Easy Dinner Ideas with Ground Beef

You’ve got a pound of ground beef. Now what to do with it? Here are a few of our favorite easy dinner ideas with ground beef:

Tacos
This is our favorite meal around here, and it’s made on a regular basis. Not just any taco meat will do though! See our suggestions on cooking perfect taco meat.  If you have just a pound of hamburger, this is usually enough for 2 kids and 2 adults if your serving a few sides or load up on the toppings. The taco meat recipe can also be done with 2 pounds without problems.

Hamburgers or Beef Burgers
No duh right? But sometimes we forget that sometimes ground beef can be just ground beef. You can make it interesting by adding different sauces or veggies. One of my favorite restaurant meals is a hamburger with avocado and mushrooms. YUM!

Meatloaf
Not a very complicated dish, and recipes are usually pretty easy to find. If your missing specific ingredients, there’s always room for improvising. Such as crackers for bread crumbs or adding your own special flair to the dish. If you need a basic meatloaf recipe, try this Amish meatloaf.

Chili
This ground beef dinner idea doesn’t have to be complicated either. Sometimes all we add is a can of beans (any kind on hand) and a can of Italian diced tomatoes. Really easy, really fast. Plus both the kids will eat it without complaints. You can add your own ingredients and really get to experimenting with this too.

That’s it! Pretty simple right? If you have any easy dinner ideas with ground beef you’d like to share, please feel free to leave your comments!

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