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So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby IronDog » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:36 pm

There are several that we really enjoy. But one of my favorites is tonight's meal.

I really like pork tenderloins. Trim just a little bit of the "silver skin" and something to make the rub stick, like olive oil spread over all. Then sprinkle the rub covering all sides. Get the smoker started at 230 with apple wood chips then usually about 90 minutes later and you've got a delicious, lean main course.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Rocker » Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:41 pm

I have three.


1) - Pan seared chicken breast cutlets (season liberally with onion and garlic powder, kosher salt, cracked peppercorns and paprika), rice pilaf and steamed broccoli. Pan to table in > 30 minutes

2) Pork loin. Similar to your tasty example, but I use a different method. 1/4 cup olive oil, rubbed sage; mix until it forms a paste. Apply. Roast in oven at 400 degrees, fat side up, until done (15 minutes per pound). I like to serve this with sliced cucumber drowned in raspberry balsamic vinegar with smashed potatoes.

3) Tater-Tot Casserole. Slice and sauté most of a large white onion. Brown 1 pound ground beef. Combine, cook down five minutes. In large glass pan, add one 8 Oz can condensed cream of mushroom soup and beer/onion mix. Evenly layer frozen tots across, edge to edge. Cover with foil. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes, remove foil, add cheddar/jack/cheese blend of choice, broil until cheese is carmelized. Start to finish ~ 45 minutes. Serve with “house” salad.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Shadowhawk » Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:47 pm

The thing I end up doing the most often since it is easy and fast for work nights is Instant Pot (any pressure cooker would do) Parmesan Risotto. Arborio rice, butter, onion, broth, salt, pepper and parmesan. 30 minutes, and most of that time is hands off. We often eat it with a salad, but also with a pan-seared chicken breast.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Super K » Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:38 am

Mississippi Roast in our house...

We LOVE using the Crock-Pot as we are all going 6 different directions... crock pot meals are super easy and make the house smell divine...

Get a big ol' Chuck roast...packets of Hidden Vally Ranch and au jus mix...sprinkle over top of the roast....then put in about 10-15 peppercinis and a quarter stick of real butter...

Cook on low all day...it'll shred awesomely and you can use it on sandwiches (with sliced sharp cheddar) or put over rice, noodles, mashed potatoes...
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby NYBF » Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:28 am

Tagliatelle with prosciutto and orange.

https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/tagli ... and-orange

Sounds fancy tastes great, and really could not be easier to make.

1 - Fresh pasta is better, but dried is fine
2 - Make the whole pound. It's just easier than figuring out what 3/4 of the package is.
3 - Double the amount of prosciutto you use.
3a - after frying up the prosciutto, remove it from the skillet. Leave it on the side to put on top of the pasta when you serve it.
4 - Double the amount of cream to adjust for the added pasta.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Zarniwoop » Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:29 am

my go to simple one is to cut up lots of veggies and throw it in an electric skillet with potatoes and some kind of meat and seasoning...takes 10 mins prep at the most and you don't have to stand around it while it is cooking other than to mix it a couple times.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Buc2 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:51 am

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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Deuce » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:12 am

This sounds good but trimming, coating, rubbing, getting a smoker ready and eating 90 minutes later doesn't sound like a simple meal to me.

The first thing that came to mind for me was a can of chickpeas with good amounts of olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Takes less than a minute, depending on how proficient you are with a can opener. Plus it's healthy and keeps you full for a long time.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby DreadNaught » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:13 am

My go-to simple meal is pan fried (diced) kielbasa and w/ shells & cheese. Put a little gourmet mustard on the side and it's a easy 10min meal.

Steam a green vegetable if you will.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Noles1724 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:20 am

Deuce wrote:This sounds good but trimming, coating, rubbing, getting a smoker ready and eating 90 minutes later doesn't sound like a simple meal to me.

The first thing that came to mind for me was a can of chickpeas with good amounts of olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Takes less than a minute, depending on how proficient you are with a can opener. Plus it's healthy and keeps you full for a long time.


I'm with ya.. I was coming here to post "pasta w/ alfredo sauce"

then moved on when I saw, start the smoker at 2 with apple wood chips.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Zarniwoop » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:50 am

DreadNaught wrote:My go-to simple meal is pan fried (diced) kielbasa and w/ shells & cheese. Put a little gourmet mustard on the side and it's a easy 10min meal.

Steam a green vegetable if you will.



You had me at Kielbasa
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby DreadNaught » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:56 am

Noles1724 wrote:
Deuce wrote:This sounds good but trimming, coating, rubbing, getting a smoker ready and eating 90 minutes later doesn't sound like a simple meal to me.

The first thing that came to mind for me was a can of chickpeas with good amounts of olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Takes less than a minute, depending on how proficient you are with a can opener. Plus it's healthy and keeps you full for a long time.


I'm with ya.. I was coming here to post "pasta w/ alfredo sauce"

then moved on when I saw, start the smoker at 2 with apple wood chips.


Yeah, when I think simple I think quick. Which means I'm not using the smoker or alot of spices or ingredients for that matter.

Simple meal imo = Quick, few ingredients, can do in on a stove.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby beardmcdoug » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:58 am

I pull a plate out of the cabinet. throw a flour tortilla on that bitch. sprinkle sum mexican shredded cheese. microwave that bitch for 40 seconds. roll that mothafucka up and boom.

