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When you want to make a weekend dinner the whole family will love or impress guests, there’s few dishes better than this classic stuffed peppers recipe! This classic stuffed bell peppers dish uses lean ground turkey for a healthier profile plus features an easier way to prep the peppers so you’ll stress less too!

Best Stuffed peppers recipe

Best Stuffed Peppers Recipe

I used to think stuffed bell peppers were a chore. That is, until I discovered a way to make them easier without compromising the flavors. Everyone loves this stuffed bell pepper recipe when I serve it, even the kids. Plus, it looks lovely when you present it on your table. Try it tonight!

Stuffed peppers ingredients

Ingredients in Stuffed Bell Peppers

  • Bell peppers – Choose large ones so you’ll have more room to stuff them.
  • Yellow onion – Give it a fine chop.
  • Garlic – Mince it yourself for the best taste.
  • Lean ground turkey – You can use ground beef and make ground beef stuffed peppers, but the ground turkey upholds a great flavor and makes this stuffed bell pepper recipe a healthier dish. Healthy stuffed peppers are just as delicious with all the spices and toppings.
  • Petite diced tomatoes – You’ll need a 14-ounce can of these.
  • Tomato sauce – And a 4-ounce can of this.
  • Rice – Use Basmati and have it cooked and ready before you begin.
  • Fresh parsley – This will go in the stuffing mixture.
  • Mozzarella – To finish off the stuffed peppers.
  • Seasonings – You’ll need onion powder, Italian seasoning, thyme, and salt and pepper, to taste.

Easy Stuffed peppers recipe

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Easy Stuffed Peppers Recipe

This easy stuffed pepper recipe is more simple than ever to make because of a step I’ve included below that will save you time and hassle. It’s only 25 minutes of prep time plus an hour of cook time, making it a simple dish though one you might not have time for on a weeknight. Still, it’s easy enough and is perfect for guests!

How to make Stuffed peppers from scratch

How do you Make Stuffed Peppers from Scratch

When making stuffed peppers, you’ll heat your oven to 385F while the rice cooks. Prepare the bell peppers and place them upside down in a baking dish with about a half inch to an inch of water, then cover with foil. You’ll bake them for 20 minutes, avoiding the boiling step stuffed bell peppers usually require. As they bake, sauté the onion, then the ground turkey until it’s light brown. Add the garlic, tomatoes, half the tomato sauce, the rice, half of the parsley, and Italian seasoning. Now that the peppers are ready, set the oven to 350F. Drain the water and turn the peppers right-side up to fill with the turkey and rice mixture. Top with the rest of the tomato sauce and cover with foil. After baking for 20 to 22 minutes, add the cheese and bake uncovered for 10 to 15 more minutes.

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Stuffed Bell Peppers Every Time

  • Bake the peppers first. This step will save you time and is easy-peasy. Besides, you can prep everything else while this happens.
  • Yes, you can use ground beef. Or even ground pork, or ground chicken!
  • Have the rice ready. When you go to make the stuffing mixture, you won’t have any wait time and can just roll with it.
  • Pepper color is up to you. You can mix and match them or keep them all the same color.

How to cook Stuffed peppers

Do you have to boil peppers before stuffing them?

Many recipes will have you boil the peppers before stuffing them though an easier way is to cook them in the oven first in a baking dish with a little water and cover it with foil.

How do you steam peppers for stuffed peppers?

It’s so easy! Just use the same baking dish you plan to bake the stuffed peppers in and fill it with about an inch of water. Put the trimmed peppers in there face-down and cover at a temp of 385F. Bake it for 20 minutes and they’ll be ready!

How long does it take to soften peppers in the oven?

It will take 20 minutes at 385F to soften up your bell peppers in the oven to prep them for making stuffed peppers.

How long to bake Stuffed peppers

How to Cook Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers are cooked in the oven though the filling is prepared on the stovetop. If you have a rice cooker, you can make the rice there and free up your stove.

What temperature do you cook bell peppers at?

The magic number for cooking bell peppers in the oven is 350F.

How Long to Bake Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers will need to bake for about an hour total at 350F.

How long do you have to cook stuffed green peppers?

All told, you’ll be baking them for about an hour total. That includes the time cooking the peppers alone in the oven to soften them up plus the baking time after they are stuffed.

Do you have to boil peppers before stuffing them

How do I know when my stuffed peppers are done?

With this recipe, it’s easy. The peppers will be soft on the outside. You can also check with a meat thermometer to see if the inside is 160F.

How do you keep stuffed peppers from falling over?

Use a baking dish that has taller sides and fit the peppers close together. They’ll support each other and be less likely to fall over.

How do you make stuffed peppers not watery?

To avoid a watery situation, we cook the rice first. Also, you can try poking the bottom of the peppers with a fork to let excess water out while it cooks.

How do you keep stuffed peppers from getting soggy?

Following this stuffed bell pepper recipe will keep you from having soggy stuffed peppers. Also, using a baking dish that has sides that are taller and fitting the peppers in together will create a support system that makes them less likely to get all soggy.

How long does it take to soften peppers in the oven

What goes well with Stuffed Peppers?

Stuffed peppers are very filling because of the rice and meat mixture stuffed inside. But you need to serve something else with it. When it comes to a side dish for stuffed peppers, salads are a great and healthy option or you can roast some veggies too. Potatoes are another divine option you can bake alongside your peppers in another dish.

What do you eat with stuffed peppers?

Salads, sauteed veggies, roasted potatoes, and garlic bread are all divine sides you can serve up with your stuffed peppers.

How do I know when my Stuffed peppers are done

How to Store Stuffed Peppers?

Stuffed peppers should cool first before being covered well and placed in the fridge.

How Long Do Stuffed Peppers Last?

You can keep stuffed peppers for up to 4 days in your fridge, though with rice in them, it is best to eat them within a day or put them in your freezer.

How long do you have to cook Stuffed peppers

Can You Freeze Stuffed Peppers?

Stuffed peppers have a longer life in the freezer for sure! Take those extras and make them a ready-to-heat meal for you and the family. They’ll keep for up to 3 months.

How to Reheat Stuffed Peppers?

You’ll heat your oven to 350F and put the stuffed peppers in a baking dish. Cover them and bake for 15 minutes. If you have frozen stuffed peppers, it will take 45 minutes to bake at this temperature.


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Classic Stuffed Peppers Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 416
This colorful stuffed bell pepper recipe is an instant classic! Fresh ground beef, rice, tomato sauce, and a balanced blend of spices bring this unique dish together perfectly. The baked cheese on top really makes these delicious!

Ingredients

  • 6 large bell peppers
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/4 cup yellow onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 tbsp garlic (minced)
  • 1 1/4 lbs lean ground turkey
  • salt (to taste)
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 14 oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 4 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup Basmati rice (cooked)
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 3 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 385F and cook the Basmati rice according to instructions.
  • Prepare the bell peppers. Trim the tops off of the peppers and remove the ribs and seeds from sides. Place the trimmed peppers upside down in a baking dish and fill it with about 1/2 inch to 1 inch of water and cover with foil. Bake the peppers for about 20 minutes—this eliminates the additional step of boiling the peppers separately.
  • While the peppers bake, heat a large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Once heated, add the olive oil and heat that up as well. Once the oil is hot, add the onion and saute until slightly softened. Once softened, move to one edge of the skillet. Add the ground turkey to the skillet and season with salt and pepper and lightly brown. Toss the ground turkey and onion together and add in the garlic, tomatoes, half of the tomato sauce, rice, ½ of the parsley, and Italian seasoning. Season with additional salt and pepper.
  • Once the peppers have finished baking, remove from the oven and reduce the temperature to 350F. Drain the water from the baking dish. Turn the peppers right side up and fill with the ground turkey and rice filling. Pour the remaining ½ of the tomato sauce over the peppers and cover again with foil. Bake for 20-22 minutes.
  • Once the peppers have finished baking, remove the dish from the oven and sprinkle the peppers with mozzarella cheese. Return the dish to the oven uncovered and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, until the peppers are fork tender and the cheese is bubbly. Sprinkle the peppers with the remaining parsley and serve hot.
Calories: 416kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 391mg | Potassium: 929mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 4293IU | Vitamin C: 166mg | Calcium: 198mg | Iron: 3mg

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Tired of pasta? Tired of rice? Your family needs this mushroom risotto recipe! It’s like an Italian version of mac n’ cheese made with a base of rice. It’s elegant enough for guests yet perfect for your little family any night of the week. My husband and kids like to remind me when I haven’t made risotto in a while because they absolutely love it.

