Go beyond tacos and spaghetti with these 10 gluten-free ground beef recipes that the entire family will love!

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Raise your hand if you’re guilty of buying ground beef at the grocery store each week with no real idea of how you’re going to use it? As I mentioned earlier, I’ve been doing a much better job at meal planning since Gwen was born, but prior to, a pound of ground beef always made it into my cart each time I shopped whether I had a recipe in mind to use it in or not.

If you’re in the same boat, you’re going to want to pin this post – 10+ gluten-free ground beef recipes that go beyond tacos and spaghetti (what my ground beef usually gets turned into – SNORE!) We’re talking everything from 15 minute skillet dinners to updated classics, chili, soups, and meatloaves with a twist – all are gluten-free too, of course!

2/3 of your children not participating in a much needed afternoon nap is something to stress about (hi. me. my life rn.) but a quick and delicious ground beef dinner shouldn’t be. Vamos, let’s cook!

Italian Sausage and Pepper Ring Mini Meatlaoves

Three cheers for mini things made in edible vessels, am I right? That is to say, Italian Sausage and Pepper Ring Mini Meatlaoves are as much fun to eat as they are, well…eating is really the best part. Mix ground beef with Italian sausage and a few fridge/pantry staples and this AWESOME dinner is ready in no time.

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Italian Sausage and Pepper Ring Mini Meatloaves have all the taste of sausage and peppers, in a fun mini meatloaf presentation. My family loves this easy, gluten-free dinner recipe! | iowagirleats.com


Taco Chili

Taco Chili tastes like you’re eating a giant taco with all the fixins except it’s way more fun, and easier for little ones to eat too (please tell me my kids aren’t the only ones who try and eat tacos vertically?) Be sure to use my homemade bulk taco seasoning!

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Taco Chili is a fun way to change up taco night! Hot and hearty, this gluten-free chili recipe will be a favorite all year long. Make on the stovetop or in the crock pot! | iowagirleats.com


Skillet Tater Tot Casserole

I’m not sure who loves Skillet Tater Tot Casserole more – me or my kids. This classic, Midwestern casserole is updated to be made in one skillet and without canned and condensed soups. We love, love, love this tasty dish.

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Vegetable Beef and Rice Soup

Vegetable Beef and Rice Soup is one of Lincoln’s favorite meals (he loves soup, sweet kid!) I love this recipe for him because it’s hearty yet also packed with vegetables. Have a second bowl, son!

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Vegetable and Beef Rice Soup is hearty and comforting. A perfect gluten-free soup to fill up and warm up with on a cold day! | iowagirleats.com


Homemade Crunchy Taco Hamburger Helper

If you’ve ever had an addiction to boxed helper (ahem, Ben) my Homemade Crunchy Taco Hamburger Helper (and Cheeseburger Helper) will satisfy your craving in a much healthier way, plus it’s ready in just 30 minutes.

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Signature Spicy, Smokey, Sweet Chili

Signature Spicy, Smokey, Sweet Chili has won countless readers chili cook off titles for its perfect blend of spiciness, smokiness, and sweetness. I love this chili recipe because it’s not too tomatoey.

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Mini Philly Cheesesteak Meatloaves

My Mom made meatloaf at least once a week growing up and I remember totally dreading dinner time when it was on the menu (sorry Mom!) Maybe I would have been more excited if it were stuffed with hunks of cheese like my Mini Philly Cheesesteak Meatloaves and Mini BBQ Cheddar Meatloaves!

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Mini Philly Cheesesteak Meatloaves are a fun and gluten-free dinner recipe that both kids and adults will love! | iowagirleats.com


Beef Taco Bowls

Beef Taco Bowls are super healthy and easy too. Add bagged coleslaw mix plus taco seasoning to a skillet with browned ground beef then serve with any and all toppings. Quick and delicious.

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Beef Taco Bowls are healthy and quick - just 15 minutes from skillet to table! | iowagirleats.com


Crock Pot Cheeseburger French Fries / Iowa Maid-Rites

Want to know how to make any meal instantly more fun? Serve it family style in a skillet, like my Crock Pot Cheeseburger French Fries / Iowa Maid-Rites. If you want to serve this dish “Maid-Rite” style, pile the slow cooked meat onto buns then serve with ketchup, minced white onion, and dill pickle slices. The best!

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Crock Pot Cheeseburger French Fries with Special Sauce are so easy, and such a treat. Your family will devour this simple, gluten-free dinner recipe, and you can use the leftover meat to pile onto buns for loose-meat sandwiches! | iowagirleats.com


Incredible Italian Meatballs

Ever had a plate of giant, super tender meatballs at an Italian restaurant and wonder how they’re made? The recipe for Incredible Italian Meatballs will show you how. These INSANE meatballs will instantly perk up spaghetti night.

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Incredible ItaliaIncredible Italian Meatballs are just that - incredible! Soft and savory, these gluten-free meatballs will quickly become a family favorite. | iowagirleats.comn Meatballs are just that - incredible! Soft and savory, these gluten-free meatballs will quickly become a family favorite. | iowagirleats.com


Cheesy Taco Soup

Cheesy Taco Soup has been a mega hit with readers since I first shared the recipe back in 2013. Easy homemade queso sauce IN the soup has a tendency to do that! Psst: I shared this recipe prior to getting Celiac Disease so if you’re needing to make gluten-free be sure to use GF flour instead of all-purpose flour, and my homemade taco seasoning instead of a packet which often contains gluten as a thickener/binder depending on the brand.

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15 Minute Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps

15 Minute Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps are on my short list of go-to recipes when dinnertime turnaround is tight. These light and delicious wraps take just 15 minutes to make and 99% of the ingredients called for are pantry staples. Everyone will love the savory/salty/sweet flavors in this dish.

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Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps are ready in just 15 minutes! This easy, gluten-free dinner recipe is made from kitchen staples and is even better than take-out. | iowagirleats.com