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Grilled Steak with Roasted Corn and Potato Hash

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This roasted corn and potato medley is the star of this steak dinner meal.

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Round plate with grilled ribeye steak with corn, baby potatoes, and bell peppers.

When it comes to meal appeal, it is more important to add bright colors and use flavor profiles that you crave, and nothing pulls at our cravings like grilled steak, crispy potatoes, and sweet corn.

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Here’s What You Need for This Steak and Corn Recipe

  • Steak: We used Rib Eye steak that was thinly sliced so that it can grill quickly
  • Marinade: We marinated our steak with balsamic glaze, paprika, garlic powder, and salt, and coated it with olive oil. This marinade gave good flavor and a good char and caramelization when we grilled the steak.
  • Vegetable Medley: We used a combination of corn, baby corn, and bell peppers
Round plate with grilled ribeye steak with corn, baby potatoes, and bell peppers.

Easy Steps for Making Steak and Corn

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400F.
  2. Cut the vegetables and place them on a sheet pan. Add the seasonings and coat them with olive oil. Roast them in the oven.
  3. Meanwhile, marinate the steak with balsamic concentrate and seasonings.
  4. Heat an indoor grill and sear the steak on each side until it cooks to your desired doneness.
  5. Let the steak rest before slicing it into thin strips and enjoy them with the roasted corn and potato medley.

Reference the recipe card below for detailed instructions.

Glass meal prep container with grilled ribeye steak with corn, baby potatoes, and bell peppers.

Meal Prep Tips for Steak and Corn

  • Cooking option: If you have an Air Fryer, you can also air fry the vegetables at 350F for 8 minutes
  • Herbs: Add herbs to the corn medley such as green onions, basil, or cilantro for fresh flavors
  • To Store: Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator
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Steak & Corn

Grilled Balsamic Steak with Roasted Corn and Potato Hash

A gourmet steak dinner served with a delicious medley of roasted sweet corn, potatoes, and bell peppers.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2

Equipment

  • knife
  • cutting board
  • sheet pan
  • tongs
  • indoor grill pan
  • oven

Ingredients
  

Steak and Seasonings

  • 12 oz rib eye steak (thinly sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic concentrate
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Roasted Corn and Potatoes

  • 2 baby potatoes
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 red bell pepper (diced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat the oven to 400F. Cut the baby potatoes in half and dice the red bell pepper. Place the potatoes, bell peppers, and corn on a sheet pan, add the seasonings and coat it with olive oil. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, season the steak with balsamic concentrate, paprika, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and coat with olive oil.
  • Heat an indoor grill pan on medium high heat an sear the steak on each side for about 4 to 5 minutes until it is fully cooked and reaches an internal temperature of 145F. Let it rest before slicing it into thin strips and enjoy them with the roasted colorful veggies!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What else can you do with any leftover corn and potato medley?

If you have any leftovers, you can use them as a salad topper. We also like making it into a corn potato salad by adding a little bit of mayo and lemon juice.


Is corn high in fiber?

Yes, it is rich in fiber and can help aid digestion. It has insoluble fiber which feeds good bacteria in your gut and can help you keep regular. 


Is corn healthy?

Most people trying to lose weight avoid corn because they are concerned about weight gain. However, one ear of corn only has about 100 calories, 3 grams of fiber which can help you feel full longer, and the carb is a slow-to digest type of carb that can help with weight control. So you can enjoy this vegetable in balanced portions.

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Beef Stir Fry with Garlicky Chinese Broccoli

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Try Chinese Broccoli in your next stir-fry dish. Discover how to prep this nutritious green vegetable for your next weekly meal prep.

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Round plate with steak strips and Chinese broccoli.

What is the difference between broccoli and Chinese broccoli?

  • Chinese broccoli is in the same family as broccoli, Brassica Oleracea. However, it has thick stems, small florets, and large flat leaves
  • Chinese broccoli also has a more bitter flavor than regular broccoli

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To Make Chinese Broccoli with Beef Stir Fry, You’ll Need

  • Sirloin Steak: You will want to cut your steak into thin strips so that it cooks quickly during the stir fry
  • Chinese Broccoli: If you can’t find Chinese broccoli, you can also make this recipe with broccolini or regular broccoli
  • Garlic Cloves: Use fresh garlic for this recipe. Cut them into slivers. This is what gives the “garlicky” flavor to the recipe.
  • Soy Sauce: You can also use Oyster sauce which is a syrup-like sauce used in Chinses Cuisine and made from oyster extract
  • Oil: You can cook with olive oil and also add sesame oil for extra flavor

Glass meal prep container with steak strips and Chinese broccoli.

