Ground Beef Recipes

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Beef Taco Chili

This is one of my husband's absolute favorite dishes. It was also voted Best Chili in our county's autumn Harvest Festival. If you like less broth, use just 1-3/4 cups water and 1-1/2 tsp. bouillon. —Dana Beery, Ione, Washington

Southwest Frito Pie

I got a real culture shock when we moved to New Mexico several years ago, but we grew to love...


Taco Bean Soup

"This hearty three-bean soup is very easy to fix," remarks Sharon Thompson of Hunter, Kansas. "You can add a can...


Super-Duper Chili

No one ever guesses the "secret ingredient" in this recipe that I created. A can of mushroom soup is what...


Texas Chili con Carne

I love to cook, but meals at my house have to be ready in a hurry because we're always on...

Taco Platter

“We love Southwest-flavored foods and this fun recipe is a favorite,” writes June Barrus from Springville, Utah. “If you like...


Flavorful Taco Soup

You’ll get a kick out of this hearty, Southwest-inspired soup from Sandi Lee of Houston, Texas. Feel free to dunk...

Sour Cream Beef ‘N’ Beans

"I adjusted this favorite casserole for microwave use in the interest of speed and to save heating up the oven—we...


Beefy Beans ‘N’ Rice

This easy skillet dish has a nice barbecue flavor that goes over well in winter.—Rebecca Roberts, Odessa, Texas


Mexican Bean Soup

For our family's fall birthday bash, I make a big pot of this soup and serve it with plenty of...


Truly Texan Chili

I am a native Texan, and this is the best chili recipe I've ever tasted—it's meaty and spicy. I'd make...

Southwest Skillet Supreme

This is the kind of dish that's popular among cattle ranchers in Arizona. I've even won two cooking contests including...


Navajo Tacos

My niece gave me this hearty recipe. It came from a Native American friend of hers in Eufaula, Oklahoma.—Robin Wells,...


Homemade Mexican Lasagna

Our friends and family love this recipe. It's easy to make ahead of time and can be frozen. This is...


Southwest Stew

Our whole family loves foods spiced with picante sauce, so I developed this recipe! This dish is very quick and...


Contest-Winning Taco Soup

I have to admit that when a good friend gave me this recipe, I wasn't certain I'd like it. But,...

Deluxe Walking Nachos

This slow-cooked potluck chili makes an awesome filling for a little bag of walk-around nachos. Cut the bag lengthwise to...


Tasty Taco Soup

When I serve this soup at parties, everyone asks for the recipe. It makes a lot, so if I'm not...


Meaty Three-Bean Chili

Meet the Cook: Doubling this recipe is automatic for me - just about everyone wants more than one bowl! If...


Slow-Cooker Enchiladas

As a busy wife and mother of two young sons, I rely on this handy recipe. I layer enchilada ingredients...


Tangy Beef Chili

Not only is this delicious chili quick to make, the blue cheese wedge adds a creamy, tangy accent. —Luann Maner,...


Southwest Gyros

When the gray days of winter set in, we begin dreaming of dishes that evoke the sunny side of life....


Beef & Bean Tacos

Food won’t go to waste when you serve this satisfying taco that puts canned goods to use. Even better, the...


Flavorful Southwestern Chili

“This filling, hearty recipe comes from my grandmother,” writes Jenny Greear from Huntington, West Virginia. “It’s full of flavor, freezes...

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Bats, Twigs and Things Chili

You'll want to serve up hearty portions of this chili before you set the kids loose to trick-or-treat. The edible...


Beef ‘n’ Bean Torta

This zesty dish is a favorite of mine because it has a wonderful Southwestern taste and is easy to prepare....