Ground Beef Recipes

Looking for a new dinner idea? Beef it up with these family-favorite burger, meat ball, meat loaf, casserole, stuffed pepper recipes and more.

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Hearty Chili with a Twist

This thick chili is perfect for tailgate parties or on a cold winter evening. I like to serve it in bowls filled with rice, then top with crushed saltine crackers and shredded cheddar cheese.—Louise Jacino, East Moriches, New York

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...


Italian Chili

By adding Italian seasoning and fresh veggies, our Test Kitchen put an Italian spin on traditional Southwestern-style chili and created...


Southwestern Three-Meat Chili

When Mom came to live with me several years ago, I told her it was now my turn to cook....

Favorite Italian Wedding Soup

I enjoyed a similar soup for lunch at work one day and decided to re-create it at home. I love...


Hearty Hamburger Vegetable Soup

Oregano really shines in this hearty soup from field editor Traci K Wynne, Denver, Pennsylvania. “It smells delicious while it’s...

Quick Beef Vegetable Soup

At the end of a long day, you want to put something quick, warm and substantial on the table for...


Spice It Up Soup

My husband really enjoys this turkey soup, so I make plenty and freeze what's left over in individual servings for...


Spicy Chili

This spicy chili recipe is the culmination of several years' worth of experimenting to get just the right flavor. For...


Hearty Black-Eyed Pea Soup

Alice Jarrell of Dexter, Missouri waited a long time to get this favorite recipe—but it was well worth it. "I...

Meaty Mushroom Chili

Since our two daughters did not like beans in their chili, I adapted a recipe to suit our whole family's...


Pepperoni Pizza Chili

We love this on a chilly day. A big bowl warms you right up, and the leftovers freeze well. I...


Chuck Wagon Chili

While planning my Christmas menu a few years ago, I came across this recipe. I decided to try it and...


Meaty Tomato Soup

As an elementary school librarian and church choir director, I've come to rely on--and thoroughly enjoy--slow-cooked meals. A sorority sister...


Prairie Bean Soup

This soup started out as an "end-of-the-month" meal, a creative way to use up items that were on hand. We...

Pizza Soup

This family favorite is done in no time at all. I like to serve it with a crusty bread or...


Contest-Winning Pepperoni Pizza Chili

Pizza and chili together—what could be better? Fill folks up at halftime when you set out bowls of this chili....


Santa Fe Chipotle Chili

Sausage and ground beef make this spiced chili a meat lover's delight. I can freeze and reheat it later without...


Mushroom Salsa Chili

Green, sweet red and yellow peppers give this hearty chili a splash of color. I often fix it for my...


Meaty Three-Bean Chili

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


Slow-Cooked Chunky Chili

Pork sausage, ground beef and plenty of beans make this chili a marvelous meal. I keep serving-size containers of it...


Traditional Italian Wedding Soup

You don’t have to be Italian to love this easy-to-make soup with tiny round pasta! Add homemade meatballs but use...


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...

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