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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby DreadNaught » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:04 am

beardmcdoug wrote:I pull a plate out of the cabinet. throw a flour tortilla on that bitch. sprinkle sum mexican shredded cheese. microwave that bitch for 40 seconds. roll that mothafucka up and boom.

since '98


That is not a meal, it's just surviving. :lol:
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:21 am

My go to is spaghetti.

I start out by browning ground beef or italian sausage.

Rather than buy Prego or Ragu, I get a large can of plain tomato sauce and work it up out of the spice cabinet. Minced garlic, basil, oregano, salt&pepper, sugar, onion powder, crushed red pepper, parmesean. Simmer that for 20 minutes. Boil pasta and serve it up.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Kress » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:28 am

Mexican salad.

We use ground turkey, but you can do beef if you want. Honestly by the time you're done it tastes the same. Sautee in a pan with diced onions and garlic, add whatever spices (I use chili powder, cumin, paprika, dried jalapeno, red pepper and/or cayenne, salt, & pepper). Basically make a taco filling. You can add other stuff if you want, like roasted corn, black beans, sliced jalapenos or other peppers, whatever.

On a plate, put down Doritos, then the meat on top, then cheese, then some lettuce, tomato, olives, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, cilantro, etc.

The beauty is that you get to build to suit. I load mine with Doritos, meat, and cheese, so with that base and the guac/salsa toppings it's like nachos for dinner. The wife uses fewer chips and more greenery, so to her it's a turkey meat salad. Win/win.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby The Outsider » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:02 am

beardmcdoug wrote:I pull a plate out of the cabinet. throw a flour tortilla on that bitch. sprinkle sum mexican shredded cheese. microwave that bitch for 40 seconds. roll that mothafucka up and boom.

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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby beardmcdoug » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:03 am

The Outsider wrote:
beardmcdoug wrote:I pull a plate out of the cabinet. throw a flour tortilla on that bitch. sprinkle sum mexican shredded cheese. microwave that bitch for 40 seconds. roll that mothafucka up and boom.

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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Super K » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:30 am

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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Buc2 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:40 pm

Folks, he didn't say it was a go-to quick meal. He said it was a go-to simple meal. Big difference. Starting up your smoker and throwing some meat in it for 90 minutes sounds pretty ****ing simple to me.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Buc2 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:49 pm

All joking aside, my go-to meal has always been spaghetti...similar to what MB described above, except I usually will chop up some onion, red & green peppers and add fresh portobello mushrooms and sliced black olives to simmer in the sauce.

If I want quick without going the prepared food route, then I will pan fry a chicken filet with spices, a can of mushrooms and some onion. That's about as quick as it gets. A side of mashed cauliflower or riced cauliflower, and I'm sitting down to eat in 30 minutes.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby DreadNaught » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:15 pm

Another simple meal is Picadillo. We have it a couple time a month.

Chop up some onions and green peppers, dice a potato

Saute the onions and green peppers in olive oil, add in some minced garlic

add in the diced potatoes

add in ground beef

season with cumin, nutmeg, and cinnamon. (Not too much or you'll ruin it)

Add tomato sauce.

Serve with rice.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:19 pm

DreadNaught wrote:Another simple meal is Picadillo. We have it a couple time a month.

Chop up some onions and green peppers, dice a potato

Saute the onions and green peppers in olive oil, add in some minced garlic

add in the diced potatoes

add in ground beef

season with cumin, nutmeg, and cinnamon. (Not too much or you'll ruin it)

Add tomato sauce.

Serve with rice.

My wife makes that with smoked sausage instead of beef.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Selmon Rules » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:10 pm

I make a good meatloaf, combine that with any sort of veggie and I'm good....




















Yes, I know mashed potatoes or Mac and cheese should go with this but my doctor has me on a strict no carb diet, damn triglycerides....
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Super K » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:54 pm

Another fam fave is chicken n' dumplings in the crock pot...

4 boneless chicken breasts

Cover with 2 big cans of cream of chicken soup, 1 chipped onion and salt/pepper...

Cook all day, then shred when you get home and toss in 2 packs of torn apart Pillsbury biscuit dough...

Let cook 40 more minutes...

Boom...
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby nhbucsfan » Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:34 pm

Spaghetti and MB for me. Honestly, I could have it multiple times a week and not get sick of it.


Sometimes just spaghetti, garlic, Parmesan, fresh ground pepper with evoo or butter.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Deuce » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:40 am

Super K wrote:Another fam fave is chicken n' dumplings in the crock pot...

4 boneless chicken breasts

Cover with 2 big cans of cream of chicken soup, 1 chipped onion and salt/pepper...

Cook all day, then shred when you get home and toss in 2 packs of torn apart Pillsbury biscuit dough...

Let cook 40 more minutes...

Boom...


That sounds pretty sweet. Might have to try it soon.
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Re: So, what's your Go To simple meal

Postby Super K » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:14 am

Deuce wrote:
Super K wrote:Another fam fave is chicken n' dumplings in the crock pot...

4 boneless chicken breasts

Cover with 2 big cans of cream of chicken soup, 1 chipped onion and salt/pepper...

Cook all day, then shred when you get home and toss in 2 packs of torn apart Pillsbury biscuit dough...

Let cook 40 more minutes...

Boom...


That sounds pretty sweet. Might have to try it soon.


It's pretty hearty...we've tossed in some frozen peas/carrots here and there to add to it...and, obviously, how much salt/pepper one uses can be a big difference in taste...

Just don't use "flavored" biscuit dough (honey etc)...that **** will ruin it....
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