Whether you prefer chuck or sirloin, ground beef is just one of those ingredients that always makes it into the shopping cart. But once you get home from the grocery store, it’s easy to fall back on the same old ground beef recipes you always make.
Instead, try something new with one of these 30-minute recipes that start with ground beef. You’ll find lots of classics—meatloaf, burgers, chili mac—but with fresh twists, as well as new favorites like Cheesy Lasagna Soup. Whether you’re in the mood for something traditional like Cheeseburgers, or something fun like Sheet Pan Nachos, we’ve got you covered. And if you’re not a fan of ground beef or are cutting down on red meat, you can substitute ground turkey in many of these recipes with great results.
Best of all, these recipes are quick and easy to prepare, so you’ll get a big dinnertime payoff for a little bit of effort.
You can use packaged or homemade taco seasoning for this 30-minute casserole. You’ll know it’s ready to take out of the oven when the cheese is melted.
Enjoy the flavors of lasagna even if you don’t have over an hour to spend in the kitchen. This hearty soup comes together in just 25 minutes while still delivering the same delicious flavors.
We use King’s Hawaiian Rolls for this casserole, but you can use any pre-cooked rolls for the top layer.
Not only does this meal come together in just 30 minutes, but it also is baked on a sheet pan that’s lined with aluminum foil which makes cleanup a breeze. Once the nachos are done baking, let everyone customize their plate with the toppings of their choice.
Chef Sean Brock shares his recipe for the best cheeseburgers which are prepared using the smashing technique. He also recommends grinding the meat yourself if you have the proper equipment.
This recipe brings together two classic dishes for one hearty dinner. Both kids and adults will love this quick and easy dinner that also comes together in one dish.
Refrigerated gnocchi helps this soup come together in just 30 minutes. You can also add more fresh veggies to the pot if you have them on hand.
Using your favorite cast-iron skillet to cook these classic patty melts will give the bread a perfect toasted finish.
If your family loves cheeseburgers, add this soup to the weeknight dinner menu. Of course we top it with croutons made with buns, chopped tomatoes, and dill pickles.
There’s no need to spend all day in the kitchen to make a pot of chili. In fact, you can whip up a batch in just 30 minutes with just 6 ingredients.
Using a fruity cola soft drink, such as Dr Pepper, is just the flavor boost homemade Sloppy Joes need. You can use store-bought coleslaw or whip up a homemade batch.
Convenience items like jarred pasta sauce and refrigerated ravioli from the grocery store make is possible to serve up a comforting pasta dinner in just 30 minutes.
For this 20-minute stir fry, we use ground chuck instead of sirloin because it will become crispy without drying out.
Spice up burger night with this recipe that uses Creole seasoning and Creole mustard for a touch of heat. Brioche buns are a little sweeter than traditional ones and offer a nice balance to the Creole patty.
If you don’t love Brussels sprouts, you can also use broccoli or cauliflower in this recipe.
We transformed the classic sandwich into a hearty dip that will please any crowd. Plus, it comes together in just 25 minutes so you have time to whip it up just before guests arrive.
In this recipe, Texas Toast serves as the ideal base for a homemade Sloppy Joe mixture. We recommend shredding your own cheddar cheese so it’ll melt easily.