Dinner In A Dash: 30-Minute Ground Beef Meals

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Ground beef is a versatile and budget-friendly ingredient that can be transformed into a variety of satisfying meals in under 30 minutes. This makes it a perfect choice for busy weeknights when you don’t have a lot of time to cook.

In this guide, we’ll explore several delicious ground beef recipes that are quick and easy to prepare. We’ll provide ingredient lists, step-by-step instructions, and estimated nutritional information for each recipe. So ditch the takeout menus and whip up one of these tasty dishes instead!

-Minute Ground Beef Recipes
-Minute Ground Beef Recipes

Recipe 1: Cheesy Beef Skillet with Veggies

This hearty skillet meal is packed with flavor and comes together in just 25 minutes.

Ingredients:

1 pound ground beef

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (1.25-cup) package taco seasoning mix
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

  • Directions:

    1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef and cook until browned, breaking it up with a spoon as it cooks. Drain any excess grease.
    2. Add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic to the skillet and cook for 5 minutes, or until softened.
    3. Stir in the diced tomatoes, black beans, taco seasoning mix, and corn. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes, or until heated through.
    4. Remove from heat and stir in the cheddar cheese. Let stand for a couple of minutes, or until cheese is melted.
    5. Serve immediately, topped with fresh cilantro if desired.

    Estimated Nutrition Facts (per serving):

    Calories: 450

  • Fat: 20g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g

  • Recipe 2: Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

    This classic stir-fry is a healthy and flavorful option that’s ready in under 30 minutes.

    Ingredients:

    1 pound ground beef

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha (optional)
  • Cooked rice, for serving

  • Directions:

    1. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce and cornstarch. Set aside.
    2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and cook until browned, breaking it up with a spoon as it cooks. Drain any excess grease.
    3. Add the onion and bell pepper to the skillet and cook for 5 minutes, or until softened.
    4. Stir in the frozen broccoli florets and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until heated through.
    5. Pour in the chicken broth, brown sugar, and sriracha (if using). Bring to a simmer.
    6. Whisk together the reserved soy sauce mixture and 1 tablespoon of water. Slowly add the cornstarch mixture to the simmering sauce, whisking constantly, until the sauce thickens.
    7. Serve immediately over cooked rice.

    Estimated Nutrition Facts (per serving):

    Calories: 400

  • Fat: 15g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g

  • Recipe 3: One-Pan Beef and Veggie Enchiladas

    This recipe offers a fun twist on traditional enchiladas, all prepared in a single pan for easy cleanup.

    Ingredients:

    1 pound ground beef

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (10-ounce) can enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 cup chopped lettuce (optional)
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes (optional)
  • 1 avocado, sliced (optional)

  • Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).