Ground sirloin, the leanest form of ground beef and often simply called “lean ground beef,” is a wonderful ingredient for creating hearty dishes that are low in calories yet high in proteins.

Because of its lower fat content of anywhere from 7 to 10%, it’s much healthier than its ground beef cousins but still gives you that satisfying beef flavor.

With these amazing ground beef recipes, I want to show you that ground sirloin is incredibly versatile. Using leaner meat to watch your fat and cholesterol intake doesn’t have to be boring.

Every recipe here is incredibly tasty, the beef is deliciously tender, and this list promises a wide variety of comforting dishes that will please everyone at the table, even those following a Weight Watchers diet. Let’s dig in.

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1. Hearty Beef Pie

For those who want a comforting meal without compromising your health goals, this ground sirloin recipe is for you. A savory meat and vegetable stew fills this lovely pie. You’ll get tasty beef flavors under a thin layer of a flaky crust to enjoy a guilt-free dish. It’s comforting, easy to make, and perfect for those watching their calorie intake.

2. Weight Watchers Ground Beef Taco Soup

Fresh ingredients and lean ground beef become a unique and warming taco soup. Everything is so easy to make yet bursts with comforting flavors and contrasting textures—another Weight Watchers favorite.

3. Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Beef Burgers

Imagine the biggest no-bun burger that’s perfectly spiced and cooked just right. This recipe takes you to meat lovers’ heaven. It’s a bacon-wrapped ground beef burger with a spicy chicken buffalo center. Pair with a fresh salad for the most tasty low-carb meal ever.

4. Spinach And Asiago Beef Burgers

Deliciously cheesy and filled with spinach and onions, these cute burgers are whipped up in no time and come with amazing flavors. Grill or pan-fry them using a tad of cooking spray and serve on Flatout bread to keep your Weight Watchers points low.

5. Weight Watchers Shipwreck Casserole

Don’t let this healthier casserole fool you; every bite is hearty, satisfying, and a recipe the whole family will love. And it’s so adaptable because you can throw in any leftover veggies you don’t want to go to waste. And although you’ll love the tender beef flavors, you can easily make this casserole with ground chicken or ground turkey.

6. Delicious Zucchini Lasagna Recipe

Thinly sliced zucchini meets lean ground beef in this layered oven-baked meal. It’s light, low in fat, and so much healthier than your regular lasagna. But just like the traditional dish, it is packed with flavors and incredibly satisfying. Plus, this lasagna is gluten-free.

7. Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers

Here’s another Weight Watchers favorite, and this recipe will save you time with the help of an instant pot. Lean ground beef, cooked rice, carrots, onions, and a tad of tomato paste create a wonderful bell pepper filling that’s also amazingly seasoned. The peppers come out tender and perfectly cooked for a fuss-free dinner.

8. World’s Easiest Instant Pot Cabbage Rolls

These so much healthier and budget-friendly cabbage rolls are another instant pot favorite. Lean ground beef makes up the bulk of the cabbage stuffing, complemented by rice and veggies. Everything is steamed until deliciously tender. Drizzle with a low-sodium and sugar-free soy sauce for that satisfying bite.

9. Cuban Picadillo

Who doesn’t love the intense beef flavor of a spiced stew filled with chunky and creamy potatoes? Can you believe that this dinner is also Weight Watchers-friendly? This Cuban Picadillo dish is perfectly balanced with plenty of sautéed vegetables and ingredients like raisins and olives, creating that lovely, sweet, savory blend. It’s lean, delicious, and so easy to make.

10. Simple Taco Casserole

This ground sirloin recipe might just become your new taco favorite. Although Mexican-inspired, this recipe has a few alterations to make it friendly to meet your Weight Watchers goals. But don’t worry, seasoned ground beef with taco spices, beans, veggies, and just the right amount of cheese is topped with tortilla strips for that satisfying taco bite everyone loves.

11. Sloppy Joe Casserole

The words meaty, cheesy, and buttery don’t conjure the image of a healthier dish. But this delicious casserole is just that, with lean ground beef and a much lower fat content. You can even add hidden veggies if you want to. It’s ready in 30 minutes and a perfect meal on its own or served with chips or pickles on the side.

12. Impossible Cheese Burger Pie

I’m all for a one-dish dinner with just a few ingredients that are amazingly flavored and low in calories. And because it freezes so well, it’s also great to meal prep a few in advance for those busy nights when you’re happy you have oven-ready meals in your freezer.

