14 Healthy Ground Beef Recipes

Mar 14 2018
Question@2x Hi Lisa,

My family loves ground beef, but I have no clue what to make with it besides burgers and basic meatloaf. What kind of ground beef should I buy? And, more importantly, what else can I make with it?

Meat My Match
Answer@2x Hi Meat My Match,

Ground beef is a protein staple in my kitchen! Stick with extra-lean (96% fat-free) ground beef. It's moist and flavorful, and a 4-oz. portion has only around 145 calories and 5g fat! And there are so many healthy and delicious things you can make with it...

Meatballs & Mini Meatloaves

I love classic meatballs and meatloaf, but these recipes take things up a notch with unexpected flavors: French onion, pizza... even teriyaki! And baking meatloaf in a muffin pan is a great trick for portion control.

Chili, Soups & Stews

There's nothing like a hot & steamy bowl of beefy goodness when it's cold outside. Grab a spoon!

Stuffed Peppers

Who needs bread when you’ve got saucy meat or meat & cheese? Get your favorite flavors sans noodles, rolls, and buns. Peppers packed with ground beef and other goodies are the carb-slashed solution you need.

Chew on this:

It’s March 14th, National Potato Chip Day. Get your fix in a healthier way: these 100-calorie Beet & Parsnip Chips!

Your pals are hungry. Click “Send to a Friend” now!

Have a Question for Hungry Girl?

Send it in! She answers new Qs each week (but cannot respond to emails personally).


We may have received free samples of food, which in no way influences whether these products are reviewed favorably, unfavorably, mentioned with indifference, or mentioned at all. Click for more about our editorial and advertising policies.

SmartPoints® value* not what you expected? We follow the same method as WW (formerly known as Weight Watchers) when calculating the value of a recipe: We add up the SmartPoints® values* of the individual ingredients using the Recipe Builder, not the calculator. (Many foods have a value of zero and remain zero in recipes.)

*The SmartPoints® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by WW International, Inc., the owner of the SmartPoints® trademark.