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30 Ground Beef Sandwich Recipes

Ground beef sandwiches are a weeknight favorite, and rightfully so! They're affordable, quick to prepare and can be made in so many different ways.

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Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

You’ll love this quick, easy and economical homemade sloppy joe recipe. Brown sugar adds a touch of sweetness, both for traditional sandwiches on buns or as a down-home topping for rice, biscuits or baked potatoes. —Laurie Hauser, Rochester, New York

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Big fan of sloppy joes? Check out this loose-meat sandwich recipe next.

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Beef Stroganoff Sandwiches

For an American take on classic Russian comfort food, we turn beef Stroganoff into a sandwich. It comes together fast, and our family devours it. —Alison Garcia, Beatrice, Nebraska
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Hearty Italian Sandwiches

I've been making this sweet and spicy sandwich filling for 35 years. It smells as good as it tastes! It's a great reward for a hungry family after a day working or playing outdoors. —Elaine Krupsky, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Easy Salsa Sloppy Joes

I created these sandwiches when I realized I did not have a can of sloppy joe sauce. The sweet brown sugar in this recipe complements the tangy salsa. —Mrs. Krista E Collins, Concord, North Carolina
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Moo Shu Sloppy Joes

Asian-style sloppy joes made with hoisin sauce, barbecue sauce and coleslaw mix are a nice change from the ordinary! —Mike Tchou, Pepper Pike, Ohio
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Picadillo Sliders

When I’m pressed for time, these beefy sliders are my go-to. Any leftover picadillo makes for great nachos or queso dip. It freezes well, too! —Patterson Watkins, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Stuffed Sourdough Sandwiches

These delicious stuffed sandwiches are easy to put together. Some can be baked as soon as they’re assembled, while the rest can be frozen for a quick dinner later. Sometimes I use cubed sharp cheddar cheese instead of shredded cheese in these sandwiches. —Shannon Hansen, Oxnard, California
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Meat Buns

On the outside, these golden buns resemble ordinary dinner rolls. But one bite reveals the tasty, cheesy beef filling inside. —Sharon Leno, Keansburg, New Jersey
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Tangy Barbecued Beef Sandwiches

Every year for our church ice cream social, we'd fill six roaster ovens with these ingredients and let them simmer all day. Boy, did that barbecue smell good. If you want a meal that's ready to eat in 30 minutes, but can keep on the stove for late arrivals, this is the one. —Janet Sipes, Monmouth, Illinois
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Italian Meatball Subs

This is one of those recipes you always come back to. A flavorful tomato sauce and mildly spiced meatballs make a hearty sandwich filling, or they can be served over pasta. I broil the meatballs first to quickly brown them. —Jean Glacken, Elkton, Maryland
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Ground Beef Gyros

If your family likes gyros as much as mine, they'll love this easy version that's made with ground beef instead of lamb. I found the recipe in a newspaper and adapted it to fit our tastes. They're very much like the ones served at a local restaurant. A cucumber yogurt sauce adds an authentic finishing touch. —Ruth Stahl, Shepherd, Montana
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Ground Beef and Pepperoni Stromboli

I've made this delicious Stromboli many times. It is perfect when friends and family get together on game day and always satisfies big appetites. —Shelley Banzhaf, Maywood, Nebraska
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Easy Pumpkin Sloppy Joes

Stirring canned pumpkin into sloppy joe meat may seem strange, but everyone is pleasantly surprised by these. Add cloves, nutmeg and chili powder for extra oomph, then plunk dill slices on top. —Donna Musser, Pearl City, Illinois
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Picadillo in Pita Bread

I made many one-dish, top-of-the-stove meals while raising three children. After I'd worked all day, there was always something to do at home. That didn't leave much time to cook! —Shirley Smith, Orange, California
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Taco Twists

Why serve tacos only in ordinary flour or corn tortillas? For a mouthwatering change of pace, bake the taco beef in flaky, golden crescent rolls. My family enjoys these for a warm lunch or light dinner.—Carla Kreider, Quarryville, Pennsylvania
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Pizza Hoagies

