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Easy 22 Healthy Ground Beef Recipes


This list of 22 healthy ground beef recipes from creative food bloggers will change the way you look at everyone’s favorite minced meat.

You’ll find tasty, veggie-filled midweek meals bursting with vibrant flavors like Mexican zucchini skillets, ground beef and broccoli, and bacon cheeseburger salad. You’re going to love them!

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Mexican Zucchini Skillet

Mexican zucchini skillet with ground beef, vegetables, and cheese.

Healthy, easy, and delicious, all in the same pan? Yep, that’s what you’ll get with this hearty ground beef one-pan meal from Heather of Zucchini Zone. It’s energizing with squash, tomatoes, onions, chiles, and b6-rich ground beef. Plus, it’s ready in less than 30 minutes, including chopping your vegetables and browning the meat. We tried it, and it is perfect for weeknights!

Visit Zucchini Zone for the recipe.

Beef Cabbage Soup

Beef cabbage soup in pot with spoon.

In the heart of winter, it doesn’t get more comforting than chunky soups like this beef cabbage soup from Meryl of Sungrown Kitchen. Let’s see. It’s substantial with carrots, celery, onions, potatoes, onions, beans, and tomatoes. Oh, and then there’s the aromatics, garlic, parsley, and onions for a big flavor. You’re going to feel so good after a big bowl!

Visit Sungrown Kitchen for the recipe.

Keto Ground Beef Casserole with Cabbage

Keto ground beef casserole with cabbage in a glass baking dish.

If you’re counting carbs for weight loss and health goals, this keto beef and cabbage casserole from Angela of Marathons & Motivation is on your weekly menu. It’s mostly comprised of cabbage, mozzarella, tomato sauce, and of course, ground beef. But there’s also a bunch of flavor with the ground sage, dried dill, and thyme. You’ll have it ready for the oven in 20 minutes; from there, it takes just 35 minutes to bake.

Visit Marathons & Motivation for the recipe.

Ground Beef & Broccoli

Ground beef and broccoli with rice in a white bowl on a white background.

Stephanie, The Cozy Cook, is all about easy and inexpensive meals the whole family will love. So, this Chinese restaurant-inspired ground beef and broccoli with red bell pepper, onions, and sauce certainly fit that theme. Let’s talk more about that sauce for a moment, shall we? It’s a tempting concoction of beef broth, ground ginger, brown sugar, garlic, soy sauce, and other ingredients.

Visit The Cozy Cook for the recipe.

Ground Beef Vegetable Soup

Ground beef and vegetable soup in a white bowl.

This ground beef vegetable soup from Anya of Prepare & Nourish is perfect for cool weather and low-carb dieting. But don’t worry. It’s not just a tasty and nutrient-dense offering. Instead, it’s a satiating soup with ground beef, green beans, bell peppers, carrots, and spinach. So, after a big ole bowl of this stuff, you’ll feel full, energized, and ready to tackle the next item on your to-do list.

Visit Prepare & Nourish for the recipe.

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Bacon Cheeseburger Salad

Bacon cheeseburger salad with ground beef, tomato, lettuce, cheese, and pickles.

If you define healthy as reducing simple carbs, then this bacon cheeseburger salad from Nicole of Fresh Apron has your name written all over it. There’s no bun, so this burger is low, low-carb. Instead, you’ll find browned ground beef well seasoned with paprika, garlic, and onion powders. And to round out this cheeseburger representation, there’s also cheese, pickles, lettuce, and bacon.

Visit Fresh Apron for the recipe.

Ground Beef And Tomato Soup

Ground beef and tomato soup in Dutch oven and a serving in a bowl with a spoon.

When you Slow The Cook Down, you’ll find plenty of easy, healthful weeknight-appropriate meals with no stress, like this ground beef and tomato soup. Betty says it’s a “…healthy way to tuck into some comfort food…” But tomato and ground beef is just the tip of the iceberg. So, you’ll find onion, bell peppers, carrots, and an army of flavor from Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning, and garlic.

Visit Slow The Cook Down for the recipe.

Hummus And Beef

Hummus topped with seasoned ground beef, toasted pine nuts and herbs.

This hummus with beef recipe from The Salt And Sweet is a versatile Lebanese dish. So, have it as a snack, side, or even a meal. And when it comes to the flavor, it’s a humdinger! You season the beef with cinnamon, onions, and black pepper. At the same time, the hummus mixes chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini paste, and garlic. Oh my!

Visit The Salt And Sweet for the recipe.

