Dinner Tonight: Quick and Healthy Menus in 45 Minutes (or Less)

These recipes, paired with simple sides, can be on your table in 45 minutes or less. Check back for additional recipes around the beginning of each month.

Dinner Tonight: Pork

Quick-cooking and easy to work with, lean cuts of pork can work in all sorts of dishes.

Healthy Dinner Recipe: Ancho Pork and Hominy Stew
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Dijon Croque Monsieur

Time: 30 minutes

Serve with Haricots Verts Salad: Cook ¾ pound trimmed haricots verts in boiling water 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and plunge beans into ice water; drain. Place beans in a medium bowl; add ½ cup slivered red bell pepper. Combine 2 ­tablespoons chopped fresh chives, 2 tablespoons minced shallots, 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle vinaigrette over bean mixture; toss to coat.

Simple Sub: Regular greens beans will work great in the salad, but you’ll need to cook them a few minutes longer.

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