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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Cowboy Calico Beans

This is a tradition at the table when my girlfriends and I go up north for a girls' weekend. The husbands and kids are left at home, but the slow cooker comes with us! —Julie Butsch, Hartland, Wisconsin

Cherry Baked Beans

Here's a perfect dish to bring to a family reunion or any get-together. It's fast and easy to prepare, and...


Arancini di Riso

In Italy, arancini balls are often served as a side dish, like bread. Our arancini recipe features a ground beef...


Apple ‘n’ Beef Bean Bake

Slightly sweet apples blend beautifully with savory ground beef and baked beans. You can easily double the recipe for a...


Hearty Wild Rice

My father-in-law used to make this casserole in the oven. I switched to the slow cooker so I wouldn't need...

Stuffed Squash for Two

My husband and I love this recipe as newlyweds, and now that our children are grown, we are enjoying it...


Family-Favorite Baked Beans

Lea Ann Anderson
TULSA, OKLAHOMA

Here’s a quick and easy recipe familiar to most at reunions and other large...

Black-Eyed Pea Casserole

This group-size dish is quick, simple and tasty. People always ask for "just a little more". I guess you could...


Western-Style Beef and Beans

This hearty, crowd-pleasing dish is a comforting meal on a chilly night with bread and a salad. It also makes...


Special Herb Dressing

Our budget was tight when our children were small, so I cooked with ground beef often. Nowadays, I make this...


Southwestern Beans

Start with ground beef and add beans and seasonings. Then you have a great side dish for any meal! -Catherine...

Hearty Rice Dressing

At church socials and family reunions, this satisfying dressing has always been well received. It's a favorite with our family,...


Hearty Poultry Stuffing

This was my mother's recipe and is now a tradition at my house, too. My mother-in-law even preferred it to...


Hearty Baked Beans

This saucy dish is flavorful and filling, chock-full of ground beef, bacon and four varieties of beans. I've had the...


Beef-Stuffed Potatoes

This is a stuffed potato with a twist. Teenagers like the flavor the green chiles and cheese add.


Fourth of July Baked Beans

We always choose this family recipe for July Fourth or any picnic because it's a meaty twist on everyday baked...

Contest-Winning Cajun Cabbage

Looking for a different treatment for cabbage? Try this spicy cheese-topped dish that I adapted from a friend's recipe. I...


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Three-Bean Baked Beans

I got this recipe from an aunt and made a couple of changes to suit our tastes. With ground beef...


Pineapple Baked Beans

Sweet and tangy pineapple dresses up these hearty baked beans. Brown the beef while you open cans and chop the...


Fourth of July Bean Casserole

The outstanding barbecue taste of these beans makes them a favorite for cookouts all summer and into the fall. It's...


Ground Beef Dressing

As is true with most families, food is an important part of all our celebrations. That's why I know everyone...


Block Party Beans

—LaDonna Daley, Elyria, Ohio


Cajun Cabbage

We love this dish at our house, and whenever I take it to a potluck, it disappears just as quickly...


Calico Beans

Packed full of beef, beans and bacon, this calico beans recipe is one of my favorites. Serve it as a...

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Barbecue Beans

"I USED TO make Mama's beans from scratch, just like she did. But, one day when I was pressed for...


Ranch-Style Baked Lentils

The Palouse area of northern Idaho and eastern Washington is known as the "Dried Pea and Lentil Capital of the...


Beef and Potato Boats

Meet the Cook: Back when I was teaching elementary school (I'm now a busy stay-at-home mom to our two youngsters,...


Slow-Cooked Calico Beans

My sister-in-law gave me the recipe for these hearty beans that make an appearance at all of our family functions....


Cowboy Baked Beans

Baked cowboy beans are a perennial favorite at barbecues and potlucks. My meaty recipe uses a variety of beans and...