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How to cook Ground Beef from frozen, from scratch, homemade, in a crockpot, in a skillet, in an instapot, in a pressure cooker, in the microwave. Great for spaghetti, nachos, tacos, sloppy joes and more! Be your own Paula Deen or Pioneer Woman! #groundbeef #recipes
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How to cook ground beef for spaghetti

Delicious hearty, and super easy spaghetti! Your family will be begging for more of this amazing spaghetti. It will be everyone's favorite.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to cook ground beef for spaghetti
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 289kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker
Cost: $5


  • Frying Pan
  • wooden spoon
  • stove top


  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • ½ tsp Ground Black Pepper


  • Put ground beef in the frying pan and turn the heat on medium. Start breaking up the ground beef into small crumbles or whatever size crumble you prefer.
  • Season the beef with salt, pepper or whatever seasonings you prefer.
  • As soon as there is no more pink color showing, remove the beef from the heat and add your spaghetti sauce and proceed with your sauce recipe.



  • Make sure you season your meat! If you aren't sure if there is enough seasoning then give it a taste.
  • Remove the meat AS SOON as the pink color is gone. This will keep your meat from getting dried out. Don’t over cook your beef!
  • You don’t need oil to cook ground beef. Just put it in a pan and turn the heat on. The fat from the beef will help to keep it from sticking and help keep it moist.
  • You can cook beef in the oven, just line a baking sheet and break the beef up. Cook at 425 for 15 minutes.
  • Always check the fat content on the beef packaging. Different fat contents are good for different things.
PRO TIP: Pro Tip Don’t drain all the excess fat. Keep some for extra beefy flavor!


Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 657mg | Potassium: 306mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2mg