With a package of ground beef in the freezer, there’s a bevy of options ready and waiting for whatever strikes your fancy. In around 30 minutes, any one of these recipes can be whipped up to feed friends, family or just to store for leftovers for another meal.
Giada De Laurentiis’ Grilled Polpette Kababs
Fluffy ricotta and crispy panko lighten up these grilled polpettes — and a small amount of Calabrian chili paste adds just a hint of heat. Giada makes these year round on a grill pan inside — a perfect winter dinner idea.
Taco Salad Bites
Turn your ideas of tacos topsy-turvy (and cut the cooking time while doing so) with this speedy set of appetizers that also makes an easy ground beef dinner idea. Fiddly assembly is tailor-made for tiny hands, so get the kids involved in the prep work.
Slopless Joe Taco
For those who wish sloppy Joes were a little more contained (or people who are tasked with cleaning up the mess), these slopless Joes fit the bill. Tucked neatly into a tortilla shell, the taco-seasoned meat, slaw and sauce are easy to portion (and eat).
Hawaiian Burger With Pineapple
This recipe combines a juicy burger with a teriyaki mayonnaise for extra creaminess. Grilling tempers the sweetness of the pineapple rings with the slight charred caramelization, which picks up the smokiness of the bacon.
Stuffed Cabbage Cups
Forget the time consuming rolling, wrapping and steaming of traditional cabbage rolls — these stuffed cabbage cups are built for speed. Frilled savoy cabbage looks pretty on the plate, but your favourite type of cabbage can be substituted.