Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Utah, USA
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Easy Food Hacks/Recipes
Between the threat of COVID and my dad's retirement we eat at home all the time now. But you can only have things so often before they get boring; I can't count the number of times we've had hot dogs or taquitos over the past few months. So lately I've been looking up food "hacks," or quick and easy recipes to spice up things we've got at home. I was wondering if anyone here had some to share -- just anything that's fairly quick and easy to make. I'll start with a few of my favorites.
- Frito Pie: Heat chili (I like Nalley original) with shredded cheddar cheese and chopped onions on stovetop until bubbling (or microwave if you're lazy). Serve over fritos in bowl.
- Creamy Sriracha Ramen: Boil ramen noodles as instructed on package, then drain. Put about 1/8 cup of butter into a bowl, and dump noodles over it. Add sriracha and red pepper flakes to taste, and stir well. Try with Oriental flavor packet if you don't mind the MSG.
- Spicy Peanut Ramen: Boil ramen noodles as instructed on package. Stir in a tablespoon of peanut butter. Pour into a bowl and add sriracha to taste. Try with Chicken flavor packet if you don't mind the MSG.
- Bacon Hashbrown Burger: Heat a little oil on high heat. Add frozen hash browns, chopped onions, shredded cheese and pre-cooked, chopped-up bacon. Stir frequently until browned. At the same time, brown hamburger patty in a separate pan; season to taste. Toast ciabatta rolls in pan with burger. Put down one side of the ciabatta bun on a plate and load with the hashbrown mix; add the burger and the rest of the hashbrown mix; top with the other bun. Try BBQ sauce for a little extra kick.
I think next I'm going to try ramen with soy sauce and garlic, as I've heard that's pretty good. Also a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich. I know there are a lot of things you can do with eggs but I've never been a fan, so I skip those.
Anyone else have some they'd like to share?
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