a budget-friendly special meal, try this easy Ground Beef Wellington Recipe. This version of the classic Beef Wellington uses ground beef for a more accessible and cost-effective dish. The ground beef is mixed with saltine crackers or bread crumbs, parsley, salt, and cream or milk for a savory filling.
The filling is then paired with a delicious mushroom mixture made from butter, onion, garlic, baby bella mushrooms, red wine or grape juice, and basil. The mixture is spread on puff pastry squares and topped with a thin layer of mozzarella cheese. The pastry is then filled with the ground beef mixture, rolled, and baked until golden brown.
21. Shepherd’s Pie
The last recipe in our round up of the best ground beef recipes without pasta is the delicious and easy Shepherd's Pie. This recipe is a perfect shortcut dinner for busy weeknights and a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. It features a ground beef filling with gravy and frozen vegetables, topped with warm and creamy mashed potatoes.
This dish can be prepared on the stove top in less than 30 minutes and then broiled for a crispy and golden finish. With its comforting and hearty flavor, this Shepherd's Pie is sure to be a hit with the whole family.
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