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5 Quick and Easy Ground Beef Recipes

There’s a good reason why ground beef dishes are so common on weeknight dinner tables: they’re delicious. Ground beef, to begin, is cheap, easy to prepare, and versatile enough to be used in an almost infinite variety of tasty dishes. While this versatile protein is always on hand, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut during the week when it comes to dinnertime, especially if the kids are only interested in eating mac and cheese. We have a variety of tasty ground beef crumble recipes that are sure to please the whole family, even if your culinary imagination doesn’t go beyond burgers and tacos.

Even better, did you forget to make dinner plans? When purchasing frozen ground beef crumbles from Pound of Ground, there is no need to thaw them before cooking.

Delicious new takes on traditional ground beef dishes like enchiladas, hamburgers, chili, and lasagna can be made using Pound of Ground no-thaw ground beef crumbles. Tacos, chili, nachos, and other classics all benefit from ground beef, and we’ve come up with some surprising twists on the traditional recipes. Pound of ground beef crumbles is perfect for any quick weeknight meal because it doesn’t need to be thawed first.

Simple Sloppy Joes

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When compared to store-bought sloppy joe mix, this homemade version is a clear winner. The best part is that it’s a cinch to whip up and tastes great to boot! Most of the ingredients for this simple dish are probably already in your kitchen. Not only do you save money by not buying pre-packaged food, but you also know exactly what your family is eating. Using Pound of Ground beef crumbles makes this recipe even more convenient, as no thawing is required. It’s as simple as throwing frozen ground beef crumbles into the pan.

Taco Night

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Tacos, originally from Mexico, have gained popularity as a meal choice for people across the United States. In the United States, “taco Tuesday” is a designated day of the week for eating tacos that has become a borderline holiday. This alternative is simple, fast, cheap, and tasty. Tacos can be served in either soft flour or corn tortillas or in hard taco shells.

Tacos are a great option for feeding a large group of people at a party or a sporting event because the recipe is simple to multiply. Set up a “taco bar” with warm taco meat and tortillas, as well as bowls of assorted toppings and Mexican sauces. Don’t forget the cutlery, plates, and cups!

Check out our recipe for an easy and quick Taco recipe.

Ground Beef Chili

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Made with ground beef, beans, and a basic homemade blend of chili seasonings, our traditional chili recipe is reminiscent of what you may remember your mother making. Because of how quickly it can be prepared, chili is an excellent choice for a midweek dinner. In fact, if you forgot to thaw your ground beef, no worries! Pound of Ground beef crumbles can be cooked directly out of the freezer. 

This recipe for homemade Ground Beef Chili is simple and perfect for feeding a large group. Beans, tomatoes, ground beef, and a special blend of spices go into this tried-and-true dish.

Click here for our easy, delicious, and quick Ground Beef Chili recipe.


pog lasagna recipe

The traditional lasagna is built on a simple meat sauce. Spread the sauce over the noodles, top with cheese, and bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly. In addition to being suitable for feeding a large family, this also freezes well. In fact, the no-thaw ground beef crumbles offered by Pound of Ground can be used in place of fresh beef in the event that you forget to thaw your meat.

A dish of lasagna is ideal for a potluck because it can feed a lot of people with a small amount of effort. Lasagna leftovers are also delicious and excellent for putting in the freezer. It’s good to reheat. You can live off of the leftovers for several days. It’s tasty, filling, and simple to prepare. While it’s fantastic as written, feel free to customize it by adding or removing whatever you like.

Click here for our Classic Ground Beef Lasagna Recipe.

Ground Beef Nachos

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Nachos made with ground beef are delicious as a snack, a light meal, or even a main course. This dish is easy to make and delicious to eat because it is piled high with cheese and toppings. An ideal addition to a fiesta-themed feast.

Because it’s so simple, this ground beef nachos recipe has become a family favorite. This crunchy savory, spicy dish is great for a crowd because it contains all the favorites such as diced tomatoes, green onions, and delicious ground beef. However, you can also keep it to yourself, and once you try it, you’ll understand why it’s so easy to hoard.

Kids and adults alike will enjoy this nacho recipe. A bad decision is impossible to make when tortilla chips, cheese, and tasty ground beef are involved.

Click here for our Delicious Ground Beef Nacho Recipe

Easy Ground Beef Enchiladas

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Tender ground beef crumbles fills these Tex-Mex enchiladas, a dish that is both delicious and easy to make. These Ground Beef Enchiladas are the type of dish that everyone in the family will enjoy.

The traditional beef enchilada recipe is a cheesy, saucy, and delicious dish that is perfect for any gathering. Homemade beef enchiladas are great whether you’re in a rush on a weeknight or want to impress guests on the weekend. No need to worry if you forgot to thaw the ground beef you need for the recipe. In order to save time and stress during the week, try Pound of Ground’s no-thaw ground beef crumbles, which can be cooked directly from frozen!

Click here to view our Quick and Easy Ground Beef Enchiladas recipe.

Where to Purchase Pound of Ground’s No-Thaw Ground Beef Crumbles

The new Pound of Ground® frozen ground beef Crumbles® can be prepared straight from the freezer in just 7-8 minutes, so there’s no need to plan ahead. All Natural* uncooked ground beef is broken up and frozen into small pieces to make crumbles. There’s no need for defrosting or advanced preparation!

Add your go-to canned goods and spices, and dinner is ready in no time! Ground beef has no equal when it comes to its adaptability. Crumbled ground beef is convenient because you can keep a box or two in the freezer and use it to make tacos, spaghetti, or picadillo any night of the week without having to defrost or plan ahead.

Put some Pound of Ground in the freezer and you’ll have authentic home-cooked meals without the hassle of thawing or prepping.

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Written by Sarah Meyer

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