Beyond Spaghetti and Tacos: 8 Delicious Ground Beef Recipes for a Flavorful Weeknight Dinner

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Stuck in a rut?  Our family likes what we like, but sometimes it's just nice to have a short list of other go-to ground beef menu ideas.  These aren't even recipes - just simple method, nice to have in your back pocket

Here are eight great dinner ideas made with ground beef that are not spaghetti, burgers, or tacos:

  1. Stuffed bell peppers: Cut bell peppers in half and stuff them with a mixture of ground beef, rice, vegetables, and seasonings. Top them with cheese and bake until tender.

  2. Beef and mushroom stroganoff: Prepare a creamy stroganoff sauce with mushrooms and beef, then serve over egg noodles or mashed potatoes.

  3. Shepherd's pie: Make a hearty shepherd's pie with ground beef, vegetables, and creamy mashed potatoes on top.

  4. Meatballs and gravy: Mix ground beef with herbs, breadcrumbs, and egg to make meatballs, brown them in a skillet, then simmer in a rich beef gravy.

  5. Korean beef bowl: Cook ground beef with soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger, then serve over rice and top with sliced green onions and sesame seeds.

  6. Greek-style stuffed zucchini: Halve zucchinis and scoop out the center, then fill with a mixture of ground beef, rice, and spinach. Top with feta cheese and bake in the oven.

  7. Beef and vegetable stir fry: Sauté ground beef with vegetables like broccoli, bell peppers, and onions, then stir in a sweet and tangy sauce for a quick and healthy dinner.

  8. Beef and potato hash: Cook ground beef with potatoes, onions, and garlic in a skillet until crispy and golden brown. Serve with your choice of eggs or vegetables for a hearty breakfast-for-dinner meal.