Easy And Healthy Recipes With Ground Beef

13

Looking for an easy and healthy recipes with ground beef? You’ll be shocked how easy it is to prepare these recipes. These easy and healthy recipes will help you get started with your fitness goals.

When I find recipes that my whole family loves, I am always eager to try them. Our favorite recipes for ground beef are the kind that we can easily adapt to our personal taste. That’s why today I would love to share with you two super healthy and easy recipes with ground beef.

High-Fiber Dinners That Start with Ground Beef

CREDIT: JACOB FOX

Use that pack of lean ground beef in the fridge to make a filling dinner with one of these delicious recipes. A little extra fiber in the evening can help you feel satisfied and take care of your health—from your heart to your gut—so these dishes have at least 6 grams per serving for a healthy way to end the day. Recipes like our Stuffed Pepper Soup and Meatballs with Lemon-Garlic Orzo are tasty dishes that you’ll want to keep in your rotation.

Stuffed Pepper Soup

1 of 15

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Inspired by stuffed peppers, this soup is ready faster and with fewer dishes too! Have fun with the toppings—we top it with onion, Cheddar cheese and tortilla chips here, but salsa, sour cream and corn would also make stellar additions.

Pizza Sliders

2 of 15

Pizza Sliders

Mini burgers make a fun, kid-friendly meal. Italian herbs, marinara and melty mozz give them the appeal of pizza.

Skillet Chili Mac

3 of 15

Skillet Chili Mac

Poblanos add a kick of heat to this chili mac recipe. If that’s not your thing, swap in green bell peppers to tone down the heat in this easy pasta dish, which mashes up mac and cheese and chili into a seriously satisfying skillet dinner.

Chili-Topped Sweet Potatoes

4 of 15

Chili-Topped Sweet Potatoes

Transform ordinary baked potatoes into a full dinner with these chili-topped spuds. In this healthy recipe, we use sweet potatoes for an added nutrient kick. Sprinkle on extra toppings as you see fit–sliced scallions, chopped fresh cilantro, diced avocado and sliced jalapeños are all tasty choices.

Mom's Chili

5 of 15

Mom’s Chili

This healthy basic beef chili recipe is well worth doubling so you can throw a batch in the freezer. Serve topped with diced red onion, sliced scallions, shredded cheese and your favorite hot sauce.

Meatballs with Lemon-Garlic Orzo

6 of 15

Meatballs with Lemon-Garlic Orzo

Here, a little of the lemon-garlic vinaigrette used to season the orzo also gets stirred into yogurt for a flavorful and creamy topping.

Beef & Bean Sloppy Joes

7 of 15

Beef & Bean Sloppy Joes

This healthy copycat recipe of the comfort food classic trades beans for some of the meat to bump up fiber by 7 grams. We also cut back on the sugar and ketchup in this Sloppy Joe recipe makeover to save you 12 grams of added sugar.

Pressure-Cooker Chili

8 of 15

Pressure-Cooker Chili

Chili cooks in just 15 minutes when it’s made in a multicooker. The beef gets infused with the flavors of chili powder and cumin. Shredded cheese, scallion and sour cream round out the meal, but feel free to garnish with whatever toppings you choose.

Better-Than-Takeout Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries

9 of 15

Better-Than-Takeout Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries

This healthy take on burgers and fries swaps in chopped mushrooms for some of the meat in the burger patties, to cut back on calories and saturated fat.

Cheesy Beef Enchilada Casserole

10 of 15

Cheesy Beef Enchilada Casserole

This veggie-packed beef enchilada casserole is mild, so put out hot sauce and chopped jalapeños if you’re feeding heat-seekers. The quick and easy dinner recipe makes extra cheese sauce–save it to make One-Pot Mac & Cheese with Cauliflower & Brussels Sprouts later in the week (see Associated Recipes) or serve it with steamed vegetables, such as broccoli, for an easy side dish.