Easy Slow Cooker Chili

Two servings of colorful slow cooker chili in bowls with sour cream and lime slices.

If you’re looking for the highest return of flavor for your time commitment, it doesn’t get much better than this easy chili recipe from Barley & Sage. It’s so darn hearty. What with four kinds of beans, bell peppers, corn, and that’s not all! But best yet, after 20 minutes of prep, you throw everything in the slow cooker. Then, when you return home, the intoxicating aroma will welcome you at the door.

Visit Barley & Sage for the recipe.

Meatloaf Muffins

Meatloaf muffins on a blue plate with green beans and potatoes.

One of the best things about these little meatloaf mounds from Shelly of Two Healthy Kitchens is that they are great for making ahead. Plus, with a few simple swaps and alterations, Shelley made this meatloaf healthier than the meal prep company she once worked for. For example, she uses much leaner ground beef (even leaner than ground turkey), and her recommended portions are much more, well, reasonable.

Visit Two Healthy Kitchens for the recipe.

Low-Carb Keto Lasagna

Cutting back on excessive carbs is easier than ever, thanks to carb replacements like Crepini Egg Thins. That’s what Angela of The Short Order Cook uses in place of traditional noodles for this keto-friendly lasagna. But, of course, it’s still all the same great taste you love, like parmesan, ricotta, mozzarella, and tomato sauce. It’s just lightened up a bit.

Visit The Short Order Cook for the recipe.

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Mexican Picadillo With Potatoes

Mexican picadillo with potatoes on a blue plate with rice.

This Mexican picadillo from Maricruz Avalos is a rich and flavorful stew that’s the utmost in comfort food. And even including the salt and pepper, it’s but a 10-ingredient recipe including garlic, cumin, and onion. So you know it’s brimming with flavor! You’ll take just 10 minutes to prep everything before cooking for 30 minutes. Then, serve it over rice and with corn tortillas. It’ll disappear.

Visit Maricruz Avalos for the recipe.

Ground Beef And Gravy Recipe

Seasoned ground beef with carrots, peas, potatoes and gravy on a white plate.

Gavin makes Recipes For Men, like this simple ground beef and gravy. So, you’ve got the ground beef, but there are also carrots, onions, and peas. That gravy is so savory with Worcestershire, hp sauce (the Uk’s equivalent of A1 sauce) for starters. Serve it with mashed potatoes, and you have a dinner worth repeating.

Visit Recipes For Men for the recipe.

Baked Stuffed Bell Peppers

Baked bell peppers stuffed with seasoned ground beef, rice, and carrots in a baking dish.

This recipe from Nataliia of Sava’s Kitchen has you stuff bell peppers with rice, ground beef, and carrots. But not before they get a seasoning upgrade with parsley, thyme, paprika, and onions. It’s a delightful meal filled with nutrient-dense ingredients and Ukrainian inspiration.

Visit Sava’s Kitchen for the recipe.

Lebanese Hushweh Rice (Spiced Rice with Meat and Pine Nuts)

Lebanese spiced rice with meat and pine nuts.

Not only is this Lebanese spiced rice and ground beef dish from Samantha of Little Ferraro Kitchen a delicious explosion of flavor, but it’s also beautiful. Its presence will captivate your senses.

The cinnamon, garlic, cumin, allspice, and nutmeg will fill the air with an exciting scent, while the orange and green color from the toasted pine nuts and fresh herbs is visually appealing. Yes, this traditional Lebanese meal may be exotic to you, but it’s not hard, as it takes less than an hour to make.

Visit Little Ferraro Kitchen for the recipe.

Linguine Bolognese

Linguine bolognese with veggies on a plate.

Gen of Two Cloves Kitchen knew it was a good idea to make a healthier version of bolognese. We certainly endorse the proposition! While the original is delicious, this one is tasty, too, and contains a healthy dose of zucchini, carrots, and green bell peppers. And unlike the classic Italian meat sauce, which takes hours, this one is ready in just 35 minutes, making it perfect for weeknights.

Visit Two Cloves Kitchen for the recipe.

Italian Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Italian meatballs with pasta on a white plate.

Tender, moist, and flavorful, these breadcrumb-less Italian meatballs from My Chef’s Apron should become a regular part of your weekly menu. So naturally, Mariska informs you of the proper ground beef to use (this is very important). But you’ll also learn why she uses a whole egg instead of just the egg yolk and how to make her irresistible (yet healthier) tomato sauce.

Visit My Chef’s Apron for the recipe.


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