10 Things To Make With Leftover Ground Beef
Ground meat, often beef, is a dinner mainstay for many of us. So many things to do with it, it cooks up very quickly, and whatever you make with it is usually comforting and homey and satisfying and family friendly. But as with any dinner staple, we can get rut-like about how we make it, so here are 10 ways for putting that protein to work in delicious ways.
Many of these recipes call for browning the beef within the recipe itself, but if you have leftover ground beef you can skip the browning step and just add the cooked ground beef right in there. Obviously make sure the ground beef has been cooked simply, or with seasonings complimentary to the recipes you choose. You may need to adjust the amount of seasonings you add in the recipe if the beef has been fully seasoned.10 ways for putting ever-popular ground beef to work in delicious ways. Dinner ideas for days.Click To Tweet
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Full on crowd-pleasing comfort food.
The Instant Pot quickly makes cooked pasta, sauce, and cheese come together in a layered pasta dinner.
A nice straightforward and simple chili recipe.
5. Nacho Bar
Ground beef makes a terrific nacho topping.
This makes the cold weather a lot more tolerable. Make a big pot, and you can also turn it into lasagna later in the week.
Leftover ground or chopped cooked lamb also works perfectly for this. Also something to think about when you have leftover mashed potatoes on hand (I’ve also used packaged mashed potatoes for this, and no one knew or would have cared).
Just sub in cooked ground beef for the chicken.
Gouda and havarti give this hearty lasagna serious cheese flavor. Sub in the ground beef for the turkey sausage.
Try cooked ground beef, salsa, guacamole and shredded cheddar or queso for a Tex-Mex-ey potato.