If you are notorious for always picking up yet another pound of ground beef when grocery shopping but never having a plan of how to cook it, we have you covered! From easy casseroles, to protein-packed chili, to a classic burger, these are our favorite gluten-free recipes that use ground beef.
Is Ground Beef Gluten-Free?
Yes — on its own, ground beef is entirely gluten-free. Additional ingredients, like bread buns, flour, and noodles, are where gluten can hide. For pre-packaged food, always be sure to check labels and read through each ingredient to determine if it contains gluten. For recipes, you'll want to spot-check the ingredients list to ensure it's a gluten-free dish.
What Are the Most Affordable Gluten-Free Ground Beef Recipes?
When it comes to cooking, ground beef is a versatile source of protein that, compared to other cuts of beef, is typically a more affordable option when you need to feed a family.
Any recipe that doesn't involve a specialized kitchen appliance will be the best choice when it comes to affordably making a recipe. You'll want to select recipes that use tools you already own rather than ones that require devices you'd need to buy to make it, like a pressure cooker or sous vide cooker. If you already own one of these appliances, though, you may be able to make your ground beef recipe quicker or with less effort spent in the kitchen!
The most affordable ground beef recipes are usually casseroles, burgers, and chili, as they use kitchen tools that a majority of households already have on-hand. You'll also want to consider the ingredients a recipe requires. Stick with ones that use ingredients that, if you need to buy, can be used in other dishes down the road, rather than buying one-off ingredients that will drive up the price per serving of your dish.
Enjoy These Gluten-Free Ground Beef Recipes
The gluten-free beef recipes in this list have been curated to focus on budget-friendly gluten-free ground beef recipes that are relatively easy to follow and leave leftovers to eat throughout the week.
Whether you're looking for a 30-minute-or-less recipe, a freezer meal, or a simple spiced protein to add to various meals throughout the week, these ground beef recipes are sure to become household favorites.
1. Gluten-Free One-Pot Taco Pasta
This taco pasta recipe uses brown rice pasta, a gluten-free noodle replacement. This dish is also dairy-free as it does not use any added cheese. Instead, avocado is added to make each serving rich and creamy.
You can, however, add some shredded cheese on top, if you'd prefer, as cheese is a gluten-free ingredient.
Get the recipe from What Molly Made.
2. Gluten-Free Ground Beef Stroganoff
Served atop palmini noodles, this gluten-free ground beef stroganoff recipe is full of flavor and very easy to make. Palmini noodles are made from hearts of palm and are another gluten-free alternative to traditional pasta noodles.
This dish can be made in advance and frozen if you would prefer to meal prep to eat later.
Get the recipe from Joy Filled Eats.
3. Easy Gluten-Free Ground Beef Tacos
This easy taco recipe is a meal that can be made in less than 30 minutes. The beef is cooked in chili-infused coconut oil to really ramp up the flavor of the ground beef. The shells are made from corn, an ingredient that is a gluten-free grain.
Whip this dish up when you need a filling, flavorful, and affordable dinner!
Get the recipe from Off The Wheaten Path.
4. Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup
This slow cooker soup recipe puts a spin on traditional lasagna by serving it as a soup, packing it with vegetables, and making it both gluten-free and dairy-free!
Dairy-free mozzarella and dairy-free parmesan yield the creamy flavors that you know and love about lasagna. The gluten-free noodles are a perfect substitute for conventional lasagna noodles and yield a resulting dish that is just like the one you grew up eating!
This "set it and forget it" recipe is such an easy option to quick prep in the morning and then enjoy for dinner that night.
Get the recipe from Nutrition In The Kitch.
5. Gluten-Free Beef Crust Pizza
This pizza and burger hybrid is a fun and delicious way to enjoy a gluten-free pizza! Instead of flour, the crust is made with ground beef, which is why this dish is often referred to as a "meatza".
The recipe yields 4 servings and the dish can be made in just 30 minutes!
Get the recipe from Hungry Girl.
6. Gluten-Free Ground Beef Jerky
This homemade beef jerky is made with ground beef and uses gluten-free ingredients like coconut aminos, liquid smoke, beef broth, and molasses that are used to flavor the meat.
Prefer to purchase something like this rather than making it at home? Chomps' grass-fed beef sticks are made with all-natural and gluten-free ingredients that are pre-packaged and perfect for when you're on-the-go!
Get the recipe from Allergy Free Alaska.
7. Gluten-Free Ground Beef and Broccoli
This 30-minute meal is simple to make and is satisfying and satiating. If you enjoy Chinese takeout food, this is a great dish to add to your weekly menu meal rotation. The ground beef is seasoned with flavorful ingredients like oyster sauce and ginger paste.
After the beef is cooked, serve it atop white rice, a pantry staple for those who eat a gluten-free diet, and enjoy!
Get the recipe from Living Well Mom.
8. Gluten-Free Ground Beef Tater Tot Casserole
If you prefer to make gluten-free ground beef casserole recipes for dinner, this tater tot will hit the spot! This casserole is popular in the Midwest and makes for a great party dish. This particular recipe is made without condensed soup, a common ingredient in the casserole.
It's a one-skillet meal that is straightforward to make as you will only need to brown the ground beef on the stovetop, add spices, and then cook the store-bought tater tots in the oven.
