Ground Beef Recipes

Ground beef is a popular ingredient in countless recipes. We’ve got you covered when it comes to making delicious ground beef recipes you and your family will love. What can you make with ground beef? There are tons of options! One of my favorite things to make is my Creamy Ground Beef Stroganoff but coming in a close second is my Creamy Potato Hamburger Soup.

You can make soup, casseroles, meatballs, chili.. even sauces! The list is endless. We’ve put together some of our favorite ground beef recipes for you to give you a one stop shop for all of your ground beef recipe needs! Make sure to try my Mom’s Sweet and Sour Meatballs and my favorite, Porcupine Meatballs!

How to Tell if Ground Beef is Bad

There are a few ways to tell if ground beef has gone bad:

  1. Look at the ground beef. If it’s dull brown or greyish in color, it’s probably not safe to use and should be discarded.
  2. Smell the ground beef. If you get a sour or rotten smell when you take a sniff of it, it’s not safe and should not be used. Remember: Always cook your beef thoroughly to destroy any potentially harmful bacteria. See this guide for information on proper and safe temperatures.
  3. Touch the ground beef. If the ground beef feels slimy or sticky, it’s probably bad. Normal ground beef that hasn’t expired will break apart in your hands but shouldn’t have a sticky or slimy texture.
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How to Defrost Ground Beef

There are a number of ways to defrost ground beef quickly and easily:

  1. The first method is to simply use a microwave. Most microwaves have a defrost setting which you can use for this exact purpose. Do not overdo the defrost, however, as the meat will sometimes begin to cook. This method is best if you plan to use the meat right away.
  2. Last but not least, you can defrost it in cold water by placing it in a sealed bag that won’t leak and submerging it. This method is fairly slow so do it well in advance of when you actually need the ground beef.
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Featured Ground Beef Recipe Video

This Creamy Potato & Hamburger Soup is comfort food at it’s most delicious! Hamburger, potatoes & vegetables all combine to make one great soup.

All Ground Beef Recipes

Below you’ll find a listing of all of the ground beef recipes here on The Kitchen Magpie. Don’t forget to save your favorites and share the ones you love with your friends and family!