Best Ground Beef Recipes

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Here are our best ground beef recipes for you to try! From kabobs to stew and Meatball, we’ve got many recipes with ground beef that would be perfect for busy weeknights or cozy gatherings.

Here are our best ground beef recipes for you to try! From kabobs to stew and Meatball, we've got many recipes with ground beef that that would be perfect for busy weeknights or cozy gatherings.


 

Best Ground Beef Recipes

Ground Beef Stew, Turkish Style

ground beef stew Turkish style served with rice.
4.67 from 15 votes

Ground Beef Stew, Turkish Style

This Turkish style ground beef stew is hearty and perfect for a weeknight dinner. Packed with vegetables and spices, this stew can be served on its own or with some rice.
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ground beef stew Turkish style served with rice.

Quick Korean Beef

4.52 from 105 votes

Quick Korean Beef

Korean beef and rice is a family favorite that comes together in less than 20 minutes and tastes better than take out. Enjoy ground beef browned to perfection with a delicious homemade sauce!
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Korean beef recipe.

Easy Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps

5 from 3 votes

Easy Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps

Ground beef lettuce wraps are great for weeknights because they're simple, easy and can be made in less than twenty minutes.
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Ground beef lettuce wraps are great for weeknights because they're simple, easy and can be made in less than twenty minutes.

Persian Meat Patties- Kotlet

4.75 from 55 votes

Persian Meat Patties- Kotlet

Persian meat patties aka Kotlet are tasty patties that are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. They are easy to make and so delicious to eat!
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Kabob Koobideh Recipe

kabob koobideh on a plate.
5 from 12 votes

Kabob Koobideh Recipe

Kabob Koobideh is a popular Persian kabob recipe that's so juicy and delicious. Made with minced meat and onion, this kabob recipe is famous for good reason. If you follow my detailed tutorial, you'll learn how to make the perfect koobideh every time.
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Kabob Koobideh is a popular Persian kabob recipe that's so juicy and delicious. Made with minced meat and onion, this kabob recipe is famous for good reason. If you follow my detailed tutorial, you'll learn how to make the perfect koobideh every time.

Easy Greek Pastitsio Recipe

4.91 from 44 votes

Easy Greek Pastitsio Recipe

Pastitsio is a Greek pasta bake that's bursting with flavor. Layers of pasta, meat sauce and bechamel sauce makes this dish so unique and delicious.
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Pastitsio is a Greek pasta bake that's bursting with flavor. Layers of pasta, meat sauce and bechamel sauce makes this dish so unique and delicious.

Easy Italian Meatball Recipe

5 from 16 votes

Easy Italian Meatball Recipe

This easy Italian meatball recipe is perfect for a weeknight dinner. The juicy beef meatballs are cooked in a delicious sauce for a satisfying meal.
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This easy Italian meatball recipe is perfect for a weeknight dinner. The juicy beef meatballs are cooked in a delicious sauce for a satisfying meal.

Soutzoukakia Greek Baked Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

4.86 from 7 votes

Soutzoukakia Greek Baked Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Soutzoukakia also known as Greek baked meatballs in tomato sauce is a classic recipe that's full of flavor. Juicy meatballs cooked in a flavorful rich tomato sauce makes the perfect recipe. Follow along for all my tips and tricks to make the juiciest meatballs!
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Soutzoukakia also known as Greek baked meatballs in tomato sauce is a classic recipe that's full of flavor. Juicy meatballs cooked in a flavorful rich tomato sauce makes the perfect recipe. Follow along for all my tips and tricks to make the juiciest meatballs!

Best Doner Kebab Recipe (Beef or Lamb)

4.91 from 11 votes

Best Doner Kebab Recipe (Beef or Lamb)

Ready to try the best doner kebab recipe? This homemade Turkish döner kebab is juicy and packed with so much flavor. With one simple technique, you can make this classic Turkish street food at home with just a few ingredients!
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Ready to try the best doner kebab recipe? This homemade Turkish döner kebab is juicy and packed with so much flavor. With one simple technique, you can make this classic Turkish street food at home with just a few ingredients!