Easy Ground Beef Dinners That Are Perfect for Weeknights

Put the pack of ground beef in your fridge to delicious use with these weeknight-friendly dinners. With just 30 minutes of active time in the kitchen, you can whip up a cheesy, veggie-filled casserole or a batch of savory stuffed peppers. Or, keep it classic with a burger and fries or a batch of spicy taco soup. Whatever you choose, you’re in for something healthy and tasty. Recipes like our Stuffed Cabbage with Beef and One-Pot Cheesy Tex-Mex Pasta are simple ways to end a busy day.

Stuffed Cabbage Soup

11 of 21

Stuffed Cabbage Soup

Like stuffed cabbage? You’ll love this easy stuffed cabbage soup. It’s got all of the classic flavors of stuffed cabbage without all the fuss of stuffing. Plus, you can make this warming soup ahead of time or freeze it for later for a quick dinner or lunch.

Skillet Ravioli Lasagna

12 of 21

Skillet Ravioli Lasagna

This easy inside-out ravioli lasagna is the ultimate weeknight comfort food–no layering or mixing bowls required. Feel free to swap in ground turkey for the beef. Look for fresh mozzarella balls (also called “pearls”) in the specialty cheese section of your grocery store.

American Goulash

13 of 21

American Goulash

American goulash, also known as old-fashioned goulash, is the perfect economical family meal. The pasta cooks right in the sauce, so this satisfying dish can cook in just one pot.

Beef Pad Thai

14 of 21

Beef Pad Thai

We’ve bulked up the serving size of beef pad thai by adding in lots of healthy veggies like matchstick carrots, snap peas and scallions. Look for whole-grain brown-rice pad thai noodles to add an additional 3 grams fiber to each serving.

Stuffed Pepper Soup

15 of 21

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Inspired by stuffed peppers, this soup is ready faster and with fewer dishes too! Have fun with the toppings—we top it with onion, Cheddar cheese and tortilla chips here, but salsa, sour cream and corn would also make stellar additions.

Marinara Meat Sauce Topped Baked Potato

16 of 21

Marinara Meat Sauce Topped Baked Potato

Break out of your pasta routine by subbing in a baked potato in this simple and satisfying dinner for one.

Pasta Puttanesca with Beef

17 of 21

Pasta Puttanesca with Beef

This easy slow cooker ground beef and pasta recipe makes a great meal any night of the week.

Cheeseburger Stuffed Baked Potatoes

18 of 21

Cheeseburger Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Skip the bun and serve all of your favorite cheeseburger ingredients–beef, cheese, tomatoes, red onions and lettuce–with baked potatoes for a hearty and easy dinner recipe that kids and adults will love. Feel free to swap out the ground beef for ground turkey or tofu crumbles.

Cheesy Beef Enchilada Casserole

19 of 21

Cheesy Beef Enchilada Casserole

This veggie-packed beef enchilada casserole is mild, so put out hot sauce and chopped jalapeños if you’re feeding heat-seekers. The quick and easy dinner recipe makes extra cheese sauce–save it to make One-Pot Mac & Cheese with Cauliflower & Brussels Sprouts later in the week (see Associated Recipes) or serve it with steamed vegetables, such as broccoli, for an easy side dish.

Open-Face Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches

20 of 21

Open-Face Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches

This cheeseburger and eggpant Parm fusion recipe is a winning combination. Breaded eggplant slices are topped with marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and a delicious grilled lean beef burger–it’s American classic meets Italian restaurant favorite! To make it a complete meal, serve with spaghetti with a side of steamed vegetables.

Southern Beefy Skillet

21 of 21

Southern Beefy Skillet

Make this entire meal in one skillet! The beef soaks up the flavor from the vegetables and herbs, making it juicy and full of flavor.

Best Healthy Ground Beef Recipes for Weight Loss

From slow-cooked meatballs to healthy tacos, here’s how whip up a healthy, cheap, protein-packed dinner in no time!

