Luckily, Husband isn't very picky. He will eat whatever you put in front of him and doesn't expect the high-caliber cooking I'm used to from my family. I, however, set high expectations for myself and it's been a task trying to balance time, money, health, and flavor when it comes to my cooking.
Over the last 6 months, I have learned that there are certain things I look for when planning a meal and they include: ease of preparation, relatively inexpensive ingredients, healthy, delicious, and hopefully enough servings to have leftovers so I don't have to cook the next day ;). Usually, if I can meet four of the five criteria, I'm happy. Thank goodness for the Internet because it's so easy to search for recipes that meet any of your criteria.
Today I searched recipes on fitness.com and I found this one for beef casserole. It makes 6 servings, is relatively low in calorie, takes about 20 minutes to prepare, and looks very flavorful. To add some veggies the mix, you can try this garlic cauliflower recipe.
Looks like this will be dinner a couple nights next week!!
What recipes do you like to make for the work week?
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 small diced onion
- 2 crushed garlic cloves
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
- 2 teaspoons flour
- 1/2 cup low-fat beef broth
- 6 cups prepared mashed potatoes
- 1 cup low-fat shredded cheddar cheese
- On medium heat brown beef in a nonstick skillet for 2-3 minutes. Once done, drain and set aside beef.
- Mix onion and garlic, and add to skillet. Stir for 2-3 minutes.
- Blend beef, onion, and barbecue sauce in a casserole dish.
- In another bowl, whisk flour and beef froth, and pour over beef mix.
- Top with mashed potatoes and sprinkle with cheese.
- Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
Other Dietary Information5g saturated fat931mg sodium0g fiber
- Preparation Time 20 min
- Cooking Time 30 min
- 6 servings