Best risotto recipe

Best Risotto Recipe

With very simple ingredients, you can make the best risotto recipe. I know it sounds like something you need to go to culinary school for, but I promise you can make this divine dish in your home and fast!

risotto ingredients

Ingredients in Mushroom Risotto

  • Chicken stock – This adds more flavor to cook this creamy, cheesy rice dish.
  • Mushrooms – You want portobello mushrooms and white button mushrooms for maximum flavor.
  • Shallots – Dice them up.
  • Arborio rice – This is the perfect kind of rice to use for cooking risotto.
  • Dry white wine – Gives this that elegant taste.
  • Olive oil – Extra virgin olive oil helps soften up the shallots and mushrooms for the risotto.
  • Butter – Makes your risotto richer.
  • Fresh chives – Adds a pop of color and a contrast in flavor.
  • Parmesan cheese – Freshly grate it yourself for a fresh Parmesan risotto recipe. It’s worth it!
  • Salt and pepper – To taste.

Easy risotto recipe

Easy Risotto Recipe

This risotto recipe is so simple to make. Once you do it, you’ll be able to make it faster each time since you’ll know all the steps. If you can boil water and make pasta, you can totally make this easy risotto recipe!

I like rice. Rice is great if you’re hungry want two thousand of something.
Mitch Hedberg

How do you make risotto from scratch

How do you Make Risotto from Scratch?

First, you’ll heat the broth up and set it aside when it’s warm. Then in a large saucepan, you’ll heat the oil so it’s hot, then cook the mushrooms. Once they’re soft, set them aside, then add more olive oil to cook the shallots. After about 2 minutes, add the arborio rice in and coat every last grain so it toasts to a golden color. When the arborio rice is golden, add the wine until the rice fully absorbs it. Then add the chicken stock slowly, waiting until it absorbs before adding more. Once you’ve finished adding it all and the rice is al dente, roughly 20 minutes, you can take it off the heat. Add the mushrooms, butter, chives, and cheese. Salt and pepper to your preference and it’s ready to serve.

What goes well with risotto

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Risotto Every Time

  • Don’t use regular rice. I beg you, go get a short-grain rice at the supermarket. Arborio is easy to find and makes for great risotto. The reason? If you use long grain rice, it won’t have that silky texture risotto always has. Plus, cooking arborio rice is just as easy as cooking regular rice.
  • Watch the broth. That broth needs to be warmed up, but not boiling. If you boil it, you’ll change the flavor.
  • Use fresh parmesan. You don’t make homemade risotto from scratch and use that shelf-stable junk. Grate your parmesan yourself and you will have restaurant-quality a creamy risotto recipe that’s so good, your family will hunt through the kitchen to see where you stashed the takeout boxes!

How do you make creamy risotto

What exactly is risotto?

Risotto is a creamy rice dish that comes out with a different texture than steamed rice. It includes parmesan cheese that adds to the creaminess and is often made with mushrooms which add an earthy balance.

What is the best risotto rice?

Arborio is the best risotto rice. If you can’t find it, choose another short grain variety of rice to get the right texture.

How is risotto different than rice?

Risotto is cooked by toasting the rice first in the pan. Liquid is added gradually, only adding more as it is absorbed. Rice is boiled in water until all excess water disappears, leaving it with a steamed texture.

What exactly is risotto

What is the secret to a good risotto?

In addition to fresh ingredients, the secret is in the technique. You want to stir enough to agitate the rice to make it creamy, but not too much. And you also want to add the broth in increments otherwise it will come out like rice.

How to Cook Risotto

Risotto is cooked on the stovetop. You’ll need a pan for warming the broth and a skillet for cooking the risotto.

What can you add to risotto

How do you make creamy risotto?

Simply follow this recipe and you’ll make creamy risotto. The techniques here will help you get this tricky texture just right.

Do you cover risotto while cooking?

No, you need to be able to stir and observe the liquid cooking off so you can add more for the rice to absorb. Keeping it covered will only cook it like regular rice.

Do you cover risotto while cooking

How do you make risotto fast?

Risotto is a pretty quick dish though it takes some patience. You can’t rush the addition of the broth or else it won’t come out with the right texture.

What can you add to risotto?

A favorite addition to risotto is shrimp. Scallops are also nice, though some people favor cooked sausage. You can even add beans or an egg to it to add more protein without any meat.

Mushroom risotto recipe

Why is my risotto rice still hard?

Risotto should have an al dente texture, but it shouldn’t be hard. Make sure you’re slowly adding the liquid as instructed to get the right texture.

What goes well with mushroom risotto?

Sometimes, we enjoy risotto as a meatless meal but you can add seared scallops or sauteed shrimp to the meal. A green salad, parmesan-roasted green beans, Caprese salad, poached eggs with asparagus, and sauteed garlic spinach add more nutrients to this elegantly delicious meal.

Mushroom risotto with arborio rice

How to Store Risotto

Risotto should be kept in an airtight container in the fridge. It won’t last on the counter!

How Long Does Risotto Last?

Without any meat in it, risotto can last for about 5 days in the fridge. If you’ve added meat to it, even at the end like a topping of shrimp for example, you will want to use it up by 3 days.

Homemade mushroom risotto recipe

Can You Freeze Risotto?

Well, you can, but it doesn’t mean you should. It will change the texture and it won’t be nearly as pleasurable to eat when you freeze it.

How to Reheat Risotto?

The best way is to let it come to room temperature, then put it in a saucepan with a little broth. Keep stirring until it gets the right consistency, then serve!


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Classic Mushroom Risotto Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Calories 496
When you want to impress, this mushroom risotto recipe never disappoints! Traditional mushroom risotto is the perfect balance of creamy flavors in one delicious dish. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 6 cups chicken stock (divided)
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (divided)
  • 1 lb portobello mushroom (thinly sliced)
  • 1 lb white button mushrooms (thinly sliced)
  • 2 1/2 shallots (diced)
  • 1 1/3 cup Arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • salt (to taste)
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 4 tbsp fresh chives
  • 5 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese (freshly grated)

Instructions 

  • In a medium saucepan, heat up the broth on medium-low heat. Once warmed, set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add in the mushrooms and cook until soft, then set aside.
  • In a skillet, the remaining olive oil and the shallots and cook for 1-2 minutes. Next, add the Arborio rice, making sure to coat every grain in oil. Toast the rice until it achieves a golden color. Once golden, add in the wine, stirring until it is fully absorbed. Once the wine is fully absorbed, being adding in the chicken stock about 1/2 cup at a time until fully absorbed. Repeat this process until you’ve used all of the chicken stock and the rice is al dente. This should take about 20-22 minutes. Once the rice is al dente, remove from the heat and add in the mushrooms, butter, chives, and cheese, salt and pepper. Serve immediately.
Calories: 496kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian

Nutrition

Calories: 496kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 491mg | Potassium: 874mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 167IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 4mg

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Ready for a fresh fish dish the whole family will love? This mahi mahi recipe is a winner for dinner every time. Even the kids ask me to make it and it’s one of my husband’s favorites. He says its the best way to cook mahi mahi. Plus, it looks classy enough to serve for a nice dinner when company joins you. Make this fresh mahi mahi fish recipe tonight!

Best mahi mahi recipe

Best Mahi Mahi Recipe

Tender and flaky, you’re going to love this fish dish. I’ll show you the secret to making mahi mahi that has plenty of flavor and the right texture. Once you make it, it’s going to be your favorite fish dish for sure!

Mahi mahi ingredients

Ingredients in Mahi Mahi Dish

  • Mahi mahi filets – Get them fresh from your seafood counter. They should be about 4 ounces each.
  • Extra virgin olive oil – So you can sear them on the stove before baking.
  • Salt and pepper – the only mahi mahi seasoning you’ll need.
  • Lemon garlic sauce – You’ll make this sauce for mahi mahi with softened salted butter, minced garlic, lemon juice, grated lemon peel, fresh chopped chives, fresh chopped parsley, and a pinch each of kosher salt and black pepper.

Easy mahi mahi recipe

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Easy Mahi Mahi Recipe

It only takes 15 minutes to prep and 12 minutes to cook this pan seared mahi mahi recipe. And with such simple ingredients, you likely will only need to add the fresh mahi mahi filets to your shopping list to make this dish.

How to make mahi mahi from scratch

How do you Make Mahi Mahi from Scratch

When cooking mahi mahi, start by preheating your oven to 375F. You’ll pat the fish dry with paper towels, then season with salt and pepper. Next, make the lemon garlic mixture by combining the ingredients in a saucepan on your stove over low heat. In a skillet, heat olive oil and sear your fish for 3 minutes per side. Then add them to the baking dish and roast 4 to 5 minutes. Finish it off with the lemon garlic sauce and serve!

How to cook mahi mahi

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Mahi Mahi Every Time

  • Use fresh fish. It really is the best way to enjoy this dish.
  • Make sure the filets are the same size. They should be about 4 ounces each and have about 1-inch of thickness.
  • Pat them dry. If you don’t, they won’t sear.
  • Get the oil hot. If you don’t get that oil super-hot, you won’t get a good browning on that fish. The browning adds flavor to pan fried mahi mahi.
  • Make sure the oven is ready. You want to preheat at the beginning so you can move the fish into the oven from the stove seamlessly.