11

Fajita ‘Nachos’ With Avocado Crema

fajita nachos foodie finds recipe

How clever is this? Fiber-filled bell peppers take the place of tortilla chips in this flavor-packed nacho recipe—a healthy ground beef recipe if we’ve ever seen one. Chili powder, ground cumin, salt, and garlic powder make up the fajita seasoning that gives the ground beef a special kick, and Greek yogurt, avocado, and lime juice make for a tangy avocado cream sauce.

Bolognese Sauce

Pasta bolognese recipe on fork

This Bolognese follows the same technique used for an authentic, velvety sauce, but subs in turkey for veal and lean sirloin for beef (but if you can only find ground beef, that works just fine). You can serve this over dried spaghetti or fettuccine, but fresh pasta really is best.

Stuffed Bell Peppers

ground beef stuffed peppers foodie crush recipe

It’s important to make sure you’re meeting your daily veggies servings, so why not make them the star of the dish? In this healthy ground beef recipe, bell peppers are stuffed with ground beef, rice, mushrooms, corn, plenty of herbs, and some cheese for a hearty dish that will truly leave you feeling full and satisfied.

Paleo Bacon-Chile Burgers With Guacamole and Fresh Salsa

Paleo bacon chile burger

While some popular chains do sell burgers with more than 1,000 calories, you can actually enjoy a delicious burger with bacon (yes, bacon!) for a mere 402 calories. By simply adding some guacamole and fresh salsa, you’ll have a flavorful patty that will keep you feeling full and satisfied.

Red Wine-Infused Mushroom Swiss Burger

Healthy swiss burger with red wine and mushrooms

One of the many by-products of the Great Burger Boom of the 21st Century is what you might call the bourgie burger. You’ll recognize it by its exotic condiments and its 20-syllable menu name. Even chains like Ruby Tuesday and Chili’s have tried their hands at the bougie burger—with predictably precarious results. Our take on the upscale dish is a mushroom swiss burger, and it’s a snap to make, tastes like it costs 20 bucks, and packs fewer calories than an average salad. This recipe calls for ground sirloin, but you can easily substitute with lean ground beef instead.

Meatballs with Polenta

Healthy meatballs polenta

This recipe lightens up the meatball (using sirloin and turkey instead of veal and pork), but, more importantly, it ditches the spaghetti in favor of polenta, an Italian staple of stone-ground corn with a fraction of the calories, but just as hearty, creamy, and completely delicious.

Shepherd’s Pie

Healthy shepherd's pie

This is meat and potato fare at its finest: a slow-simmered mixture of ground red meat and vegetables blanketed with a warm cover of mashed potatoes in one shepherd’s pie recipe. The dish is traditionally made with lamb (you know, since shepherds look after sheep), but sirloin—or lean ground beef—makes a leaner and perfectly tasty pie.

Taco Salad With Ground Beef

taco salad averie cooks recipe

A twist on the basic taco is to turn it into a taco salad. But don’t worry, just because you’re ditching the shells (and saving yourself some calories!) you won’t miss them, as this recipe amps up every other ingredient. Yes, that means more meat, beans, and veggies! You can even skip the sour cream and swap in plain Greek yogurt in its place for an even healthier version.

Asian Beef Ramen Noodles

asain beef ramen noodles recipe tin eats

Ramen noodles might get a bad rep, but this recipe proves they can be tasty and hey, pretty good for you, too! With the addition of ground beef, onion, garlic, and beansprouts, you just need one pot and a few minutes to have this tasty meal ready to eat.

Patty Melt

Healthy patty melt

The bad news is you can’t have this inspired creation, or any other restaurant-style burger, without a massive caloric investment. The good news is that our immensely satisfying 340-calorie version of the patty melt is never more than 15 minutes away in the comfort of your very own kitchen. While this recipe calls for either ground sirloin or ground turkey, you can still keep it lean by using lean ground beef instead.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Like
Close
TheSuperHealthyFood © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved.
Close