Ground beef - it's a kitchen staple, a weeknight warrior, and the base for countless comfort food classics. But let's face it, sometimes that same old hamburger routine can get a little...well, boring. And when it comes to meal prep, you want it to be fun and exciting - not boring and bland like most diet food. But don’t worry! Today we're breaking free rut that is bland ground beef meal prep and embarking on a culinary adventure with a recipe roundup that's anything but basic.
We’re going to spice things up with Korean beef bowls bursting with gochujang and sesame seeds. Embrace your inner Tex-Mex maestro with sizzling ground beef taco bowls. Get your comfort food fix with a hearty potato hash that'll warm you from the inside out. Channel your inner Italian nonna with ground beef meal prep lasagna simmered in a rich tomato sauce. And that's just the tip of the iceberg! This roundup is packed with inspiration, guaranteed to banish burger boredom and reignite your love for this versatile kitchen hero.
This stir fry recipe is so easy to make and can be made with ground beef, chicken, or turkey. It makes a great freezer meal. You can make it all in one pot, then divide it up into containers for your meal prep for the week. It’s super easy and super tasty!
Whether you're Keto or Low Carb, these Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps are perfect for meal prep lunches. There's juicy beef, sweet and savory flavors, and lots of veggies in this dish. Each serving contains only 4 grams of carbohydrates, so it’s a delicious high protein meal that you can look forward to eating.
This Asian chili ground beef meal prep bowl is inspired by one of the delicious Hello Fresh meals. With just a little tweaking, it’s become a very flavorful healthy meal. The main ingredients - ground beef, green beans, and rice - are covered in a low sugar, sweet sticky sauce that really takes this meal to the next level.
Featuring ground beef, zucchini, and mushrooms, this teriyaki stir fry is easy to make with just four ingredients. With a lower calorie yum yum sauce and cauliflower and jasmine rice, it's the perfect meal prep or healthy weeknight dinner. The sauce is made at home from scratch so you don’t have to worry about any unnecessary ingredients.
This sloppy joe recipe gives it a great spin by serving it in a bowl with sweet potatoes, pickled onions, and pickle slices. It’s a fun way to make sloppy joes healthy, and less sloppy! You can dig into this big bowl of comfort food and still feel good about what you’re eating.
This recipe calls for ground chicken, but using ground beef would be even better. Ground beef and brussels sprouts in a honey balsamic sauce are the perfect weeknight dinner or meal prep fix. The savory ground beef would pair perfectly with the sweet sticky sauce that coats the brussels sprouts.
Yes, you can have Philly cheesesteak while on a diet! Just ditch the high fat, high calorie sandwich version, and make this ground beef meal prep bowl instead. It’s hearty and very flavorful. You’ll love how easy it is to make with less than 10 ingredients. This one definitely needs to go on the weekly rotation.
This Beef and Veggie Bowl with Comeback Sauce recipe is a natural extension of a love for piling all food on top of roasted veggies. The Comeback Sauce is a simple, one-bowl recipe that makes everything better. It’s healthy, quick to make, and packed with flavors you’ll enjoy all week.
These beautiful banh mi bowls will make your eyes and tummy happy! This recipe for Banh Mi bowls is made with regular white rice, ground pork, green onions, basil, Sriracha, a little white sugar, and fish sauce. But, by using ground beef instead of ground pork, you can add even more flavor to it.
The Paleo Taco Skillet is easy to make, full of flavor, and makes great leftovers. Everything is made in a single skillet if you are still not convinced. In addition, a minimal amount of cleanup is required, and maximum flavor is achieved. This Whole30 ground beef recipe is bound to become a new favorite!
This recipe is a healthier, veggie-packed ground beef stir fry that's light in flavor. It's a divergence from your typical Asian chicken stir fry flavors, yet delicious in a whole new way. This nontraditional stir fry is made from the best Mediterranean ingredients, including red bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, baby spinach, garlic, green onion, oregano, and crumbled feta.
Meal prep breakfast can be absolutely amazing - especially with a recipe this easy! It’s naturally gluten and dairy free, keto friendly, Whole30, and Paleo. Even though it’s diverse and fits many diet restrictions, the one thing it’s not lacking is flavor. Ground beef is mixed with scrambled eggs and taco toppings to create a hearty savory breakfast.
Easy Burger Bowl with (Not-So-Secret) Sauce is one of the simplest and tastiest dinners on that blog that is adaptable to any diet or mood. It's basically a burger salad with a delicious dressing, and it really never disappoints. You can easily make several portions so you have some ground beef meal prep options for the week, and you won’t dread eating your healthy lunch!
