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Favorite Ground Beef and Turkey Recipes

Let’s be real. Most of us pick up a pound of ground beef or ground turkey – sometimes a pound of Italian sausage even – because we have at least one or two recipes in our repertoire that’ll go together in a pinch for a weeknight dinner. Well, step aside in-a-pinch and make room for meals that go WAY BEYOND Monday Meatloaf and Taco Tuesday!

Get out the Ground Beef Dinners

Let’s start with the award-winning Hearty Hamburger Soup from Taste of Home. We have it on good authority that kids love this warm, cozy bowl of yum with its robust flavor and – surprise – lots of fresh-tasting vegetables like green beans, potatoes, carrots and tomatoes. There’s also a Cheeseburger Soup recipe, that’ll likely add more calories, but it looks good enough to eat. Right. Now. What is it about cheese that so pleases our palates? Serve either one with a loaf of fresh homemade bread, and see how fast those bowls empty!

With 50 more recipes, including Little Cheddar Meat Loaves, Korean Beef Bowls, Cheeseburger Slider Bake and Spaghetti Pie Casserole, we’re guessing you can find as many winning recipes here, as there are days in the week or month! 

Not to be outdone, Good Housekeeping comes through with some original meal ideas, from its Lentil Bolognese Spaghetti, Moroccan Meatballs and Soy-Glazed Meatloaf, to the cheeseburger/grilled cheese mash-up – Classic Patty Melts! Don’t scroll if you haven’t eaten!

Heidi at Foodie Crush specializes in developing recipes from real food and she says chances are, when there’s nothing to make for dinner, you have a pound of ground beef in your freezer. Check out her 25 easy recipes including Stuffed Bell Peppers, Paleo Shepherd’s Pie, Cornbread Topped Skillet Chili and Mighty Moussaka. 

For 25 more (not that you need any more!) click on Corey’s Fresh Family Meals for more quick and easy entrees using ground beef!

Ground Turkey Recipes We LOVE

You can obviously interchange your favorite ground meat in any of these recipes – but since lots of us are looking to lose a little holiday heft – we also bring you the ground turkey recipes we love. Ground turkey is healthier than ground beef with less saturated fat, calories, and cholesterol than even lean ground beef. It’salso an excellent source of protein and vitamins B-6 and 12. 

Dark meat turkey will have more essential nutrients (moisture and taste, too!), but it will also have more fat.Here are three of favorites that have scored high on the palate-pleaser meter of ground meat lovers everywhere!

If you like Asian-inspired dishes, this Teriyaki Turkey Rice Bowl from Yellow Bliss Road will become a family favorite. It scored a 4.9 out of 5 stars on blogger Kristin’s website, and the sweet/savory sauce complements the ground turkey, minced and shredded carrots, bean sprouts and bok choy (three of several vegetable options). Served over brown rice, it’s a tasty way to get kids to eat their veggies!

Blogger Christina at The Whole Cook also develops recipes using real food, and her one pot Ground Turkey and Potato Skillet dish is a quick and easy meal with roasted veggies (the best kind!) traditional or cauliflower rice, chile garlic, oregano AND basil, parsley and onion. The ease comes from dried spices, and the taste is perfection. Christina has plenty of salad ideas for a side, as well as veggies that work well served under or with.

Ground Turkey and Broccoli Pasta has a few things going for it – not the least of which is the pasta – and you can use gluten-free varieties, if desired. The recipe from I Food Real calls for sautéed chopped onion, grated garlic (more flavorful than minced) and plenty of Parmesan. 

Anything beef can do, turkey can, too! For more ground turkey recipes, check out the Delish collection of 36 easy ground turkey meals, or The Kitchn’s fave five, including Swedish Meatballs, Garlic and Ginger Turkey Lettuce Wraps and Salsa Verde Turkey Enchiladas. 

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