Quick and easy mid-week recipes
Is it just me, or is everyone’s schedule getting more and more hectic these days? Not that I’m complaining – I’m one of those people who gets a buzz from working under pressure and from ‘getting stuff done’ (although, if my boss is reading this, I may have just shot myself in the foot).
Friends, colleagues and even some of you on Twitter have been asking me for quick and easy mid-week recipes (I’m not going to lie, I’m more than flattered to be their go-to person!). And with the busy lives we all live, it’s no surprise.
Whether you’re busy doing the school run and then rushing to after-school clubs, popping out for some last minute shopping, trying to squeeze in some gym time after work, or catching up with family and friends, other priorities take over. Or you may just want a weeknight off, with nothing to do but relax. So I’ve put together my top quick and easy mid-week recipes – with these life-savers you’ll have a delicious meal in no time, leaving you to get on with the stuff that matters.
Beef goulash in a dash
Skip the slow-cooking with this excellent shortcut to everyone’s favourite stew.
Minute Steak with Rocket Salad
When you’re after something quick, it really doesn’t get any quicker than a minute!
Chilli Lamb Burritos
If your Sunday roast leftovers had a say, they’d chose to go in this burrito, every time. I guarantee it!
Teriyaki minute steaks
Teriyaki sauce is as easy to make as it is delicious – the perfect dressing for your minute steaks.
Scotch Beef Stir-fry
Nothing beats a good stir-fry when you want a delicious, filling meal in a flash. Weeknight: sorted.
Indonesian Chilli Lamb Noodles
Sounds exotic, tastes wonderful and it takes less than 30 minutes to make – what more could you ask for?
Szechuan Style Orange Beef
The aromatic marinade for this is heavenly and it only takes about 10 minutes to cook. Result!
Beef and Black Bean Chilli
It doesn’t get any easier than one-pot recipes, and this one is one of my faves.
Lamb and Broccoli stir-fry
Saucy, juicy and tender lamb plus crunchy broccoli – yum!
Fried noodles with Scotch Beef and Peppers
Noodles are a great solution for quick meals – all you need is the perfect sauce plus quality Scotch Beef, and hey presto, dinner’s sorted in no time.
Spicy and aromatic, these Thai kebabs are an excellent mid-week treat.
Pesto lamb cutlets with parmesan pasta
A great, and unexpected combination of flavours, in just 15 minutes.
Stranraer Mexican Stir-fry
Chilli, lime and fresh mint really give this stir-fry that distinct Mexican flavour.
Lamb patties served in pitta breads
This is one of my favourite mid-week treats, and it’s so easy to make, you’ll be wanting to make it every night!
This recipe works equally well for lunch, and it’s as easy as they come.
Scotch Lamb spirals with feta and vegetables
Try this great and filling mid-week treat, packing in (more or less) all of your 5-a-day, plus some tasty Scotch Lamb.
I think this just goes to show that you don’t have to spend your weeknights labouring away for hours in the kitchen to enjoy a quality Scotch Beef or Lamb meal! If you have any other great quick and easy recipes that brighten up your weeknights (and save you time and effort), I’d love to hear them.