Budget Friendly Ground Beef Recipes

February 14, 2012

From meat loaf to burgers, each of these affordable ground beef recipes deserve a place in the weeknight dinner hall of fame.

Baked EmpanadasBeef and Black Bean Burgers Cincinnati ChiliAsian Express Beef Lettuce WrapsLasagna with Cheddar CheeseApricot Turkey MeatloafBeef and Cheese Tamale PieNapa Valley Basil BurgerMini Stuffed MeatloavesIrish Stout Cheese-Stuffed Burgers
For a little Latin flair, turn to these lean ground beef empanadas. Their flaky puff pastry shells compliment the cayenne and paprika spiced beef perfectly. Recipe: Baked Empanadas
Our meaty and beefy Cincinnati chili may look like a basic spaghetti topping, but with ingredients ranging from unsweetened cocoa to cinnamon to cider vinegar, this chili is anything but ordinary. Recipe: Cincinnati Chili
An easy appetizer or light dinner, these crispy wrap-ups are textural powerhouses. The warm ground beef filling balances the crunch of the lettuce while complimenting the vegetables' fresh taste. Talk about ying and yang! Recipe: Asian Express Beef Lettuce Wraps
Traditional lasagna and cheddar cheese make surprising soul-mates in this beefy Italian-American recipe. The dish can be easily prepared ahead of time making it a great party serving. Recipe: Lasagna with Cheddar Cheese
You got us. Our turkey meatloaf isn't a ground beef bite. But we're including it here because this meatloaf doesn't taste like the leaner dine it is thanks to it's bacon covered loaf. Recipe: Apricot Turkey Meatloaf
Incredibly rich, our Mexican inspired tamale pie pulls out all the stops with its homemade cornmeal batter, cheesy filling and creamy topping. Recipe: Beef and Cheese Tamale Pie
Who knew a burger could be so sophisticated? Our basil burger is certainly high class with its pesto mayonnaise spread and red Zinfandel infused patty. Recipe: Napa Valley Basil Burger
Meatloaf, meatloaf, double-beat-loaf! Lucky for you, your kids will have nothing to whine about with these family friendly stuffed meatloaves. In fact the mini loaves are so simple to make your kids can shape their own! Recipe: Mini Stuffed Meatloaves
It doesn't get much better than beef - ground beef that is. The affordable and versatile staple is a fantastic fix for busy weeknight dinners. But we believe busy should never equate with boring, so ditch bland burgers and take a bite out of this fabulous burger stuffed with Dubliner cheese. Recipe: Irish Stout Cheese-Stuffed Burgers
For a little Latin flair, turn to these lean ground beef empanadas. Their flaky puff pastry shells compliment the cayenne and paprika spiced beef perfectly.


Recipe:  Baked EmpanadasBeef and Black Bean BurgersOur meaty and beefy Cincinnati chili may look like a basic spaghetti topping, but with ingredients ranging from unsweetened cocoa to cinnamon to cider vinegar, this chili is anything but ordinary.


Recipe:   Cincinnati ChiliAn easy appetizer or light dinner, these crispy wrap-ups are textural powerhouses. The warm ground beef filling balances the crunch of the lettuce while complimenting the vegetables' fresh taste. Talk about ying and yang!


Recipe:  Asian Express Beef Lettuce WrapsTraditional lasagna and cheddar cheese make surprising soul-mates in this beefy Italian-American recipe. The dish can be easily prepared ahead of time making it a great party serving.


Recipe:  Lasagna with Cheddar CheeseYou got us. Our turkey meatloaf isn't a ground beef bite. But we're including it here because this meatloaf doesn't taste like the leaner dine it is thanks to it's bacon covered loaf.


Recipe:  Apricot Turkey MeatloafIncredibly rich, our Mexican inspired tamale pie pulls out all the stops with its homemade cornmeal batter, cheesy filling and creamy topping.


Recipe:  Beef and Cheese Tamale PieWho knew a burger could be so sophisticated? Our basil burger is certainly high class with its pesto mayonnaise spread and red Zinfandel infused patty.


Recipe:  Napa Valley Basil BurgerMeatloaf, meatloaf, double-beat-loaf! Lucky for you, your kids will have nothing to whine about with these family friendly stuffed meatloaves. In fact the mini loaves are so simple to make your kids can shape their own!


Recipe:  Mini Stuffed MeatloavesIt doesn't get much better than beef - ground beef that is. The affordable and versatile staple is a fantastic fix for busy weeknight dinners. But we believe busy should never equate with boring, so ditch bland burgers and take a bite out of this fabulous burger stuffed with Dubliner cheese.


Recipe:  Irish Stout Cheese-Stuffed Burgers
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