My husband and three sons love these crispy sandwiches filled with a moist pizza-flavored mixture. I often make them on a weekend and double the recipe. On week-nights when I'm busy or helping my son with homework, I pop the sandwiches in the oven and have a family-pleasing dinner on the table without a lot of effort. —Barbara Mery Bothell, Washington
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Homemade Sloppy Joes

I simmer a big batch of this hot, tangy sandwich filling and freeze the extras. Then I just thaw and reheat it for a quick dinner. —Sandra Castillo, Janesville, Wisconsin
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Hearty Meatball Sub Sandwiches

Making the saucy meatballs in advance and reheating them saves me precious time when expecting company. These satisfying sandwiches are excellent for casual parties. —Deena Hubler, Jasper, Indiana
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Curried Beef Pita Pockets

If there are people in your family who think they won’t like the taste of curry, serve this. They’ll be curry lovers forever! —Mary Ann Kosmas, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Sloppy Joe Meatball Subs

A mashup of two favorite recipes, these sloppy joe meatball subs are certainly unique. I love to make them on a lazy afternoon and freeze leftovers for an easy weeknight meal. —Susan Seymour, Valatie, New York
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Cheeseburger Buns

My mom stuffs soft homemade yeast rolls with ground beef, tomato sauce and cheese to make these tasty sandwiches. They're great leftovers, too. My son takes them in his lunch the next day. —Nancy Holland, Morgan Hill, California
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Mozzarella Beef Roll-Ups

The kids will love these pepperoni and beef wraps. They're easy to assemble because each tortilla is simply wrapped around a portion of hearty meat filling with a piece of string cheese. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Pizza Sloppy Joes

If you’re tired of same old sloppy joes, here’s a tasty twist! These messy, kid-friendly sandwiches have a definite pizza flavor that families will love, but be sure to serve them with a fork! Connie Pettit - Logan, OH
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Favorite Meat Loaf Gyros

This is definitely a different gyro meat recipe, yet it is so good! I slice leftover meat in individual portions and freeze for any time I crave a gyro. —Sharon Rawlings, Tampa, Florida
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Stromboli Sandwiches

Like a sloppy joe with Italian seasonings, these hearty sandwich slices fill the bill at potlucks, reunions and more. Although I've made them dozens of times, I never tire of eating or serving them. —Darlis Wilfer, West Bend, Wisconsin
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Slow-Cooker Sloppy Joes

On hot summer days, this dish cooks without heating up the kitchen while I work on the rest of the meal. The recipe is easy to double or triple for crowds, and if there are any leftovers, you can freeze them to enjoy later! —Carol Losier, Baldwinsville, New York
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Cheesy Pepperoni Buns

A pizza version of the sloppy joe, this hot and melty open-faced sandwich is a surefire kid pleaser. Adults love them, too! —Tanya Belt, Newcomerstown, Ohio
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Chipotle Chili Dogs

Long live childhood favorites! I created this recipe for the 125th anniversary of a small town in Minnesota. The medium spice level means that people of all ages love the flavors. —Barb Templin, Norwood, Minnesota
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Slow-Cooker Italian Sloppy Joes

These tasty sloppy joes with plenty of mass appeal are perfect for a gathering. If you're taking them to an event, simplify things by cooking the beef mixture and stirring in other ingredients the night before. Cool the meat sauce in shallow bowls in the fridge, then cover and refrigerate them overnight. The next day, transfer the meat mixture to the slow cooker to keep it warm for the party. —Hope Wasylenki, Gahanna, Ohio
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Giant Meatball Sub

As either a hearty party sandwich or a filling lunch or dinner, this sub will rise to the top of your list of favorites. It's also a perfect contribution to a potluck...but don't expect to have any leftovers! —Deana Paul, San Dimas, California

James Schend
As Taste of Home’s Deputy Editor, Culinary, James oversees the Food Editor team, recipe contests and Bakeable, and manages all food content for Trusted Media Brands. Prior to this position, James worked in the kitchen of Williams-Sonoma and Southern Living. An honor graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, he has traveled the world searching for great food in all corners of life.