Ground Beef and Potatoes Recipe

Embark on a culinary adventure with our Ground Beef and Potatoes recipe, a dish that transforms the classic ‘meat and potatoes’ into an extraordinary feast.

This one-pan wonder, effortlessly blending the heartiness of beef with the comforting richness of golden potatoes, is more than just a meal—it’s a revelation in flavors.

Perfect for those busy evenings, it’s a recipe that promises to turn your dinner into a delightful experience, proving that simplicity and sophistication can indeed go hand in hand.

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How to Prepare This Meal

  1. Start with the Skillet: Begin by heating canola oil in a large skillet over high heat. Once the oil is shimmering, turn the heat down to medium.
  2. Potato Perfection: Add your diced potatoes to the skillet. Stir them frequently, letting them cook until they start to turn golden and soften slightly, for about 6 minutes. They should still retain some firmness.
  3. Beef it Up: To the skillet, add the ground beef, diced onion, and red bell pepper. Break the beef apart as it cooks.
  4. Flavor Fiesta: Now, it’s time to jazz things up! Add Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, smoked paprika, garlic powder, dried oregano, kosher salt, black pepper, and hot sauce. For a milder taste, stick with 1 teaspoon of hot sauce, or increase it for more heat.
  5. Combine and Cook: Continue to cook, breaking up the beef further. Once the potatoes and onions are tender, and the beef is thoroughly cooked (this should take about 6 to 8 minutes), you’re almost done.
  6. The Final Touch: Stir in the sliced green onions. Do a quick taste test and adjust the salt and pepper as needed.
  7. Serve it Your Way: Serve this scrumptious dish hot. You can top it with Greek yogurt or shredded cheese, serve it over rice, or simply enjoy it as is with an extra dash of hot sauce for an added kick.
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Ground Beef and Potatoes

Savor the rich, comforting flavors of our Ground Beef and Potatoes, a sumptuous and easy-to-make dish that brings a gourmet twist to the classic meat and potatoes combo. Ready in just one pan and perfect for any night of the week, this dish offers a delightful blend of tender potatoes, succulent beef, and a melody of spices that culminate in a meal that's both hearty and irresistibly delicious.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 pound potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 pound 93% lean ground beef
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons hot sauce for serving e.g. sriracha
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • Non-fat plain Greek yogurt or sour cream


  • Oil and Potatoes: Heat canola oil in a large skillet over high heat, then reduce to medium. Add diced potatoes, stirring until they start to golden and soften a bit, about 6 minutes.
  • Add the Beef and Veggies: Put in the ground beef, onion, and bell pepper. Break the beef apart as it cooks.
  • Seasoning Time: Mix in Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, smoked paprika, garlic powder, oregano, salt, pepper, and hot sauce to your taste.
  • Cook to Perfection: Keep cooking and breaking up the beef until the potatoes are tender, and the beef is fully cooked, about another 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Final Flair: Mix in green onions, then taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper as needed.
  • Ready to Serve: Dish out hot, topped with Greek yogurt or with an extra splash of hot sauce.

How to Store this Meal

To store the leftover Ground Beef and Potatoes, let the dish cool down to room temperature. Then, transfer it into an airtight container and refrigerate. It will stay fresh and tasty for up to 3-4 days. For freezing, place the cooled dish in freezer-safe containers or bags, and it will be good for up to 3 months. When reheating, you may add a little water or broth to bring back the moisture and reheat it on the stove or in the microwave until it’s thoroughly warmed through.

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