Looking for some quick and easy dinner ideas for hectic weeknights? Look no further! I’ve rounded up 20 delicious ways to cook with ground beef that your whole family will love – even a recipe for dogs. From classic comfort foods like spaghetti and meat sauce to creative twists on tacos, these recipes are sure to become go-to staples in your weekly meal rotation. 

Best of all, they can all be whipped up in no time, making them perfect for busy evenings when you need a satisfying meal on the table fast. So put away the takeout menus and say goodbye to bland, boring dinners – these Weeknight Winners are here to kick your weeknight cooking up a notch!

Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.
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Instant Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff is loaded with savory beef flavors in a mushroom and onion sauce that’s super creamy and so delicious. With the ease of ground beef and egg noodles that cook quickly, you’ve got a hearty meal in half the time.

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Smash Burgers Tacos with Big Mac Sauce

Smash Burger Tacos. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

Spice up burger night with these super fun Smash Burger Tacos. It’s basically just a cheeseburger, but you eat it like a taco. Taco Burgers cook really fast, and you get to load them up with extra toppings. THE BEST!

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Taco Pizza

Taco Pizza. Photo Credit: Jeannies Tried and True Recipes.

This Easy Taco Pizza Recipe is loaded with big flavors from taco meat, taco sauce, and fresh vegetables. It is a delicious dinner that will help you change things up on Taco Night and will please even the pickiest of eaters.

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Korean Beef Rice Bowls

Korean Beef Rice Bowls. Photo Credit: The View from Great Island.

Easy Korean Beef Rice Bowls are ready in 30 minutes, and who wouldn’t want this for dinner? It’s full of spicy, umami flavor, but tone down the heat, and kids will devour it.

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Quick and Easy Chili

Quick and Easy Chili. Photo Credit: Jeannies Tried and True Recipes.

Make a hearty and comforting meal in no time with this Quick and Easy Chili recipe. With minimal ingredients and effort, you’ll be able to enjoy a warm bowl of chili that’s perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a satisfying lunch.

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Crock Pot Spaghetti Sauce

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce. Photo Credit: Jeannies Tried and True Recipes.

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce in the crockpot is such a great dinner that is so easy to prepare. The delicious Italian flavors mingle all day long, giving the sauce such a wonderful flavor.

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Ground Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Ground Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry. Photo Credit: Peel with Zeal.

This Ground Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry recipe is an easy and delicious dinner that the whole family will love! It’s made with simple, accessible ingredients that come together for an easy weeknight dinner. Juicy ground beef and tender veggies all smothered in a savory sauce.

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Cheesy Spaghetti

Cheesy Spaghetti. Photo Credit: Jeannies Tried and True Recipes.

Cheesy Spaghetti is a great twist on your regular spaghetti dinner. A classic pasta dinner smothered in cheese. If you love cheese, this will become one of your favorite dinner recipes!

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Chopped Steak with Bacon and Mushroom Gravy

Chopped Steak with Bacon and Mushroom Gravy. Photo Credit: The View from Great Island.

Chopped Steak with Bacon and Mushroom Gravy is a cozy and comforting supper with a Scandinavian vibe ~ perfect for hunkering down on a chilly night. These easy hamburger steaks are simmered in a rich mushroom gravy that lures everybody to the table!

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Stuffed Pepper Soup

Stuffed Pepper Soup. Photo Credit: The View from Great Island.

This vibrant, flavorful soup is brimming with juicy peppers, savory ground beef and hearty rice. It’s got all the great flavors of a stuffed pepper, but without all the fuss of actually, you know, stuffing peppers.

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Ground Beef Fajitas

Ground Beef Fajitas. Photo Credit: Maple and Mango.

Looking for a quick, easy, and satisfying dinner idea? Try these sizzling Ground Beef Fajitas – from stovetop to table in just 30 minutes!

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Taco Dip

Taco Dip. Photo Credit: Peel with Zeal.

This creamy, crave-worthy Taco Dip layers beef, beans, cheese, and all your favorite taco flavors for a crowd-pleasing game day appetizer or potluck recipe. With just 10 minutes of prep time, this easy taco dip with ground beef comes together in under 30 minutes for a warm and gooey bottom layer topped with fresh, cool fixings.

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BBQ Ranch Hamburgers

BBQ Ranch Hamburgers. Photo Credit: Jeannies Tried and True Recipes.

Are you looking for a simple and mouthwatering recipe to impress your friends and family at your next BBQ? Look no further than these BBQ Ranch Hamburgers! Packed with flavor and easy to make, these burgers are sure to be a hit.

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Bierock Recipe

Bierock Recipe. Photo Credit: State of Dinner.

This easy Bierock Recipe features handheld pocket sandwiches filled with seasoned beef, tender cabbage, and melty cheddar cheese.

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Taco Salad

Taco Salad. Photo Credit: Jeannies Tried and True Recipes.

Looking for a delicious for your family? How about you make this Taco Salad? It is a great recipe that you can serve up pretty quickly. It is a great dinner for when you don’t have a lot of time.

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Patty Melts

Patty Melts. Photo Credit: The View from Great Island.

Patty Melts are the ultimate hot sandwich, with juicy smashed burgers layered with melty cheese and caramelized onions, all grilled up in crisp sourdough bread.

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Beefy Taco Mac and Cheese

Taco Mac. Photo Credit: Ramshackle Pantry.

This Beefy Taco Mac and Cheese recipe is a delicious comfort dish in a skillet that will make the whole family happy. Combining a classic mac and cheese with savory taco flavors is a recipe for happiness.

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Puerto Rican Picadillo

Puerto Rican Picadillo. Image Credit: A Latin Flair.

Puerto Rican Picadillo, a classic Latin ground meat dish is a fantastic option for a weeknight meal. It features ground beef simmered with veggies and spices and made in just 30 minutes.

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Beef Goulash

Beef Goulash. Photo Credit: Jeannies Tried and True Recipes.

This Beef Goulash recipe is from my mom’s collection of dinners she made over the years for our family. This is a great recipe that makes a quick and simple dinner.

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Instant Pot Homemade Dog Food

Instant Pot Dog Food. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.

And one for the dogs: Homemade Dog Food is a great way to spoil your dog and feel good about doing it. Made in an Instant Pot, this Instant Pot Dog Food Recipe is a quick, cheap, and easy way to feed your dog a nutritious meal that they will think is a treat.

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Hi, I'm Kari!

I am a newlywed, food blogger, health coach, and mama to a hot mess of a border collie. I love to put a new spin on old family recipes and I try to make as many meals as possible with an Instant Pot.

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