8 Quick and easy ground beef recipes

8 delicious recipes to turn boring ground beef into a gourmet's delight.

Most of us get home after a hectic day at work and still have to make dinner, and it is expected to be delicious and nutritious too.

Ground beef has always been an easy go-to ingredient for the harried cook, but maybe not very exciting. These amazing 8 recipes from Better Homes and Gardens will transform boring ground beef into a gourmet's delight.

These recipes are quick and easy and come in an exciting variety of dishes: casseroles, pasta, burgers, enchiladas, chili, and an anything but classic meatloaf. Find more delicious recipes on our Twitter account @amomama_usa.

1. Saucy Meatball Sandwich

Nothing is easier and faster - or juicier - than a meatball sandwich loaded with a garlic, pasta sauce. The sauce and the ground meatballs are simmered in the aromatic sauce then piled up onto buns for a yummy and fun meal. Catch the full recipe for the Saucy Meatball Sandwich here! 

2. Pasta with Bolognese Sauce

All you need to do is add your ground beef to a jar of ready-made pasta sauce, a  variety of fresh Italian herbs, a splash of wine, and a hint of cream and simmer to perfection. Boil up your pasta al dente and serve hot with the sauce. Catch the full recipe for the Pasta with Bolognese Sauce here! 

3. Sesame-Garlic Beef Tacos

Give your ground beef an exotic tang with soy sauce, brown sugar, and rice vinegar. Brown the meat, sprinkle with sesame seeds, then wrap it up in a ready-made taco shell and tuck into a new family favorite. Catch the full recipe for the Sesame-Garlic Beef Tacos here! 

4. Cheeseburger-and-Fries Casserole

This is a quirky take on the all-American classic Cheeseburger with fries transformed into a mouthwatering casserole topped with pickles, onions, tomatoes, and lots and lots of cheese. Catch the full recipe for the Cheeseburger-and-Fries Casserole here! 

5. Stacked Sweet Corn, Bean, and Beef Casserole

Take your palate south of the border with a Mexican-inspired casserole made from layers of hot chorizo sausage, simmered ground beef flavored with spices, sweet corn, and beans. Catch the full recipe for the Stacked Sweet Corn, Bean, and Beef Casserole here! 

6. Zesty Beef Tacos

This recipe with ground beef includes delicious tacos with onions, sweet peppers, salsa, chili, juicy tomatoes and lots of flavors. Catch the full recipe for the Zesty Beef Tacos here!

7. Pasta and Meatballs Meatloaf

If you can't decide if you want to turn your ground beef into a meatloaf or a pasta sauce, why not do both? This fusion meatloaf is flavored with garlic and topped with toasted breadcrumbs for a crispy finish that is irresistible. Catch the full recipe for the Pasta and Meatballs Meatloaf here!

8. Spicy Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes are a family favorite, but adding a dash of hot sauce to the mixture takes this standard dish to a new level. Simmer the meat-and-veggie mixture in the hot sauce for a sizzling sandwich filling. Catch the full recipe for the Spicy Sloppy Joes here!

Of course, these recipes are just a starting point, an inspiration if you will. From these beginnings let your imagination soar and share your inventions with us.

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