Weekends are like a short breath of fresh air in our busy schedules. Hence, weekend dining must be a special party as it brings the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy time with the people we love. Families get to eat brunches together; friends get together and eat long meals together that carry on till late at night. Busy working couples get to organize a little treat for each other. The setting is just perfect, but what are you planning to cook?
Going for beef recipes could be a great idea! Here are some easy beef recipes that could make your weekend delicious.
1. Porterhouse steaks with onion gravy-
Who doesn’t love a steak! This steak recipe lets you keep it simple with a mouthwatering tender steak enveloped in velvety sweet onion gravy. You could prepare this gravy with the traditional gravy mix that easily available in your local supermarket. Since this cut has no bone, it is easy to cook and 5 minutes on the grill, gives this steak the perfect cook. For choices of starch- mashed potatoes, shoestring potatoes or sweet potato fries could work well. Veggies like snow peas, green beans, broccoli, and squash elevate this dish perfectly.
2. Cheesy Fiesta Beef Casserole-
Casseroles are ideal for big family weekend meals. You can prepare it before the gathering and serve it in the same dish too. They include crowd-pleasing ingredients like mouth-melting beef, nachos and lots of cheese, yummy! All you need to do is cook beef and onion for 6-8 minutes and then stir in beans, Picante sauce, and a little chilli powder. Then mix in a can of soup and tomatoes. Put the mix in a microwave dish and top in up with sharp cheddar, Monterey jerk cheese, and your favourite nachos. Microwave for 12 minutes and there you go!
3. Beef sausage pasta bake-
Be it a simple family dinner, a kid’s birthday party or a romantic candlelight dinner, a combination of sausage and pasta could never fail you. Make a weekend meal fun with this super easy yet irresistible pasta dish. This is a baked recipe so one could prepare it in stages days in advance. Make meatballs out of your favourite beef sausage, fry them in a skillet and add your favourite pasta sauce in the same skillet. As the sauce simmers, add cooked pasta. Arrange in a baking dish with cheese and bake till the cheese gets all gooey.
4. Mongolian Beef-
This oriental and balanced recipe is easy to make and packed with great flavours. The great thing is that it needs less than 30 minutes to cook and maybe even lesser to polish. This beef dish is crisp, sweet and tasteful. For this preparation, you need to prepare cornstarch coated flank steak pieces first. Sauté some ginger and garlic in a pan, add soy sauce, water and dark brown sugar and bring it to boil. Then add the steak and let your sauce thicken and the punchy curry will be ready in 20 minutes.
5. Spicy beef mince with Jasmine rice:
Pasta dishes not fun for you anymore, why not try this ricey- spicy beef mince that gets ready in less than half an hour? All that you need to do is cook your minced beef and dry up the water and then temper it with ginger, garlic, capsicum, broccoli, soy sauce, honey, and gochujang paste. We can replace Gochujang paste with sambal paste; both the ingredients are easily available at the grocery stores. Serve this flavorful dish on the bed of fragrant steamed Jasmine rice for pure pleasure. You could brown rice instead if you are looking for more fibre.
Happy weekend. Happy cooking!