Is mahi mahi healthy

Is Mahi Mahi healthy?

Yes, it’s super healthy. It’s low-cal and has lots of vitamins, minerals, and protein. It also happens to taste great, making it a wonderful way to enjoy healthier meals.

What does mahi mahi fish taste like?

Mahi mahi is mild with a firm texture. It’s slightly sweet and a bit like swordfish. If you like swordfish, mahi mahi is a milder version.

How do I cook mahi mahi with the skin on

How to Cook Mahi Mahi

You’ll use the stovetop for your sauce and for searing the fish. Then you’ll finish the fish in the oven. When you pull it out, you’ll add the sauce.

How do I cook mahi mahi with the skin on?

If your mahi mahi has skin on, you can cook it like this. It will peel right off whether you cook it first or not. Eating the skin isn’t recommended though because it’s tough.

What temperature should mahi mahi be cooked at?

Mahi mahi should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145F.

Can mahi mahi be pink in the middle when cooked?

No, it’s still raw if you see pink. Cooked mahi mahi will be off-white and have large, moist flakes.

Does mahi mahi need to be cooked through

How do you know when mahi mahi is done?

If you follow this recipe, you will have no trouble, but to be sure, you can check with a cooking thermometer for an internal temperature of 145F.

How do you know when baked mahi mahi is done?

When fully cooked, mahi mahi flakes easily. You can also check the internal temperature. If it’s 145F, it is ready!

Does mahi mahi need to be cooked through?

Mahi mahi should be cooked to medium rare or medium. Use your thermometer and check for an internal temperature of 145F to be certain it is cooked properly.

What goes well with Mahi Mahi

We love a fresh and crisp salad with a lemon vinaigrette. It goes beautifully with this dish. You can choose steamed rice or quinoa plus sauteed green veggies. I always go with whatever is fresh and in season so something like asparagus, spinach, or broccoli works well with this.

How do you know when mahi mahi is done

How to Store Mahi Mahi

You’ll need to put your mahi mahi leftovers in an airtight container in your fridge.

How Long Does Mahi Mahi Last?

It will be good for about 3 to 4 days in your fridge. From there, you will want to take any leftovers and put them in the freezer.

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Can You Freeze Mahi Mahi?

Yes you can. It makes for a fabulous meal in minutes when you have it ready. Just take the steps to store it in airtight containers or freezer bags. I recommend using it within 4 months.

How to Reheat Mahi Mahi?

Let it thaw overnight in your fridge. Then heat it in your oven at 275F for about 15 minutes. This low temperature will warm it through without overcooking it.


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Mahi Mahi Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 177
Mahi Mahi (sometimes called Dorado) is a delicious lean white fish that is tender, flaky, and full of flavor. This Mahi Mahi recipe coats the fish in an AMAZING lemon garlic butter sauce that adds the perfect balance of flavor to the fish.

Ingredients

  • 4 4oz Mahi Mahi filets
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt (to taste)
  • black pepper (to taste)

Lemon Garlic Sauce

  • 3 tbsp salted butter (softened)
  • 2 tbsp garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon peel (grated)
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley (chopped)
  • kosher salt (pinch)
  • black pepper (pinch)

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375F. Pat dry any excess moisture off the fish fillet with paper towels until they are as dry as possible then sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper and set aside.
  • Then, prepare the lemon garlic mixture. In a small saucepan on low heat, combine all of the lemon garlic mixture ingredients and set aside.
  • In a large skillet on high heat, add the olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add the fish fillets to the pan and sear for about 3 minutes on one side then flip. Place the fish in a baking dish and roast for about 4-5 minutes. Pour the lemon garlic mixture over the cooked fish. Serve with extra lemon slices and fresh parsley.
Calories: 177kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Seafood

Nutrition

Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

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Before summer comes to a close, don’t forget to have some juicy burgers! This grilled hamburger recipe is one I’ve perfected after wanting to find something restaurant-quality that has the best flavor and juiciness. Fire up the grill and invite your favorite people to join you for grilling hamburgers tonight!

The best homemade hamburger recipe

The Best Homemade Hamburger Recipe

In my quest to make the best hamburger recipe, I have found there is a secret ingredient that makes the best burger recipe. Once you start using it, you will up that homemade burger game and people will forever ask you how you made hamburger perfection.

What are the ingredients for hamburgers

What are the ingredients for hamburgers?

  • Ground beef – Use the 80% lean/20% fat kind. The perfect ratio for the best hamburger patty recipe.
  • Best Burger Seasoning – The burger seasoning recipe is a combination of paprika, garlic powder, black pepper, and seasoning salt.
  • Worcestershire sauce – This is your secret ingredient to the best hamburger patty recipe!
  • Buns – I like the sesame seed style but feel free to use your favorite.
  • Toppings – Use whatever you like but I usually put cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, ketchup, mustard, and pickles out for everyone to top their way.
  • Cheese – if you want to upgrade to a cheeseburger recipe simply add a slice of American cheese or cheddar cheese a couple minutes before removing from the grill.

Easy hamburger recipe

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Easy Hamburger Recipe

All told, it takes less than 25 minutes to make homemade hamburgers. They’re one of the best things to throw on the grill for family dinner or when guests join you. Once you see how easy it is to make the best burgers, you’ll always make them yourself!

How do you make hamburgers from scratch

How do you make burgers from scratch?

For your homemade burger recipe, start by adding your ground beef in a large bowl and add the Worcestershire sauce and seasonings. Mix with your hands without over-combining. Then divide the meat into fourths and shape into patties. They should be about ¾-inch to an inch thick. Indent the center of each with your thumb. Then cook over medium-high heat on your grill for 4 to 5 minutes per side. Add cheese if you like about 1 or 2 minutes before you pull them off the grill.

What is the secret to juicy hamburgers

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Homemade Burgers Every Time

  • Don’t overmix the meat. This is the biggest mistake people make with burgers. The more you mix, the less juicy your burgers will be.
  • Time it out. If you want your burgers cooked to a certain doneness, do not guess how long it’s been or you’ll either wind up with a raw center or something that is too well-done for your tastes.
  • Don’t squeeze the burgers. You see so many people squashing the patties down with the spatula. If you do this, you’ll release all the juices inside that make them tender.
  • Let them rest. With any grilled hamburger recipe, use a tray to put your burgers on and let them rest a moment before popping them onto the buns.

How do you make a good burger at home

What are the ingredients for hamburgers?

You need 80/20 ground beef, paprika, garlic powder, black pepper, seasoning salt, and Worcestershire sauce, along with buns and any toppings you’d like.

What is the secret to juicy hamburgers?

That 80/20 mix on the meat is one of the secrets as is not mixing the meat up too much. Don’t forget the thumbprint in the middle of the patty for even cooking.

How do you make a good burger at home?

Start by making your burger patties fresh with proper seasonings. Adding Worcestershire sauce was a game-changer for me because it gives burgers that restaurant flavor.

Do you need to add anything to ground beef for burgers?

Yes, add some dry seasonings and Worcestershire sauce. You don’t want to add more than that or you’ll change the consistency.

What do you season burgers with?

Keep it simple with seasoning salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. A small amount of Worcestershire sauce helps too without making it fall apart.

Do you need to add anything to ground beef for burgers

How do you make hamburger patties from scratch?

Simply mix up your ground beef and seasonings. Then roll the meat into balls and flatten into patties about 1/3 lb each.

What can I mix with hamburger meat?

Mix dry seasonings with a little Worcestershire sauce. If you add too many other things, your burgers will fall apart.

How do you make hamburger patties that don’t fall apart?

When making hamburger patties, don’t add too many extras. These ingredients add more moisture to the meat which keeps it from staying together.

How do you make hamburgers more flavorful?

Use the right seasonings. I use Worcestershire sauce plus paprika, garlic powder, black pepper, and seasoning salt. Also, when making a grilled burger recipe, the grill will actually add a charred flavor to the burger that makes it taste like restaurant quality.

What does adding egg to hamburger do?

Egg binds a burger together though I don’t recommend it. This makes it more like a meatloaf. You don’t need egg to make a burger stay together. Just keep things simple and don’t overmix the meat.

How do you make hamburger patties that dont fall apart

How to Cook Hamburgers

Hamburgers in this recipe are cooked on the grill. You can also use your stove top if you don’t have a grill.

How Long to Cook Burgers?

Cooking burgers on the grill takes about 8 minutes total, 4 minutes on each side, depending on what burger temperature you like your meat cooked.

What goes well with Hamburgers?

