Ground beef is so delicious and easy to cook with, but sometimes we get caught in the routine of making the same ground beef recipes over and over. Erm, we’re looking at you, tacos. Instead, here are some fantastic recipes that will change up your recipe game and throw your tastebuds for a loop in the best way possible! Tonight, pull out some ground beef and get ready to create your new favorite go-to meal that will please every family member.

1. One Skillet Mexican Beef and Rice

This Mexican beef and rice recipe is an easy and very filling dish that only takes one skillet to create! Anybody else in favor of minimal dishes? Add some guacamole to take this amazing recipe to the next level, or some fresh local veggies to make it come alive.

Following the recipe takes just 35 minutes and makes six servings. The best part is you can top this dish with whatever suits your fancy like sour cream, diced avocado, salsa, and more!

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2. Mediterranean Meatball Gyros Sandwich

Mediterranean Meatball Gyros Sandwich are so simple, yet so memorable! Instead of opting for the fast food gyro option at the mall or on the street, head home and create it in your own kitchen. The soft pita bread is the perfect way ingredient to wrap the meatballs and cucumber tomato salad in.

Dice up the produce and pair with a homemade tzatziki sauce to wow your friends and family the next time they come for supper

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3. Beef Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Make a bunch of these beef stuffed zucchini boats on Sunday night to bring to work with you for the whole week. Lunch? Done! Add some veggies in with your ground beef or add them afterward as a topping. It’s a flavorful, low-carb way to fill up midday and take a little over 30 minutes to make.

There are only three steps to follow, making it easy and probably guaranteeing it will become a go-to meal for you each week.

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4. Single Serve Lasagna In A Bowl

Making lasagna is fantastic for a big group of people, but what about when you are craving that delicious, cheesy food without your friends? This single-serve lasagna is a great option when you’re cooking for one.

It is also super helpful with picky eaters! Allow each person to make their own lasagna so they have no excuse not to eat it! Plus, it takes less than 10 minutes to make when you’re in a hurry to eat a hearty meal.

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5. Individual Cottage Pie with Cauliflower Mash

Another individual dish that will save you time and dishes when it’s just you and maybe one other person dining is this individual cottage pie recipe. It will cook quicker and therefore, you can eat sooner! That’s a win in our books.

The recipe uses 13 ingredients, takes 25 minutes to prepare in the oven, and is best served with cauliflower mash. If you prefer, this recipe can also be made in a single casserole dish.

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6. Juicy Burger

Homemade burgers are simply unbeatable, so we had to include them on this list. These burgers are so simple that they bring us back to the basics of why we first fell in love with hamburgers – quality, juicy meat.

These burgers can be grilled or prepared on the stovetop, depending on your preference. You’ll be skipping fast food burgers forever after preparing these homemade versions one time. Top the burger with your favorite ingredients and enjoy!

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7. Meatloaf Muffins

Meatloaf has never been so chic! These adorable bite-sized meatloaves are colorfully decorated with delicious mashed sweet potato to look like savory cupcakes. Set out as little appetizers or bake them in a regular sized cupcake pan for an entree!

This recipe takes 10 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to cook, making it the perfect option when you’re in need of a quick dinner. It’s a fresh take on an old favorite that will quickly become a fan favorite.

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8. Quick & Easy Instant Pot Deconstructed Lasagna

There is no comfort food quite like lasagna and I’m not talking about the frozen version hastily grabbed from the grocery store. I mean, rich, cheesy, homemade lasagna. But it’s a lot of work to make it from scratch!

Enter this Forkly deconstructed lasagna recipe, which is essentially a smashed up version that, while not quite as pretty, tastes identical in a small fraction of the time it would normally take. Perfect for both picky and adventurous eaters!

9. Stuffed Pepper Pasta Casserole

When stuffed peppers are simply not filling enough, this casserole combines a delicious meal with pasta to create an absolute masterpiece. It’s rich and cheesy and not as finicky to make! This recipe uses farfalle pasta, orange and green bell peppers, ground beef, and more tasty ingredients.

Once the pasta is cooked and all the ingredients are loaded into the prepared baking dish, this casserole takes about 15 to 17 minutes in the oven. Enjoy!

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10.  Easy One Pot Lasagna Soup

Make a big batch of this one pot lasagna soup and freeze for later! It’s a quick and easy meal to reheat just in time for unexpected hungry dinner guests to dig into. Plus, it requires only a fraction of the time and effort traditional lasagna takes!

It tastes just like lasagna since it’s loaded with cheesy noodles, rich marinara sauce, and Italian spices. Plus, it’s loaded with three irresistible cheeses — Parmesan, mozzarella, and ricotta.

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11. Instant Pot Unstuffed Pepper Casserole

This easy weeknight dinner is packed with flavor and is a great way to hide a ton of veggies in your kiddo’s meal. It’s also a great way to use up those vegetables that have started to soften or wilt in the fridge, so you don’t have to throw them out!

This Forkly recipe yields eight servings and is made by using an Instant Pot. All in all, a delicious dinner and a tasty new recipe to try if you have an Instant Pot.

12. Easy Weeknight Instant Pot Copycat Hamburger Helper

Clean up the ingredients of this family favorite dinner by making it from scratch in your Instant Pot! This copycat hamburger helper recipe from Forkly cooks incredibly quickly and has the same flavors that you love with none of the additives of the store bought version.

What’s great about this recipe is how it’s made entirely with an Instant Pot. It yields six to eight servings and takes just five steps to complete from start to finish.

Rhiannon Ball

Rhiannon loves to cook and bake but has also never said "no" to a takeout burrito (see, she's just like you!). Despite slowly running out of room in her cabinets, she continues to expand her collections of cookbooks and kitchen gadgets and is deeply jealous of people who can just "whip something up" without a recipe. When she's not in the kitchen, you can find her camping and hiking with her husband and rescue dog, Waffles.

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