Sunday, April 13, 2014

Weekday Meals (2)

I'll be doing a couple post on this theme in the next while! 

Here are some meals I typically pull out on weeknights. I make no claim that they are healthy or that you/your kids/your spouse/your cat will like them. What you see are not the full recipes. If you'd like the full recipe with measurements and everything, just send me an email! 

What are your go-to weeknight meals?

Beef & Broccoli

- Head of Broccoli
- Beef strips (or steak to cut up)
- Raisins
- Sunflower seeds or cashews (or nut of your choice)
- General Tao Sauce (should be able to find in the Asian sauce section of the grocery story)

Cut beef into strips if you didn't buy strips. Dribble some oil in a pan and cook beef for a few minutes. Cut up broccoli into small pieces. Put those in the pan with beef. Add sauce and cook for a few minutes until broccoli is tender. Add raisins and nut(s). Stir to coat. Serve with rice.

Patty Melts

- Ground beef
- Onion
- 2-3 garlic cloves
- Handful of cilantro (fresh or dry)
- Half a palmful each  of oregano, cumin
- Salt & pepper
- Swiss cheese slices
- Lime juice

Grate about 2-3 tablespoons of onion and mince/crush garlic. Add that and spices to ground beef and mix well with your hands. Split into patties. Cook in pan on med-high for 5 minutes. Flip. Squirt each with lime juice and top with cheese. Cover pan with tinfoil and cook for 3-5 minutes until burger is done to your liking. Serve on nice bun/break (I toast them quickly in the over) and with coleslaw or other favourite salad.

Beef Dip Sandwich

- Beef roast
- Rosemary
- Garlic powder
- 2-3 bay leaves
- Soy Sauce
- Water

Crock pot fun! Put the beef in the pot (I cook from frozen). Add as much garlic and rosemary as you'd like and bay leaves. Add 1 cup of soy sauce and 6 cups of water (or enough water to cover beef). Cook all day :) When you get home, shred beef with two forks, and serve on a bun with salad/fries. Use leftover liquid as dip (au jus) for sandwich.

Pulled Pork Sandwich

- Pork tenderloin
- 2 cans of root beer (or Dr. Pepper)
- Water
- BBQ sauce of your choice (I use a hickory smoke)

More crock pot fun! Put tenderloin in pot (frozen or fresh). Add root beer. Add enough water to cover the pork. Cook all day :) When you get home, shred beef with two forks. Add enough BBQ sauce to coat. Serve on a bun with salad/fries.