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Top rated Weeknight dinners recipes

By kathryn.hollingworth

This is a delicious meal which I often cook for for my family

  • ginger
  • honey
  • coriander
  • soy sauce
  • lemon
  • asparagus
  • couscous
  • butter or margarine
  • raisons
3.7/5 (265 Votes)

By Vick11, Foodie

This hotpot recipe is very easy and tasty

  • 750g/1½lb lean beef cubes
  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 50g/2oz plain flour (with salt and pepper)
  • 2 onions (sliced)
  • 500g/1lb potatoes (peeled and sliced)
  • 2 celery stalk (sliced)
  • 1 carrot (cubed)
  • 100g/4oz swede (cubed)
  • 30ml dry sherry
  • ½ teaspoon mustard
  • 1pich of ground nutmeg
  • 3 bay leaves
  • ½ teaspoon rosemary (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon thyme (chopped)
  • 350mls beef stock
  • 15g/½oz butter + 1 clove chopped garlic
3.4/5 (201 Votes)

By michabedford, chezgaycountrykitchen

A simple, filling dish thats easier than just boiling rice!

  • 200g Arborio rice
  • 750ml chicken stock
  • 1 small onion
  • finely diced
  • 2 chicken breasts diced
  • small handful of lemon thyme
  • leaves picked
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 mushrooms
  • finely sliced
  • juice of half lemon
  • 200g cream cheese
  • seasoning
  • Parmesan shavings to taste
3.6/5 (167 Votes)

By michabedford, chezgaycountrykitchen

Quick, easy, tasty and cheap

  • 2 Ciabatta bread rolls
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 balls of mozzarella
  • 2 slices smoked bacon
  • 6 mushrooms
  • 1 red onion
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • Green pesto
  • enough for spreading
  • 2 handfuls of rocket
  • Mayo
  • enough for spreading
  • Oil for cooking
3.6/5 (160 Votes)

By michabedford, chezgaycountrykitchen

Quick and easy to throw together and sit down on a cold night

  • 12 beef meatballs
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 courgette diced
  • 1 red chilli deseeded
  • chopped fine
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped fine
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 6-10 mushrooms quartered
  • 1 tin 400g chopped tomatoes
  • 100g tomato puree
  • 1/2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp sage
  • 1/2 tbsp dried cumin
  • 2 slices bread for breadcrumbs
  • Chinese 5 spice to coat meatballs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 150g grated cheese
  • salt & pepper to season
3.4/5 (171 Votes)

By Vick11, Foodie

This dish is really eay to make and it look really expensive

  • 2 pieces Fillet steak (150g each)
  • 2 tablespoon groundnut oil
  • 1/2 glass of Cognac
  • 200g new potatoes
  • 25g salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • A handful of Rocket leaves (garnish)
  • Salt and pepper (seasoning)
  • Balsamic vinegar reduction (decoration)
3.6/5 (151 Votes)

By michabedford, chezgaycountrykitchen

Easy, tasty and quick

  • 200g pasta
  • 125g salmon diced
  • 1/4 courgette diced
  • 8 baby corns cut into chunks
  • 8 baby asparagus cut into chunks
  • 125ml double cream
  • 2 tbsp dill
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • seasoning
  • cheddar (optional)
3.4/5 (161 Votes)

By michabedford, chezgaycountrykitchen

Low fat, healthy and tasty

  • 400g turkey mince
  • 4 spring onions
  • finely chopped
  • 1 tsp grated root ginger
  • 1 red chilli
  • seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 egg ypolk
  • small bunch of coriander
  • chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 sweet potato
  • tub of Guacamole (or homemade where possible)
  • scoop of tzatziki (or homemade where possible)
3.5/5 (154 Votes)

By Vick11, Foodie

This simple Italian meat ball recipe is made with ready made meatballs and a jar of tomato sauce

  • 1 packet meat balls
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 jar Tomato and Basil sauce
  • 1 small onion (diced)
  • 1 clove garlic (chopped)
  • ½ small red pepper (diced)
  • ½ small green pepper (diced)
  • 1 tomato (diced)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • a few shavings of parmesan cheese
  • 1 packet fresh spaghetti
3.6/5 (145 Votes)

By michabedford, chezgaycountrykitchen

A quick and easy autumn warmer

  • CHICKEN MARINADE
  • 4 chicken pieces (thighs and legs)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • seasoning
  • SWEET POTATO PUREE
  • 1 sweet potato cubed
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp all spice
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • sprinkle of ground pepper
3.5/5 (150 Votes)

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