Ground beef is one of the All American freezer staples that everyone has on hand. There are so many things I love about recipes that use ground beef
It’s almost always on sale somewhere.
It freezes well!
You can use other substitutes such as ground turkey or chicken.
Not only are all of these recipes easy to make, but they are also frugal, so you never have to worry about breaking the bank.
You never have to worry about boring dinner with this selection of Frugal Ground Beef Recipes to add to your week!
With so many delicious ground beef recipes to choose from, you will never run out of amazing choice. Choose from one of these flavor-packed beef dinners to feed your hungry family. Adding these recipes to your meal plan will quickly have your family asking for seconds.
Are you ready to add some tasty and easy ground beef recipes to your dinner menu with a few simple ingredients?
Then let’s get started…
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This ground beef recipe is incredibly easy to make and can feed hungry family of 4-6 people, with some veggies on the side of course. The nice thing about this recipe is that it is very customizable. It is a cheap meal that you will want to keep on your meal plan.
You can make this a quick weeknight meal by cooking the pork in advance and freezing it. When you are ready to eat, simply reheat the pork and add the veggies. This simple keto dinner is a cheap meal to make that will keep you full.
What the heck is a Meatza?! No, it is not your carb-filled, traditional pizza topped with a variety of meats (Meat + Pizza = Meatza), but this one went above and beyond. It is so meaty, so juicy, with vegetables so gorgeously caramelized that I had to share.
Calabaza is Spanish for “squash” or “pumpkin;” this recipe features a type of Mexican squash similar to zucchini. The beauty of this meal is that it can be made in one pot so you can cook the ground beef and veggies in one pat and not have to worry about a pile of dishes after dinner!
These Keto Stuffed Onion Bombs are overflowing with delicious meat and cheese, can you believe you can eat something so amazing on a “diet”?! This is a great dinner for 1 or 2 people and quickly comes together.
With fried taco shells, tons of cheese, and globs of sour cream, taco salads are usually anything but healthy! However our Healthy Taco Salad (also knows as Cowboy Salad) is not only hearty and satisfying, but it’s actually good for you too!
Taverns. The basic, frugal little unassuming sandwich that you probably haven’t made yet. Why should you try this simple homemade Taverns recipe? It’s frugal, you can make them up fairly quickly, and it’s filling. Win-win-win.
Ground beef zucchini noodles is a delicious, savory and budget-friendly meal, you will want to make again and again. A hit with kids and adults alike, it is also low carb and paleo-friendly with only 4 net carbs!
Love using your crockpot for an easy dinner? This Easy Crockpot Beef Chili is perfect for weeknight dinner and the leftovers make the perfect lunch the next day! Batch cook it and freeze for even easier dinners as well!!
The perfect meatloaf recipe to make use of your leftover vegetables, grains and the ground beef, chicken, pork, or turkey in your refrigerator. Easy to make, this yummy 2 lb meatloaf recipe turns out perfectly, and delicious, every time!
An easy, cheesy Mexican rice bake that serves 4 with plenty of spice, this is the perfect comforting dinner. It’s spicy enough, but not too hot, and you can add in extra veggies to customize it to your tastes too!
I would like to address some other questions that I get often:
What is a Frugal Meal?
A frugal meal can mean many things to many people. It is really about prioritizing what is important to you and your family.
For example, if eating healthy is very important to you, then you should prioritize your grocery budget to include healthy foods rather than junk food, even though junk foods might seem “cheaper.”
You can easily shift some of your budget to accommodate a certain meal plan that fits with your prioritizes.
How Can I Eat Healthy Frugally?
There are many, many different healthy foods that are not going to break the bank and make you ruin your budget. Take bananas, for example, I personally can get bananas at Aldi in my town for about $0.23 per pound. I can eat bananas plain, with toast and peanut butter, or blended in a simple smoothie.
Again, it goes back to your prioritizes. It is also very helpful if you develop a meal plan and stick to it. It is easy to go over your budget when you are out and about and need to eat something. You are either going to make a bad food choice to save some money or you are going to go over your budget to find a “healthy” option.
Keeping some basics on hand will ensure that you can always whip up a meal. Also, make sure you are developing a meal plan to use the items you already have in the house and are spending the minimum on groceries. You can find out more about how I feed my family of 7 on about $25 per week (on average) when I use this simple reverse meal planning strategy.
How Can I Be Frugal With Groceries?
Plan, plan, plan!
I seriously can not stress this enough. Make a list and stick to it. When I fail to meal plan and just wing it at the grocery store I can easily drop $500!
When I plan ahead using my meal planning tactics, I can cut the grocery bill in half if not even more!
Another tip is to make sure that you are stocking up on things they when are on sale! You bet your butt I bought all the bacon when it was on sale for $1.99 per pound!