8 Ground Beef Recipes that are Ready in 30 Minutes or Less

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8 Ground Beef Recipes that are Ready in 30 Minutes or Less

When trying to decide what to make for a weeknight dinner, the options are seemingly endless. From accommodating picky eaters to not having enough time at the end of the day to make a full family dinner, it can be both exhausting and frustrating. Fret not, because with this article of 8 ground beef recipes that you can make in under 30 minutes, all your dinner woes will be alleviated.

Not only is this compilation of recipes easy to make and perfect for even the pickiest eaters, but they will also save you a ton of time. Besides, who can argue with an easy yet delicious 30-minute meal? So, if you’re ready to explore an array of ground beef recipes that will make your life just a little bit easier, read on.

Beef Noodle Casserole

Beef Noodle Casserole

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When you think casserole, you often don’t think of a 30-minute meal. But, we’re here to tell you that it really takes that little time to make this beefy pasta dish. It requires very little prep time and ingredients, and it’s in and out of the oven in less than 30 minutes.

Salisbury Steak

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If you’re confused as to what salisbury steak is, you’re not alone. In a nutshell, it’s a mix of ground beef and other ingredients, formed together to create a minced meat steak. So, it’s not actually steak and it’s also not a burger—it’s somewhere in between. This salisbury steak recipe takes around 25 minutes, and is absolutely tasty!

Bacon Onion Cheddar Burger


Fire up your grill, because we’re having a barbecue! Or maybe it will seem like you are with these mouthwatering Bacon Onion Cheddar Burgers. They cook in no time, and can be served with chips, fries, or just about anything you’d like.

Skillet Garlic Meatball

Beef meatballs


Meatballs are another simple dish that you can whip up in no time. And you can serve them with a side of mashed potatoes, pasta, or even just a salad.

Mini Meat Loaves with Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

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Meatloaf is a popular dinner staple. It can be made in a variety of ways, and is fairly easy to make. Well, enter the mini meatloaves. Not only do they offer the same delicious taste but they are also quite filling. Plus, they look in less time than a full meatloaf.

Sloppy Joes


Nothing is quite nostalgic than a good sloppy joe. It’s what mom used to have on the menu on weeknights, and if you’re like us, you couldn’t get enough of them. Now you don’t have to. This quick and tasty dish will have your kiddos grabbing for seconds.

Fiesta Beef Enchilada Skillet


We love a good enchilada. Who doesn’t? If you’re looking to mix it up with your weeknight dinners, this enchilada skillet has all that you’ll need. So, throw it together, grab some tortilla chips, and enjoy this spicy meal, which is also perfect for leftovers.

Skillet Taco

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We can’t think of anything easier than a one-pan meal. This tasty taco skillet is perfect for Taco Tuesdays, except without the taco shells. This dish takes just under 30 minutes, including time to let it rest before you and your family dives in.

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