How to prepare Beef and Chinese Broccoli Stir Fry

  1. Prepare the Vegetables: Cut the broccoli into one-inch pieces and slice the garlic into slivers.
  2. Cook the Meat: Add oil to a hot wok and saute the beef strips until fully cooked. Season with the soy sauce.
  3. Cook the Vegetables: Remove the beef strips from the wok and add the broccoli. Cook the Chinese broccoli until they get tender, then add the garlic slivers and cook until they are toasted.
  4. Add back the beef: Add the beef strips back to the wok and drizzle with sesame oil.

Reference the recipe card below for detailed instructions.

Round plate with steak strips and Chinese broccoli.

Meal Prep Tips for Beef and Chinese Broccoli Stir Fry

  • Shopping: When buying Chinese broccoli, avoid selecting the ones with flower blossoms because they will be less tender
  • Prepping: Wash the broccoli thoroughly because it can be sandy and have loose dirt. Trim the bottom of the stems if they look dry.
  • Cook option: You can cook them directly in the stir fry, however, they are a bit tough, so you can blanch them in boiling water before cooking them in the stir fry. This will also get rid of some of the bitterness.
  • To serve: Serve with steamed rice or cauliflower rice for a low-carb option.
  • Storage: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days for the best quality.

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Beef Stir Fry

Beef Stir Fry with Garlicky Chinese Broccoli

A low-carb beef stir fry with garlicky Chinese broccoli that is light, fresh, and delicious!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 2

Equipment

  • knife
  • cutting board
  • wok
  • tongs

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz sirloin steak (thinly sliced strips)
  • 6 oz chinese broccoli
  • 2 garlic cloves (peeled and sliced into slivers)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

Instructions
 

  • Cut the broccoli bottom stems (about 1 inch) and discard. Then, roughly chop the rest of the broccoli into 3 inch lengths.
  • Add olive oil to a wok on medium-high heat and saute the beef strips. Season with soy sauce and cook until they are golden brown and fully cooked (about 5 to 7 minutes). After they cook, scoop them out of the wok and set them aside.
  • Next, add the Chinese broccoli to the wok and saute them for about 3 to 5 minutes until the broccoli is soft and tender. If they are still a bit tough, add a dash of water to help steam the broccoli.
  • Then, add the garlic slivers and stir them around until they are toasted. Finally add back the beef strips. At the end, drizzle with sesame oil and mix well

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can Chinese broccoli be eaten uncooked?

Yes, the leaves, stalks, and florets can be prepped and eaten raw in many dishes such as salads or slaws.


How long does Chinese broccoli last?

It can be stored unwashed in an open plastic bag in the fridge for about 7 to 10 days.


Where can I buy Chinese broccoli?

You can find it in most Asian specialty stores.

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Baked Meatloaf Patties and Roasted Green Beans

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Love the comfort of meatloaf, but don’t want to wait too long for the prep? Here’s a twist on a meatloaf family favorite using burger patties.

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Round plate with beef patties covered in tomato sauce on top of roasted green beans.

While classic meatloaf recipes are normally baked in a loaf pan, we opted for using hamburger patties and baking them flat on a sheet pan. This definitely took less time than traditional meatloaf and was a huge time saver, and you still get the classic flavors of meatloaf that we all find comfort in.

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Why These Meatloaf Patties are Great for Meal Prep

  • The recipe uses budget-friendly ingredients
  • Everything can be cooked on one sheet pan
  • It’s a healthier version of meatloaf that still satisfies your tastebud

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Easy to Find Ingredients for Baked Meatloaf Patties

  • Lean Ground Beef Burger Patties: We used pre-made beef burger patties to save time on meal prep. However, you can definitely use any kind of ground meat and form your own burger patties
  • Green Beans: You can pair your patties with any kind of roasted veggies such as asparagus, broccoli, or even with mashed potatoes
  • Red Onions: Adding aromatics to anything always adds more flavor. You can also use sliced shallots or minced garlic
  • Tomato Sauce: You can even use leftover spaghetti sauce
  • Sugar: If you don’t want to use sugar, you can substitute it with honey. Adding a little bit of sweetness helps balance out the tartness of the tomato sauce
  • Olive Oil: Keep it heart-healthy with oil, and you can also use avocado oil

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Easy Instructions to Make Meatloaf Patties

  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Mix together the tomato sauce with the sugar, seasonings, and red onions.
  • Layer the beef patties on a lined sheet pan and top each patty with the tomato sauce.
  • Place the seasoned green beans on another sheet pan since they will cook faster.
  • Bake in the oven until the beef patties are fully cooked.

Reference the recipe card below for detailed instructions.

Glass meal prep containers with beef patties covered in tomato sauce on top of roasted green beans.

Meal Prep Tips for Meatloaf Patties

  • To Serve: You can serve these with a side of mashed potatoes, buttered pasta noodles, or even rice pilaf.
  • Leftovers: If you make a large batch and have leftovers, you can also enjoy these meatloaf patties in between toasted bread or hamburger buns.
  • To Store: You can store this in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days.

