25 Delicious And Easy Dinners To Make With 1 Pound Of Beef

Easy to make and easy to eat.

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1. Beef: It makes filling, beautiful meals easy.

The pasta cooks right in the pot with the sauce, so this One Pot Spaghetti With Meat Sauce is extra easy to make after a lousy day. Get the recipe here.

2. You can bake it in boats.

Stuffed Zucchini Boat Tacos, that is. Here’s the recipe.

3. Cook it with cabbage.

Get the recipe for this easy One-Pan Beef and Cabbage Skillet here.

4. Or stir it into stews.

This Beef Taco Soup is made in a slow cooker, which makes it even easier. Here’s the recipe.

5. It’s a great way to convince picky eaters to actually dine.

Stuffed Pizza Popovers are deceptively simple to put together, and who in their right mind (who can eat these ingredients) could turn down that bread and cheese? Here’s the recipe.

6. And a very compelling reason to eat some dip for dinner.

Pile it into a pita pocket and add some lettuce to make it a complete meal. Get the recipe for this Baharat Spiced Beef Hummus here.

7. It can be tailored to fit almost any taste or cuisine.

Get the recipe for this Stuffed Spaghetti Squash here.

8. Greek style…

You can find the recipe for these 30-Minute Ground Beef Gyros here.

9. Tex-Mex style…

Imagine how these Cheesy Beef Enchiladas would taste in your mouth right now. Then go get the recipe here.

10. Korean style…

If you haven’t tried Beef and Kimchi Quesadillas, you probably should. Here’s a recipe.

11. Mom-approved style…

Ok, so maybe that’s not really a cuisine. But this Slow-Cooker Beef and Broccoli will convince you to eat your veggies. See the recipe here.

12. You can slowly cook it in a pot.

This dish also features green beans, which you can’t really see because they’re covered in delicious beef and tomato gravy. Get the recipe for this 5-Ingredient Green Bean, Beef, and Tomato Pot here.

13. You can cook it on a grill. (Or a grill pan).

Bacon, beef, blue cheese. Bacon, beef, blue cheese. Bacon, beef, blue cheese. Get the recipe for these Mini Filet Mignons here.

14. And you can fry it in a pan.

Get the recipe for this Spicy Steak Stir Fry here.

15. Then toss it with some sauce.

For this Easy Beef and Broccoli, you stir fry for 6-8 minutes, then mix it with a quick DIY sauce, and devour. Here’s the recipe.

16. Beef is happy to help pasta pretend to be a salad.

Corn, grilled peppers, and beans help, but still don’t quite qualify. Here’s the recipe for this Southwest Steak Pasta Salad.

17. It dreams of the day it can take your grilled cheese to the next level.

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Learn how to make these Sloppy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches here.

18. Sometimes, beef can even go on pizza.

Although, maybe this Bolognese Pizza isn’t technically a pizza since it doesn’t have any cheese. Get the recipe for it here.

19. And in buffalo tater tot casseroles.

This insane dish features homemade tater tots, but you can also bake some frozen ones and use them, instead. Get the recipe for these Buffalo Sloppy Joe Tater Tots here.

20. Beef can transform into a fancy Salisbury Steak.

Get this particular Salisbury Steak recipe here.

21. Or a hearty 2-step slow cooker chili.

You literally dump ingredients in the slow cooker, then let it sit for 7-9 hours while you’re at work (or in class). Get the recipe for this Beefy Roasted Tomato Chili here.

22. Truly, a pound of beef and some pasta is all you need to turn your day around.

Like this Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese, that requires just a few veggies, seasonings, some beef stock, and some time in your slow cooker. Here’s the recipe.

23. Or maybe you prefer beef and a pile of saucy, spicy rice.

Find out how to make Spicy Beef and Rice here.

24. Or a beefy, creamy pot of mac and cheese.

Beefy Mac and Cheese >>> Every Other Mac and Cheese. Here’s the recipe.

25. Beef. Forever.

The recipe for these 2:1 Sliders (which you can find here) calls for a delicious homemade sauce, but they’d still be tasty with some simple ketchup and mustard.

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