5 Budget Friendly Ground Beef Ideas

When you think of budget meals, you normally think of chicken. Unfortunately, that often leads to your husband or kids begging never to see a chicken breast again! There are ways to make beef dishes within a budget also. Here are 5 scrumptious recipes using beef that definitely fit within a tight grocery budget.

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Savory Salisbury Steaks


Forget those freezer-burned Salisbury steaks in the grocery store frozen aisle that come out looking and tasting a bit like dog food. These made from scratch Salisbury Steaks from Just a Pinch use inexpensive ground beef and they have a deep, rich beefy flavor that will please the whole family.
Cheeseburger Salad

Cheeseburger Salad

This quick and easy Cheeseburger Salad from Skinny Kitchen easily sneaks a daily vegetable portion into your families day and no one can resist the familiar cheeseburger flavors. You can add and subtract ingredients based on your own preferences and dietary needs. You could also arrange the ingredients separately on the table and allow your family to make their own salad via a homemade salad bar. 

Mexican Cornbread Pie

taco casserole in a brown casserole pan

Using your favorite cornbread mix and several other ingredients you probably already have on hand, you can throw together this warm, hearty bake that is the perfect comfort food after a long day. I’ve also had good success with making a double batch of this one and freezing the second one for use at a later date. This is a great one if you don’t want to go shopping and want to use items you keep on hand all the time. 

Easy Stromboli

stromboli with lettuce on the side

This one is awesome if you have a large family if picky eaters. Almost everyone loves the Italian flavors in Stromboli and this gives you the flavor, without the mess.Using refrigerated pizza dough makes this Easy Stromboli recipe a quicker alternative to the standard homemade crust version.

Instant Pot Meatloaf

This twist on the traditional meatloaf will be a welcome change on your weekly menu plan. The instant pot makes this traditional meatloaf a super simple weeknight meal even after a long day.

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