Perfect for busy weeknights, our quick and easy dinner recipes will be on the table in a flash.
Beef Kabobs with Broccoli Slaw and Peanut Sauce | We tested with tri-tip and rib-eye steak, but use your favorite cut.
Beef Kabobs with Broccoli Slaw and Peanut Sauce
Southwestern Meatloaf | Use crushed whole grain tortilla chips instead of plain breadcrumbs to flavor this juicy meatloaf and help it hold its shape as it bakes. We love chipotle salsa for its medium heat and smoky notes, but any salsa and heat level will give the meatloaf fantastic south-of-the-border flavor.
Parsley Couscous with Apricots | Toss some of the cooked garlic cloves from slow-cooker pan juices with couscous, if desired.
Parsley Couscous with Apricots
Carrot-Apple Soup | The smart technique for this simple soup eliminates the need for sautéing the vegetables, which preserves the bright color and flavor of the carrots and results in a brighter, more refreshing soup.
Red Beans-and-Rice Veggie Burgers | Stirring the rice as it cooks releases the starch that helps hold the veggie patties together. Want to go beyond vegetarian? Top these burgers with grilled shrimp or sausage.
Red Beans-and-Rice Veggie Burgers
Piggy Burgers | Look for ground pork at the meat counter at the supermarket. We recommend a blend that's not too fatty, such as an 8 5/15 mix of lean pork to fat.
Sloppy Joe Carolina-Style Burgers | Eat these over-the-top burgers with a knife and fork, or set out a pile of napkins. Add fresh crisp texture and flavor by mounding slaw atop the burgers. Serve extra slaw on the side, or save it for another day.
Sloppy Joe Carolina-Style Burgers
Bacon, Peach, and Basil Burgers | We recommend ground sirloin here because it's lean, which causes fewer flare-ups on the grill. Chopped pickled jalapeños and their juice ramp up the flavor, while bacon, goat cheese, and tangy-sweet chutney balance the heat.
Bacon, Peach, and Basil Burgers
Smoky Black-Eyed Peas with Fried Green Tomatoes | Cooked in an aromatic broth with ham hocks and beer (sub chicken broth, if desired), these Mexican-inspired peas are as delicious on their own as they are with fried tomatoes or grilled steak.
Hoppin' John Stew with White Cheddar Cheese Grits | Nothing is quite as Southern, or as summery, as Hoppin' John. Serve it atop white cheddar cheese grits and you've got a truly satisfying Southern dish.
Hoppin' John Stew with White Cheddar Cheese Grits
Hoppin’ John | This Carolina Lowcountry dish pairs black-eyed peas with rice. The rice and beans are cooked slowly with bacon, fatback, or ham hock along with onion and salt.
Tired of the same old, same old? Then try this delicious grilled pizza. Fresh shrimp and sautéed veggies all atop a pesto sauce make for great flavor and a unique slice of pie.
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Zucchini Fritters with Herb-and-Mozzerella Salad | Squeezing the zucchini in paper towels helps remove excess water for a crisp, latke-like crust.
Pack your farmers' market favorites in this vegetarian lasagna. Fresh basil, zucchini, and spinach are baked with both ricotta and flavored cream cheese for a hearty casserole.
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Texas Caviar Rice and Beans | Turn a Lone Star State appetizer into a simple weeknight main dish. Customize with any topping, such as guacamole, salsa, or a dollop of sour cream. | SouthernLiving.com
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Peanut-Basil Relish | Try this chunky pesto riff as a sauce on fish or pork, tossed with cellophane or vermicelli noodles, or stirred into chicken noodle soup. | SouthernLiving.com
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Grilled Molasses Flank Steak | Smoky, sweet molasses flank steak pairs perfectly with the fresh Watermelon Salsa. | SouthernLiving.com
Steak and Fingerling Potato Kabobs | Grill the potatoes and steak at the same time. Baste with melted butter with each turn for a rich, mouthwatering result. | SouthernLiving.com
Seared Steak with Potato-Artichoke Hash | The Potato-Artichoke Hash is the perfect complement to juicy steak. For easier grill management and faster cooking, cut larger steaks into two pieces. | SouthernLiving.com
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Steak Tacos with Charred Salsa | The Southwestern flavors bring Tex-Mex flare to the table. Try this fresh serving idea: Assemble and serve tortillas in parchment paper-lined cups. | SouthernLiving.com