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 – 15+ gluten free ground beef recipes that go beyond tacos and spaghetti (aka 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.
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! Let’s cook.
Gluten Free Ground Beef Recipes:
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.
Skillet Shepherd’s Pie
Skillet Shepherd’s Pie is pure comfort food! This easy, one pan dinner recipe comes together with fridge and pantry staples in no time at all.
One bite of my OMG-Good Goulash recipe and you’ll go back for more and more! This easy, hearty, one-pan dish is made with kitchen-staples, in 30 minutes.
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!
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.
Italian Rice Ball Skillet
Italian Rice Ball Skillet is the the deconstructed version of Italian Rice Balls (arancini). Gluten free, made in 20 minutes, and zero chopping required!
Healthy Cheeseburger Soup
Healthy Cheeseburger Soup is full of healthy (sneaky!) vegetables yet heavy on decadent flavor. This cheesy, gluten free comfort food recipe is so tasty.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Beef Taco Bowls
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!
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.
Stuffed Italian Meatball Mini Meatloaves
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.
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.