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Baked Meatloaf Patties and Roasted Green Beans

Get the homestyle taste of meatloaf, but with easy portions to prep for the week using hamburger patties.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2

Equipment

  • knife
  • cutting board
  • sheet pan
  • oven

Ingredients
  

  • 4 lean beef hamburger patties (3 oz each)
  • 8 oz green beans (washed and trimmed)
  • 1/4 cup red onions (diced)
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400F. In a mixing bowl mix together the tomato sauce with the brown sugar, red onions, half of the paprika spice, half of the garlic powder seasoning, and half of the salt.
  • Place the hamburger patties on a sheet pan and evenly top each patty with the tomato sauce mixture. Place the green beans on another sheet pan and season with the paprika, garlic powder, and salt. Drizzle the green beans with olive oil.
  • Place both sheet pans in the oven and bake the green beans for 12 to 15 minutes. Bake the beef patties for at least 25 minutes until it reaches an internal temperature of 165F.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do meat patties need breadcrumbs?

For this recipe, we did not use breadcrumbs like most traditional meatloaf recipes use because the patties were already formed and stuck together when they bake.


Do you have to put milk in meatloaf?

Milk is often added to meatloaf to help soak in the breadcrumbs. However, for this recipe, we did not use breadcrumbs and therefore did not use milk. This meatloaf patty version of the recipe is gluten-free and dairy free.


What meat do I use for meatloaf?

It is usually made with ground beef and sometimes includes a combination of pork or lamp. For this recipe, we only used ground beef, however, you can even use ground turkey or ground chicken.

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Steak Wrap with Air Fryer Eggplant Fries

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Thinly sliced steak in a flatbread wrap served with crispy and golden Air Fryer Eggplant Fries!

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White rectangle plate with breaded eggplant fires and a steak wrap with yogurt sauce.

This recipe is packed full of protein and nutrients and tastes like a delicious meal you ordered from a fancy restaurant.

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Steak Wrap Ingredients

  • Sirloin Steak: Purchase thinly sliced sirloin steak. You can also use flank steak or any steak of your choice.
  • Seasonings: We used garlic powder, dried oregano, and salt.
  • Veggies: We added sliced red onions, tomatoes, and baby spinach.
  • Flatbread Wraps: If you can’t find flatbread wraps, you can substitute with regular tortilla wraps or a pita.

White rectangle plate with breaded eggplant fires and a steak wrap with yogurt sauce.

Air Fryer Eggplant Fries

  • Eggplant: Instead of regular potato fries, we wanted to use another kind of vegetable with our wrap, so we used eggplant. You can also slice up portobello mushrooms, yellow squash, or zucchini.
  • Eggs: This ingredient will help bind the breadcrumbs to the eggplant.
  • Breadcrumbs: You can use any kind such as panko breadcrumbs.
  • Seasonings: We used the same seasonings from the steak seasonings.

White rectangle plate with breaded eggplant fires and a steak wrap with yogurt sauce.

How to Make a Steak Wrap with Eggplant Fries

For this recipe, you are making the main dish, the side dish, and the sauce. We started with the Eggplant Fries first. Meanwhile, we marinated steak and cooked it on the indoor grill. While everything is cooking, we mixed up our yogurt sauce. Here are the three main components of this recipe:

Air Fryer Eggplant Fries

  1. Prepare the breadcrumb mixture: Whisk together the eggs with a little bit of water in one shallow bowl. In another bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs and seasonings
  2. Cut the eggplant: Slice the eggplant lengthwise into “french fry strips”
  3. Apply the breadcrumbs: Dip the eggplant in the egg mixture, then dredge it in the breadcrumbs
  4. Place in the Air Fryer: Arrange the fries in a single layer and spray with cooking spray. Cook until it is golden brown

Steak Wrap

  1. Heat an indoor grill on medium-high heat.
  2. Meanwhile, season the steak and coat it with olive oil.
  3. Sear the steak on the indoor grill on each side for a few minutes until you reach your desired doneness.
  4. Let the steak rest before slicing it into strips.
  5. Assemble your steak wrap with the toppings.

Yogurt Sauce

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the yogurt, lemon juice, and seasonings.
  2. You can also substitute the yogurt with sour cream or mayonnaise.
  3. Feel free to also add finely diced cucumbers, chopped fresh dill, or chopped chives to add more texture and flavors.

Reference the recipe card below for detailed instructions.

Glass meal prep containers with breaded eggplant fires and a steak wrap with yogurt sauce.

