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15 Ground Beef Appetizers

Deck the halls with savory bites! Ditch the predictable cheese and crackers this holiday season and dive into this festive feast of ground beef appetizers. Get ready to wow your guests and make your gathering the talk of the town, all with the humble magic of ground beef. So grab your apron, spice up the season, and let’s get cookin’!

Taco Stuffed Mini Peppers

Mini peppers stuffed with taco filling.
Photo Credit: Herbs and Flour.

This mini pepper recipe is packed with taco flavors in a healthier shell. Your guests are going to love these cute ground beef appetizers.

Get the recipe: Taco stuffed mini peppers.

Jalapeno Popper Meatballs

A bowl of meatballs with jalapeno peppers inside.
Photo Credit: The Slow Roasted Italian.

This recipe delivers jalapeno popper flavor in a meaty little bite. Offer these at a party for the best ground beef appetizer that spices things up a little.

Get the recipe: Jalapeno popper meatballs.

Baked Beef Empanadas

A tray of baked empanadas with ground beef filling.
Photo Credit: Homemade Hooplah.

These empanadas are so delicious! They are stuffed with ground beef and spices to make a handheld meat pie that everyone will love. Serve with an assortment of dipping sauces to give your guests options.

Get the recipe: Baked beef empanadas .

Cheeseburger Dip

A dish of cheeseburger dip.
Photo Credit: Little Sunny Kitchen.

Make this cheeseburger dip for a crowd pleasing dish that everyone will love. It pairs well with chips or crackers, or even toast rounds for an easy party food option.

Get the recipe: Cheeseburger dip.

Tater Tot Taco Cups

 Tater tot cups filled with taco filling.
Photo Credit: Homemade Interest.

Make some taco cups with tater tots for a budget friendly dish that everyone will love. With ground beef, crispy tots and cheese, this appetizer will be devoured by guests in no time.

Get the recipe: Tater tot taco cups.

Bolognese Stuffed Mushrooms

 Beef and sauce stuffed mushrooms with melty cheese over top.
Photo Credit: Cupcakes and Kale Chips.

This is such a delicious stuffed mushroom ground beef appetizer! With ground beef and bolognese sauce, they taste elegant while being so very easy to prepare for a gathering of friends.

Get the recipe: Bolognese stuffed mushrooms.

Stuffed Potato Fritters

Golden brown potato fritters stuffed with ground beef and veggies.
Photo Credit: Sense and Edibility.

Stuff potato fritters with ground beef, veggies and spices to make the perfect ground beef appetizers. These are budget friendly, filling and best of all delicious!

Get the recipe: Stuffed potato fritters.

Mini Tacos

Mini ground beef tacos with lettuce and cheese.
Photo Credit: Pizzazzerie.

These mini tacos are perfect for a party. They have budget friendly ground beef for filling and are topped with all of the classic taco fillings like tomatoes, cheese and lettuce. Make a tray for a ground beef appetizer that inspires your guests to taco talk!

Get the recipe: Mini tacos.

Grape Jelly Meatballs

Meatballs made with grape jelly, in a bowl.
Photo Credit: Dinner at the Zoo.

It wouldn’t be a holiday party without grape jelly meatballs as a ground beef appetizer. Make this easy classic to the delight of your guests, who probably spent the last few weeks hoping you would have these!

Get the recipe: Grape jelly meatballs.

Bundt Pan Nachos

A pan of beefy nachos, made in a bundt pan.
Photo Credit: Princess Pinky Girl.

This bundt pan nacho recipe is perfect for a party. With ground beef, meat and cheese, your guests will want to fill up on these! They are so easy you can make several batches in no time.

Get the recipe: Bundt cake nachos.

Ground Beef Queso Dip

A tortilla chip dipping into beefy queso.
Photo Credit: Ground Beef Recipes. 

This simple ground beef snack is so easy to make, and it is so cheesy that you won’t be able to resist it. Serve with tortilla chips and snack on it as you mingle with friends and family.

Get the recipe: Ground beef queso dip.

Sheet Pan Taco Pizza

A sheet pan pizza made of taco toppings.
Photo Credit: Quiche My Grits.

This sheet pan pizza makes great party food. With ground beef, cheese and fresh veggies, you can slice this into squares and serve it. Your guests are going to hope for seconds and maybe even thirds it is so tasty!

Get the recipe: Sheet pan taco pizza.

Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders

Sliders made of bacon and ground beef with cheese.
Photo Credit: Joyous Apron.

This slider recipe is so delicious! It has bacon, ground beef and plenty of cheese to make a sharable ground beef appetizer that hits the spot at any get together or party. 

Get the recipe: Bacon cheeseburger sliders.

Taco Pinwheels

Pinwheels made of taco meat and cheese.
Photo Credit: Love From the Oven.

This easy pinwheel recipe is packed with tasty taco meat and plenty of cheese for a really yummy snack option. These are ready in just a few moments of time to satisfy your guests!

Get the recipe: Taco pinwheels.

Taco Pockets

 Pockets filled with taco meat.
Photo Credit: 365 Days of Baking and More.

Grab some crescent rolls and ground beef to make these easy taco pockets. They make yummy ground beef appetizers for a party, but they are so easy you might want to save the recipe for an easy weekend snack option.

Get the recipe: Taco pockets.