Classic hamburger toppings are lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, ketchup, and mustard. You can add all the things you like too. I also serve potato salad, macaroni salad, coleslaw, corn on the cob, and your typical backyard BBQ foods when I make burgers.

How do you make hamburger patties from scratch

How to Store Hamburgers

When everyone is full, put your hamburgers in the fridge. It’s best to keep the cooked patties separated from the buns.

How Long Do Hamburgers Last?

You should use those hamburgers within 2 to 3 days.

Can You Freeze Hamburgers?

Yes! Hamburgers freeze so well. Uncooked patties can be stored for longer, but cooked ones can be kept for about 2 months.

How to Reheat Hamburgers?

Let them thaw overnight in the fridge first. Then put them in a 400F oven and use a metal rack on top of a baking sheet to keep fat from dripping. Then cook for about 3 minutes and it should be ready.


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Classic Juicy Hamburger Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 567
This American classic hamburger recipe is made just the way you like. This recipe makes thick juicy hamburger patties that are packed full of robust flavor every time. These are always a crowd favorite!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 - 2 lbs ground beef (80% lean 20% fat)
  • 1 1/4 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • pinch black pepper (up to 1 tsp depending on preference)
  • 2 tsp seasoning salt
  • 4 sesame seed hamburger buns
  • cheese (optional topping)
  • lettuce (optional topping)
  • tomato (optional topping)
  • onion (optional topping)
  • ketchup (optional topping)
  • mustard (optional topping)
  • pickles (optional topping)

Instructions 

  • Start by adding the ground beef into a large bowl. Add the Worcestershire sauce, seasoning salt, garlic powder, and black pepper and then mix with your hands until just combined, making sure not to over-mix. Divide the ground beef mixture into fourths and form into patties that between 3/4 of an inch to 1 inch thick. Use your thumb to make an indentation in the middle of each patty.
  • Time to cook. Place the burgers on a medium-high grill and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side or until they’ve reached desired temperature. If you want to make cheeseburgers, place the slices of cheese on each patty 1-2 minutes before they’re taken off the grill so the cheese can melt. Place the patties on hamburger buns and top with optional toppings.
Calories: 567kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 567kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 847mg | Potassium: 593mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 5mg

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Sometimes, we all need a hug from the inside. That’s where this tater tot casserole recipe comes in. As the name implies, it’s made with tater tots which make it kid-approved instantly. But it’s full of flavors that even grownups love. And since you know what’s going into it, you can feel good about serving it up to your whole family. When my kids were smaller, they called it “tot tot.” Call it what you want as you trot this tater tot hotdish out for everything from potlucks to family dinners!

Best tater tot casserole recipe

Best Tater Tot Casserole Recipe

The beauty of the best tater tot casserole is that it is made with stuff you’ve got in your kitchen right now. Believe it or not, these things come together to make a savory, rich, creamy yet crispy potato-y meal. Trust me, it’s the one everyone heads back to for seconds every time!

tater tot casserole ingredients

Tater Tot Casserole Ingredients

  • Frozen tater tots – The star ingredient of today’s recipe!
  • Ground beef – For a tater tot casserole with ground beef, be sure to choose lean to balance the fat content of the meat.
  • White onion – Dice it up.
  • Soup cans – You’ll need one each of condensed cheddar cheese and cream of mushroom.
  • Veggie cans – You’ll also need one each of corn and green beans. My kids love this tater tot casserole with green beans.
  • Shredded cheddar – Is there anything better than cheese to bring this all together? Spoiler alert: nothing is better than cheese!
  • Sour cream – Making tater tot casserole with sour cream adds more richness and tang.
  • Seasonings – Garlic powder, salt, and pepper can all be found on your spice rack, no doubt!
  • Worcestershire sauce – Brings out the best in the beef.

Easy tater tot casserole recipe

Easy Tater Tot Casserole Recipe

This tater tot hotdish recipe couldn’t be easier. As mentioned, you should have all these things in your kitchen, so put them to good use. It only takes 15 minutes to put it together and 45 minutes to bake, leaving you with time to relax or whip up a few sides, whatever you’d prefer!

Gimme some of your tots.
Napoleon Dynamite

How do you Make Tater Tot Casserole from Scratch?

You’ll brown the ground beef and then add the onion, seasonings, and Worcestershire sauce. Cook it until the meat is no longer pink, then drain the skillet. Add your meat to a large mixing bowl and combine it with sour cream, the soup cans, the veggie cans, and part of the shredded cheese. Mix it all up together and then spread it into a prepared baking dish, topping with an even layer of those tater tots. Bake it for 45 to 50 minutes, top with the rest of the cheese, and throw it in a few more minutes until the cheese melts.

How do you make tater tot casserole from scratch

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Tater Tot Hotdish Every Time

  • Make it healthier with ground turkey. If you don’t eat beef or want to make a lighter version, ground turkey works just as well.
  • Add any other veggies you like. You can even sub in frozen peas or broccoli if you like them better than corn and green beans.
  • Soup swaps work well too. The key is choosing something savory and creamy so if you don’t have condensed cheddar or cream of mushroom, you can use cream of celery or cream of chicken and it will still be delicious.

How long to bake tater tot casserole

Where did tater tot casserole come from?

We can thank the kindhearted folks in the Midwest for this famed casserole hotdish. Some call it “church lady casserole”. Call it what you like but tater tot hotdish recipe is just one of those homey and satisfying dishes that welcomes you in with Midwestern charm.

How to Cook Tater Tot Casserole

This tatertot casserole recipe needs to start on the stove with the meat and seasonings. Once the meat is no longer pink, it becomes part of the mixture of soups, veggies, cheese, and sour cream in your baking dish. When you top it with the frozen tater tots, it goes in the oven and when it comes out, you’ll be amazed how delicious this simple dinner is!

How Long to Bake Tater Tot Casserole

Tater tot casserole should bake for 45 to 50 minutes. It will vary by oven so set your timer to check in on it at 45 minutes.

What goes well with tater tot casserole

How do you make crispy tater tot casserole in the oven?

When you make this recipe for tater tot casserole, you will find your tater tots nice and crispy. That’s because we don’t cover them up and they’re on top, allowing to crisp up nicely. Once you add that finishing touch of cheese, it’s perfection!

How do you make tater tot casserole crunchy?

To make tatertot casserole crunchy, you need to bake it uncovered on the top rack. When you do, your tater tot casserole will have a wonderful and crunchy exterior followed by a rich and creamy center for the perfect contrast!

Can tater tot casserole be frozen

What goes good with Tater Tot Casserole?

Because tater tot casserole is so hearty and filling, and it has all the major food groups, you will want to keep your sides simple. I always love serving up a good crispy and fresh salad. The kids love when I make homemade ranch to go with my garden salad because they like to drizzle some on the casserole too. You can also sauté up some spinach or make zoodles from your zucchini as lighter sides are best with this dish.

Where did tater tot casserole come from

Can tater tot casserole be frozen?

Yes! Tater tot casserole is a wonderful casserole to freeze. You should take it out the night before you plan to make it for dinner and keep it in your fridge. This way it will be easier to heat for your dinner.

How do you make crispy tater tot casserole in the oven

How do you Store Tater Tot Casserole?

Once everyone is stuffed, you can cover the casserole with foil and put it in the fridge. If your family is like mine, they’ve probably eaten most of it so you can tuck the leftovers into an airtight container and take up less space.

How Long Does Tater Tot Casserole Last?

In your fridge, you’ll have about 3 to 4 days to finish up this casserole. But if you’re left with loads of leftovers, the freezer is the place to put it.

How do you make tater tot casserole crunchy

Can tater tot casserole be frozen?

Heck yes! It will last up to 3 months if you cover it well or seal it in airtight containers.

How to Reheat Tater Tot Casserole?

The best way to reheat tater tot casserole is in your oven. It brings it back to life with the same flavors as the first time you served it. Preheat your oven to 350F, cover it with foil, and heat it for about 30 minutes.


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Classic Tater Tot Casserole Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 450
This crunch Tater Tot Casserole is recipe the BEST comfort food that always has people asking for the recipe! Loaded with crispy & crunchy tater tots, ground beef, green beans, soup and cheese makes this a family favorite!