Meal Prep Tips for A Steak Wrap and Eggplant Fries

  • Steak: Use thinly cut steak for this recipe so that it cooks quickly. You can also purchase seak and cut it into thin strips
  • Prepping thick steaks: If you have a meat mallet, you can pound thick steaks into 1/2 inch thickness
  • Wrap: If you don’t want to use a flatbread wrap, you can also use a lettuce wrap or serve the steak on top of salad mix for a lower carb option
  • Cook method variations: If you don’t have an Air Fryer, bake the eggplant fries in the oven at 425F and cook it for about 15 minutes, flipping the fries halfway through.
  • Reheating Eggplant Fries: It is best to reheat them in the Air Fryer at 350F for 2 to 3 minutes. Otherwise, they may become soggy if reheated in the microwave.

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Steak Wrap with Air Fryer Eggplant Fries

Easy delicious Steak Wrap with crispy and golden brown Air Fryer Eggplant Fries
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 2

Equipment

  • knife
  • cutting board
  • mixing bowl
  • shallow plate
  • indoor grill pan
  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

Steak Wrap

  • 12 oz sirloin steak (thinly sliced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red onions (sliced)
  • 1 roma tomato (sliced)
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 2 flatbread wraps

Air Fryer Eggplant

  • 1/2 eggplant
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • cooking spray

Yogurt Sauce

  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

Eggplant Fries

  • In one shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs with 1/2 cup of water. In another shallow plate, mix together the breadcrumbs and seasonings.
  • Cut the eggplant lengthwise into 5 inch strips that are 1/2 inch thick. Dip the eggplant in the egg mixture, then dredge it in the breadcrumbs.
  • Arrange the coated eggplant in a single layer in the air fryer basket and spray with cooking spray on all sides. Cook in the air fryer for about 8 minutes at 375F until golden brown

Yogurt Sauce

  • In a small mixing bowl, add the yogurt and squeeze in lemon juice. Add the seasonings and mix well.

Steak Wrap

  • Meanwhile, marinate the steak with the seasonings and coat it with olive oil.
  • Heat an indoor grill pan on medium high heat and grill the steak on each side for about 3 to 5 minutes until it is fully cooked and reaches an internal temperature of 145F. Let the steak rest before slicing it into small strips
  • Spread some of the yogurt sauce on the flatbread and add the baby spinach. Layer the steak slices, sliced tomato, and sliced red onions on top. Serve with the eggplant fries and yogurt dipping sauce.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the health benefits of eggplant?

It is a low-calorie vegetable that provides fiber and a range of nutrients such as copper, manganese, and thiamine.


How to pick eggplant?

Pick an eggplant that is slightly firm, but not hard with a nice purple color on the outside.


Do I need to peel my eggplant?

No, the skin is entirely edible and provides many nutrients. However, some prefer to peel the eggplant because it can be tough with some larger eggplants.

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Grilled Balsamic Steak Salad with Sweet Potato

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Some things are just meant to be just like this Balsamic Glazed Steak Salad with Savory Sweet Potato Wedges!

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Round plate with grilled steak and sweet potato wedges on top of spring mix salad with cherry tomatoes.

Prepping tasty meals can be challenging, especially if you’re short on time. But meal prepping in advance can help set you up for success during the week. You’ll be able to enjoy tasty wholesome meals during your busy work week.

This steak dinner is rich in iron, Vitamin C, and fiber. Adding balsamic vinegar to the steak marinade is an easy way to add flavor to your steak. Baking the sweet potato wedges saves you from unnecessary calories from cooking it in the deep fryer.

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Ingredients for Easy Steak Salad and Sweet Potato

  • Steak: We splurged a bit and used NY Strip steak because of its intense and bold beef flavors. It’s not the most tender steak, but it still gives a robust flavor. However, you can use your choice of steak
  • Sweet Potato: Steak always goes well with potatoes, but we wanted to incorporate some Vitamin A which is found in sweet potatoes. It also has a lower glycemic index than regular potatoes making it carb-friendly
  • Balsamic Glaze and Seasonings: If you don’t have a balsamic glaze, you can also use a mixture of honey and soy sauce. The glaze gives the steak a good sear, char, and caramelization from grilling it on the pan
  • Salad Mix: We went with a spring mix that contains a mix of tender baby lettuce, spinach, and sometimes red and green romaine. However, you can go with whatever salad mix you have on hand

Round plate with grilled steak and sweet potato wedges on top of spring mix salad with cherry tomatoes.

How to Make Steak Salad and Baked Sweet Potato Wedges

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400F.
  2. Prep the sweet potato by slicing it into wedges and baking them in the oven.
  3. Meanwhile, marinate the steak with balsamic glaze, olive oil, and seasonings.
  4. Heat the grill on medium-high heat. Sear the steak on each side until you reach your desired doneness.
  5. Serve the salad with your choice of salad dressing.

Reference the recipe card below for detailed instructions.

Glass meal prep container with grilled steak and sweet potato wedges on top of spring mix salad with cherry tomatoes.

