Are you tired of making the same old recipes using ground beef? Get excited about your meals again because we’re going to show you exactly what else you can do with it! Ground beef is great because it is a versatile and budget-friendly ingredient.

We are sharing some insanely delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas all using this simple ingredient. If you don’t already have a pack beef lying around in your freezer (like the rest of us) you’re going to want to step out and pick some up today!

1. Mexican Frittata

Indulge in a delicious treat fit for a Saturday brunch. Although you’ll be happy to know that this recipe is so easy that it can be prepared for any occasion!

This lovely frittata comes together in just 30 minutes. It is made with delicious flavors of Mexican cuisine such as taco seasoning, and salsa. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: REAL FOOD REAL DEAL

2. Spicy Sweet Plantain and Beef Hash

Spicy sweet plantain and beef hash may be unlike any breakfast you’ve ever had. However, try it once and you’ll crave it every weekend! This breakfast is low-FODMAP friendly, paleo, whole30 and grain free. It’s full of wholesome ingredients and loaded with amazing flavor.

This one-pan meal can be ready to eat in just 15 minutes! Plantains are an amazing and versatile ingredient and that is why they would make an excellent contribution to this dish! PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: PALEO RUNNING MOMMA

3. Low Carb Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Low carb stuffed poblano peppers are the perfect lunch you’ve been searching for! Poblano peppers are filled with a delicious ground beef mixture and are topped with shredded cheese.

Further, this lovely meal only requires about 20 minutes of cooking time. Enjoy it as a healthy dinner or meal prep your lunches for the whole week! PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE GIRL ON BLOOR

4. Cheesy Ground Beef Empanadas

Your family will go crazy for these delicious empanadas. A flaky pie crust surrounds savory veggies and meat to create an unforgettable meal.

To help make this recipe easy, use store-bought refrigerated pie crust. Before assembling the pies you’ll need to cook the meat filling on the stovetop. The filling is made with ground beef, bell peppers, and many aromatic seasonings. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: NEIGHBOR FOOD

5. Healthy Burrito Bowls

Burrito bowls are one of my most favorite meals! They’re so versatile that you can enjoy them for lunch, or for dinner! This recipe puts a healthy spin onto a traditional recipe so you can indulge guilt-free!

The protein consists of ground beef and black beans. This mixture is seasoned with burrito seasoning, taco sauce, garlic, and onion. While the meat sauce is cooking, prepare the brown rice too. Serve together and then add a lovely fresh salad on top made from lettuce, corn, tomatoes, avocado, and shredded cheese! PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MY SUGAR FREE KITCHEN

6. Cheesy Ground Beef Quesadillas

In my opinion, quesadillas are so underrated! They’re quick and easy which means you can enjoy them any day of the week!

These quesadillas are filled with cheesy ground beef but the great thing about it is you can customize them to your liking. While the recipe recommends sharp cheddar and Havarti cheese, feel free to swap in your favorite type of cheese! They cook on the stove-top and come together quite quickly! PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE MOM 100

7. Instant Pot Low Carb Taco Soup

You don’t have to eat tacos to enjoy those delicious flavors! Try something different like our delicious taco soup recipe! It’s low-carb and can be keto-friendly by simply topping the soup with additional cheese, sour cream, and avocado slices.

This soup is loaded with flavor, ground beef, and diced peppers. Furthermore, the Instant Pot transforms this soup recipe into a quick and easy weeknight meal! PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY

8. Ground Beef Philly Cheesesteak

This recipe adapts a classic Philly cheesesteak sandwich into a budget-friendly meal. Instead of beefsteak, you’ll use ground beef!

Although you’ll be using ground beef, you’ll still experience the same flavors you have come to know and love. Once the filling is prepared, serve on a soft roll and top with provolone cheese! PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SPRINKLES AND SPROUTS

9. Muffin Tin Cheeseburger Cups

Your kids will go crazy for this delicious dinner idea! Our unconventional muffin tin cheeseburgers are better than takeout and come together in a hurry!

Originally we created this recipe using ground turkey, however, keep in mind ground beef would work wonderfully too! Top the burgers with ketchup, cheese, and a pickle for a true cheeseburger experience! These delicious bites are great for family dinner, tailgating, and for any type of party! PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY

10. Creamy Beef and Shells

You can never go wrong with a big bowl of delicious pasta. Throw in some ground beef and enticing seasonings to create a comforting meal.

This dish is luxuriously creamy thanks to heavy cream and shredded cheddar cheese. It’s a simple dinner that will please your picky eaters but contains more than enough flavor so that you’ll love it too! PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: DAMN DELICIOUS

11. Easy Weeknight Instant Pot Copycat Hamburger Helper

Picking up a box of Hamburger Helper from the grocery store is convenient but we promise our recipe is just as easy! Your family will appreciate the homemade love that went into making it and you’ll have the satisfaction of feeding your family a wholesome meal.

Our easy copycat Hamburger Helper recipe uses mushroom soup as the base. In addition to the soup, you’ll also need ground beef, egg noodles, and a few other seasonings. The Instant Pot cooks this meal quickly and mostly hands-off too! PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY

12. Cheesy Beef Enchilada Tortellini Skillet

Tortellini is delicious on its own but throw it into a skillet like this and you’ll have yourself a restaurant quality meal! There are many inviting flavors such as taco seasoning, enchilada sauce, and more!

While the tortellini cooks on the stovetop, prepare the ground meat. Once the main ingredients have cooked through, you’ll combine them into a skillet, top with shredded cheese and place in the oven on broil! Once the cheese has melted you can remove it from the oven, and top with sour cream and green onions! PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: CLOSET COOKING

13. Instant Pot Low-Carb Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Soup

Cabbage rolls may be delicious but they do require quite a bit of work! Instead, why not try our unstuffed version and indulge in this comforting soup.

Traditionally, cabbage rolls are stuffed with meat and rice. We’ve decided to put a fun low-carb twist on this recipe and instead of rice you’ll be using cauliflower rice but don’t worry it has all the same flavors and textures you love! PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY

Clarissa Vanner

Clarissa loves experimenting with food of all cultures to make unique healthy dishes. When she’s not browsing Pinterest for new recipe inspiration she likes to pick up a DIY project and use her creative hands to make art or crafts. In her down time you can find her watching the latest documentaries on Netflix or going for nature walks.

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