If I were to give you a pound of ground beef, what would you make with it? Chances are your top three choices are some variation of Hamburgers, Spaghetti or Tacos. While those are 3 favorite meals around here, I get bored of making the same thing, so when a group of my friends recently had a conversation about what to cook with ground meat, I sat up and took notes. There were many recipes contributed to the discussion and by the end I was starving and couldn’t wait to get into the kitchen.

Check out these 6 tried and true favorites! Note: you can often substitute ground chicken, turkey or even ground moose to suit your tastes.

quick dinner recipe with ground beef

My husband and I were never fond of curry until recently but now we feel the love and this Pakistani Beef Kima is easy and delish!

Who wouldn’t want Jamie Oliver to cook for them? This 30 Minute Beef Hash (With Baked Potatoes, Salad & Butter Beans) even has some hidden spinach in it!

Mini Meatloaves

Courtesy of Merry with Children

True confession: As a child, I hated my mom’s meatloaf so it was never one of my favorite meals but these tiny little Mini Meatloaves from Merry with Children are too cute and yummy to pass up!

Teriyaki Beef

Courtesy of Maija’s Mommy Moments

This Teriyaki Beef & Rice via Canned Soup Mom is a total winner since one of the moms said all 3 of her kids ate it including her baby who devoured it!

This one for Korean Beef is similar but with slightly different flavors.

Another variation of the above two, with a slightly different presentation, is this Thai Beef & Jasmine Rice. If your kids don’t like spicy, you can always reduce the peppers slightly and add them to your own plate at the table.

So what’s your favorite thing to make with a pound of ground?