Arayes Lebanese Stuffed Pita

Arayes Lebanese stuffed pita.
5 from 20 votes

Arayes Lebanese Stuffed Pita

Arayes are Lebanese meat stuffed pitas that are so easy to make. This classic Middle Eastern street food is ready in 20 minutes, ideal for a weeknight dinner. Follow along to learn how to make delicious beef arayes at home with just a few ingredients!
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Arayes are Lebanese meat stuffed pitas that are so easy to make. This classic Middle Eastern street food is ready in 20 minutes, ideal for a weeknight dinner. Follow along to learn how to make delicious beef arayes at home with just a few ingredients!

Grilled Kofta Kebab Recipe

kofta kebeb recipe
5 from 5 votes

Grilled Kofta Kebab Recipe

This kofta kebab recipe is a cornerstone of Middle Eastern cuisine. Learn how to make juicy kofta kebab on the grill and serve with pita, veggies and tahini sauce.
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This kofta kebab recipe is a cornerstone of Middle Eastern cuisine. Learn how to make juicy kofta kebab on the grill and serve with pita, veggies and tahini sauce.

Classic Eggplant Lasagna Recipe

4.80 from 25 votes

Classic Eggplant Lasagna Recipe

This easy eggplant lasagna recipe is cheesy, delicious and perfect for a weeknight dinner. It's made without the noodles so it's gluten free and low carb.
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This easy eggplant lasagna recipe is cheesy, delicious and perfect for a weeknight dinner. It's made without the noodles so it's gluten free and low carb.

Classic Kibbeh Recipe (Baked Or Fried)

kibbeh on a plate.
4.97 from 28 votes

Classic Kibbeh Recipe (Baked Or Fried)

Kibbeh is a Middle Eastern meatball dish containing bulgur, ground beef and warm spices. A great kibbeh is characterized by a tender shell stuffed with delicious spiced filling. Learn how to perfect this classic of Middle Eastern cuisine with our step-by-step tutorial and video.
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Kibbeh is a Middle Eastern meatball dish containing bulgur, ground beef and warm spices. A great kibbeh is characterized by a tender shell stuffed with delicious spiced filling. Learn how to perfect this classic of Middle Eastern cuisine with our step-by-step tutorial and video.

Kofta Kebab Recipe (Video Tutorial)

4.95 from 17 votes

Kofta Kebab Recipe (Video Tutorial)

Kofta kebab is a classic Middle Eastern ground beef recipe that's packed with flavor. Learn how to make kofta kebab with my step by step tutorial and video. 
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Kofta kebab is a classic Middle Eastern ground beef recipe that's packed with flavor. Learn how to make kofta kebab with my step by step tutorial and video.

Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers

4.86 from 14 votes

Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers

Bring the flavors of the Mediterranean to your table with this tasty stuffed peppers recipe. Mediterranean stuffed peppers are filled with delicious spices and are perfect for a family weeknight dinner.
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Bring the flavors of the Mediterranean to your table with this tasty stuffed peppers recipe. Mediterranean stuffed peppers are filled with delicious spices and are perfect for a family weeknight dinner.

Karniyarik Turkish Stuffed Eggplant

4.65 from 31 votes

Karniyarik Turkish Stuffed Eggplant

Karniyarik is a classic Turkish stuffed eggplant recipe. Delicious eggplants are stuffed with a tasty ground beef, pepper and tomatoes filling and are baked to perfection. 
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Karniyarik is a classic Turkish stuffed eggplant recipe. Delicious eggplants are stuffed with a tasty ground beef, pepper and tomatoes filling and are baked to perfection.

Mexican Stuffed Peppers

5 from 2 votes

Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Mexican stuffed peppers are the perfect dinner. Colorful bell peppers are stuffed with delicious ground beef and rice filling that’s bursting with flavor. 
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Mexican stuffed peppers are the perfect dinner. Colorful bell peppers are stuffed with delicious ground beef and rice filling that's bursting with flavor.

