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The Best ways to use Ground Meat!

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A sure fire way of making dinner easier, faster, and budget friendly is to use ground meat! But its totally easy to get stuck in a rut of making the same dishes night after night (hello taco night!).

I’ve collected the best ground meat recipes from the food blogging world one one place for you! Below you will find over 20 recipes that:

  • 30 minutes or less
  • Contain mostly real ingredients
  • Totally family friendly!

You’re welcome.

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Ground Chicken/Turkey –

Teriyaki Turkey Bowls – Its Cheat Day Every Day

Easy 20 Minute Turkey Bolognese – Salt and Lavender

One Pot Italian Wedding Soup – Chef de Home

Chicken Meatloaf Muffins – Haute and Healthy Living

Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs with Coconut Rice – Trails to Table

Thai Turkey Zucchini Meatballs – The Gingered Whisk

Lettuce Wraps with Salsa Verde Chicken and Fresh Corn – Join Me at the Table


Ground Beef –

Best Ever Skillet Lasagna – The Life Jolie

Mini Taco Beef and Bean Pies – Kylee Cooks

Whole 30 Sloppy Joes – Physical Kitchness

Summer Harvest Chili – Peppers and Pennies

Sweet Potato Taco Bowl – My Kitchen Love

20 Minute Taco Pizza – The Life Jolie

Beef Empanadas – The Gingered Whisk

Clean Eating Hamburger Helper Skillet – A Mindful Mom

Deconstructed Cabbage Roll Casserole – Coffee with Us 3

Mexican Breakfast Hash – Athletic Avocado

Pizza Meat Muffins – Raia’s Recipes

Shitake Swiss Beef Stuffed Squash – WholesomeYum


Ground Pork –

Rigatoni with Sausage Bolognese and Broccoli from Savory Tooth

Pork Fried Rice – Family Food on the Table

15 Minute Thai Basil Pork Stir Fry – Scrummy Lane


Ground Lamb –

Greek Brown Rice Bowls – Running to the Kitchen

Moroccan Lamb Meatballs – Sprinkles and Sprouts

Moroccan Lamb Couscous – Nutmeg Nanny


Here are some other awesome resources you might enjoy:

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Meals For A New Mom – Perfect Freezer Meals to prep ahead and Meals to Take 

30 Minute Skillet Dinners 



  1. Raia Todd says:

    What a delicious round-up! Thank you so much for sharing my Pizza Meat Muffins! 🙂

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