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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.

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Quick Italian Spaghetti has been a standby for Ruth Peterson of Jenison, Michigan for some 40 years now. "I can make it in a jiffy, and there's no other spaghetti recipe my husband's even interested in trying!" Ruth says.
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Lil Cheddar Meat Loaves

Lil Cheddar Meat Loaves

Lil Cheddar Meat Loaves

I got this recipe from my aunt when I was a teen and have made these miniature loaves many times since. My husband and three children count this main dish among their favorites. —Kathy Bowron, Cocolalla, Idaho

Taco Lasagna

Taco Lasagna

Taco Lasagna

If you like foods with Southwestern flair, this just might become a new favorite. Loaded with cheese, meat and beans, the layered casserole comes together in a snap. There are never any leftovers when I take this dish to potlucks. —Terri Keena, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Ravioli Lasagna

Ravioli Lasagna

Ravioli Lasagna

When you taste this casserole, you'll think it came from a complicated, from-scratch recipe. Really, though, it starts with frozen ravioli and has only three other ingredients. —Patricia Smith, Asheboro, North Carolina
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Spaghetti Casserole

Spaghetti Casserole

Spaghetti Casserole

This is an easy dish to prepare ahead of time, refrigerate and bake just before company arrives. —Kim Rocker, LaGrange, Georgia

Taco-Filled Pasta Shells

Taco-Filled Pasta Shells

Taco-Filled Pasta Shells

I've been stuffing pasta shells with different fillings for years, but my family enjoys this version with taco-seasoned meat the most. The frozen shells are so convenient, because you can take out only the number you need for a single-serving lunch or family dinner. Just add zippy taco sauce and bake. —Marge Hodel Roanoke, Illinois

Porcupine Meatballs

Porcupine Meatballs

Porcupine Meatballs

These well-seasoned meatballs in a rich tomato sauce are one of my mom's best main dishes. I used to love this meal when I was growing up. I made it at home for our children, and now my daughters make it for their families. -Darlis Wilfer, Phelps, Wisconsin

Traditional Meat Loaf

Traditional Meat Loaf

Traditional Meat Loaf

Topped with a sweet sauce, this meat loaf tastes so good that you might want to double the recipe so everyone can have seconds. It also freezes well. —Gail Graham, Maple Ridge, British Columbia

Contest-Winning Hearty Hamburger Soup

Contest-Winning Hearty Hamburger Soup

Contest-Winning Hearty Hamburger Soup

At family get-togethers, our children always request this spirit-warming ground beef soup along with a fresh loaf of homemade bread and tall glasses of milk. It has robust flavor, plenty of fresh-tasting vegetables and is easy to make. —Barbara Brown, Janesville, Wisconsin

Spicy Cheeseburger Soup

Spicy Cheeseburger Soup

Spicy Cheeseburger Soup

This creamy soup brings my family to the table in a hurry. I love the warming zip of cayenne, but it also tastes terrific without it if you like milder flavor. With a few simple side dishes, this soup is a full meal.

Fourth of July Bean Casserole

Fourth of July Bean Casserole

Fourth of July Bean Casserole

The outstanding barbecue taste of these beans makes them a favorite for cookouts all summer and into the fall. It's a popular dish with everyone—even kids. The beef makes it so much better than plain pork and beans. —Donna Fancher, Lawrence, Indiana

Beef 'n' Rice Enchiladas

Beef 'n' Rice Enchiladas

Beef 'n' Rice Enchiladas

With a toddler in the house, I look for foods that are a snap to make. Loaded with beef, cheese and a flavorful rice mix, these enchiladas come together with out any fuss. But they're so good that guests think I spent hours in the kitchen. -Jennifer Smith Colona, Illinois

Best Lasagna

Best Lasagna

Best Lasagna

Want to know how to make lasagna for a casual holiday meal? You can't go wrong with this deliciously rich and meaty lasagna. My grown sons and daughter-in-law request it for their birthdays, too. —Pam Thompson, Girard, Illinois

Spicy Potato Soup

Spicy Potato Soup

Spicy Potato Soup

This recipe originally came courtesy of my sister-in-law, who is from Mexico. But since she prefers her foods much spicier that we do, I've cut back on the "heat" by reducing the amount of hot pepper sauce.— Audrey Wall, Industry, Pennsylvania

Beef Nacho Pie

Beef Nacho Pie

Beef Nacho Pie

I like to spend time in the garden, so I look for recipes that don't require hours in the kitchen. This savory Southwestern pie has a short list of ingredients and is a snap to prepare. —Doris Gill, Sargent, Nebraska
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