14 Best Ground Beef Dinner Recipes for Weight Loss

Looking for a healthy and satisfying dinner option? Look no further than your fridge! With just a package of ground beef, you can create a variety of low-calorie, high-fiber meals that will help you hit your nutritional goals. From a simple baked potato to a spicy bowl of chili, these recipes are sure to satisfy your cravings. Try our Stuffed Pepper Soup or Chili-Topped Sweet Potatoes for your next delicious and healthy dinner.

Skillet Chili Mac

Looking for a quick and easy dinner option that combines the comfort of mac and cheese with the heartiness of chili? Look no further than skillet chili mac! This recipe features poblanos for a spicy kick, but you can easily swap in green bell peppers for a milder flavor. Here’s how to make it:


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 poblano pepper, diced (or 1 green bell pepper for a milder flavor)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 8 oz elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef, onion, and poblano pepper over medium heat until the beef is browned and the vegetables are softened.
  2. Drain any excess grease.
  3. Add the chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper to the skillet and stir to combine.
  4. Add the water, diced tomatoes (with their juice), and macaroni to the skillet and stir to combine.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and cover the skillet.
  6. Simmer for 12-15 minutes, or until the macaroni is cooked through and the liquid has been absorbed.
  7. Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top of the skillet and cover again.
  8. Let the cheese melt for a few minutes, then serve hot.

Enjoy your delicious and satisfying skillet chili mac!

Meatballs with Lemon-Garlic Orzo

To add a flavorful and creamy topping to your meatballs, stir some of the lemon-garlic vinaigrette into yogurt. This same vinaigrette is used to season the orzo.

Tomato Dolma with Roasted Eggplant (Köz Patlicanli Domates Dolmasi)

This delicious recipe is a classic Mediterranean dish that combines ripe tomatoes with a savory ground beef filling. The filling is made lighter with the addition of roasted eggplant and onions, giving it a unique flavor and texture. These stuffed tomatoes can be served as a starter or as a main dish, making them a versatile addition to any meal. Try doubling the recipe for a larger crowd or for leftovers the next day.

Nonna’s Spaghetti & Meatballs

Slow-cooked meatballs and sauce make for a classic Italian dish. Serve over polenta or in a sandwich with melted provolone.

Veggie-Filled Meat Sauce with Zucchini Noodles

Looking for a healthy and delicious alternative to pasta? Look no further than this veggie-filled meat sauce with zucchini noodles! Made with crisp-tender zoodles and sautéed mushrooms, this gluten-free dish is sure to please. The meaty tomato sauce is packed with flavor, and the addition of extra vegetables means you’ll be getting all the nutrients you need. So why not try this recipe tonight and see for yourself how delicious healthy eating can be?

Chili-Topped Sweet Potatoes

Transform ordinary baked potatoes into a full dinner with this healthy recipe. Instead of using regular potatoes, we use sweet potatoes for an added nutrient kick. Top with chili and sprinkle on extra toppings, such as sliced scallions, chopped fresh cilantro, diced avocado, and sliced jalapeños, as you see fit. Enjoy a delicious and nutritious meal!

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Chili

For a healthy and flavorful meal, try stuffing sweet potatoes with this simple chili recipe. For extra heat, add another chipotle pepper.

  • Pair sweet potatoes with chili for a delicious and nutritious meal
  • Stuff sweet potatoes with chili for a unique twist on a classic dish
  • Add an extra chipotle pepper for a spicy kick

Cheesy Beef Enchilada Casserole

This mild and veggie-packed beef enchilada casserole is a quick and easy dinner recipe. If you’re feeding heat-seekers, put out hot sauce and chopped jalapeños. The cheese sauce in this recipe makes extra, so save it to make One-Pot Mac & Cheese with Cauliflower & Brussels Sprouts later in the week or serve it with steamed vegetables, such as broccoli, for an easy side dish.

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Looking for a quick and easy meal? Try this stuffed pepper soup! With customizable toppings like onion, Cheddar cheese, and tortilla chips, you can create a delicious meal in no time. Salsa, sour cream, and corn are also great additions to this tasty soup.

Classic Beef Chili

This hearty chili recipe includes beef, beans, and shredded sweet potatoes for added nutrition. The sweet potatoes blend seamlessly into the chili, making it a great option for picky eaters.

Beef & Bean Sloppy Joes

Looking for a healthier version of the classic Sloppy Joes? Try this recipe that swaps beans for some of the meat, adding 7 grams of fiber. Plus, we’ve reduced the sugar and ketchup, saving you 12 grams of added sugar. Enjoy the same comfort food taste without the guilt.

Ingredients Instructions
Ground beef Brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat
Canned beans Drain and rinse the canned beans, then add them to the skillet with the beef
Onion, garlic, and bell pepper Add chopped onion, garlic, and bell pepper to the skillet and cook until softened
Tomato sauce, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and spices Stir in tomato sauce, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and spices
Whole wheat buns Serve the Sloppy Joes on whole wheat buns for added fiber

Make this recipe for a quick and easy dinner that’s both delicious and nutritious.

Beef Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

To make a delicious beef gyro, start by seasoning lean ground beef with oregano and marjoram. Press the beef mixture into a loaf pan and bake until cooked through. Thinly slice the beef and serve on warm pita bread with a refreshing cucumber-yogurt tzatziki sauce. Here are some tips to make the perfect beef gyro:

  • Use lean ground beef to keep the gyro healthy and low in fat.
  • Season the beef mixture generously with oregano and marjoram for a flavorful taste.
  • Press the beef mixture firmly into a loaf pan to ensure it holds its shape when sliced.
  • Bake the beef until it is cooked through and no longer pink in the center.
  • Slice the beef thinly and serve it on warm pita bread with tzatziki sauce and your favorite toppings.

Enjoy a delicious and healthy meal with this easy-to-make beef gyro recipe.

Spaghetti with Quick Meat Sauce

Looking for a quick and easy dinner idea? Try making spaghetti with meat sauce. Instead of using a jar of sauce, make your own with this simple recipe. This recipe makes enough for 8 servings, so you can freeze the leftovers or serve a crowd. Don’t forget to pair it with steamed broccoli and garlic bread for a complete meal.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 ounces spaghetti


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions.
  2. In a large skillet, cook ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until beef is no longer pink. Drain any excess fat.
  3. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Serve meat sauce over cooked spaghetti. Enjoy!


You can enjoy delicious and healthy dinners with ground beef, a versatile and affordable protein source. Incorporating vegetables and whole grains into your ground beef recipes can help with weight loss goals. Try out recipes like stuffed bell peppers, lettuce wraps, or zucchini boats for a satisfying and nutritious meal. Remember to practice portion control and choose lean ground beef to keep your meals low in calories and fat.

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