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22 Ground Beef Recipes to Try This Week

Jan 2 2017 - 2:15pm

Ground beef is a staple when you have a house full of kids, but most people don't know how to utilize it beyond the burger. There are plenty of recipes, however, that think outside the bun — literally! From mini meatloaves to comfy casseroles, there is a lot you can do with a pound of ground beef. Here, a sampling of the adventurous, delicious, family-approved meals you can create.

Glazed Mini Meatloaves

Everything is cuter (and easier to eat) when it's mini. Instead of baking a loaf, try the bite-size version [1] from Mel's Kitchen Cafe.

Source: Mel's Kitchen Cafe [2]

Cheeseburger Pizza

Your children's two favorite foods come together for an amazing dinner [3] thanks to Foxes Love Lemons.

Source: Foxes Love Lemons [4]

Stuffed French Bread

Feed your entire family using one loaf of bread with Eat Cake For Dinner's fantastic stuffed french bread [5].

Source: Eat Cake For Dinner [6]

Beef and Potato Burritos

Though it seems like an unlikely combo, our beef and potato burritos [7] make for a tasty treat that kids will love.

Photo: Susannah Chen

Beef and Bean Stuffed Peppers

Packed with protein and veggies, these stuffed peppers [8] are perfect for a quick, nutritious dinner.

Source: Flickr user CulinaryCory [9]

Taco "Cupcakes"

Texas Type A Mom gives the traditional Mexican fare [10] a twist with a dessert-like presentation.

Source: Texas Type A Mom [11]

Cheeseburger Soup

The Recipe Critic's cheeseburger soup [12] has "kid favorite" written all over it. The addition of lots of fresh veggies makes it a cheeseburger you'll feel good about giving to your kids over and over again.

Source: The Recipe Critic [13]

Baked Ziti

You can't go wrong with classic comfort food, especially in the form of Six Sister's cheesy baked ziti [14].

Source: Flickr user cuttingboard [15]

Tangy Sloppy Joes

Prep these sloppy joes from Budget Gourmet Mom [16] in the morning, and they will be on the table and ready to eat at night.

Source: Budget Gourmet Mom [17]

5-Ingredient Chili

It doesn't get easier, or tastier, than Gimme Some Oven's quick chili [18].

Source: Gimme Some Oven [19]

Grown-Up Hot Pockets

Though Foxes Love Lemons labels her beef hot pockets [20] as grown-up, we promise that they are kid-friendly.

Source: Foxes Love Lemons [21]

Taco Soup

Get your crockpot ready! This Mexican-inspired soup [22] is perfect for a cold night.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Spaghetti and Meatball Potpies

From Plain Chicken, these spaghetti and meatball potpies [23] are sure to make the whole family happy. Bake the potpies in ramekins, and then flip them for a really special presentation.

Source: Plain Chicken [24]

Ground Beef Stew

You only need an hour to whip up Tablespoon's cozy beef stew [25].

Source: Tablespoon [26]

Zucchini Beef Pie

Introduce your kids to a tasty new vegetable with Nicole Joelle's meaty pie [27].

Source: Nicole Joelle [28]

Cowboy Dinner

Mel's Kitchen Cafe masters comfort food with the combination of corn bread and ground beef [29].

Source: Mel's Kitchen Cafe [30]

Lighter Beef Tacos

Tacos don't have to be greasy or high in calories. Prepare a lighter option [31] in 20 minutes!

Photo: POPSUGAR Food

Cheeseburger and Fries Casserole

This casserole totally hits the spot. With hamburger, cheese, and french fries baked right in, this cheeseburger casserole [32] from Lauren's Kitchen is serious comfort food.

Source: Lauren's Kitchen [33]

Mexican Stuffed Shells

Mix Mexican with Italian, and stuff some shells with a flavorful filling made from ground beef and cheese. This recipe [34] is very easy and sure to become a family favorite; just serve it with fresh salsa and a dollop of sour cream.

Source: The Way to His Heart [35]

Korean Beef Bowl

Take the kids on a worldly adventure with Damn Delicious's Korean Beef Bowl [36]. The entire cooking process just takes 15 minutes!

Beef Enchiladas

Ground beef and lots of gooey cheese are used to make these tasty Beef Enchiladas [37]. Talk about the ultimate comfort food!

Teriyaki Meatballs

Your kids may be used to the standard Italian meatball, but Damn Delicious's Teriyaki Meatballs [38] will rock their world!

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