Ingredients

  • 32 oz package of frozen tater tots
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 3/4 white onion (diced)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/8 cup sour cream
  • 1 10oz can condensed cheddar cheese soup
  • 1 10oz can cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (divided)
  • 1 15oz can corn
  • 1 15oz can green beans

Instructions 

  • First, prepare a 9/13 baking dish by spraying with a non-stick cooking spray and preheat the oven to 350F. Then, in a large skillet, brown your ground beef. Add in the onion, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce. Set the skillet aside when the beef is no longer pink.
  • Drain the grease from the skillet if necessary and place the beef mixture into a large mixing bowl. Add in the sour cream, cans of soup, corn, green beans, and 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese. Mix well. Spread the mixture into the prepared baking dish in an even layer and top with a layer of tater tots. Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes, or until the casserole is bubbling and the tater tots are golden brown.
  • Take the remaining shredded cheese and top the casserole. Bake until the top layer of cheese is melted.
Calories: 450kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 1065mg | Potassium: 587mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 293mg | Iron: 2mg

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Why wait until St. Patrick’s Day to enjoy a slow cooker corned beef dinner with your family? Melt-in-your-mouth corned beef with cabbage, carrots, and potatoes is a dinner you can pull off any night. Your crock pot does all the work so this homemade corned beef and cabbage recipe is super easy. Your family doesn’t have to know how easy it is and believe me, when mine sing praises, I relish the moment.

Best corned beef and cabbage recipe

Best Corned Beef Recipe

Using a few simple and wholesome ingredients, you’re about to make the best crockpot corned beef and cabbage recipe. Consider it practice for St. Patrick’s Day or simply find your way to a satisfying meal any day!

Corned beef and cabbage ingredients

Crock Pot Corned Beef Ingredients

  • Corned beef brisket – Look for the ones that come with the seasoning packet. They’re more plentiful in March but you will find them year-round.
  • Garlic cloves – Gotta have that garlic!
  • Bay leaves – These enhance the corned beef seasonings provided.
  • Chicken stock – Adds more flavor than water for cooking the meat.
  • Potatoes – You’ll need both russet and golden to make this recipe amazing.
  • Carrots – Adds color and nutrition.
  • Cabbage – You can’t have corned beef without cabbage!

Easy corned beef recipe

Easy Corned Beef Recipe in a Crock Pot (Slow Cooker)

This is such an easy corned beef and cabbage recipe which has less than 10 ingredients. While it will cook for 10 hours, you’ll only spend 15 minutes prepping when you make corned beef in a crock pot. That’s a win in my book!

If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, then your lucky enough.
Anonymous

How do you Make Corned Beef and Cabbage from Scratch?

You’ll get your slow cooker ready with chopped onions on the bottom. Then add the corned beef and seasoning packet. Pour the chicken stock in until it just about covers the corned beef. Next, the garlic and bay leaves. You’ll set it for low at 8 to 10 hours but after 3 hours, you’ll add the carrots and potatoes. Two hours before you serve it, you’ll add the cabbage. This keeps the veggies at the best textures so your corned beef and cabbage doesn’t feel mushy.

How do you make corned beef and cabbage from scratch

Expert Tips and Tricks for Homemade Corned Beef in a Slow Cooker

  • Add the veggies into your crock pot in intervals. Carrots, potatoes, and cabbage come out mushy when you put them all in the slow cooker at the beginning. If you follow this corned beef crock pot recipe, you’ll find everything has a perfect texture this way.
  • Slice the meat against the grain. This keeps it juicy and tender in every bite.
  • Reserve the jus. The jus is the best part! It keeps everything moist and delicious!

How to cook corned beef in a slow cooker

What is the best cut of meat for corned beef?

If you buy the corned beef brisket with the seasoning packet, you’ve got the right stuff. If you go to a butcher, you can ask for the flat cut for corned beef. The whole brisket can also be used though.

Is corned beef and beef brisket the same thing?

Beef brisket is like a roasted beef. But corned beef is brined first which is why it has a different color than a regular beef brisket.

What goes well with corned beef

Do you rinse corned beef before cooking?

If you want to reduce your sodium content, be sure to rinse your corned beef. It usually has excess salt on the surface.

Should you soak corned beef before cooking?

You should either soak it or rinse it. This will remove the excess salt on the meat.

How long do you soak corned beef before cooking?

You can soak it or rinse it. I prefer the simpler method of rinsing, but if you’re going to soak, do so for about 2 hours to get that excess salt out of every nook and cranny.

Is it better to boil or bake corned beef

Do you use the brine when cooking corned beef?

Yes! Dump it on in when you’re putting it into your slow cooker!

Can you brine corned beef too long?

Some recipes call for brining the corned beef. This one does not. But if you do brine corned beef, it shouldn’t be for longer than 10 days.

Do you rinse corned beef beef before cooking

How to Cook Corned Beef

Corned beef is the best when cooked in your slow cooker. It is a tougher cut of meat so the slow and low heat of the crock pot render it to a fork-tender texture.

Is it better to boil or bake corned beef?

One isn’t better than the other. The secret to the best corned beef is taking your time, cooking it over low heat for a longer time will ensure it comes out tender.

Can you bake corned beef?

You can also bake your corned beef though I love using the slow cooker. It doesn’t heat up the house like the oven does. To bake corned beef, you’ll need to wrap it well after you use the corned beef seasoning and then bake at 350F for an hour per pound of corned beef.

Do you use the brine when cooking corned beef

What do you put in the water when cooking corned beef?

Always include the spice packet that comes with your corned beef. Additionally, adding some bay leaves really completes the flavor profile.

Do you add salt to corned beef and cabbage?

No, the meat is salty enough plus the seasoning packet will give it enough flavor. If you add salt, you’ll only make this dish too salty.

Can you brine corned beef too long

How long should you cook corned beef?

When cooking a corned beef and cabbage crock pot recipe, cooking on the low setting for 8-10 hours is best to make sure your corned beef is nice and tender.

Does corned beef get tender the longer you cook it?

This depends on the method you are using to cook it. You could put it in your oven for a longer time at a higher temperature and ruin it. Whether slow cooking or baking, always remember to cook it at a low temperature for a longer duration.

How do you know when corned beef is done in slow cooker?

You’ll be able to tear it apart with a fork with ease. Also, if you follow the recipe, after 8 to 10 hours your slow cooker corned beef will be ready.

What goes well with Corned Beef

Soda bread or beer bread is nice to serve with corned beef. It will help you sop up that jus and provide a vessel for the meat. You can also serve a salad or sauteed veggies if you have more guests joining you. Garlic green beans or brussels sprouts will work nicely.

What is the best cut of meat for corned beef

How to Store Corned Beef

Store your corned beef in airtight containers. You can also wrap the meat in foil. It needs to go in the fridge from there.

How Long Does Corned Beef Last?

In your fridge, corned beef lasts 3 to 4 days. If you have too much to eat within that span, consider freezing it.

Homemade corned beef and cabbage

Can You Freeze Corned Beef?

Absolutely! Make sure it is properly contained in freezer bags, foil, or airtight containers and you can keep your corned beef in the freezer up to 6 months.

How to Reheat Corned Beef?

If it’s frozen, let it thaw overnight in the fridge. When you’re ready, heat your oven to 350F, wrap the meat in foil, and heat for about 5 to 7 minutes.


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Classic Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 515
This classic Corned Beef and Cabbage Slow Cooker recipe is a full meal complete with tender corned beef, cabbage, veggies, and baby potatoes. Cooking it in a slow cooker makes the cooking process super easy and ensures your corned beef comes out tender every time. The perfect St. Patrick’s Day meal!

Ingredients

  • 3-4 lbs corned beef brisket (with seasoning packet)
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 onions (chopped)
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 lb russet potatoes
  • 1 lb golden potatoes
  • 4 large carrots (chopped)
  • 1 small head of cabbage (cut into wedges)

Instructions 

  • In a 6 quart slow cooker, place the chopped onion in an even layer. Place the corned beef with the seasoning packet on top of the onions, then pour in the chicken stock until it almost covers the corned beef. Then, add in the garlic and bay leaves. Cook on low for 8-10 hours. When 3 hours have passed, add the carrots and potatoes. 2 hours prior to serving, add in the cabbage wedges. Once the corned beef is cooked until tender, remove from the crock pot and allow to rest for 15-20 minutes before slicing. Be sure to slice the corned beef against the grain. Serve with the potatoes, carrots, cabbage, and jus.
Calories: 515kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Irish

Nutrition

Calories: 515kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 2252mg | Potassium: 1432mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 6134IU | Vitamin C: 107mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 5mg

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Honestly, if it weren’t for that Disney movie about the rat, I doubt my kids would have been so eager to try my ratatouille recipe. But once they did, they were delighted and now it’s a dish I love to make when I feel like we should have something meatless. Made with a bounty of fresh, colorful vegetables, you’ll love the garden-fresh flavors in this tasty meal!

Best ratatouille recipe

Best Ratatouille Recipe

This delicious summer vegetable stew is truly something. If you love fresh vegetables, grab them from your farmer’s market and plan on making this best ratatouille recipe ASAP. It’s rich and satisfying, yet wonderfully healthy. Be sure to pick up French bread to go with this iconic French dish!

