35 Ground Beef Recipes to stretch your Food Dollar!


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Below are around 35 Ground Beef recipes that my family loves. Just about every post includes a special story or insight into something I’ve learned in the course of my daily life, so if you’re just in the mood to read a bit, be sure and visit each one! I’ve noted some of the story themes below a few of the posts but I say so much on any given day that there is just not telling what you’ll read when you click on a link!

I hope these recipes help you to stretch your family’s food dollar as well as keep the supper table lively and delicious. Be sure to check out my post on how to get 8 meals out of 4 pounds of ground beef by clicking here. Can you imagine? That’s almost two weeks worth of meals from one package of beef!

And while you’re here, have a wonderful day!



Canyon Casserole

I love the zesty southwestern flavor to this warm and filling casserole!

Skillet Lasagna

This is so good, I made it for myself for my birthday!

Tex Mex Lasagna

Inspired by a tv show I was on!

Shepherd’s Pie

How I learned to bloom.

Are you miserable at your workplace or in a rut in your life? Read how I learned to deal with that.


Garden Skillet Supper

 This is an easy recipe to alter based on what you have. Zucchini would be an excellent substitute for squash and if you only have one bell pepper or tomato that will work, too.

Hamburger Steaks

Growing up, we always loved Mama’s hamburger steaks. There was nothing like coming home and smelling the onions bubbling in there with the generous hamburger steak patties and knowing we were in for a hearty and delicious supper.

 Jen Hauler’s Pizza Casserole

This recipe is wildly customizable.

Uptown Beef Patties with Ketchup Gravy

I love stuffed bell peppers. I love Ketchup. I love ground beef. This combines them all into a one dish meal – which I also love.

Tater Tot Casserole – and Going North

(a story about calming down our lives)

Beefed Up Baked Beans

 – and a conversation about nicknames

Ground Beef Stew (with a secret!)

Hearty, filling, easy, economical, and bursting with flavor!


Taco Pizza

And my version of Border Patrol ~heehee~

Shipwreck Casserole


Deep Dish Pizza

Made this the night I came home from the first week of being on my book tour. It hit the spot!

Hobo Packets

Ever feel like your family expects you to be a short order cook in the kitchen? You’ll love this recipe, then! Hobo packets are a snap to put together and easily customizable to suit everyone!

Crunchy Beef Casserole

This has become a favorite with countless families!

Pizza Rolls

This was a favorite at our house when we were teens and is a favorite at my house any day!

Taco Soup – World’s Easiest Supper

Gotta love a recipe where you throw everything in a pot and come back to supper fifteen minutes later!


Hot Dog Chili

This is our family’s favorite hot dog chili. We usually make a gallon at a time and freeze the leftovers.

Janice’s Stuffed Peppers

and how I handle my persistent character flaws ~GRIN~

Bama Chili Cincinnati Style

Dirty Rice and a tale of no refunds

How I learned to savor every moment.

Christy’s Crock Pot Chili

In this recipe, you can even use leftover hamburger patties that have already been cooked!

Mama’s Taco Casserole 

Oh how I love this!


MORE ground beef recipes that my family loves!

Quick and Easy Beef Stroganoff – And where I’m from

Aunt Agnes’ Mexican Salad – oh my word is this stuff good! *Guest Kitchens Post

Not  Your Average Joe Sloppy Joes

Meatloaf! Making, Freezing, and Small Batch Options

Baked Sandwiches

Super Easy Spaghetti Sauce

Meatballs Make Many Meals

Slow Cooker Meatloaf (A Flat Christy post)

Slow Cooker Lasagna

**THIS POST is how I process large quantities of ground beef. The post is pretty old but it still shows it just as well. I prefer to buy large quantities of ground beef and cook it all at once. I then freeze it to have cooked ground beef on hand anytime I need to whip up a quick meal. This is my #1 timesaver!

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  1. Kendall says

    What A Post!!!!!! I download a PDF of the recipes so that means no typing except for the name and source. Today was great and I wound up with 16 of the 35 recipes using ground beef.
    I am so glad that I found your website and every day I look forward to what surprise you may have. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!

  2. MARSHA G says

    Next Month I am going to sit down and write down all I need to make all 35 recipes which will be way to much for my daughter and and I so i will freeze the leftovers for the next month and probably the next so I am hoping to get 3 months out of one month of shopping. I just think it will be interesting. I plan on keeping track of the cost (if my old DUHHHHH mind will work well enough to do so) and use what I already have as well. I just think it will be a fun yummy experiment. Up front though I do plan on using 1/2 pound of meat either turkey or beef whichever is the cheapest. Maybe even substitute a can of tuna in some of the casseroles for cost reasons. Can’t wait to get started. Gotta make me a spread sheet.


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