Recipes to Love This Week
Want some new recipes to love this week?
With the addition of the Instant Pot in my kitchen tools, I’ve found myself trying out new recipes. Not all the recipes I’ve tried out lately have been made in the Instant Pot but trying out some new Instant Pot recipes has me expanding my cooking horizons.
Here are some recipes to love this week:
Ground Beef Recipes To Love This Week
Crispy Chickpeas With Ground Meat: This dish comes together quickly, easily and with very few ingredients. It has been one of the few recipes that I follow exactly, along with these. It is not how I would normally cook ground beef, or chickpeas for that matter.
I would never even think to combine ground beef with chickpeas. But, I didn’t want to go grocery shopping and these were the only things I had on hand. Plus, it lead me to this recipe which will now make it’s way into a regular rotation.
Many of the comments on the original recipe have ideas for how to improve the recipe. One of them being frying some onions with the ground beef. I can see how this would be a great addition to this dish.
I’ve also found that this makes great leftovers for any meal. It reheats well for lunch or dinner. If you want it for breakfast, it pairs nicely with a fried egg and sliced avocado.
Chicken Recipes to Love This Week
Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken: Every time I’ve been looking for some new Instant Pot recipes to try, this comes up as one of the most highly rated. I had to to try it out. Especially since I’ve been loving cooking chicken thighs lately.
Chicken thighs are fatty, juicy and hold their moisture a lot easier than chicken breasts. They are basically a lot harder to mess up.
If you like the flavors of soy sauce and sesame oil, you will love the taste of this dish. The active time on this recipe is also very short. You basically just make the sauce, season the chicken, saute the chicken for a couple minutes, throw the sauce in and let the Instant Pot do the rest of the work.
That’s the beauty of the Instant Pot. You can just throw something in and forget about it without having to do it 4-8 hours earlier like you would have to with a slow cooker.
This chicken is so tender, it falls off the bone. I also tried this with boneless chicken thighs and this recipe works great either way.
This was the first time I ever remember eating chicken that was so tender, it fell off the bone. You don’t even need a knife to eat this chicken.
Skillet-Roasted Lemon Chicken: If you have a love for cast iron skillets, this is for you. This classic recipe by Ina Garten has been made countless times by others. It’s fresh, comes together easily and quickly and tastes amazing.
There is a reason why classics tend to be on lists of recipes to love. This is also one of her husband’s favorite recipes and it is easy to see why.
Salads Recipes to Love This Week
Tomato, Avocado and Basil Salad: This salad comes together so quickly and packs a lot of flavor into it’s few ingredients. If you have some tomatoes, avocados and basil around, it comes together in a breeze.
The flavors meld together seamlessly and it is a great use of fresh basil. It is also a fun take on a traditional type of salad.
It’s perfect as a side dish for summer. It whips up in under ten minutes and makes a great accompaniment to fish or chicken on the grill. This is also a hit at any summer picnic you go to.
Snacks and Sides Recipes to Love this Week
Crispy Roasted Chickpeas: Do you keep an insane amount of chickpeas in the house and have no idea what to make with them? Do you crave a healthier version of popcorn?
If you said yes to either of these questions, this is a recipe to love for you. This is a healthier, vegan, popcorn alternative. Or just a really delicious, addictive snack. As it goes over in the directions for this recipe, the key to making these really, really crispy is to dry out the chickpeas before putting them in the oven. Then, to dry roast them with out putting any oil or seasoning on them.
Doing so gets them really crispy.
And the crispier they are, the better they are. Chickpeas are highly versatile and can be seasoned with whatever your heart desires. Personally, my favorite way to season these after they are done in the oven is to sprinkle a little bit of garlic power and a lot of cumin over them.
You will be eating these again and again. You should also make extra because you won’t want to share! 🙂
Caramelized Onions: I used to think I didn’t like onions. Then, I found this recipe and began caramelizing onions whenever I could to put on anything and everything.
They are unlike anything else I had ever tasted and if cooked properly, you are rewarded with a delicious product.
It takes patience and technique, but anyone can make amazing caramelized onions. This recipe goes over exactly how to make them.
An Overview on Recipes to Love This Week
These recipes to love range from learning classic techniques for a very specific type of food, to new ways of cooking in the Instant Pot, to easy to throw together snacks.
I hope one of these recipes inspire you or are just what you’re looking for when you are wondering what to make for dinner tonight.