Your kids and your wallet will thank you for these.
Sunday dinner is one of the best times for families to come together and share a meal. Before another five hectic weekdays, you can relax, catch up on weekend stories, and enjoy a comforting meal. Ground beef is one of the easiest and most budget-friendly options for family dinner recipes, and ground beef recipes are famously kid-friendly (we're looking at you, burgers and tacos). If you’re having the in-laws or neighbors over for Sunday dinner and need fancier presentation, look no further than easy ground beef recipes like stuffed squash, mini meatloaves, or our extra-easy lasagna. If you’re feeding a crowd of kids, sheet pan nachos, cheeseburger pizza, and chili mac are all safe, no-fail options. Sunday dinner is a time to recharge and reset before another busy week, so you shouldn’t be worked up over preparing and serving it. If you’re looking for a stress-free way to get Sunday dinner on the table, these ground beef recipes are affordable and easy to make.
Sun-Dried Tomato-Basil Meatloaf
Deb Wise's Tamale Pie Mix-Up
West Texas Chili
Recipe: West Texas Chili
Everything’s bigger in Texas, including the flavor bursting from this traditional Texas chili recipe. If your family likes bold flavors with heat, try this recipe out this Sunday.
Stuffed Pattypan Squash with Beef and Feta
Emily Nabors Hall's Cheeseburger Pizza
Why not treat the kids to a dinner that combines two of their favorite foods?
Mini Meatloaves with Potatoes, Leeks, and Brussels Sprouts
This sheet-pan dinner feels way fancier than the 15 minutes of hands-on time it requires.
Chunky Vegetable Beef Soup
Recipe: Chunky Vegetable Beef Soup
You don’t have to wait through hours of simmering to enjoy a warm, comforting bowl of soup. This classic recipe is on the table in just 45 minutes. Make two batches and freeze one for unplanned nights ahead.
Sloppy Joe Casserole
Recipe: Sloppy Joe Casserole
The kids will request this hearty casserole recipe week after week, and it’s so easy to make that you won’t mind.
Recipe: Beef Calzones
Instead of ordering pizza, try homemade calzones stuffed with all your favorite toppings instead.
Sheet Pan Beef and Black Bean Nachos
Greek Stuffed Peppers
Recipe: Greek Stuffed Peppers
These stuffed peppers are a low-carb, healthful option after a long weekend of eating out. Plus, they’re pretty enough for company.
Thai Beef Stir-Fry
Recipe: Thai Beef Stir-Fry
Take a flavor detour from the same old pasta night with this easy Thai-inspired recipe.
Ground Beef and Pasta Casserole
Greek Meatballs with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce and Rice
Meatballs are great for freezing to save for later, so don’t hesitate to make an extra batch or two. Plus, these Greek meatballs, along with the yogurt sauce and rice, would be delicious stuffed in pitas for brown bag lunches during the week.
Recipe: Cheeseburger Casserole
Instead of setting up a burger toppings bar and using all the dishes you don’t want to clean up, enjoy burgers (bacon cheeseburgers, specifically) with this kid-favorite casserole recipe.
Classic American Chili Mac With Elbows
Hearty and comforting, chili mac has everything you could want in a Sunday dinner recipe.