15 Easy Ground Beef Recipes for Summer

These quick and easy recipes lean on ground beef.

<p>Simply Recipes / Photo by Jen Causey / Food Styling by Emily Nabors Hall / Prop Styling by Lindsey Lower</p>

Simply Recipes / Photo by Jen Causey / Food Styling by Emily Nabors Hall / Prop Styling by Lindsey Lower

When it's too hot to cook, let these 15 ground beef recipes be your relief. They're all quick, satisfying, and perfect for summer. Below you’ll find handy tips for making each recipe from myself, our readers, and our Simply Recipes team.

5-Ingredient Ground Beef Stir-Fry

<p>Simply Recipes / Myo Quinn</p>

Simply Recipes / Myo Quinn

Get Recipe: This 5-Ingredient Ground Beef Dinner Might Be the Best Thing I’ve Ever Made

"Whenever making rice from scratch feels like a hassle, I reach for Hetbahn, a microwaveable instant rice and ubiquitous pantry staple for rice-loving Koreans worldwide." —Myo Quinn, Simply Recipes Editor

Air Fryer Hamburgers

<p>Simply Recipes / Nick Evans</p>

Simply Recipes / Nick Evans

Get Recipe: Air Fryer Hamburgers

"Any time you are air-frying meat that has a high fat content like bacon or, in this case, ground beef, it’s essential to add some water to the bottom of your air fryer basket. If you forget this step, you’ll know it because your smoke alarm will almost certainly go off while you make these burgers." —Nick Evans, Simply Recipes Contributor

Scrambled Eggs with Spinach, Beef, and Mushrooms

Coco Morante
Coco Morante

Get Recipe: Joe's Special (Scrambled Eggs with Spinach, Beef, and Mushrooms)

"A new staple in our household with ingredients that we often have on hand. Instead of mixing Tabasco in the eggs we serve it with Sriracha at the table." —Emily, Simply Recipes Reader

Hamburger and Macaroni

<p>Simply Recipes / Elise Bauer</p>

Simply Recipes / Elise Bauer

Get Recipe: Hamburger and Macaroni

"Make it meat-free by adding vegetarian meat crumbles and using vegan Worcestershire sauce." —Elise Bauer, Simply Recipes Founder

Ground Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

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Simply Recipes / Photo by Jen Causey / Food Styling by Emily Nabors Hall / Prop Styling by Lindsey Lower

Get Recipe: Ground Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

"For a more colorful stir fry with extra nutrition, add extra veggies like diced bell peppers or carrots." —Jasmine Smith, Simply Recipes Contributor

One-Pot Taco Pasta

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Simply Recipes / Mihaela Kozaric Sebrek

Get Recipe: One-Pot Taco Pasta

"You can use different pasta shapes like shells, rotini, cavatappi, or fusilli when making this pasta. You can also add frozen or drained canned corn, black beans, or fresh baby spinach." —Julie & Amy Luxemberg, Simply Recipes Contributors

Curry-Scented Grilled Beef Lettuce Wraps

Alison Conklin
Alison Conklin

Get Recipe: Curry-Scented Grilled Beef Lettuce Wraps

"Shop for the dried round rice noodles (maifun) in the Asian section of the supermarket. Look for ones that are about the size of angel hair pasta." —Andrea Nguyen, Simply Recipes Contributor

Ground Beef Bulgogi

<p>Neal Santos</p>

Neal Santos

Get Recipe: Ground Beef Bulgogi from "Learning Korean"

"Skipping the marinade time is find, but the flavor is deeper with proper time." —Peter Serpico, Cookbook Author

Burger Salad

<p>Simply Recipes / Coco Morante</p>

Simply Recipes / Coco Morante

Get Recipe: Burger Salad

"You can cook the ground beef without shaping hamburgers, seasoning and breaking it up with a spatula in the skillet, and top your salads with cooked ground beef. The presentation isn’t as pretty, but it’s even easier than shaping patties!" —Coco Morante, Simply Recipes Contributor

Teriyaki Lettuce Wraps

Lisa Lin
Lisa Lin

Get Recipe: Teriyaki Chicken Lettuce Wraps

"This recipe calls for ground chicken, but you can easily make it ground beef, turkey, or pork!" —Devan Grimsrud, Simply Recipes Contributor

15-Minutes Creamed Tacos

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Simply Recipes / Frank Tiu

Get Recipe: You Need To Make My Mom’s 15-Minutes Creamed Tacos for Dinner

"We always serve creamed tacos super thick, so it really sticks to your ribs. But if yours is thicker than you’d like, add a little water or milk to get a slightly soupier consistency." —Sara Bir, Simply Recipes Editor

Homemade Hamburger Helper

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Simply Recipes / Photo by Jen Causey / Food Styling by Emily Nabors Hall / Prop Styling by Lindsey Lower

Get Recipe: Homemade Hamburger Helper

"To up the nutritional value, add some vegetables like diced bell peppers, tomatoes, fresh spinach or frozen peas." —Jasmine Smith and Laurel Randolph, Simply Recipes Editors

Crispy Ground Beef Tacos

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Simply Recipes / Photo by Jen Causey / Food Styling by Chelsea Zimmer / Prop Styling by Christina Daley

Get Recipe: Crispy Ground Beef Tacos

"While this recipe is quick and easy, it can be made lightning fast by swapping the corn tortillas and oil for store-bought crispy tortilla shells. Skip the first two steps and heat the shells in the oven before filling." —Jasmine and Laurel

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

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Nick Evans / Simply Recipes

Get Recipe: Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes

"When simmering the sloppy joe mixture make sure your heat is on low, so it doesn’t burn. It will thicken up as it cooks." —Nick

5-Ingredient Taco Bowls

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Simply Recipes / Photo by Fred Hardy II / Food Styling by Ana Kelly / Prop Styling by Shell Royster

Get Recipe: Turkey Taco Bowls

"This recipe calls for ground turkey, but you can easily make it ground beef, chicken, or pork!" —Devan

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