3 Fast, Affordable, Family-Pleasing Ground Beef Dinners To Try At Home

With ready to assemble cabinets from The RTA Store, you can DIY a high-end kitchen without spending a fortune. And with just a pound or two of fresh ground beef, you can DIY a delicious meal on a tight budget, too!

Ground beef is one the most inexpensive options for dinner in a pinch. Whether it’s burgers on the grill or quick tacos on the stovetop, you can feed the whole family for just a few dollars. But just in case your kids are getting tired of burgers and tacos again, we’ve rounded up a few family-pleasing ground beef recipes to add to your dinner rotation.

All you need is a pound or two of ground sirloin (or chuck), a fully-stocked spice rack, and a few inexpensive kitchen pantry cabinet staples. Let’s get cooking!

Pasta Bolognese

A high-end kitchen deserves a “fancy” dinner worthy of an Italian restaurant every now and then. If you have a pound of dry pasta in your kitchen pantry cabinet, you’re in luck! Any type will do, from spaghetti to penne. This recipe from Better Homes and Gardens also calls for ground beef, heavy cream, canned tomatoes, Italian herbs from your spice tray, and a splash of red from your wine storage cabinet. So good, picky kids won’t even notice it’s also packed with celery, green peppers and carrots! Simply sprinkle on some Pamesan cheese and watch them dig in. For the complete recipe from BHG.com, click here.

Homemade Ground Beef MeatloafGlazed Meatloaf

Meatloaf is a classic family dinner that has been served around the kitchen table for generations. This fool-proof recipe from I Heart Naptime makes it even better with a kid-approved sweet glaze made from ketchup, BBQ sauce and brown sugar. Best of all, you can prepare it ahead of time (it takes less than an hour to DIY), store it in the refrigerator, and pop it in the oven when you are ready to eat. Serve this hearty dish with a side of mashed potatoes and be prepared for rave reviews from your crew. Click here for the Easy Meatloaf recipe from I Heart Naptime.

Homemade Irish Shepherd's PieShepherd’s Pie

On busy weeknights, you can’t miss with a quick and easy ground beef casserole. This delicious recipe from Rachel Ray takes only 30 minutes to make and serves a family of four, or simply double it if you have more mouths to feed. Click here for the list of ingredients from Food Network before raiding the fridge and kitchen pantry cabinet, then spread out on your kitchen island, pull out a pot and pan from your cookware organizer, and whip up dinner in a flash.



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