Meal Prep Tips for Balsamic Steak and Sweet Potatoes

  • Cooking option: If you have an Air Fryer, you can also air fry the seasoned sweet potato wedges at 350F for 8 minutes
  • Glaze: You can make your own homemade salad dressing by mixing together the following: 1/4 cup balsamic glaze, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp dijon mustard, 1/4 tsp thyme, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp salt. Save it in a glass jar and store it in the fridge. It will keep well for up to 2 weeks. Just be sure to give it a shake before serving.
  • To Store: This meal can be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days.

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Grilled Balsamic Steak Salad with Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

Sizzling balsamic steak dinner with roasted sweet potatoes served with a fresh green salad.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2

Equipment

  • knife
  • cutting board
  • grill pan
  • sheet pan
  • oven

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz NY strip steak (6 oz each, thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 small sweet potatoes
  • 4 cups spring mix salad
  • 4 tablespoons your choice of salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes (sliced)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400F. Mix together the paprika, garlic powder, and salt in a small bowl.
  • Peel the sweet potato, and slice it into 1/2 inch wedges. Layer the wedges on a sheet pan and sprinkle with half of the seasoning and coat with half of the olive oil. Place the sheet pan in the oven and roast in the oven for about 20 minutes until the sweet potato wedges are crispy.
  • Meanwhile, place the steak in a mixing bowl and season with the rest of the seasoning mix. Then, drizzle it with balsamic glaze and olive oil. Mix it all around until the steak is fully coated with the seasonings and balsamic glaze.
  • Heat a grill pan on medium high heat and grill the steak on each side for about 3 to 5 minutes until you reach your desired donness.
  • Serve the steak and sweet potatoes with a side salad and your choice of salad dressing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What meat compliments sweet potato?

Other than beef, chicken and pork taste delicious with sweet potatoes. 


What else goes well with sweet potato wedges?

You can serve it with baked chicken strips, deli sandwiches, or even make chili fries.


What is balsamic glaze good on?

You can drizzle this glaze on other grilled vegetables, toasted bruschetta, and even on top of juicy strawberries and as a sauce for vanilla ice cream.

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Ground Beef Cabbage Stir Fry

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Struggling with getting vegetables into your diet during your weekly meal prep? Well this recipe ground beef cabbage stir fry is the solution that you’ll definitely enjoy!

Round plate with stir fry ground beef with red and green shredded cabbage.

This easy ground beef meal prep dish is full of vegetables and has a lot of great flavors using simple ingredients.

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There are several options for vegetables that you can use for stir fry. For this recipe, we used a mix of green and red cabbage, but you can easily add more vegetables such as sliced mushrooms, shredded carrots, and green beans.

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Simple Keto-Friendly, Low-Carb Beef Stir Fry Ingredients

  • Ground Beef: We used ground beef, but you can easily swap in ground pork, ground turkey, or ground chicken for this stir fry recipe.
  • Red Onions: We used diced red onions, but chopped green onions are also a great choice.
  • Cabbage: You can buy a head of cabbage, however, you may end up with tons of leftovers that you’ll be eating for days, so sometimes, we opt for pre-chopped coleslaw mix. It saves time with prep and you’re not stuck with food waste.
  • Soy Sauce: Soy sauce adds great savory flavors to stir fry, but you can also use other sauces such as hoisin sauce, gyoza sauce, or oyster sauce.
  • Oils: We stir fry with olive oil, but then drizzle in a little bit of sesame oil for extra flavor in the end.

Glass meal prep container with stir fry ground beef with red and green shredded cabbage.

How to Cook Ground Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry

  • Add oil to a hot wok and saute the onions until they soften.
  • Next, add the ground beef and continue to stir until it fully cooks.
  • Then, add the shredded cabbage and season with soy sauce, and stir fry until it gets tender.
  • Finally, drizzle the dish with a little bit of sesame oil.

Reference the recipe card below for detailed instructions.

Glass meal prep containers with stir fry ground beef with red and green shredded cabbage.

Meal Prep Tips for Ground Beef Stir Fry

  • To Serve: You can serve these with a side of steamed rice or soba noodles. If you want to keep it low-carb, you can also serve it with cauliflower rice or shirataki noodles.
  • To Reheat: Warm it up in the microwave for a few minutes until it heats through
  • To Store: You can store this in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days

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Ground Beef Cabbage Stir Fry

This Ground Beef Cabbage Stir Fry is an easy meal prep recipe that you can cook in less than 15 minutes.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 2

Equipment

  • knife
  • cutting board
  • wok
  • spatula

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup red onion (diced)
  • 2 cups green cabbage (shredded)
  • 2 cups red cabbage (shredded)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

Instructions
 

  • Add olive oil to a wok on medium-high heat and saute the red onions until they soften (about 2 to 3 minutes).
  • Next, add the ground beef and break it up into smaller pieces. Continue to stir it around for about 5 to 6 minutes until it fully cooks and is golden brown. Season with garlic powder.
  • Then, add the shredded cabbage and continue to stir until they soften. Season with soy sauce and mix thoroughly. At the end, drizzle with sesame oil and mix well.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of cabbage?