Ratatouille ingredients

Ratatouille Ingredients

  • Eggplant – Just one adds a nice purple color to a traditional ratatouille recipe.
  • Zucchini – Take 2 of these and slice them up to add more color.
  • Roma tomatoes – Slice these up to add red to the arrangement.
  • Crushed tomatoes – Now these are for that sublime sauce!
  • Carrot – Shredded, it goes into the sauce.
  • Garlic cloves and onion – You need these to add some flavor and pungent tastes to your sauce.
  • Dried herbs – You’ll need basil and parsley to bring out the natural flavors of the veggies.
  • Olive oil – A signature fat needed to sauté the onions and garlic.

Easy ratatouille recipe

If you are what you eat, eat the good stuff.
Megan

Easy Ratatouille Recipe

A traditional ratatouille dish looks like it would be hard. But it’s quite easy! In just 20 minutes, you’ll have it ready for the oven. After that, you can go read a book while it cooks to perfection!

How to you make ratatouille from scratch

How do you Make Ratatouille from Scratch

Believe it or not, there are very few steps here. You’ll preheat the oven and meanwhile cook the onion, garlic, and carrot until it’s tender on the stove top. Add the crushed tomatoes and seasonings and simmer for about 15 minutes. Taste at this point to see if the seasoning is balanced, and once the sauce is thick, pour it into your baking dish. Now you’ll arrange the slices of vegetables in a pretty circular pattern and brush with olive oil. Cover it and bake until done!

How to cook ratatouille

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Ratatouille Dish Every Time

  • Use the freshest produce. Don’t take those tomatoes that look like you’d better use them up. The success of ratatouille depends on the freshness of your vegetables. Take the time to choose fresh vegetables and your vegetable ratatouille will taste vibrant and delicious!
  • Slice all the vegetables as uniformly as you can. This will ensure they cook evenly.
  • Cover the dish. You don’t want the top burning while it takes its time in the oven!
  • Get bread. You won’t regret having slices of bread to dunk in this amazing sauce!

What do you serve with ratatouille

How to Cook Ratatouille

Ratatouille involves a little stove top action for the sauce followed by layering everything together in a baking dish. You spend very little time prepping compared to the cook time. It’s a great recipe for a weekend or special occasion.

What exactly is ratatouille?

Traditionally, it is a stew of French origin that is often made at the end of summer to capitalize on the freshness of summer vegetables before the season changes.

What is ratatouille made of?

Ratatouille is made of eggplant, zucchini, and tomatoes in a sauce of crushed tomatoes, herbs, garlic, onion, and carrots.

Do I need to peel eggplant for ratatouille

Is ratatouille a main dish?

It is both a side and a main, depending on how you’re serving it. You can easily make it a main dish if you choose!

Is Ratatouille eaten hot or cold?

Ratatouille should be eaten hot. Serve it immediately after removing from the oven to have the best experience.

What is the difference between ratatouille and caponata?

While caponata is similar, it is from Sicily. It also contains anchovies while ratatouille is a vegetarian dish.

Is ratatouille supposed to be mushy

Do I need to peel eggplant for ratatouille?

That depends on your preference. In eggplant ratatouille, some people peel it while others want that pretty purple hue to be part of the visual when arranging the vegetables in the pattern.

Does ratatouille have meat in it?

Nope, not a trace! So feel free to serve it for meatless meals and to meatless guests!

How do the French eat ratatouille?

If you go to France, you will see them serve ratatouille with tuna and other fish. It often is paired with quiche and souffle as well.

Is ratatouille eaten hot or cold

Is Ratatouille supposed to be mushy?

While ratatouille is supposed to be soft like a stew, it shouldn’t be mushy. If you follow this recipe, your ratatouille should come out beautifully!

What goes well with Ratatouille

Goodness, where do I begin? French bread is a must in my book to sop up that sauce. I’ve also served this with flank steak, broccoli salad with lemon vinaigrette, mushroom rice pilaf, and pasta.

What do you serve with ratatouille?

Bread and pasta are traditional accompaniments for ratatouille. But you can add other things too like a nice salad or even something with meat like a flank steak if you’d prefer.

What is ratatouille made of

How to Store Ratatouille

Let your ratatouille cool first, then place it in an airtight container in your fridge.

How Long Does Ratatouille Last?

Ratatouille will last about 5 days in your fridge so if you have leftovers, you can really have at them!

ratatouille dish

Can You Freeze Ratatouille?

Of course you can! If you make a lot of it and you can’t eat it all within 5 days, wrap it well in the freezer and label it so you’ll be sure to put it to good use. Generally, it will be best if you eat it within 3 months.

How to Reheat Ratatouille?

Let it thaw in the fridge overnight, then bake it at 375F for about 7 minutes until it’s warmed through. Adding a little cheese on top during this reheating is a great idea!


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Homemade Ratatouille Recipe (Layered)

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 140
This delicious layered Ratatouille recipe is not only beautiful but it is absolutely packed with flavor! It is the perfect dish for vegetarians or vegans.

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp olive oil (divided)
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/2 small onion (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup carrot (shredded)
  • 14 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 small eggplant (sliced 1/8 inch thick circles)
  • 2 small zucchini (sliced 1/8 inch thick circles)
  • 3 Roma tomatoes (sliced 1/8 inch thick circles)
  • salt (to taste)
  • black pepper (to taste)

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375F. In a large nonstick pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat. Add in the onion, garlic, and carrot and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Next, add in the crushed tomatoes and seasonings and simmer for 15 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper. Once the sauce has thickened, pour into a 2 quart baking dish. Arrange the sliced vegetables in a circular pattern standing upright in the dish over the sauce. Brush with the remaining olive oil. Cover and bake for 30 minutes, then uncover and bake until vegetables are tender. Serve immediately.
Calories: 140kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French

Nutrition

Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 577mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1731IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg

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Although this does make the perfect Thanksgiving ham recipe, why wait for a holiday or special occasion? This honey baked ham recipe can make any weekend dinner or Sunday brunch more spectacular. In my house, the leftovers are prized for sandwiches and I love throwing ham into our omelets, soups, and other dishes. Make a honey baked ham and you’ll have plenty to eat all week!

Best honey baked ham recipe

Best Honey Baked Ham Recipe

The best honey baked ham takes simple pantry staples to help you add perfect flavor to your meat. Ham looks impressive but it takes no time at all to get it ready for your oven.

Easy Honey Baked Ham Recipe

Essentially, this is just buying a ham and making the glaze to coat it with. So little energy on your part for big flavors that impress guests or make for a special weekend meal.

Honey baked ham ingredients

Honey Baked Ham Ingredients

  • Spiral cut ham – Choose one that is 8 to 10lbs.
  • Honey glazed ham recipe – Make the best honey glaze ever with honey, brown sugar, melted butter, ground cloves, garlic powder, and Dijon mustard.

Easy honey baked ham recipe

The definition of eternity is two people and a ham.
Anonymous

How do you Make Honey Baked Ham from Scratch?

You’ll preheat your oven to 250F and remove the ham from the packaging. The rule of thumb is 15 minutes of baking time per pound. The internal temperature should be 135F. As the ham cooks, make the honey glaze by mixing the honey, brown sugar, melted butter, ground cloves, garlic powder, and Dijon mustard together. When the ham is cooked through, take it out and brush it with the glaze. Then heat it at 400F, baking for 15 to 20 more minutes until the glaze browns.

How do you make honey baked ham from scratch

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Honey Baked Ham Every Time

  • Always choose spiral cut. This makes your honey glazed ham so much easier to serve. Plus, the honey glaze seeps into the cuts to penetrate the meat.
  • Cook slow and low. Spiral cut hams are already cooked, so you want to keep the temperature low to prevent drying it out.
  • Let it rest. After your honey glazed ham is finished baking with the glaze on, resist the urge to start cutting it up. It will stay nice and moist if you let it sit for 15 minutes before serving.

How to cook honey baked ham

How many people does a 10 pound ham feed?

As a rule of thumb, a 10-pound ham will feed around 10 people. If it’s just your small family, you can get a smaller ham. And if you have more people coming, you’re going to need a bigger ham.

How much does a honey baked ham cost?

A honey baked ham costs well over $50, but if you get your spiral cut ham at the store and make it yourself, it will cost much less and still taste amazing.

How long to bake honey baked ham

How to Cook Honey Baked Ham

Honey baked ham is cooked in the oven. You only need a few minutes to make the glaze while it bakes. After it cooks for a while at 250F, you will take it out to glaze it with the ham glaze recipe below, raise the oven temperature to 400F and bake it for 15 to 20 more minutes until it gets a golden brown hue.

How do you make a ham glaze from scratch?

To make a brown sugar glaze for ham, combine honey, brown sugar, melted butter, ground cloves, garlic powder, and Dijon mustard for a sweet and savory glaze that makes your ham irresistible.

Should I cover my ham with foil while baking

Honey baked ham heating & cooking instructions:

Should honey baked ham be heated?

