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Ground Beef Recipes

Looking for a new dinner idea? Beef it up with these family-favorite burger, meat ball, meat loaf, casserole, stuffed pepper recipes and more.

Recipe Spotlight

German Vegetable Soup

My sister-in-law gave me this recipe—it's a nice thick soup. It does call for quite a few ingredients, but the taste is worth it!—Gundrun Braker, Burnett, Wisconsin
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More Ground Beef Recipes

Beef 'n' Bean Torta

Beef 'n' Bean Torta

Beef 'n' Bean Torta

"This zesty dish is a favorite of mine because it has a wonderful Southwestern taste and is easy to prepare," explains Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas. "I serve it on nights when we have only a few minutes to eat before running off to meetings or sports events."

Hearty Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Hearty Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Hearty Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

"After years of experimenting, my mom has perfected her hearty spaghetti sauce recipe," notes Jennifer Shaw of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. "It's excellent served with a tossed salad and garlic bread." Although the recipe makes more than two servings, it freezes well.

Spanish Beef Hash

Spanish Beef Hash

Spanish Beef Hash

This tasty blend smells so good as it cooks that it lures people into the kitchen from all over the house.—Thomas Reynolds, Tampa, Florida

Pepper Cheese Patties

Pepper Cheese Patties

Pepper Cheese Patties

When I was a Cub Scout den mother and Girl Scout leader years ago, many youngsters would ask to stay for dinner when they heard I was serving these burgers. Friends and family still ask for them. - Eleanor Davidson, Pittsboro, North Carolina

Cheese-Topped Sloppy Joes

Cheese-Topped Sloppy Joes

Cheese-Topped Sloppy Joes

“I got this recipe for quick-to-fix sandwiches from my Aunt Nellie-a busy farm wife, she used to serve them to the harvest crew. Microwaved leftovers taste delicious the next day.” —Mary Dempsey, Overland Park, Kansas

Three-Step Taco Salad

Three-Step Taco Salad

Three-Step Taco Salad

This Southwestern-style salad is layered with crunchy tortilla chips, lettuce, beans, tomatoes, olives, cheese and a zippy meat mixture, then drizzled with a snappy salsa dressing. "My family loves it," says Phyllis Schmalz of Kansas City, Kansas. "You will, too!"

My Favorite Burger for 2

My Favorite Burger for 2

My Favorite Burger for 2

“After having a burger similar to this at a diner years ago, I tried to lighten it up without losing the great flavors. Now I can enjoy one more often without feeling guilty!” -Kristen Swihart – Perrysburg, Ohio

Southwestern Pizza

Southwestern Pizza

Southwestern Pizza

I dreamed up this pizza for a New Year's Eve party at church. My craving for corn bread and black bean and corn salsa was the inspiration.—Caroline Grooms, Dickinson, North Dakota

Scarecrow Chili

Scarecrow Chili

Scarecrow Chili

This chili has hearty flavor but isn't too spicy, so even the younger kids like it.—Barb Schlafer, Appleton, Wisconsin

Southwestern Three-Meat Chili

Southwestern Three-Meat Chili

Southwestern Three-Meat Chili

When Mom came to live with me several years ago, I told her it was now my turn to cook. One goal was to enhance recipes of the great Southwest, so I experimented and test-tried several recipes. This is one of the successful attempts, and served with a fresh green salad, it has delighted many guests. —Bob Wyatt Kansas City, Missouri

Herbed Italian Meat Sauce

Herbed Italian Meat Sauce

Herbed Italian Meat Sauce

I got this recipe from a California cousin back in 1953, and it's just as popular with my family now as it was then. The slow simmering really blends the tastes.—LaVerne Creamer, Paducah, Texas

Beef and Cheese Pie

Beef and Cheese Pie

Beef and Cheese Pie

This is a meal my husband really enjoys, although it's a bit big for just the two of us. The good news is that it reheats nicely in the microwave.

Festive Meat Loaf Pinwheel

Festive Meat Loaf Pinwheel

Festive Meat Loaf Pinwheel

Most people wouldn't think of serving meat loaf for a holiday gathering, but think again! It's wonderful for a crowd because its hearty, zesty flavor appeals to all. —Vera Sullivan, Amity, Oregon

Barley Chili

Barley Chili

Barley Chili

"A friend gave me this recipe using wheat, which I replaced with barley," notes Marv Salter of West Hills, California. The barley makes this dish a hearty meal for a chilly day.
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