We’re all looking to stretch our dollars these days. Grocery bills are going up and up, and one way to save is to prepare ground beef dinners. While the cost of ground beef has gone up, it’s still a more economical protein choice. Try one of these five ground beef dinner ideas the next time you’re figuring out what’s for dinner.
Beef stroganoff is typically made with thin slices of beef and it’s served on top of egg noodles. Peggy Kriebel puts a twist on this classic dish with her Beef Stroganoff Sandwiches.
“This beef stroganoff sandwich recipe is delicious,” thinks Peggy. “My family loves it!”
Peggy’s sandwich has all the flavors and creaminess of beef stroganoff but it’s served on buttery toasted French bread and topped with cheddar cheese. Yum!
It’s a hearty, hot sandwich that is a very easy weeknight meal your family will love. Double or triple the recipe if serving a crowd.
Another easy, quick, and economical dinner, that packs a big punch of flavor, is Jeanne Zidlicky’s (Green Cove Springs, FL) Spanish Rice With Ground Beef.
Slightly spicy Spanish rice has the typical Mexican flavors you’d expect and is the source for all the flavor in this easy dinner.
Ground beef is mixed with corn and the cooked rice and then it’s poured into a baking dish. Easy peasy prep! Crunchy corn chips and cheese are a nice topping for this tasty casserole.
“The only problem I had with this dish was… no leftovers,” jokes Angela Derby (Charlotte, NC). “A little spicy and a little sweet, perfect combination with the cornbread and taco meat.”
The ground beef in Angela’s Mexican Cornbread Casserole is full of flavor from the taco seasoning and a little punch from the Rotel. Corn and cheese help to mellow the flavors and not make this very spicy.
Sweet cornbread on top is perfect and marries together to make a wonderful casserole with a Mexican flair. This is the perfect size for a family of four.
If your family loves stuffed peppers, then you’ll love Christine Hadden’s (Whitman, MA) deconstructed version. Her Un Stuffed Peppers are delish.
“I love the classic version of stuffed peppers but those sometimes take more than an hour to bake,” explains Christine. “I’ve taken all the flavors in my favorite stuffed pepper recipes and made it, well, UN Stuffed.”
This dish has all the ingredients in stuffed peppers but it comes together in a fraction of the time. Bread crumbs in the topping add a nice crunchy texture to this lovely dish.
“My mom used to make this instead of spaghetti because the noodles were easier to pick up with a fork and it added a little spice to it too,” reveals Julie Tomblin (Rochelle, IL).
Julie’s Chili Mac My Way should be a staple family meal. The seasoning packet adds all the flavor you’d expect from a chili but you don’t have to grab multiple spice jars. Serve with a side salad and garlic bread and you have a super quick meal.
These days we’re all trying to save a few dollars at the supermarket. But even with rising costs, we want to put a tasty meal on the table for our family. That’s why these five ground beef dinner ideas should be in your Recipe Box. Happy Pinching!