Kabab Tabei – Persian Pan Kebab

Kabab Tabei is a delicious dish that you can make if you like to have kebabs but you don't want to use a grill or you don't have one. It's simple and can be ready in an hour with a handful of ingredients!
4.97 from 30 votes

Kabab Tabei – Persian Pan Kebab

Kabab Tabei is a delicious dish that you can make if you like to have kebabs but you don’t want to use a grill or you don’t have one. It’s simple and can be ready in an hour with a handful of ingredients!
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Kabab Tabei is a delicious dish that you can make if you like to have kebabs but you don't want to use a grill or you don't have one. It's simple and can be ready in an hour with a handful of ingredients!

Adas Polo – Persian Lentil Rice

Persian lentil rice adas polo.
5 from 7 votes

Adas Polo – Persian Lentil Rice

Adas Polo – Persian Lentil Rice is perfect for a weeknight meal. Rice and lentils served with delicious beef and raisins make the perfect healthy meal!
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Adas Polo - Persian Lentil Rice is perfect for a weeknight meal. Rice and lentils served with delicious beef and raisins make the perfect healthy meal!

Persian Stuffed Potato Patties

4.84 from 12 votes

Persian Stuffed Potato Patties

These stuffed potato patties are the perfect weeknight dinner. Creamy mashed potatoes are stuffed with a tasty beef filling and seared to perfection. 
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These stuffed potato patties are the perfect weeknight dinner. Creamy mashed potatoes are stuffed with a tasty beef filling and seared to perfection.

Greek Eggplant Moussaka Recipe

4.59 from 131 votes

Greek Eggplant Moussaka Recipe

Moussaka is a classic Greek comfort food. Follow our step-by-step recipe to make this easy and comforting eggplant casserole. 
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Moussaka is a classic Greek comfort food. Follow our step-by-step recipe to make this easy and comforting eggplant casserole.

Korean Beef Bowl Recipe

4.72 from 7 votes

Korean Beef Bowl Recipe

This Korean beef bowl is a great choice for a weeknight dinner. Flavorful ground beef and rice cooked in an appetizing sauce give you an outstanding meal in only twenty minutes!
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This Korean beef bowl is a great choice for a weeknight dinner. Flavorful ground beef and rice cooked in an appetizing sauce give you an outstanding meal in only twenty minutes!

Pomegranate Pistachio Meatballs

Pomegranate Pistachio Meatballs

Spice up your usual meals with this Pomegranate Pistachio Koftas with Bulgur. Grilled koftas served with a delicious bulgur make the perfect meal!
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Spice up your usual meals with this Pomegranate Pistachio Koftas with Bulgur. Grilled koftas served with a delicious bulgur make the perfect meal!

Eggplant Sumac Meatballs with Saffron Rice

4.25 from 4 votes

Eggplant Sumac Meatballs with Saffron Rice

Comfort food, Persian style. Eggplant Sumac Meatballs with Saffron Rice is perfect for a simple dinner that doesn’t require a lot of effort yet is full of flavor. The tanginess of sumac and the aroma of saffron make this dish very special.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What percentage fat should the ground beef contain?

If you live in the U.S, you can usually find ground beef with different fat percentages from 3% to 25%. Depending on your preference and recipe, you can choose different ones. I usually get lean ground beef unless I’m making kabobs or burgers.

How to store ground beef?

If using within one or two days, you can store it in its original packaging in the refrigerator. You can also portion out the ground beef, transfer into freezer safe bags and freeze for up to 4 months.

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Here are our best ground beef recipes for you to try! From kabobs to stew and Meatball, we've got many recipes with ground beef that that would be perfect for busy weeknights or cozy gatherings.
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Best Ground Beef Recipes

Here are our best ground beef recipes for you to try! From kabobs to stew and Meatball, we've got many recipes with ground beef that that would be perfect for busy weeknights or cozy gatherings.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
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Ingredients 

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Instructions 

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  • You can make many of these recipes ahead of time, each recipe has specific make ahead and storage instructions.
  • The fat content of the ground beef varies depending on the recipe and your preference. I use very lean ground beef unless I'm making kabobs or burgers.

Nutrition

Calories: 400kcal

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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I'm here to show you how to make delicious Persian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food at home. My easy to follow recipes will bring exciting new flavors to your table!

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