7 Hearty Ground Beef Meals
No other type of meat is as versatile as ground beef. Whether you opt for meatballs, burgers, or tacos, ground beef recipes are never boring. Even better, they're always easy to make, which is why there's always some in our fridge for a tasty after-work meal. If you love it as much as we do, try out these 7 hearty ground beef meals that are sure to please every palette!
1. Meatball-Wrapped Spaghetti
Spaghetti and meatballs go together like bacon and eggs, mashed potatoes and gravy, and macaroni and cheese – you just can't have one without the other! And even though the dish is a classic, it can get a little boring after a while, so go ahead and turn things on their head by switching up how you serve the spaghetti and meatballs – this is a definitely a meal your family won't soon forget! Get the recipe for the Meatball-Wrapped Spaghetti.
2. Bacon Armadillo Eggs
You've probably heard of scotch eggs, but have you ever heard of armadillo eggs? If not, you're in for a real treat! While similar to scotch eggs, armadillo eggs add an extra special layer with a stuffed pepper. We've taken a few liberties and stuffed the peppers with cheese and eggs, wrapped them in ground beef, and then wrapped them again in bacon. Prepare to have your mind blown with 5 layers of explosive flavor! Get the recipe for the Bacon Armadillo Eggs.
3. Meat & Potato Casserole
One thing's for sure – no matter how many casseroles you've made in your life, there won't have been many that were as quick and easy as this one. The only step that'll take a bit of time is getting the potatoes ready. Otherwise, this really is the perfect dish for people that are either pressed for time or have little experience in the kitchen! Get the recipe for the Meat & Potato Casserole.
4. Lasagna Meatloaf
Do you have to prepare a large Sunday meal for the entire family, but you're torn on what to make? Maybe your partner is a meatloaf fan, but the kids always want a big plate of lasagna this time of year. The question is, how do you keep everyone happy? Make both at the same time, of course! As you'll see, our delicious hybrid dish provides the perfect compromise. Get the recipe for the Lasagna Meatloaf.
5. Ground Beef Molehill
This molehill certainly won't upset any gardeners, because it tastes delicious! Seasoned ground beef with a delicious filling of mashed potatoes, bacon, and cheese plus an "earth" covering of buttery crunchy bread crumbs and a flowery meadow of crispy vegetables – what's not to love? A mole that leaves such tasty hills is certainly a welcome guest in our garden! Get the recipe for the Ground Beef Molehill.
6. Garlic Meatloaf Braid
This meatloaf recipe is different from all the others, in the best possible way! Its surprisingly flavorful filling is a real treat, especially for garlic fans. Not to mention, this tasty dish proves that you can do far more with pesto than use it as a default sauce for your pasta dishes – it can be just as delicious in far more unusual combinations. Get ready to discover the secrets of this meatloaf with a twist! Get the recipe for the Garlic Meatloaf Braid.
7. Mashed Potato Beef Pie
When you're making a casserole, you usually just serve it in the dish it was baked in, right? But this ain't your mama's casserole. What if you could turn a plain old casserole into a hearty pie that transforms mashed potatoes into culinary scaffolding? That's right – for this recipe, you're going to press a bunch of mashed potatoes into a springform pan like dough, then top it with perfectly seasoned, smoky BBQ ground beef and cheese. Treat yourself! Get the recipe for the Mashed Potato Beef Pie.
We could go on forever since we have so many delicious ground beef dishes, but that's probably enough for today, don't you think? Try one of these out, and you'll be so glad you did!