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Ground Beef Recipes That Go Beyond Burgers

Think outside the hamburger.
06/27/2013 08:58am ET | Updated February 11, 2015

We know that people don't typically get excited when ground beef is what's for dinner -- unless it means hamburgers, of course. But listen guys, ground beef is the workhorse of many great recipes. Lasagna wouldn't be as hearty. Chili would lack its heartiness. And meatballs would cease to exist. Ground beef makes some of our favorite dishes great. And it holds up on its own too.

The nice thing about ground beef recipes is that they're not only affordable, but they're usually pretty quick and easy to make too. We're not talking about Hamburger Helper, either. Check out the ground beef recipes below and you'll see what we mean.

1
Caprese Shells With Mini Meatballs
How Sweet It Is
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2
Stuffed Bell Peppers
Foodie Crush
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3
20 Minute Thai Basil Beef and Lemongrass Rice Bowls
Half Baked Harvest
4
Bacon Cheeseburger Skillet Pizza
How Sweet It Is
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5
Classic Meatloaf
Simply Recipes
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6
Korean Beef Bowl
Damn Delicious
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7
Portobello Shepherd’s Pies
The View From The Great Island
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8
Hamburger And Macaroni
Simply Recipes
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9
Grilled Beef Meatball Subs
Bev Cooks
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10
Healthier Tacos
Eclectic Recipes
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11
Crockpot Cheeseburgers
How Sweet It Is
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12
Nacho Casserole
Buns in my Oven
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13
Cuban Picadillo
Macheesmo
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14
Mom's Barbecued Meatloaf
amybroun/Food52
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15
Bacon And Blue Cheese Potato Skins
How Sweet It Is
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16
Chili Dog
Bev Cooks
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17
Patty Melt
Food52
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18
Bubble Up Enchilada Bake
Buns in my Oven
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19
Tijuana Train Wreck
Boulder Locavore
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20
Papas Rellenas
Macheesmo
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21
Spicy Beef And Basil With Vermicelli Noodles
Bev Cooks
22
Beef Tacos
Bev Cooks
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