Easy Dinner Recipes For Two

If you are looking for easy dinner recipes for two, you have come to the right place. This article will share with you a recipe that is simple to make, healthy and tastes great.

Sometimes it is difficult to find recipes that are easy to prepare and designed for two at the same time. Here is a quick recipe that takes only 5 minutes to prepare and 10 minutes to cook. In addition, it is gluten-free.

Rump steak with quick mushroom and red wine sauce for two:

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 rump steaks (about 200g/8oz each)
  • 140g mushrooms, quartered
  • 2 thyme sprigs, leaves removed
  • 150ml red wine
  • 1 tbsp butter

Method:

  1. Heat the oil in a pan. Season the steaks, then fry for 2-3 mins each side for medium rare, or cook more to your liking. Remove from the pan, then set aside to rest.
  2. Add the mushrooms and thyme leaves to the pan, then cook for a couple of mins until softened and golden. Pour in the wine and bubble until syrupy, then turn off the heat and stir in the butter. Season.
  3. Serve the steaks with the mushroom sauce poured over, along with creamy mash and some crunchy spring greens.

Try:

Steak with creamy mushrooms

If you prefer a creamy sauce, try this: Cook steak as before, then set aside. Fry the mushrooms and thyme for 2 mins. Stir in 100ml double cream and 1 tsp wholegrain mustard. Bubble for 1 min, season, then spoon over the steaks.

Nutrition per serving:

500 kcalories, protein 43g, carbohydrate 4g, fat 32 g, saturated fat 13g, fibre 1g, sugar 4g, salt 0.42 g

Where To Find Easy Dinner Recipes For Two

There are many places on the internet where you can find different recipes. However, there are relatively less websites that offer recipes designed for two. I have looked around and found some sites that provide many easy and great dinner recipes if you are cooking for two. For example, allrecipes.com and eatingwell.com both offer a large variety of dinner recipes for two.

Finding Budget Dinner Recipes That Suit You

Finding good quality budget dinner recipes isn’t an easy task, however thankfully there are a number of avenues that you can pursue that will help you find just the right budget dinner recipes that will suit you and your family’s needs.

To start with, have you ever thought about trying one of those cheap dinner recipes that they have in the supermarkets? You can find them located on the shelves, usually in the fruit and vegetable section. These recipes often contain tasty, delicious meals, that should cost no more than a few dollars to prepare. If done correctly, you can reheat these meals and enjoy them again without having to worry about waste.

Another technique that you might consider is searching the internet for good quality recipes. There are often a number of sites that list some delicious budget dinner recipes that are simple and straightforward to prepare. These budget recipes are often of a high quality, and designed for all levels of frugal chefs, meaning that you shouldn’t have any troubles preparing a delicious and healthy meal that the whole family will enjoy.

Some of the best budget dinner recipes are those passed down in old cookbooks. Sure there are a lot of new magazines and books out there that offer some decent dinner recipes, but you’d be quite surprised to find that a lot of traditional cookbooks have some great and ideal dinner recipes that shouldn’t cost too much. You can often reuse a lot of these meals for left overs, and eat them for breakfast, or freeze them.

Speaking of freezing, when you’re searching for budget dinner recipes, search for recipes that will allow you to freeze some food. It is often a good idea to cook a little excess just in case if hungry mouths want to eat a little more than normal, and if they don’t, rather than having to worry about throwing out the excess food, you can instead freeze it and eat it later.

Hopefully this article has given you some tips and ideas that you can use in preparing budget dinner recipes that are suitable for your budget. Finding the right meal that suits you can be difficult, but after experimenting with a few different dishes, you should eventually find a meal that is just right for you and your family.

Remember one thing, and that’s that saving can be as easy as you make it. Buy primarily dry foods, and only buy fresh produce when you know that you’ll be eating it quickly. This will help reduce waste and lower the costs of your meals.

Dinner Recipes For 2

Finding dinner recipes for 2 can be difficult, but creating meals for two does not have to. All it takes is a little planning and you will find it easy with great results. In this article I will share with you how to cook a pork roast, one of my favorite recipes that may take a bit longer to cook, but is easy to prepare and tastes awesome.

Pork Roast With Garlic and Rosemary

Ingredients:

  • 2 – 2 1/2 lb. pork sirloin roast
  • 3 large garlic cloves; cut lengthwise into slivers
  • Leaves of one sprig of fresh rosemary (about 3 dozen leaves)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil

Preparation:

  1. Heat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Using a small sharp, pointed knife, cut 10 to 12 deep slits/pockets into the top of the roast. (The slits should be randomly spaced.)
  3. Stuff each slit with a sliver of garlic and a leaf or two of rosemary.
  4. Season all sides generously with salt and pepper.
  5. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  6. Once the oil is hot (you will see wisps of steam rising) add roast and brown well on all sides.
  7. Transfer roast to a rack in a small roasting pan, place in center of oven, and cook until the internal temperature is 145 degrees F. – 60 to 70 minutes.
  8. Turn roast over at 30 minute mark.
  9. Place roast on a cutting board, tent with foil, and allow to rest for 15 minutes.
  10. Slice and serve. The meat should be a very pale pink color.

Tips:

The common problem with pork roast is over-cooking which causes the pork to be dry and bland. People are worried about trichinosis and think that over-cooking will solve the problem. However, trichinosis is actually killed at about 132 degrees F. If you follow this recipe, you will pack the pork with garlic and rosemary, brown it in olive oil, and then roast it slowly to perfect medium without making it dry.

If you prefer, you can tie the roast before cooking it. The purpose of this is to keep the shape of the pork uniform for even cooking. It also keeps the garlic and rosemary from falling out of the slits.

Also, if you have time, you can get all the seasoning and hole-punching done the night before. Then wrap well and refrigerate overnight. This allows the flavors to mellow better.

A suggestion for the leftovers is to add some of the shredded pork to your favorite Cheese Quesadillas recipe. It tastes great when served with a nice Tomato Basil Soup.

Try this recipe and you will find that it is easy to create your meal with dinner recipes for 2.

Where To Find Dinner Recipes For 2:

If you are looking particularly for recipes for two, you can find them at a couple of places. For instance, pillsbury.com has a section where it covers a list of dinner recipes for people who are cooking for two. Also, you can go to Amazon to look for a cookbook titled “Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Recipes for Two” by best-selling and award-winning author Beth Hensperger.