16 Kid-Friendly Ground Beef Recipes

Ground beef really is a wonderful ingredient.  Kids LOVE ground beef and it can be used in so many ways for dinner and lunch.  When you are wondering what to make for dinner with that ground beef that’s sitting in your fridge, try one of these kid friendly recipes! I originally shared this post back in 2015 but since then, I have updated some recipes, and added a lot more, including recipes for the Instant Pot! Ground Beef cooks quickly, making it a good choice for busy weekdays.  Plus, you can sneak a lot of vegetables into ground beef recipes.

These 16 Kid Friendly Ground Beef Recipes are some of the most popular ground beef recipes on the blog in no specific order.  I also like to share these recipes as part of my Monthly Meal Plans.  Ground Beef is a cheap, and is always going on sale.  If you keep your eyes on the weekly circulars, you can find it as low as $2.99/lb (at least here in Denver).  It’s such a versatile ingredient too since you can use it in so many different dishes from meatballs to tacos, and everything in between.

16 Kid Friendly Ground Beef Recipes

BBQ Meatloaf

Tatertot Casserole

Swedish Meatballs

Salisbury Steak

Sloppy Joe’s

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Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joe’s

Slow Cooker BBQ Meatballs

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… turn the leftovers into Taco Quesadillas or Nachos

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Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

Beef Stroganoff

Easy Kid-Friendly Ground Beef Stroganoff

Slow Cooker Korean BBQ Meatballs

Spaghetti & Meatballs

… turn the leftovers into Meatball Subs

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Shepherd’s Pie

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Cheeseburger Macaroni

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Grilled Cheeseburgers

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Slow Cooker Chili

… turn the leftovers into Chili Cornbread Pie

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What are your favorite ground beef recipes?  Share them in the comments below!

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