Cabbage is rich in vitamin B6 and folate which help with energy metabolism. It is also a good source of fiber and contains powerful antioxidants that help protect the body.


Is cabbage low carb?

Yes, 1 cup of chopped raw cabbage only has 5 grams of carbs.


Is cabbage good for weight loss?

Yes, it is low in calories, fat, and high in fiber which well help you stay full longer. 

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Sauteed Ground Beef with Spring Veggies

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A healthy and savory blend of ground beef and colorful vegetables cooked all in one skillet.

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You can’t really go wrong with savory ground beef browned in a skillet. All you need is budget-friendly ingredients and seasonings and you have an easy and delicious meal ready in less than 20 minutes.

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Why is this easy ground beef recipe great any time of the year?

  • You can pair it with any local, seasonal veggies you have on hand.
  • Pick from fresh, frozen, canned, or even a combination of all.
  • You just need a few seasonings to enhance the simple ingredients to bring it all together.

Round plate with sauteed ground beef, yellow squash, peas, and carrots.

Ingredients and Variations

  • Ground Beef: We used lean ground beef, but you can also use ground turkey or ground chicken.
  • Peas and Carrots: Frozen peas and carrots are a great staple to have in your freezer at all times. You can use them in soups, on top of salads, or in any skillet dish just like this.
  • Yellow Squash: Squash is a budget-friendly ingredient that is low in calories and it adds great bright colors to any dish
  • Seasonings: We used Italian seasoning, paprika, garlic powder, and salt
  • Olive oil: Keep it heart healthy with olive oil, and you can also use avocado oil

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How to Make Sauteed Beef with Vegetables

  • Add oil to a hot pan and saute onions until they soften
  • Brown your beef and add the seasonings
  • Finally, add the peas, carrots, and yellow squash and cook until tender

Reference the recipe card below for detailed instructions.

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Meal Prep Tips for Ground Beef and Veggies

  • Extra flavor: If you want to add more of a savory flavor, add 1/2 cup of tomato sauce or 1 tbsp of tomato paste while you brown the meat.
  • To Serve: Serve this dish with a side of brown rice, on top of a lettuce wrap, or even with a side of mashed potatoes or cauliflower
  • To Reheat: Warm it up in the microwave for a few minutes
  • To Store: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days

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Sauteed Ground Beef with Spring Veggies

Quick and Easy Ground Beef and Spring Veggie Skillet that you can prep in less than 20 minutes!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 2

Equipment

  • knife
  • cutting board
  • spatula
  • saute pan

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup red onions (diced)
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 yellow squash (sliced into half rounds)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Add oil to a saute pan on medium-high heat and saute the onions until they soften.
  • Next, add the ground beef to the pan and break it up into smaller pieces. Sprinkle in the Italian seasoning, paprika, garlic powder, and salt. Saute for about 5 to 6 minutes until it is golden brown and fully cooked.
  • Finally, add the peas, carrots, and yellow squash. Continue to stir for another 3 to 4 minutes until the veggies are tender.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use other ground meat?

Of course! You can make it with ground chicken, turkey, or even pork.


What other low-carb vegetables can I use with ground beef?

Broccoli, green beans, cauliflower, bell peppers, and asparagus are all great low-carb options to make with sauteed ground beef.


What other seasonings can I use in ground beef recipes?

We often season ours with soy sauce for Asian-inspired dishes or you can use chili powder and cayenne if you are looking for heat. 

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Grilled Cilantro Skirt Steak and Cauliflower Rice

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For all the low carb, keto foodies, or just steak lovers, here’s an easy Steak Dinner with Cilantro Pesto and Cauliflower Rice recipe that you can incorporate into your weekly meal prep.

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We’re using tasty and wholesome ingredients to help you meet your low-carb lifestyle, or if you just want a delicious steak dinner. We’ve got you covered either way.

Why You’ll Enjoy this Cilantro Pesto Sauce

  • This Cilantro Pesto sauce is made with simple and whole ingredients that come together really well bringing tons of flavor.
  • The pesto sauce can be used as a sauce, salad dressing, dipping sauce, and even a marinade.
  • It’s also a great way to use up leftover cilantro herbs, and you can freeze it too!

