Ground beef. It’s convenient. It’s cost effective. And it’s generally what I reach for when I don’t have a plan. But… ground beef can also be boring.
When you’re a busy mom with on-the-go kids, it can be hard to come up with something new every night. So you reach for the cost effective convenience of ground beef and make another batch of spaghetti, or patty out another burger. Because it’s easy and familiar. And who doesn’t like spaghetti and burgers?
Your kids, your husband, and even you won’t if you don’t change it up a bit. Because there is a limit to the number of burgers and amount of spaghetti one can eat before they find themselves craving something else. And that something else might just be chicken… gasp!
Just kidding. Chicken is great. My point is ground beef doesn’t have to be boring.
Ground beef is delicious, nutritious, cost effective, convenient, AND versatile. Yes, versatile. There is SO much you can do with a pound of ground round (I like rhyming) it’s not even funny. But it is tasty. And to prove it to you, I have compiled a list of 19 different, tried and true ground beef recipes that don’t resemble burgers and are not spaghetti.
Some of them have been tried and found to be true by yours truly. Others come from the recipe boxes of a few of my friends. And all of them will help you break the endless cycle of burgers and spaghetti!
19 Tried and True Ground Beef Recipes That Aren’t Burgers or Spaghetti
1) Beef and Rice Hot Dish – Prairie Californian
2) Breakfast Casserole with Homemade Beef Sausage – Faith Family & Beef
3) Buffalo Beef Wraps – Faith Family & Beef
4) Cabbage Burgers – Faith Family & Beef
5) Circle L Vermicelli – The Circle L Ranch
6) Classic Chili – The Whole Cook
7) Cowboy Dinner – Faith Family & Beef
8) Easy Lasagna Soup – Buzzard’s Beat
9) Goulash Just Like Mom Used to Make – Faith Family & Beef
10) Grandma’s Meatball Stroganoff – Faith Familly & Beef
11) Lacey’s Cheeseburger Soup – Faith Family & Beef
12) Make Ahead Ground Beef Enchiladas – Girl Carnivore
13) My Favorite Meatloaf – The Pioneer Woman
14) One Pot Tomato Mac and Cheese – Beyer Beware
15) One-Pot Pasta with Beef & Beans – Faith Family & Beef
16) Pizza Casserole – Beyer Beware
17) Southwest Beef & Pasta Skillet – Faith Family & Beef
18) Taco Soup – Faith Family & Beef
19) Unstuffed Peppers – Faith Family & Beef
And… a bonus recipe because when in doubt make burritos. 😉
20) Meat & Potato Burritos – Faith Family & Beef
Stay tuned for more brand new ground beef recipes to come here on FFB. In the meantime – what are some of your favorite ground beef recipes that aren’t burgers or spaghetti?