Do you have leftover ground beef and not sure what to do with it? Maybe you made Korean Sloppy Joes or Double Bacon Cheeseburgers, and now you have a half pound of hamburger without a purpose.
Next time you've got extra hamburger hanging out in your fridge, check out this collection of over 50 Leftover Ground Beef Recipes! These recipes will put every last bit of your beef to good use!
Ideas for Leftover Ground Beef
Before we dive into the recipes, I wanted to share some of my favorite non-recipe ideas to use up leftover ground beef. These work especially well for smaller amounts, like a half pound or less.
- Sprinkle it on pizza! Cooked hamburger is a great addition to homemade pizza. You can even add it to frozen pizza for extra flavor and protein.
- Add it to an egg burrito. We love adding cooked ground beef to an egg scramble and using it for Frozen Mexican Breakfast Burritos.
- Toss it in a salad. A little ground beef can go a long way in a salad! It's great for some added protein. Try making a single serving of our Big Mac Salad or Ground Beef Taco Salad.
- Make tacos for one! Leftover ground beef is great for tossing in a taco or two for lunch. Just sprinkle with some of our homemade taco seasoning.
Leftover Hamburger Recipes
½ lb. Ground Beef Recipes
¾ lb. Ground Beef Recipes
1 ½ lbs. Hamburger Recipes
Sometimes the best way to use up leftover ground beef is to add an extra pound of ground beef!
Most of our burger recipes use 1 ½ lbs of ground beef. Pair a burger recipe with another recipe from this section, and you'll have the perfect amount.
We hope this gave you plenty of ideas for using up ground beef. If you found this helpful, you might also want to check out our tips for How to Spread Ground Beef.