You do not have to heat a fully cooked honey baked ham. However, many people enjoy it warm. To keep from drying it out, you should heat it at a low temperature.

How do you heat up a honey baked ham?

When cooking spiral ham, heat your oven to 250F and then put that ham in. It will take around 2 hours depending on the weight of the ham. After that you can glaze it and heat it at a higher temperature until it becomes golden.

What is the best way to cook a precooked ham?

In this oven baked ham recipe, you’ll see this is the best way to cook your precooked ham. The low temperature keeps the meat moist while warming it up.

How do you heat and glaze a fully cooked ham?

All you need to do is follow this recipe. You’ll preheat to 250F and then bake your ham for 15 minutes per pound. Then you’ll remove it to glaze it will putting the temperature to 400F and finish it off for 15 to 20 minutes.

How do you cook a spiral ham without drying it out?

When cooking ham in the oven, follow the directions in this recipe. Cooking your spiral ham slow and low plus letting it rest afterward is the key to succulent and juicy ham.

How long does it take to cook a ham in the oven at 350 degrees?

At 350F, it will take an hour and 40 minutes to cook your ham in the oven. I recommend using 250F as your temperature though to keep it from drying out.

Should I bake ham covered or uncovered

How do you keep ham moist?

Stick to the baking time in this spiral ham recipe when cooking ham in the oven and take the ham out when it reaches that sweet spot internal temperature of 135F. You’ll then glaze it and add it back in for a short time at a higher temp and let it rest after that. It will stay moist.

Should I bake ham covered or uncovered?

If you want to cover your ham, that is fine. This recipe lets you bake it low and slow so it won’t dry out if you leave it uncovered.

Should I cover my ham with foil while baking?

You do not have to cover your ham with foil, though if you’d like to, you can. You will need to remove the foil when it is time to glaze it.

How do you keep ham moist

Can you bake a ham in a glass baking dish?

Yes, you can bake ham in a glass baking dish as long as the dish is oven-safe.

How Long to Bake Honey Baked Ham

Following my recipe, it will take you about 2 hours to bake your honey baked ham. Ham cooking time can vary based on the size, so you’ll want to plan on 15 minutes of bake time per pound.

What goes well with Honey Baked Ham

We love scalloped potatoes, green bean casserole, a fresh salad, sweet potatoes, sauteed greens, dinner rolls, and the whole nine yards. You can serve any side you like with ham since it’s so versatile but I like having a balance of rich and indulgent sides along with simpler ones so the meal doesn’t feel too heavy.

Homemade honey baked ham

How to Store Honey Baked Ham

You should wrap up your cooled ham leftovers in foil and put it in the fridge.

How Long Does Honey Baked Ham Last?

In your fridge, those ham leftovers will last for about a week. But after that, you should move it to the freezer.

Can You Freeze Honey Baked Ham?

Freezing your honey baked ham is like a gift to your future self! Wrap it well and label it and then be sure to use it within 6 weeks.

How to Reheat Honey Baked Ham?

Let it thaw in your fridge overnight then heat it in the oven at 275F for about 10 minutes per pound of ham.


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Homemade Honey Baked Ham Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 212
This homemade honey baked ham recipe is the perfect way to cook a tender and juicy ham while saving money on a delicious holiday meal!

Ingredients

  • 1 8-10lb spiral cut ham

Honey Glaze

  • 1 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 250F. Remove the packaging from the ham and place on a baking sheet or shallow roasting pan cut side down. Bake for about 15 minutes per pound, or until the ham reaches an internal temperature of 135F.
  • While the ham cooks, combine the ingredients for the glaze in a bowl and mix well.
  • Once the ham reaches 135F, remove from oven and brush the ham with the glaze liberally. Heat the oven to 400F and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the glaze has browned. Allow to rest for 15 minutes before cutting and serving.
  • Heat the oven to 400F and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the glaze has browned. Allow to rest for 15 minutes before cutting and serving.
Calories: 212kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

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This Chinese noodle recipe is a favorite when we order takeout. But Chinese takeout often uses more oil than necessary, which is why I make it myself with wholesome ingredients. My family loves when I surprise them with this homemade chicken chow mein recipe. It takes no time to prepare and I know they’re eating something delicious and nutritious.

Best chow mein recipe

Best Chicken Chow Mein Recipe

Want to know the secret to making the best chow mein recipe? It’s beyond easy! Don’t let a different cuisine intimidate you. I’ll show you how to make authentic and tasty chow mein with ease.

Easy Chicken Chow Mein Recipe

Believe it or not, chow mein is very easy to make. It takes just 15 minutes to prep and then only 10 to cook it. That’s because your chicken will be thinly-sliced so it cooks up in  no time. Faster than you can place an order and have it delivered, you’ll have chicken chow mein on your table.

Chow mein ingredients

Chicken Chow Mein Ingredients

  • Thinly-sliced chicken breast – It creates the best texture when adding in a protein.
  • Green cabbage – For a crispier texture.
  • Chow mein noodles – The focus of the recipe. Look in your international food section at the supermarket for Chinese noodles!
  • Garlic – The essential aromatic.
  • Carrot – Julienne your carrot to add color and texture to your chow mein.
  • Sesame oil – You’ll use this to cook your chow mein.
  • Chow mein sauce – Make it yourself from soy sauce, oyster sauce, mirin, sugar, sesame oil, a pinch of pepper, and cornstarch.
  • Green onions – Tie the whole thing together and add pretty presentation!

Easy chow mein recipe

I love me some chow mein!
Megan

How do you Make Chow Mein from Scratch

You’ll make the sauce first, then put the sliced chicken in a bowl with a little sauce on top to marinate it. Then make the chow mein noodles as the package specifies. Drain the noodles and set them to the side while you heat up sesame oil in your wok or deep skillet. Then add garlic until golden followed by the chicken. The carrot and cabbage go in next, followed by the noodles, sauce, and water. Toss it together to coat and then add green onions before serving. That’s it!

How do you makee chow mein from scratch

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Chow Mein Every Time

  • Take time to drain the noodles. You want to avoid getting too much water in the pan which will change the texture of your chow mein. Shrimp chow mein is one of my favorites!
  • Sub in any protein you wish. If you don’t eat chicken or don’t have any on-hand, you can use beef, pork, shrimp, or tofu.
  • Spice it up. Add some spice if you like it hot by using sriracha or red pepper flakes.

How to cook chow mein

What is traditional chow mein?

Traditional chow mein consists of stir-fried noodles with vegetables and some kind of protein. Chicken, pork, beef, shrimp, and tofu are common protein choices for chow mein.

How to Cook Chow Mein

This chicken chow mein recipe is cooked on your stovetop. You’ll need to prepare the noodles as directed on the package and then use a wok or deep skillet to make the chow mein all together.

What is chicken chow mein made of?

Chicken chow mein is made with thinly-sliced chicken breast, shredded green cabbage, sesame oil, garlic, chow mein noodles, julienned carrot, chopped green onions, and chow mein sauce.

What is chow mein sauce made of

What is chow mein sauce made of?

To make the chow mein sauce, you need to combine soy sauce, oyster sauce, mirin, sugar, sesame oil, a pinch of pepper, and cornstarch.

How do you make chicken chow mein from scratch?

Simply follow this recipe to make chicken chow mein from scratch. You’ll make the sauce yourself while you prepare the noodles as the package directs, then cook the meat, vegetables, and add the noodles and sauce.

What are the best noodles to use for chow mein

What kind of noodles are used in chow mein?

The noodles are called chow mein noodles. You can find them in the international section of your supermarket or an Asian specialty supermarket.

What are the best noodles to use for chow mein?

Look for the chow mein noodles in your store’s international or Asian section. You can also go to an Asian supermarket. If you have regular or thin spaghetti, that will also work in a pinch.

Chicken chow mein from scratch

What are crispy chow mein noodles made of?

You can make them yourself with wonton or eggroll wrappers cut into strips and then fry them up in vegetable oil. It will make a great side dish or snack with your chow mein!

What is the difference between lo mein and chow mein?

There are three main differences when it comes to chow mein vs lo mein. With lo mein, the noodles are fatter and denser. Also, lo mein soaks up more sauce and tends to be fattier than chow mein.

What is chicken chow mein made of

What is the difference between chow mein and stir fry?

Stir-fry doesn’t always use noodles but chow mein is a noodle dish. You can have stir-fry without using noodles in the preparation.

What goes well with Chow Mein

You can make egg drop soup to start with, eggrolls, stir-fried bok choy, Asian slaw, or even make my stir-fry recipe to go with it to have a Chinese-themed dinner that will fill everyone up on healthier versions of these beloved takeout classics.

What kind of noodles are used in chow mein

How to Store Chow Mein

Chow mein needs to be put in an airtight container in your fridge to prevent spoilage.

How Long Does Chow Mein Last?

