Top 5 ground beef recipes

Oven Tacos

2 lbs ground beef
• 1 can refried beans
• 8 ounce tomato sauce
• 1 package taco seasoning
or homemade taco seasoning
• 1 ½ cups shredded cheese
• 18-20 hard taco shells
• lettuce, salsa, sour cream, etc for
1. Brown ground beef. Drain off any fat and add refried beans, tomato sauce, and
2. Spoon mixture into taco shells.
3. Place filled shells into a 9×13 pan, standing up. Sprinkle with cheese.
4. Bake at 400 for 10-12 minutes or until heated through.
5. Enjoy!
Note: For those of you with a smaller family you may want to half this recipe. You could
also easily stretch this for a larger group and get a few more tacos out of it by adding
extra beans.


Southwest Beef Stew

• 2 pounds ground beef
• 1- 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
• 16 ounces of frozen corn
• 1-15 ounce can black beans,
rinsed and drained
• 1 cup salsa (You can use mild,
medium, or hot depending on
how spicy you like it.)
• 3/4 cup water
• 1 teaspoon ground cumin
• 3/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
• 1/2 teaspoon pepper
• 1/2 cup shredded cheese for serving
1. In a large pan brown ground beef and drain off any fat.
2. Add remaining ingredients, except cheese, and stir well. Cook over medium low
heat for about 20 minutes.
3. Serve in bowls garnished with cheese.


Mexican Tortilla Pie

• 2 pounds ground beef
• 1 can refried beans
• 2 cans (14 ounce) diced tomatoes
• 1 onion, chopped
• 1 teaspoon chili powder
• 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
• ½ teaspoon salt
• 3 cups of shredded cheese, I like
to use colby jack or a combo of
cheddar and Monterey jack
• about 12 corn tortillas
1. In a skillet cook onion and ground beef until onion is tender and beef is browned.
Drain off any fat.
2. Add tomatoes, beans, and spices and cook over low heat for 10 -15 minutes. This
will help combine the flavors.
3. In a 9×13 pan or similar casserole dish place one layer of corn tortillas. You may
need to cut/tear some of the tortillas to make them fit.
4. Cover with 1/3 of the meat sauce and 1/3 of the cheese.
5. Place a layer of tortillas on top of meat and cheese.
6. Cover with half of the remaining sauce and cheese. (This will be 1/3 of the total
sauce and cheese.)
7. Cover with one more layer of tortillas and the remaining meat and cheese.
8. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until heated through.


Ground Beef Taco Rice

• 1 lb ground beef
• 1 onion, finely chopped
• 1 green pepper, chopped
• 1 can diced tomatoes with
green chilies (like rotel)
• 1 ¾ cups water
• 1 cup uncooked long grain
• 1 package homemade taco
seasoning (or use
• ½ teaspoon salt
• optional ingredients for serving: sour cream, chips, cheese etc.
1. In a skillet cook ground beef, onions, and green pepper until meat is done and
onions and peppers are tender.
2. Drain off any fat and add tomatoes with green chilies, water, rice, taco seasoning,
and salt. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 15
minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Uncover and cook 10 or so more minutes or until rice is done.
4. Serve and enjoy


Chili Rice Skillet Dinner

• 1 pound ground beef
• 1 onion, finely chopped
• 1 clove garlic minced
• 2 cups tomato juice
• 2 cans chili beans
• 1/2 cup water
• 1 teaspoon dried oregano
• 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
• 1/2 cup uncooked long grain
• 1 cup frozen corn
• 1 cup shredded cheese-either cheddar or monterey jack cheese works
1. In a pan brown ground beef with onion and garlic until beef is done and onion is
2. Add tomato juice, chili beans, water, oregano, salt, and rice. Cover and cook on
low until rice is tender this will be 20-25 minutes. You will want to stir this at
least once while it is cooking.
3. Stir in corn and cook for about 5 more minutes or until corn is tender and rice is
done. You may need to add a little more water if the rice seems dry.
4. Serve with cheese and enjoy!