Top 5 Recipes To Try Out As A Beginner
Do not let cooking intimidate you. Beginner cooks can test the waters with these delicious recipes.
Spaghetti is the ultimate beginner’s recipe. Go to your local grocery store. Buy some garlic sticks and serve them with spaghetti and a tossed salad. You have a delicious meal.
- 1 pack of spaghetti noddles (recommend pot size or cut spaghetti)
- 2 Tablespoons of Italian Seasoning
- 1 Jar of Ragu Traditional Sauce
- 1/8 cup of bell pepper
- 1/8 cup of onions
- 1 Tablespoon of salt
- 2 teaspoons of pepper
- 1 pound of ground beef.
- Cook spaghetti noodles. Directions are on the package. Drain noodles using a colander. Place noodles back into the pot.
- On medium heat, brown ground beef in a large skillet. Drain meat using a colander. Place meat back into the skillet.
- Season meat with pepper, salt and Italian seasoning.
- Stir in bell pepper and onions.
- Pour in tomato sauce. Cook meat on low heat. Let it simmer for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
- When the meat sauce is done, add it to the pot with the noodles.
You have spaghetti. If you want to take your spaghetti up a notch, place the cooked spaghetti and sauce in a baking pan. Sprinkle one package of Italian cheese on top. Bake for 10 minutes on 350°F.
Roast beef is a staple food every beginner should learn how to cook.
- 1 Chuck Roast Beef
- 2 cups of Chicken Broth
- Creole Seasoning
- 1 small bell pepper, diced
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- Optional: 1/4 cup of soy sauce
- Salt & Pepper
- Wash the ground beef.
- Sprinkle creole seasoning, salt and pepper on both sides.
- Pour chicken broth in slow cooker.
- Add in onion and bell peppers.
- Place garlic cloves over the roast beef before placing roast in slow cooker.
- Add soy sauce. If you add soy sauce, be careful with the amount of salt you use to season the meat..
- Cook on low heat for 6 hours or until roast beef is tender.
You can make canned green beans taste fresh with a little from this recipe.
- 1 can of chicken broth
- 28 oz can of green beans
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1 smoked turkey wing
- 2 tablespoons of Canola oil
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- 1 teaspoon of pepper
- 1 teaspoon of Creole seasoning
- Pour chicken broth in a pot. Place smoked turkey wing into pot. Add 1/2 cup of water into pot. The water should cover the wing. Cook on medium heat for 20 minutes.
- Add in green beans. Pour directly from the can.
- Season with salt, pepper and Creole seasoning. Stir.
- Add in oil. Stir occasionally.
- Cook for 7 to 10 minutes or until green beans are tender.
- 1 cup of meal
- 1/2 cup of self-rising flour
- vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1/4 cup of hot water
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon of margarine or butter
- Optional: One tablespoon of sugar
- In a cast iron skillet, place enough vegetable oil to cover the bottom of the pan. Place skillet in oven and Heat at 400°F.
- In a mix bowl, add meal, flour, milk, egg, water and sugar. Stir until blended well.
- Take out the oil from the oven and pour it into the batter. It should sizzle. Stir in oil.
- Pour batter into skillet and cook until golden brown.
- This usually takes around 15-20 minutes.
- After you remove the cornbread from the oven, top it off with margarine or butter.
Top off your meal with a little dessert.
- Non-Stick Baking Spray
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 (14 oz.) can of condensed milk
- 1 1/2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips or 1 1/2 cups of caramel bites
- 1 1/3 cups of flaked coconut
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- Spray a 13×9 inch baking pan with baking spray. Preheat oven at 350°F.
- In a small bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs with melted butter.
- Press the graham cracker crumbs to the bottom of the baking pan.
- Evenly pour condensed milk over the crumbs.
- Now, evenly layer the coconut, then the chocolate chips (or caramel bites) and the pecans. Use a fork to firmly press the food down.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Loosen the sides when taken out of the oven. Let it cool before cutting it into squares.
You are officially a cook now.