When kept in the fridge, you can enjoy your homemade chow mein for 3 to 4 days. You can also put it in the freezer if you don’t feel like eating it before then.

Homemade chow mein recipe

Can You Freeze Chow Mein?

Absolutely! Put it in an airtight container and it will keep for 2 to 3 months.

How to Reheat Chow Mein?

From frozen, put it in the fridge the night before you want to cook it. Then heat it on the stove until warmed through. You can moisten things up with a little broth or water.


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Classic Chow Mein Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 207
This delicious classic chow mein recipe is just like the Chinese restaurants make including the chow mein sauce made from scratch! This recipe is super easy and includes lean chicken breast, tender chow mein noodles, fresh veggies, and a savory sauce.

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breast (thinly sliced)
  • 3 cups green cabbage (shredded)
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic (minced)
  • 6 oz chow mein noodles
  • 1 carrot (julienned)
  • 3 green onions (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup water

Chow Mein Sauce

  • 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp Mirin
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • pepper (pinch)

Instructions 

  • First, make your sauce. Whisk together the cornstarch and soy sauce, then add in the remaining sauce ingredients. Place your thinly sliced chicken breast in a large mixing bowl and pour about 1 tablespoon over the chicken, coating evenly and set aside to marinate for 10 minutes.
  • Prepare the chow mein noodles per package instructions, then drain and set aside.
  • In a large wok, heat your sesame oil on high heat. Once heated, add in the garlic and stir fry until golden brown. Once golden, add in the chicken breast and cook for about a minute. Next, add the cabbage and carrot, stir frying until the cabbage has mostly wilted. Once wilted, add in the noodles, sauce and water. Toss constantly until evenly coated. Add in your green onions, toss for an additional 30 seconds, then serve immediately.
Calories: 207kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese

Nutrition

Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 617mg | Potassium: 307mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1361IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

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Don’t dream of Chinese takeout…make it yourself with this beef stir fry recipe! Tender slices of beef in a savory yet sweet sauce, just like your local takeout place makes, only healthier without all that oil. My family loves when I make this beef stir fry recipe, and you’re going to love it too!

Best beef stir fry

Best Beef Stir Fry Recipe

I know it seems a little daunting to make food from another cuisine. Stir fry is one of the easiest Chinese dishes to make. Once you make it yourself, you’ll wonder why you ever thought it was hard. I love to make this on a Friday night to make the end of our week finish on a high note.

Easy Beef Stir Fry Recipe

What makes this recipe so easy? You’re using that frozen stir fry veggie mix so that helps a lot. It looks like a lot of ingredients, but it’s all very easy. In fact, most people tend to have these things in their kitchen so your grocery list shouldn’t need much. In less than an hour, you’ll have beef stir fry that will disappear fast!

Beef stir fry ingredients

Teriyaki Beef Stir Fry Ingredients

  • Flank steak – Thinly sliced, this beef will melt right in your mouth and is perfect for beef teriyaki.
  • Lo mein egg noodles – Lo mein egg noodles are the best beef stir fry noodles. Get these cooked up before you begin.
  • Frozen stir-fry veggies – I know you’ve got a bag of these in your freezer, waiting for you to use!
  • Easy stir fry sauce – This stir fry sauce recipe is made with orange juice, water, garlic ginger paste, low sodium soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, and cornstarch, it’s amazing on the noodles!
  • Green onions – Adds a nice pop of color as the garnish.

Easy beef stir fry recipe

Rock out with your wok out.
Anonymous

How do you Make Beef Stir Fry from Scratch

You’ll season the flank steak with salt and pepper, then toss with cornstarch. Next, you’ll heat vegetable oil in your wok and cook the beef in small batches until browned. Set the beef aside and then add the veggies, then remove those. Make the sauce next and once it simmers and thickens, you can add the veggies and beef back in until it’s heated through. Put it on those noodles and you’re done!

How do you make beef stir fry sauce from scratch?

Simply follow this recipe and you’ll know how to make it! The best beef stir fry sauce only requires a few simple ingredients including orange juice, water, garlic ginger paste, low sodium soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, and cornstarch.

How do you make beef stir fry from scratch

How to Cook Teriyaki Beef Stir Fry

This steak stir fry recipe is cooked over the stove. You should use a wok but if you don’t have one, a deep skillet will work too.

What are three important steps to a good stir fry?

  1. Make sure your wok is super-hot! Stir fry gets its flavors from that high-heat.
  2. Cook the meat first. Make sure it comes to room temperature first so it cooks evenly. For the same reason, cook it in batches.
  3. Remove the meat before cooking the vegetables. This keeps you from getting chewy, overcooked meat.

How to cook teriyaki beef stir fry

How do you make a good stir fry?

The key to a good stir fry, besides quality beef, is in taking your time. Let the beef come to room temperature while it sits with cornstarch. Cook the beef in batches and quickly. Cook the vegetables separately. Then make the sauce and add everything back in to finish it off.

What is the best beef for stir fry?

Flank steak is what is used in this recipe and is also the cut your Chinese restaurant likely uses for similar stir fry dishes. Cooking it as directed will ensure tender pieces.

How do you make stir fry beef tender

Should you marinate beef for stir fry?

You don’t need a beef stir fry marinade for this recipe. However, don’t skip the salt, pepper, and cornstarch step. Those stir fry seasonings will help keep it tender.

How do you make stir fry beef tender?

Adding the cornstarch while it comes to room temperature is an important step for tender beef. Another thing to keep in mind is cooking at a high temperature and removing the beef after you’ve cooked it about 3 minutes on each side.

Should you marinate beef for stir fry

How do Chinese restaurants get their beef so tender?

Chinese restaurants use a technique known as velveting which is a coating that the protein will sit in prior to cooking. Even just using cornstarch, salt, and pepper can help your beef stay tender though the rest is up to you when you cook it.

Can you stir fry meat and vegetables together?

That’s a big NO! The meat should be cooked first, then removed. Then you can add the vegetables. And you’ll remove those too to make the sauce, then add it all back in at the end.

How do you make stir fry sauce from scratch

What can I add to stir fry for flavor?

This steak stir fry has so much flavor, you won’t need to add much else. With this homemade stir fry sauce, you’ll have all the flavor you need because it incorporates garlic and ginger, two essential aromatics in Chinese cuisine.

Why is my stir fry beef so tough?

One of the secrets for getting tender beef out of your stir fry is to cook it quickly over high heat. Cook it in batches too so it all cooks evenly. This keeps the meat from sweating or stewing which would make it tough.

What goes well with Teriyaki Beef Stir Fry

I recommend serving this stir fry with lo mein egg noodles. However, you can also top it on rice. If you want to make an Asian slaw or salad, that’s a great addition to this meal. You can start the meal with egg drop soup which is quick and easy too.

What can I add to stir fry for flavor

How to Store Beef Stir Fry

Beef stir fry needs to be put in the fridge in an airtight container, if you have anything leftover that is!

How Long Does Beef Stir Fry Last?

In your fridge, you can count on those leftovers lasting about 3 or 4 days.

Homemade beef stir fry recipe

Can You Freeze Beef Stir Fry?

And if you didn’t get a chance to eat those leftovers, better put it in the freezer! Sometimes I make a bigger batch of this so we have a quick and easy lunch or dinner waiting. I put it in a freezer bag and label it, making sure to use it within a month.

How to Reheat Beef Stir Fry?

Let it thaw in your fridge overnight, then warm it on the stove until it’s ready!


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Beef Stir Fry Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 508
This beef stir fry recipe is full of tender beef sauteed with a healthy variety of vegetables and noodles and tossed in a delicious and flavorful stir fry sauce.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil (divided)
  • 1 lb flank steak (thinly sliced)
  • 1 lb lo mein egg noodles (cooked)
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 bag frozen mixed stir-fry vegetables
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)
  • green onions (chopped for garnish)

Beef stir fry sauce

  • 2 tbsp garlic ginger paste
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (low sodium)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch

Instructions 

  • First, season the flank steak with salt and pepper and toss with cornstarch and set aside.
  • Next, put about 1 1/2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a wok on medium high heat. Cook the beef in small batches until browned, or about 3 minutes per side. Once browned, set aside.
  • Next, add your vegetables to the wok and cook for about 5 minutes with the remaining vegetable oil. Remove and set aside.
  • Now, make your sauce. Combine the sauce ingredients except for the corn starch in a bowl and mix well. Add the sauce to the wok and bring to a simmer. While the sauce reaches a simmer, combine the cornstarch with about 2-3 tablespoons of water and then slowly whisk into the sauce. Allow to simmer for an additional 2-3 minutes. Add the vegetables and beef back to the wok and cook until fully heated through. Serve over egg noodles.
Calories: 508kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese

Nutrition

Calories: 508kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 835mg | Potassium: 411mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2423IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg

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