15 Ground Beef Skillet Meals For When You’re Hangry And Impatient

When hunger strikes and patience is running thin, ground beef skillet meals are here to save the day! With 15 tasty options to choose from, you’ll never be stuck wondering what to cook again. So, next time you’re feeling hungry, just fire up the skillet and whip up one of these wholesome dishes in no time!

Pasta e Fagioli Soup in 2 bowls with spoons.
Pasta e Fagioli Soup. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Smoked Meatballs

Smoked meatballs in a dish with grilled bread.
Smoked Meatballs. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

A smoky twist on a classic, where ground beef gets a deep, rich flavor boost. Perfect for hectic days when only comfort food will hit the spot. Swear, our Smoked Meatballs are the crowd-pleaser at any table — quick to disappear and always missed when they’re gone!
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Blackstone Smash Burger

A burger held in two hands.
Blackstone Smash Burger. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Savory Blackstone Smash Burger is your ticket to a diner classic right at home. This isn’t just a burger; it’s a juicy, crispy-edged marvel of ground beef simplicity. Grill it to perfection, and let’s be honest, you’ll feel like the reigning champ of burger night, every time.
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Authentic Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese Sauce on pasta.
Authentic Bolognese Sauce. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Sometimes, the patience for a slow-cooked meal pays off with a taste of Italy — that’s our Authentic Bolognese Sauce for you. It’s rich, meaty, and layered with flavors that merge and mingle like the best of dinner party guests. Toss it with pasta, and you’ve got the hug of home on your plate.
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Tacos Dorados

Tacos Dorados on a plate.
Tacos Dorados. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Our Tacos Dorados are like a crispy hug for your senses. These golden, crunchy tacos are stuffed with savory ground beef and are a surefire way to bring smiles around the dinner table. They’re a reminder that something simple can be just so good — and trust me, nobody stops at just one.
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Beefy John Wayne Casserole

A slice of beefy John Wayne casserole on a plate.
Beefy John Wayne Casserole. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

A casserole fit for a legend, our Beefy John Wayne Casserole stands tall with layers of flavorful ground beef, cheese, and veggies. It’s a hearty tribute to simplicity and good taste — a sure bet to satisfy the famished frontier within us all.
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Carne Molida: Mexican Ground Beef

A plate of Mexican carne molida with lime wedges served on a wooden table with a striped cloth on the side.
Carne Molida: Mexican Ground Beef. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Let’s talk about our Carne Molida, the Mexican Ground Beef that’s all about versatility. Tacos, burritos, or simply on its own — this flavor-packed treat is about making any meal sing with a little south-of-the-border flair. It’s like a fiesta on your plate, and you’re always the guest of honor.
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Air Fryer Beef Empanadas

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Air Fryer Beef Empanadas. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Don’t let cravings wait — our Air Fryer Beef Empanadas are here to save the day. These little pockets of joy come out perfectly crispy, filled with hearty ground beef, and they’re ready in no time. Ideal for when you want something impressive without the fuss because who says quickly can’t also be delicious?
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Sloppy Joe Casserole

A serving of Sloppy Joe Casserole pasta with meat on a plate with a fork.
Sloppy Joe Casserole. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

We all know the messiness of Sloppy Joes is half the fun, right? But our Sloppy Joe Casserole holds all that saucy, beefy goodness together in a dish that’s both manageable and mouthwatering. It’s a weeknight win that brings joy minus the cleanup chaos — and who isn’t going to be into that?
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Texas Roadhouse Chili Copycat Recipe

A bowl of Texas roadhouse chili with jalapenos and beans.
Texas Roadhouse Chili Copycat Recipe. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Bring the bold flavors of a beloved steakhouse to your own kitchen with our Texas Roadhouse Chili recipe. With ground beef front and center, every spoonful bursts with a little spice and a lot of comforting warmth. It’s the kind of meal that fills you up and never lets you down.
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Beef and Barley Soup

A bowl of Beef and Barley Soup with a burger on a long white tray.
Beef and Barley Soup. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Dip your spoon into Beef and Barley Soup, and it’s pretty much a hug in a bowl. Deeply wholesome with earthy grains and tender ground beef, this is the soup that listens to your woes and whispers, “It’s going to be okay” whenever you’re out of patience. Because let’s face it, with a soup like this, it will be.
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Pizza Casserole

Pizza Casserole in two serving dishes.
Pizza Casserole. Photo credit: Keto Cooking Wins.

Combine ground beef, cheese, and your favorite pizza toppings, and you’ve got our Pizza Casserole that’s all the rave. It brings all the pizzeria joy, sans the box. A straightforward, crowd-pleasing recipe that understands the assignment: defeat hunger, no matter how late the day gets.
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Million Dollar Spaghetti

Spaghetti with meat and cheese in a baking dish
Million Dollar Spaghetti. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Our Million Dollar Spaghetti is like striking gold in the comfort food lottery. A jackpot of cheesy, beefy layers, this dish knows no bounds when it comes to delivering satisfaction. It’ll be your go-to when you’re hangry and craving something indulgent and no-fuss, because hey, you’re worth the million-dollar taste.
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Pasta e Fagioli Soup

Pasta e Fagioli Soup in 2 bowls with spoons.
Pasta e Fagioli Soup. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

When you dip that spoon into our Pasta e Fagioli Soup, it’s like hitting the jackpot of comfort-food goodness. It’s a harmony of tender pasta, beans, and ground beef bathed in a savory broth. This is the bowl to reach for when you need a little kitchen-table warmth to counter the day’s chill.
Get the Recipe: Pasta e Fagioli Soup

Cowboy Cornbread Casserole

Two servings of Cowboy Cornbread Casserole on plates.
Cowboy Cornbread Casserole. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Ever tried a casserole that tastes like a frontier adventure? Our Cowboy Cornbread Casserole is a hearty, one-dish wonder, layering ground beef with a golden cornbread topping. It’s down-to-earth goodness that’s a knockout winner for every last-minute meal planner.
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Shepherd’s Pie Bites

Shepherd's Pie Bites on a black platter.
Shepherd’s Pie Bites. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Our Shepherd’s Pie Bites deliver that cozy, home-cooked meal vibe in a fun-size package. Imagine all the traditional flavors packed into a single, delicious mouthful. It’s a favorite reinvented for those nights when time’s not on your side but you still want a meal that feels like a warm embrace.
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