13. Quick Weight Watchers Stuffed Peppers

Here’s another high-fiber, low-calorie stuffed pepper dish, but this one pops into the oven. This meal is also wonderfully balanced with proteins, carbs, and veggies yet requires very little prep time. And because of the delicious beef flavors, this nutritious meal is incredibly satisfying.

14. Easy Air Fryer Meatloaf

Tender on the inside with a lovely crispy layer, this air-fryer meatloaf combines Italian breadcrumbs with heartily seasoned lean ground beef. This dish is not just a fuss-free dinner meal but also budget-friendly and a family favorite.

15. Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole

What about all the classic bacon cheeseburger flavors wrapped up in a healthier, more protein-rich casserole that is simply better for you? This delicious dinner won’t disappoint. It’s the easiest casserole you’ll ever make that even kids can’t get enough of.

16. Delicious And Easy Taco Pockets

Whether you enjoy them for dinner or serve them as a filling appetizer, these tasty taco pockets come with meaty and cheesy goodness and tasty veggies all in one bite. They are made with Flatout bread, endorsed by Weight Watchers to create half-the carb and calorie taco pockets. Leftovers are also the perfect next-day lunch.

17. Taco Fiesta Bubble Up Casserole

This is sure to become your next family favorite. A three-cheese blend of taco-seasoned ground beef, salsa, finely chopped peppers, and onions is layered over pieces of biscuits and baked till perfect. It is simply mouthwatering good.

18. Homemade Hamburger Helper

Want to satisfy your nostalgic cravings but in a Weight Watchers-friendly way? Then, this shell pasta and beef dish will satisfy you, and it’s so much better than the classic hamburger helper. Make enough because the whole family is going to ask for seconds.

19. Bacon Cheeseburger Lasagna

You can’t go wrong with seasoned bacon and ground beef mixture rolled into lasagna layers and perfectly baked in a tomato pasta sauce. It’s easy and filling and a family dish that’s here to stay.

20. Pizza Stuffed Burger On Flatout Foldit

Flatout bread works perfectly for making healthier burgers. What better way to serve it with pizza-flavored stuffed burgers? It’s a 30-minute meal that’s tasty, filling, and fun to make.

21. Bubble Up Lasagna

Because lasagna is the perfect freezer meal, I want to throw in another one that’s one of my most popular family go-to meals. It’s also much more calorie and fat-friendly than the classic dish made with lean protein and energizing carbs. This easy bake can serve a whole family for dinner or cut into small squares for the tastiest entrees to please a crowd.

I hope I’ve convinced you that lean ground sirloin beef can fit into comforting and flavorful dishes. These no-fuss recipes are also entirely doable, turning some good old-fashioned comfort food into much healthier options.

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21 Easy and Delicious Ground Beef Sirloin Recipes You Must Try

Servings: 8
Prep: 2 hours 40 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 3 hours 15 minutes
Hearty beef pie with flaky crust.
A WW-friendly take on this hearty American classic.


For the Dough

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour, 165 g
  • ½ cup water, 120 ml
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cold
  • 1 tablepoon active dry yeast

For the Filling

  • 1 pound 97% lean ground beef, 300 g
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion, 160 g
  • 1 cup diced carrots, 130 g
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper, 100 g
  • 1 cup diced zucchini, 100 g
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin


Prepare the Dough

  • In a small bowl, combine the active dry yeast with 1/4 cup warm water. Let it sit for 5 minutes until it becomes frothy.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and cold butter. Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to incorporate the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Add the yeast mixture and the remaining water to the flour-butter mixture. Mix until a dough forms.
  • Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 5-7 minutes until it becomes smooth. Place it back in the bowl, cover with a cloth, and let it rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.

Prepare the Filling

  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and cook until translucent.
  • Add the ground beef to the skillet and cook until browned. Drain any excess fat.
  • Stir in the carrots, red bell pepper, zucchini, and tomato paste. Cook for an additional 5-7 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
  • Season the mixture with salt, black pepper, and ground cumin. Mix well and let it simmer for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Assemble and Bake

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Divide the dough in half. Roll out one half to fit the bottom of a greased pie dish.
  • Spoon the beef and vegetable mixture onto the dough in the pie dish, spreading it evenly.
  • Roll out the remaining dough and place it on top of the filling. Seal the edges and cut slits on the top to allow steam to escape.


9 WW points per serving.


Serving: 259gCalories: 336kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 25gFat: 7.9gSaturated Fat: 3.3gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 663mgPotassium: 740mgFiber: 8.4gSugar: 6.1gCalcium: 49mgIron: 3.9mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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