This is a really fast, easy dinner, and ideally suited to summer: no cooking required!
This recipe is meant to be a guide: you can add different liquids, vegetables, and seasonings - it's a very forgiving recipe. If you'd like to use a slow cooker instead of a Dutch oven, be sure to reduce the liquid so that it doesn't boil over.
Carnitas basically cooks itself. After four hours in the oven with garlic and chilies, it's packed with flavor and makes a great meal served with warm corn tortillas and all the fixings.
For a quick dinner, try this home-made version of a classic Chinese dish.
Pork tenderloin and spring vegetables are glazed in a rich, garlicky sauce in this quick meal (after you've chopped all your vegetables, this only takes about 20 minutes!)
Packed with flavor, you won't need ketchup on these burgers.
Skirt steak is a great steak for grilling - it tastes great and is less expensive. Since it's a lean cut, be sure not to overcook it -- nothing past medium. Look for a thicker piece.
Serve over hot buttered noodles, polenta, or mashed potatoes. Can be prepared vegan and/or gluten-free.
There is no better use for leftover mashed potatoes than shepherd's pie! This version is topped with crispy panko breadcrumbs and a little Parmesan cheese for a crispy, savory crust.
This easy jambalaya will feed a crowd. It gets its intense flavor from caramelizing the vegetables, sausage, and chicken, and will make the kitchen smell incredible!
It's hard to believe that such straightforward ingredients and a simple cooking technique result in such a complex-flavored dish. These saucy Chinese-style ribs are succulent and richly sweet and sour. The numbers in the title are a reference to the ingredients that the ribs simmer in.
The cooking method here (slow-cooking at a low temperature followed by a quick bake at a high temperature) makes for crispy, sticky, sweet and tangy, good old-fashioned ribs.
This method of cooking is typical of many Chinese dishes; the beef is quickly tossed in a sauce, and is then placed in a hot pan. No need to marinate!
Equally delicious over rice or mixed baby greens, this stir-fry is really easy and really flavorful!
The great thing about this rub is that you can adjust it pretty much any way you like: add cumin, more paprika, more chile powder, or some orange peel.
This dish is almost like a tagine-style stew, and highlights persimmons wonderfully. Serve with some basmati rice to soak up the sauce.
Perfect for a cozy autumn dinner with friends, this slow-cooked stew will warm your kitchen and fill it with tantalizing scents.
Delicious sun-dried tomato butter makes this easy meal extra-special.
Seared for just a few minutes in a hot pan, then spread with a quick, very good tapenade before going in the oven for just 5 minutes, these lamb chops will be on the table in less than a half hour! Throw together a salad, and dinner is served.
This is a simple, hands-off stew, perfect for a chilly fall or winter evening.
Boeuf Bourguignon relies on slowly building layers of flavor, starting with bacon, then searing the beef in the bacon fat, then deglazing with red wine before the final long, slow simmer to result in a rich and complex dish. It fills your kitchen with the deep, savory scents of beef, red wine, and onions. This particular recipe gives you two options to complete the cooking: either in a slow-cooker, or in the oven. The slow-cooker method will take an additional 4-6 hours, so keep this in mind!
Swapping out full-flavored lamb for the usual mild veal, this is a twist on the classic Italian stew with tomatoes, carrots, and onions.
This complex-flavored pot roast with cranberries is rich and warming, with a light sweetness from caramelized sugar and citrus.
Canned crushed tomatoes and fresh herbs make a savory, quick, rustic sauce for steak.
When braised, chuck becomes one of the most tender cuts of meats. This recipe has you brown the meat and then cook at a long, gentle simmer in coconut milk. Whatever you do, don't rush the cooking, or the beef will end up chewy. Try serving this over white rice.
Simple and delicious! The accompanying green sauce adds a bright punch of flavor.
Braised in red wine and broth with aromatics, this lamb dish turns fall-off-the-bone tender. It goes perfectly with the root vegetable purée outlined in this recipe, but would also be nice served alongside creamy polenta, classic mashed potatoes, or wide egg noodles.
Serve this flavorful pork dish on its own, or with chopped cilantro, diced onion, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, and refried beans for the ultimate taco night! This makes enough for 20-30 tacos, so you'll have enough to feed a crowd. Carnitas are also a great filling for burritos or tamales.
Pot roast is typically a weekend dinner, requiring loads of time in the oven. Scented with rosemary and thyme, these delicious, individual-sized ones speed up the process to get dinner on the table in under two hours, most of which is hands-off time on the oven. This makes a great meal on its own, or with some good bread and a salad.
This Japanese-inspired salad is loaded with fresh, crisp snow peas and plentiful greens and is hearty enough for dinner.
Willy Street Co-op's Moroccan lamb sausage is pleasantly spiced with Northern African flavors, and makes this dish a snap to prepare. Serve it with a green salad and you have a delicious meal.
If you'd like a meat-free lasagna, substitute the Italian sausage for vegetarian sausages, or experiment with hearty vegetables like eggplant or portabella mushrooms.
This dish was created by Jeremy Johnson, Willy West's Meat Manager Extraordinaire. A nice hands-off recipe, this is great served with mashed potatoes or roasted sweet potatoes.
This aromatic cabbage, sauerkraut, and sausage stew hails from Central Eurpoe and is also known as bigos. Serve with potatoes and rye bread for a traditional take on this dish, or for a lighter meal, with a fresh green salad.
Wondering what to do with bison? Try this!
This is not your mother's meatloaf recipe!
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