3 Quick and Easy Meat Dishes to Try This Summer
Nothing warms up hearts and bellies like a delicious home-cooked meal. Especially in this day and age where people are busier working than preparing meals at home. You can mix things up with these three (3) quick and easy meat dishes to try this summer.
We included different ingredients and methodologies to give you a chance to explore your kitchen. Plus, we give you a couple of tips and tricks to make the process easier for you.
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Keep reading to find out how you can improve your easy meat dishes this summer.
1. Summer Roast Chicken
Starting off simple, we have the Summer Roast Chicken.
This is a famous Mediterranean dish that’s best paired with chickpeas, some vegetables, and salty-sweet Greek or fetta cheese. Prep time takes around 20 minutes, and cooking time is about an hour and thirty. This might sound like a long time, but trust us when we say the results are divine and tasty.
For this recipe, you’ll need garlic, chopped oregano, lemons, olive oil, and (of course) your chicken. If you don’t know where to buy high-quality chicken in your area, it may be time to start reaping the benefits of meat delivery.
You’ll also want red peppers for this recipe, as well as red onions, courgettes, chopped mint, a pack of feta chees, a can of chickpeas, and some crusty bread (or mash — up to you). Preheat the oven to about 200℃ so that it’s nice and warm when you finally put in the chicken.
Now, you’re all set to start making your very own Summer Roast Chicken!
2. Garlic Butter Steak Bites
The next dish we’re about to share with you is a party snack favorite — but it can very easily be eaten as a meal with the right ingredients. This meat dish is perfect for both kids and adults. Plus, it’s pretty straightforward to prepare, and who doesn’t want that?
For this recipe, you’ll want to use sirloin steak that’s been cut into small pieces. Sirloin is excellent for this type of dish because a.) it’s not so expensive and b.) it’s much easier to season and cook.
Once you have your sirloin steak, prepare your other ingredients, i.e., olive oil, butter, garlic, salt, pepper, and parsley. Sear the meat in a pan with a bit of olive oil. Once you have a bit of browning, add the butter in. This prevents any burning from happening to the butter.
If you have one, an iron skillet is great for this recipe. However, a normal frying pan should also do nicely. After a few minutes of cooking, you can now add the garlic and parsley to flavor your dish.
Now, you’re done!
3. Taco Pasta Salad
It’s not something you see on a Taco Bell menu, but it’s one of the great easy meat dishes for anyone who’s got a hankering for Mexican flavors this summer. All you need for this lovely food experiment is ground beef, some crunchy nacho cheese chips, and a bag of your favorite pasta.
The great thing about this dish is that you can add just about any ingredient you want. You’re good to go as long as it’s something you can find on a taco (e.g., black beans, scallions, avocado slices, sour cream, kidney beans, and Catalina dressing)!
To start making the pasta salad, cook your pasta in a pot. Drain and set it aside in a bowl or plate for later. Get a large saucepan and cook the ground beef until brown. Then add whatever seasoning you prefer for your dish.
Mix the ground beef with your pasta and toss in a couple of chopped tomatoes, bell pepper, cheese, and lettuce. Now, grab your taco chips, crush them into tiny pieces, and drop them in with your pasta and other ingredients.
You’re now ready to dig in!
There you have it!
Three quick and easy meat dishes to try this summer. We hope the variations help introduce you to an entirely new world of flavor. Furthermore, we hope it encourages you to be more creative in the kitchen.
Have fun making these easy meat dishes, and don’t forget to share these recipes with your friends and family!