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Things to Do with Hamburger Meat

Ever wondered what to do with that pound of ground beef that you have laid out for dinner? We’ve put together a list of Things to do with Hamburger Meat to help answer that question. Ground beef is an affordable way to create quick and comfortable dinners and appetizers. 

Hamburger meat on butcher paper on a wooden board.

Ground beef is an affordable and tasty source of protein that can be used to create many dishes.

A staple in many households, ground beef can be used in anything from tacos and burgers to steaks and casseroles. With its nearly endless possibilities, it’s no wonder why it’s a favorite among both adults and children alike.

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Whether you are preparing scrumptious appetizers for a party or just simply to nosh on while watching tv or your favorite sporting event, appetizers are a great way to use ground beef.

A yummy two-bite appetizer that is quick and easy.
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Mexican Polenta Bites


Sure, when we think of all of the different types of pizza toppings, the popular ones such as pepperoni and sausage come to mind, but have you ever had a Ground Beef Pizza? This unique pizza uses a creamy sauce base instead of the normal red. It’s easy, delicious, and versatile so you can adjust to your family’s taste.

Ground Beef Pizza With Onions And Peppers With A Creamy White Garlic Sauce
Next time you have pizza night at home, try this Ground Beef Pizza, you will love it if you are a fan of a crispy pizza crust topped with flavorful ground beef, peppers, and caramelized onions.  And let’s not forget the creamy white garlic sauce! This is not at all healthy but it is scrumptious. Making homemade pizza at home is a great way to not only get the kids involved, it’s also a great way to make personalized pizzas for everyone!
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Mexican Bubble Pizza
Mexican Bubble Pizza topped with Lime Crema is perfect for busy weeknights. Taco seasoned beef, cheddar cheese, and refrigerated biscuits are baked together to make this Mexican inspired dinner. Bubble Up Biscuit recipes are easy to change up to fit your family’s taste buds. This quick weeknight dinner recipe idea will quickly become a family favorite!
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refrigerated biscuits, seasoned ground beef, tomatoes, lettuce, green onions, sour cream

Chili Recipes

Chili is a great way to cook up ground beef. There are so many different recipes out there for chili so you can always find a new way to make it. Whether you love discovering vintage chili recipes, like this one for Cincinnati Chili, to try or you love trying new versions like our spicy and hearty Kielbasa Chili, there are definitely plenty of recipes out there for you to check out.

The BEST Bacon Beef and Beer Chili!!
Our Bacon Beef and Beer Chili has everything that a chili fan wants in a bowl of chili. It's thick, savory, hearty, and full of goodness!
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Bowl of Bacon Beer and Beef Chili
How to Make The Best Award Winning Firehouse Chili Recipe
Firehouse Chili is the type of Chili that is absolutely perfect for these cool Fall days!  It’s comfort food at it’s best!  Warm, spicy, filling, and leaves you happy!
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Firehouse Chili

Dinner Recipes

Thinking up different dinner ideas each night gets to be a bit overwhelming. It’s easy to fall into the same menu week after week because you know what your family’s go-to favorites are and sometimes it’s just easier to make the same stuff; especially since life is so chaotic at times.

That’s why it’s good to have easy ground beef recipes on hand for those nights when you just want to look into the pantry and fridge to come up with dinner. Check out these easy dinner ideas.

Creamy Spicy Beef Enchiladas Recipe
Creamy Spicy Been Enchiladas are full of beef, cheese, and spicy goodness. The fact that it's an easy dish to make makes it even better!
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Creamy Spicy Beef Enchiladas
Homemade Sloppy Joe Recipe
Low fat homemade sloppy Joe recipe using lean ground beef, vegetables and Rotel all on a toasted bun.
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Creamed Chipped Beef
Even though this recipe calls for chipped beef, switch it out to include ground beef instead. The hamburger makes a tasty spin on this classic dish.
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Four slices of texas toast topped with creamy chipped beef
Black Bean and Cream Cheese Burritos Recipe
Add in some cooked ground beef for a quick and yummy burrito.
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Black Bean and Cream Cheese Burrito on a bed of spinach on a white plate
Spaghetti Bolognese – Semi Homemade at it’s Best!
Healthy Spaghetti Bolognese, full of flavor, vegetables and semi-homemade!
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Spaghetti Bolognese
Easy Pasta Skillet with Meatballs
Pasta Skillet with Meatballs is a quick and easy meal that will be ready in 30 minutes. All you need are the ingredients, a pan, and your stovetop! This dish will satisfy those pasta cravings without feeling like you're eating just carbs for dinner. You can serve it as an entrée or add a salad to make it into a full meal.
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This Nacho Cheese Casserole is an easy one skillet meal that is full of hearty ground beef, warm and gooey cheese, and crunchy nacho chips!
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Nacho Cheese Casserole

And of course, you can always whip up yummy items like:

  • Nachos
  • Swedish Meatballs
  • a classic Sheperd’s Pie
  • Lasagna
  • Beef Stroganoff
  • a vintage casserole, which is an Ohio favorite, called Johnny Marzetti’s Casserole
  • Beef Empanadas
  • Meatloaf
  • Tater Tot Casserole
  • Hamburger Steak
  • Stuffed Peppers
  • Stuffed Pepper Soup
  • Lasagna Soup
  • Taco Soup
  • Beef Goulash
  • Copycat Wendy’s Chili
  • Pasta Fagioli Soup

What are some of your favorite ways to use up ground beef?

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