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Ingredients Needed to Make this Low Carb Steak Dinner

  • Cilantro Pesto: We use fresh cilantro herbs lime juice, pine nuts, garlic cloves, olive oil, and salt
  • Steak: We used skirt steak, but you can also use flank steak or any kind of steak of your choice
  • Seasonings: We used chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, and salt
  • Cauliflower Rice: We used frozen cauliflower rice because you can easily just throw it in the microwave to cook and steam. You can serve this dish with any other low-carb vegetable such as roasted zucchini, green beans, or broccoli

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How to Make Grilled Skirt Steak

  1. Season the steak with the dry rub, then coat it with olive oil.
  2. Heat an indoor grill on medium-high heat and sear the steak on each side until it cooks to your desired doneness.
  3. While the steak is grilling, blend together your cilantro pesto.
  4. After the steak cooks, let it rest before slicing it into strips.
  5. Microwave the cauliflower rice according to the packaged instructions.
  6. Drizzle the Cilantro Pesto on top of the steak.

Reference the recipe card below for detailed instructions.

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Meal Prep Tips for Cilantro Pesto Sauce

  • If you don’t have a blender, you can still make a cilantro dressing by chopping the cilantro and pine nuts into fine pieces. Then, whisk it together with the lime juice, and olive oil, and season with salt.
  • If the pesto flavor is too strong as a sauce, you can just use it as a marinade for the steak before grilling it.
  • To add flavor to the plain cauliflower rice, saute it with the pesto sauce to incorporate the flavors.

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Grilled Skirt Steak with Cilantro Pesto and Cauliflower Rice

Easy, low-carb grilled skirt steak dinner with a flavorful cilantro pesto and steamed cauliflower rice.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 2

Equipment

  • knife
  • cutting board
  • blender
  • indoor grill pan
  • tongs
  • spatula
  • saute pan

Ingredients
  

Steak and Seasoning

  • 12 oz skirt steak
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Cilantro Pesto

  • 1 cup cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 2 garlic clove (peeled)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups cauliflower rice (frozen, pre-cooked, recommend Green Giant Brand)

Instructions
 

  • Season the steak and coat it with olive oil. Heat an indoor grill pan on medium high heat and sear the steak on each side for about 5 to 6 minutes until it cooks to your desired doneness.
  • Meanwhile, place the cilantro, pine nuts, juice of a lime, olive oil, garlic, and salt in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Microwave the frozen cualiflower rice according to the packaged instructions (usually about 4 to 5 minutes).
  • After the steak cooks, let it rest before slicing into strips. Serve the steak on top of the cauliflower rice and drizzle it with the yummy cilantro pesto sauce.

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How long will fresh pesto last in the fridge?

It’s best to use it up within 5 days in the fridge for the best flavor and freshness.


Can I freeze pesto?

Yes, we recommend putting them in ice cube trays or in small freezer-safe containers. It can keep in the freezer for up to 6 months.


Is pesto healthy?

If used in moderation, it can be a healthy way to add flavor to your meals such as a sauce or a marinade. However, because the ingredients do include olive oil, nuts, and sometimes cheese, these ingredients can be high in calories and fat. Therefore, you would want to make sure you incorporate them in balanced portions to your meals. For this recipe, we used olive oil which is primarily unsaturated and can contribute to some heart health benefits.

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Ground Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

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Enjoy this delicious, healthy beef stir fry recipe that is filled with nutrients from broccoli and bell peppers.

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Get your eating habits back to a place that helps you feel great. Here’s a tasty and easy beef broccoli stir fry to add to your weekly meal plan.

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Broccoli normally has a strong flavor, which makes it one of the most “not so favorite veggies for many”, but adding them to this beef stir fry makes it easier to acquire a taste for it. Not to mention, the green colors really brighten up the dish giving it a great meal appeal.

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Here’s What You Need to Make Beef Broccoli Stir Fry

  • Ground Beef: Beef and broccoli is typically a classic combo for Asian-inspired cuisine, but you can use any kind of ground meat of your choices such as pork, turkey, or chicken
  • Green and Red Onions: Aromatics always add flavor, you can also use shallots
  • Broccoli Florets: You can use fresh or frozen. When using frozen, be sure to defrost the frozen florets before adding them to the stir fry
  • Orange Bell Pepper: Bell peppers add nutrients, color, and flavor. You can also substitute them with shredded carrots or diced sweet potato for another orange vegetable option
  • Soy Sauce: Feel free to use coco aminos as an alternate
  • Oil: You can also use coconut oil or avocado oil

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How to Make Beef Stir Fry with Broccoli

  • Heat up the wok and add oil.
  • Saute the onions and ground beef until they are fully cooked.
  • Season with soy sauce and garlic powder.
  • Finally, toss in the broccoli and bell peppers and stir until the vegetables are tender.

Reference the recipe card below for detailed instructions.