Get the recipe from Iowa Girl Eats.
9. Gluten-Free Italian Meatballs Freezer Meal
If you prefer to meal prep, this low-carb meatball recipe is a great way to use up some ground beef. You roll the meatballs, transfer them to a storage bag, then freeze until you're ready to cook them. Bake them in the oven right from frozen, add marinara sauce, and enjoy!
The recipe yields 16 delicious meatballs, making this is a great option for weeknight dinners that will result in leftovers for tomorrow night!
Get the recipe from Real Balanced.
10. Gluten-Free Ground Beef Philly Cheesesteak Skillet
Philly cheesesteak often uses more expensive cuts of meat, but this gluten-free and dairy-free version uses ground beef to ensure it's a dish that is as affordable as possible.
In less than 1 hour, you can make this skillet dish, and the recipe will yield enough for 6 servings, making it a great choice if you want a meal to feed the whole family or if you want enough to make leftovers.
Get the recipe from Meatified.
11. Gluten-Free Cheeseburger Casserole
If you're searching for gluten-free hamburger recipes, try this cheeseburger casserole! It's a perfect dish for kids as they will love the familiar flavors.
If you cook this in a dutch oven or another type of stovetop-safe pan, you can save on using extra dishes as you won't need both a stovetop pan and a baking dish.
Get the recipe from Happi Homemade.
12. Gluten-Free Korean Beef Bowl
This paleo-friendly, dairy-free, nut-free, and Whole30-compliant meal is packed with protein and delicious flavors. The recipe would be a really great option to make the night before and eat for lunch.
The recipe itself yields 2 servings, so make sure you double (or triple) it if you intend to make it to feed a larger family.
Get the recipe from Every Last Bite.
13. Gluten-Free Stuffed Peppers
This is an easy and familiar recipe that we especially like because you can easily freeze the filling to cook later when you're short on time.
When shopping for ingredients to make these stuffed peppers, double-check that the store-bought taco seasoning you plan to buy is gluten-free.
If you choose to make the filling to freeze and eat later, be sure you pull out the frozen mixture to thaw in the refrigerator before adding it to the peppers and baking.
Get the recipe from The Chaos and the Clutter.
14. Juicy Gluten-Free Hamburger
If you're new to a gluten-free diet, you may have asked yourself, "is hamburger gluten-free?" Yes! So long as it's prepared properly, you can easily make gluten-free burgers.
These flavor-packed burgers would make for an amazing addition to a summer party. You can choose to make them on the stovetop or cook them on an outdoor grill.
The recipe itself requires only 6 ingredients, one of which is Worcestershire sauce, an ingredient that sometimes contains gluten, so be sure to buy one that is labeled as being gluten-free.
Get the recipe from Wholesome Yum.
15. Gluten-Free Honey Garlic Meatballs
These honey garlic meatballs are baked to perfection in the oven. To make them, you'll need to add all of the meatball ingredients to a bowl, mix together, and roll them into balls before baking.
While they bake, prepare the flavorful honey garlic sauce, toss the baked meatballs in the sauce, serve atop rice or gluten-free pasta, and enjoy!
Get the recipe from Give Recipe.
16. Gluten-Free Taco Bake
Another kid-friendly recipe, this taco bake is the ultimate family dinner! This dish is made without any added cheese and is entirely dairy-free.
You even have the option to garnish each serving with dairy-free sour cream, so if you eat both gluten-free and dairy-free, you won't feel like you're missing out on taco night whatsoever!
Get the recipe from Eating Gluten and Dairy Free.
17. Gluten-Free Taco Spiced Ground Beef
If you prefer to protein-prep (as opposed to meal prepping fully-made meals), this basic recipe for taco-spiced ground beef is going to be a new favorite of yours!
Once you make this gluten-free seasoned ground beef, you can choose to add it to whatever dishes you like: taco salad, alongside fajita vegetables, or all on its own!
Get the recipe from This Mess Is Ours.
18. Gluten-Free Beef-A-Roni
This beef-a-roni recipe is a fun spin on the pre-made version you can buy at the grocery store. It uses delicious and homemade meat sauce and is added to gluten-free pasta and garnished with shredded parmesan cheese.
The recipe yields 4 servings, and the dish can easily be pre-made, frozen, and served later.
Get the recipe from Eat In Eat Out.
19. Gluten-Free BBQ Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes
If you already own an Instant Pot, this tender meatloaf is made in a pressure cooker and is served alongside homemade creamy mashed potatoes.
Follow along the step-by-step instruction photos to ensure you know how to make the meatloaf and so that the juices of the meatloaf stay separate from your potatoes when cooking.
Our favorite addition to this recipe is the gluten-free barbecue sauce that adds just another layer of flavor to the resulting dish!
Get the recipe from Nurture My Gut.
20. Gluten-Free Chili Con Carne
This gluten-free chili recipe is full of added protein, which will keep you full and focused for hours after eating it. We especially love how customizable this recipe is as you can choose to increase the spiciness of the chili depending on your taste preferences!
If you enjoy this dish, you will love these other gluten-free chili recipes!
Get the recipe from Off The Wheaten Path.