Another version of healthy burger bowls is this bacon cheeseburger recipe. Laura's Lean Beef partnered with this recipe blogger to create an incredible meal prep recipe for the readers to make. These Bacon Cheeseburger Bowls are packed full of flavorful ground beef, a creamy burger sauce, and lots of vegetables.
This one pan skillet meal is full of protein and is gluten free, paleo, and Whole30 friendly. It's easy to turn this into four prepared lunches as well with meal prep instructions. The recipe uses beef stew meat, but I find ground beef is quicker and still just as flavorful.
Sweet potatoes are a versatile and healthy carb - perfect for meal prep. Skip the ground turkey, and make these taco stuffed sweet potatoes with ground beef instead. It will add flavor, and pair perfectly with the slightly sweet sweet potatoes. These are a great way to tailor meal prep to your own liking - you can use whatever toppings you like best.
If you don’t like sweet potatoes, stuff peppers instead! This taco stuffed peppers recipe is filled with wholesome taco goodness and packed with essential vitamins and minerals. It's perfect for meal prep and can be made with just 11 simple ingredients. It reheats really well and will keep up to 7 days in the fridge, so it’s the ideal recipe for making healthy lunches and dinners.
Instead of making a copycat Big Mac at home, I made a healthier Big Mac Salad that is going to be my new go-to for an easy weeknight dinner. If you’re picky with salads, you need to try this one. I don’t like cold meat on a salad, but this Big Mac option is so tasty, I didn’t mind it. If you’re meal prepping this recipe, just remember to keep the dressing off until you’re ready to eat.
Low carb stuffed cabbage roll casserole is a one pot dish perfect for family gatherings or meal prep lunches. It’s easy to make, and easy to clean up. That’s exactly what you want in a meal prep recipe. No one wants to be in the kitchen for hours, and this cabbage roll casserole recipe will make sure you’re in and out of the kitchen in a flash.
This crustless keto taco pie recipe is full of cheese and a savory sauce and is topped with your favorite taco additions. With just 8 ingredients, it’s easy to make quickly if you’re running out of time or options. One serving gives you a healthy 23 grams of protien, so you’ll be full and satisfied for hours.
This bacon cheddar ground beef and potatoes skillet is baked potatoes au gratin style and has 22 grams of protein, 8 grams of fat, 13 grams of carbs, and 6 WW Smart Points. It takes advantage of flavorful but lightened up ingredients like skim milk and reduced fat cheese. This is a great family dinner too!
Not much is better than a hearty pasta dish, and this lasagna does not disappoint - flavor wise or health wise! This healthy one pot skillet lasagna recipe is made with lean ground beef, tomato sauce, seasonings, fat free cottage cheese, and part-skim mozzarella cheese. You and the family will love this quick and easy recipe.
These ground beef taco potatoes are a great option if you don’t like the stuffed sweet potatoes or stuffed peppers above. Baked potatoes make a hearty, energizing carb base that holds all the ground beef taco flavor. You can keep things low in calories by using fat free sour cream, fat free cheese, and just a small portion of guacamole.
Make taco night a cook once, eat twice experience by using leftover taco meat to make another delicious and easy meal. This Sweet Potato Hash recipe is hearty, flavorful, and made all in one skillet. It's naturally Whole30, gluten-free, grain-free, and egg-free. It makes a great high protein savory breakfast option too!
So grab your spatula, fire up the stove, and get ready to explore the endless possibilities of ground beef meal prep recipes. Your taste buds and waistline will thank you!
24 Ground Beef Meal Prep Ideas
- 4 bell peppers (color of your preference)
- ½ cup cooked brown rice
- 1 cup diced carrots
- 1 cup diced onion
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 250 g. lean ground beef
- 1 teaspoon oil
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- Wash the bell peppers thoroughly, cut off the tops carefully, and remove all veins using a sharp knife.
- In a skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic and diced onions, sauté until onions are translucent. Add diced carrots and continue to sauté until they soften.
- Incorporate the lean ground beef and rice, breaking it into small pieces with a spatula. Cook until browned. Stir in tomato paste, cumin, salt, and pepper. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
- Carefully stuff each bell pepper with the prepared filling, ensuring they are packed but not overfilled. Secure the tops of the peppers with wooden toothpicks to prevent unraveling during cooking.
- Place the Instant Pot's steamer rack at the bottom. Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot. Arrange stuffed bell peppers on the steamer rack. Close the Instant Pot lid, set the steam function, and cook for 8-10 minutes.
- Allow the Instant Pot to depressurize naturally before opening. Carefully remove the stuffed peppers using tongs. Sprinkle grated cheese on top for added flavor, texture, and creaminess.