48 Best Ground Beef and Rice Recipes
Do you feel the stress set in when it comes time to make out the grocery list every week? With food prices increasing, trying to feed our families on a budget seems more challenging than ever. We all want to make meals they will devour, but not break the bank to do it!
Looking for sales and using coupons are two ways to help, but we can also rely on ingredients that are still pretty cheap on the scale of things and can be used in numerous ways. Two of my favorites? Ground beef and rice. From ground beef casseroles to soups, to one-skillet suppers, these two staples were made for each other! To prove just how many dishes you can make from two simple ingredients, I found 48 of the best ground beef and rice recipes around.
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What To Make With Ground Beef and Rice
When it comes to cooking ground beef and rice together, there are so many dishes you can make and this lineup has a little something for everyone. Hearty casseroles for when everyone is starving, dishes spanning the globe with Mexican, Cajun, Korean and Thai flavors, plus recipes using everyone's favorite kitchen appliances: the Crock Pot, Air Fryer and Instant Pot!
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Ground beef and rice are two of the best ingredients you can have on hand to get the most bang for your buck. Combining them into tasty dishes lets each go further and stretches your grocery haul a little more at the same time.
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48 Best Ground Beef and Rice Recipes
In this collection, you will find retro recipes like Stuffed Peppers and Cabbage Roll Casserole alongside international dishes like Easy Thai Beef, Fiesta Taco Rice Bake and Korean Beef Bowls.
All of these meals prove ground beef and rice can easily go from the ordinary to extra special. Not to mention, while they might be simple ingredients, they can be reinvented in so many ways you don't feel like you fall into a rut of making the same things over and over.
With prices going up on everything these days, it's comforting to know we can still get tasty, filling meals on the table our families will love using basic, everyday ingredients like ground beef and rice.
Easy Ground Beef and Rice Recipes
No need to pre-boil the rice! It cooks right in the casserole for an easy busy weeknight supper.
If you've never had these, think creamy risotto on the inside with a crunchy outer texture.
Everything you want in a huge smothered burrito served over rice and perfect for those nights when everyone eats at different times.
The secret to this flavorful recipe is Thai basil—look for it next to the other herbs in the produce section.
Shake up your weekly meal plan with a meal filled with flavor and unique texture.
Brown rice and Greek yogurt help to make this classic a little healthier.
When you crave stuffed peppers, but not all the effort.
Taco Tuesday just got a casserole upgrade.
This hearty soup is what you want to come inside to at the end of a cold day.
An all-in-one meal with a slight kick to spice up your midweek meals.
This super simple soup is filled with big flavors.
Don't have time to make the classic recipe? That's okay, this casserole has all the same flavors in every forkful.
Stuffed peppers are comfort food from back in the day and this soup will remind you why.
Skillet meals mean a quick supper with less to clean up!
Don't skip the runny yolk egg, it makes the dish!
Stuffed peppers, but for taco night.
Any Taco Bell loyalist will flip for this copycat recipe.
You know anything made in the air fryer is going to taste better and be easier.
A ground beef casserole ready in under 30 minutes.
Sure, it's easy because the Crock Pot does the work, but it also contains bacon, which means it will be delish!
A true hot dish from Minnesota made with that boxed wild rice you have in the pantry right now.
Stuffed peppers are so tasty, but making them in the Crock Pot means now they are easier too.
Think cabbage rolls, but unrolled!
Grab some tortilla or corn chips and dig in!
Ground beef, rice, mixed veggies and a creamy sauce come together in a true comfort food supper.
This is a great dish when you have teenagers helping with meals.
No need to brown the beef first for this simple casserole.
When summer zucchini are filling your garden, this is a great way to use them.
If you've never cooked rice in the Instant Pot you might be surprised just how well it does the job.
An updated way to prepare a classic favorite.
This meal might have a funny name, but nobody will be laughing at how yummy it is.
The secret to this unique twist? Enchilada sauce.
The ultimate Rotel queso dip with only five ingredents.
A great southern-inspired side dish or make an entire meal out of it.
Think of your favorite taco flavors, but eaten with a fork.
If you've never had these, get ready for a real treat you will crave.
Put that takeout menu down! No need for it here.
You can make this casserole ahead and either refrigerate or freeze it for later.
Use any cooked rice you prefer and the secret ingredient—cottage cheese.
The classic recipe is totally doable and easier than you might think.
When you want stuffed peppers but your casserole dish is calling your name.
A quick Mexican casserole with extra protein thanks to black beans.
Ranch-style beans make this taco bake unlike most others out there.
What can make taco-flavored rice even better? Homemade queso of course.
Watch everyone clean their plate and come back for more.
A quick cooking stir fry for those nights when you are starving and exhausted.
Everyone should have a great Spanish recipe in their repertoire, and this could be yours.
Teriyaki sauce takes the flavor of this simple skillet meal over the top.
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