What’s for Dinner? 12 Creative Dinner Ideas Using Ground Beef

Tired of making the same thing for dinner over and over again? Even more tired of ridiculous grocery store prices? Primehouse Direct has you covered. 

If you’re anything like us, almost every night you’re asking the age old question, “what do you want for dinner?” Here are some tried and true recipes that you can turn to using our high-quality, delicious ground beef

Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry 

This quick and nutritious meal is a favorite! Spice up healthy broccoli and our protein-dense ground beef with Asian sauces and seasonings. Try it out over rice, or serve it in lettuce wraps for an even healthier option. Check out this recipe that comes together in just half an hour.

30-Minute Beef & Broccoli Recipe

Classic Beef Patty Melt 

Is there anything better than a hamburger? Yes — a patty melt. The bread has all the crispy, buttery goodness of a grilled cheese with all of the flavor of a juicy ground beef patty. Add bacon and cheese, and then settle into your food coma.  This diner favorite is easy to recreate at home, and pairs perfectly with homemade fries. 

Classic Patty Melt


A classic nostalgic dish, goulash is a weeknight dinner we always crave. Goulash combines two of the most comforting meals when you need a taste of home: pasta and stew. The best thing about it? Everything cooks together in 1 pot, even the pasta. We love this recipe by Food Network’s Ree Drummond — the expert on all things comfort food. 

The Pioneer Woman's Goulash Recipe

Beef & Vegetable Soup

Feeling sick? This cold-weather classic packs a hearty punch of protein and nutrients that will have you feeling better in no time. You can simply combine broth, ground beef, celery, onion, carrot, and any other vegetables that you love in your slow cooker (or instant pot) for a stress-free dinner! 

Slow Cooker Beef & Veggie Soup

Tater Tot Casserole

Make this simple casserole dish ahead of time, freeze it, and save it for a day when you just don’t feel like cooking. You can even customize it to make it the perfect pre-made breakfast or dinner. All you need is a base of frozen tater tots, ground beef, and the toppings of your choice. Here’s one of our personal favorite ways to make tater tot casserole.

Savory Tater Tot Casserole


Layer up your homemade nachos with all of your favorite toppings, including ground beef cooked in Mexican spices. Pull them out of the oven after just a few minutes, sit down, and enjoy the big game. Make sure you save the best chip for last!

Oven-Baked Ground Beef Nachos


We love the rich flavors and heaps of cheese that go into this Italian favorite. Layers of creamy ricotta and hearty beef ragu make for a comforting weeknight dinner and leftovers for days. If you’re not following your Nonna’s recipe, borrow this one for delicious, authentic lasagna. 

Traditional Lasagna Recipe

Mexican Beef & Rice Skillet 

Simplify clean up with this one-pan meal that the whole family will love. Mexican spices, ground beef, beans, rice, and plenty of cheese are all you need to pull this dinner together — and it’s finished in less than 40 minutes.

Beef & Rice Skillet Recipe

Stuffed Peppers 

Keep things interesting – even when you’re having leftovers for dinner. Stuffed peppers are a low-carb option that double as a vessel to serve up leftovers. Hollow out bell peppers and fill them with your leftover beef and rice skillet mix (or meat sauce from your lasagna, or anything you have leftover!). Or follow this traditional recipe:

Stuffed Peppers


There’s nothing more versatile than meatballs. Keep the prep simple, and use them in different ways all week long. We love to make warm Italian meatball subs, add them to Greek-style gyros, and even toss them in a sweet and spicy Asian stir fry. Here’s a basic recipe that you can use to batch meatballs and freeze them for dinners all week. 

Quick & Simple Meatballs

Shepherd’s Pie 

It’s ok to take a shortcut for a busy weeknight dinner — we won’t tell! Layer up nourishing ground beef, vegetables (maybe from a can), and mashed potatoes to make classic shepherd’s pie. Whether you have time to make your mashed potatoes from scratch or turn to the trusty box of instant mashed potatoes, this one will be a hit with your family. 

American Shepherd's Pie


We’re not here to debate if Texas-style is the best chili or not — but we stand firmly against vegetarian chili of all types. Make your family a protein-rich, warming chili for a delicious winter dinner. Leftovers? Lucky you. Make chili dip as an appetizer for your next potluck! 

Classic Chili

If reading this list is already making you hungry, make sure you get the best deal on ground beef and your other protein needs. Order from Primehouse Direct for the highest quality beef, chicken, pork, and seafood without the grocery store mark-up.