Ground beef is great to cook with because it’s inexpensive, relatively easy to cook, and you can do a lot with it. Unfortunately, sometimes it can get a little stale making burgers, tacos, or spaghetti all the time. Here are three recipes you can try to spice up your ground beef cooking game!
Ground Beef Recipes for Skillet Grilling
My favorite way to cook ground beef, outside of burgers on a charcoal grill, is on a skillet. It’s fast and allows me to make little tweaks to a recipe while I’m frying it.
15 Minute Ground Beef Skillet Bibimbap
Bibimbap is a classic Korean dish consisting of mixed rice with vegetables, served in a hot bowl or cast-iron skillet. As the skillet sizzles, it caramelizes the rice and forms a perfect crust on the bottom, which compliments the ground beef. This 15 minute bibimbap recipe serves two.
Mediterranean Greek Beef and Rice Bowl
This recipe uses garam masala, hummus, and other Mediterranean staples like kalamata olives and feta to capture Greek cuisine in a rice bowl. This recipe is especially easy if you have a rice cooker. It’s also easy to customize for individual bowls because the vegetables can be separated since many of the ingredients don’t go into the beef sauce. So if somebody doesn’t like cherry tomatoes or olives (like me), those can be left out.
This Mediterranean Greek beef bowl recipe serves two.
Beefy Breakfast Skillet
Breakfast skillets are one of my favorite ways to use up leftover meats and veggies before they expire. I especially like to do this with leftover veggies from grilling and ground beef that doesn’t make it into burgers. This recipe has a lot of customization options, so don’t worry if you don’t have all the ingredients!
This recipe isn’t 100% percent a skillet recipe because the potatoes are baked in the oven for 25 minutes first. You can do potatoes on a skillet but it takes forever, so baking them in the oven first will save you a lot of time huddled over the stove.
This beefy breakfast bowl recipe serves two, but depending on what your leftovers are, will probably feed more. Mine usually does. As a tweak, I like to cut the potatoes even smaller so they can soak up more oil and get crispy. Not the healthiest option but it’s delicious.
A Ground Beef Baking Recipe
Baking is not my forte, but I’ve been working on it because it’s a good way to make a lot of food for get-togethers or meal prep.
Baked spaghetti may sound like it’s just spaghetti with extra steps, but there’s a method to the madness. Regular spaghetti needs a watchful eye over it when it’s being made, so it can make entertaining guests difficult. With a baked spaghetti, you can just throw it in the oven for half an hour when you’re ready to eat. As a bonus, baking spaghetti allows you to melt a layer of cheese between the noodles and the sauce. You get the cheesy surface of lasagna but it’s easy to make like spaghetti. It’s like the Blade: Vampire Hunter of spaghetti and lasagna, it has all of their strengths and none of their weaknesses.
This baked spaghetti recipe serves twelve people!
More Beef Recipes from Wholesome Meats
Be sure to check out the beef recipes section on Wholesome Meats’ website from time to time for new recipes!