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Meal Prep Tips for Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

  • Ingredient Tip: If you are extremely short on time, buy vegetables that are already washed and cut. You can also buy a frozen stir-fry mix. You can skip all of the choppings and easily throw these pre-cut vegetables into the stir fry
  • Extra Portions: If you buy a big bag of stir-fry mix, you can also use them in soups or roast them in a sheet pan as another side dish. Just add protein to the meal.
  • To Serve: Serve as is or eat with a side of rice noodles. And for added protein, top it off with a fried egg
  • To Store: Store in an airtight container for up to 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.
  • To Freeze: You can freeze this in a freezer bag or container in the freezer for up to 3 months for the best quality

Beef Stir Fry

Ground Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Cook this Easy Beef Broccoli Stir Fry for your next meal prep and have it ready for your next weeknight meal.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 2

Equipment

  • knife
  • cutting board
  • spatula
  • wok

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup red onions (diced)
  • 1 orange bell pepper (diced)
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup green onions (chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Add oil to a saute pan on medium-high heat and saute the onions and green onions until they soften.
  • Next, add the ground beef to the pan. Break it into smaller pieces and season it with the garlic powder and soy sauce. Continue to stir for another 5 to 6 minutes until the beef fully cooks.
  • Finally, add the broccoli and red bell peppers and continue to stir for another 3 to 4 minutes until the veggies are tender.

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What can I use in a stir-fry instead of soy sauce?

You can use coconut amnios, liquid aminos, fish sauce, or Worcestershire sauce.


Do you have to boil broccoli before stir-frying?

No, just make sure that they are already cut into small florets so that they cook quickly with high heat.


What do you cook first in a stir fry?

You want to cook the meat first because they take longer to cook. You can also remove the meat from the wok before you cook the vegetables, then add the meat back at the end.

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Sheet Pan Sausage with Roasted Veggies

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This Sheet Pan Sausage with Roasted Broccoli, Yellow Squash, and Zucchini is a quick dinner idea that you can make in less than 20 minutes.

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Plate with roasted sausage, zucchini, yellow squash, and broccoli florets.

Why this Recipe is Great for Meal Prep

Smoked sausage is the secret ingredient in this recipe, and the best part is that it’s already pre-cooked. So all you have to do is heat it up and it adds tons of flavor with low effort, which is perfect for a busy weeknight!

We used budget-friendly ingredients such as broccoli florets, yellow squash, and zucchini. However, you can add or switch up your choice of vegetables for your recipe and use what you have on hand.

If you’re keeping this low carb, other vegetables that will work well are bell peppers, asparagus, cauliflower, and Brussel sprouts. The important thing is to use vegetables that can roast quickly in less than 20 minutes.

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Here are the Essential Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Pre-Cooked Sausage: Nowadays, there are so many options for pre-cooked sausage. You can use pork, beef, turkey, or chicken sausage.
  • Broccoli: You can also use cauliflower or brussels sprouts.
  • Yellow Squash: Other squash options are diced butternut squash or delicata squash
  • Zucchini: Another non-starchy vegetable you can use are snow peas or even green beans

Plate with roasted sausage, zucchini, yellow squash, and broccoli florets.

How to Make Sheet Pan Sausage and Veggies

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Slice the vegetables and sausage into rounds.
  3. Place them on a sheet pan and coat them with olive oil.
  4. Sprinkle with seasonings and bake in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes.

Reference the recipe card below for detailed instructions.

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Meal Prep Tips for Sheet Pan Sausage

  • Other Cook Method: You can definitely make this in a toaster oven or in the Air Fryer. And if you don’t want to mess with the oven, you can also saute these ingredients in a saute pan. Just add olive oil and start with the sausage first, followed by the vegetables for a few minutes.
  • Leftover sausage: If you buy a pack of sausage and have some leftover, you can store it in a freezer bag in the freezer for up to 3 months. You can also use it up in other meals such as a soup recipe, breakfast tacos, or even in a pasta dish.
  • Storage: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days for the best quality.

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Sheet Pan Sausage with Roasted Veggies

Effortless Sheet Pan Sausage and Vegetable Recipe that can be ready in less than 20 minutes.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 4 beef sausage links (sliced)
  • 1/4 red onions (diced)
  • 2 tablespoon garlic (minced)
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 1 zucchini
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 400F. Cut the yellow squash and zucchini into 1/4 inch half rounds. Slice the sausage into rounds.
  • Place the sausage and veggies on a sheet pan. Sprinkle the seasonings and minced garlic on top. Coat everything with olive oil. Bake in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is smoked sausage?

The most common smoked sausages are andouille or kielbasa sausage. They are exposed to burning wood smoke which gives them the smokey flavor.


Can I use raw sausage?

Yes, you can use raw sausage in this recipe, just be sure to use a thermometer to check the internal temperature of the sausage and make sure it fully cooks to the appropriate internal cooking temperature. We recommend cooking them whole and then slicing them afterward.


What can I serve with this recipe?

This recipe pairs well with rice pilaf, side salad, or even buttered noodles with grated parmesan cheese.