Make a fabulous meal in under an hour with these favorite recipes.
Text: Jason Horn
October 23, 2008
1 of 5Becky Luigart-Stayner
Roast Pork Sandwiches au Jus with Rosemary
Tender, juicy, and quick-cooking pork tenderloin is an excellent choice for a weeknight dinner. This recipe saves the tasty juices left in the roasting pan, and makes them into a flavorful jus for dipping your sandwich. A fast marinade and 10-minute roasting time gives the pork deep flavor without taking all day.
Making chili from dried beans takes hours, but canned beans turn this into an easy 45-minute recipe without sacrificing any taste. Incorporating plenty of spice, along with fresh onion, pepper, and garlic flavors, this chili is a great hearty meal for anytime. With more than 14 grams per serving, it's also a great way to incorporate more fiber into your diet.
This recipe offers classic old-fashioned taste in a tiny fraction of the time it took Mom to make, and with much less fat and fewer calories to boot. It's got all the elements of a great potpie―tender veggies, a thick-and-creamy sauce, buttery biscuit crust―but it's ready in about 40 minutes.
It's only a half-hour of marinating that takes any time in this easy, easy recipe. After that, the pork is stir-fried for six minutes, and you're done. The bourbon-tinged pork matches perfectly with the sweet soy-and-ginger-flavored sauce. Serve with rice for a simple weeknight meal.
Bottled salsa and canned tomatoes are the shortcut to a zesty sauce for this unique dish. It's in the familiar Italian layered-noodle form, but the flavors and fillings―cumin, black beans, corn―are pure Southwest. Try different flavors of salsa to shake up this dish, whether with the herbs and spices of a mild variety or the fiery heat of a spicy one.