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A recipe w/only 4 items or less please.

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Hey guys, could you please post a delicious recipe w/under 4 items?  I hate recipe books with 48 ingredients per dish and half the ingredients you need to travel around the world to get... 

I'm trying to get some ideas for dinner tonight.  Preferrably something with alittle spice? 

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Fench Onion Soup - The easy way!

1 large sweet onion (chopped up and cooked down in a pan until its really caramelized)

2 cans of vegi stock (or chicken)

Salt + Pepper to taste...


Thats about it, just cook the onions a long time and get them really dark...then add in the stock and spices... really good soup.
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This may sound too simple, but I've never made it without lots of compliments. 

Mix 2 parts honey with 1 part barbacue sauce.

Spread on chicken, any type

Bake at 400 for 40 minutes.  No need to cover

Serve with StoveTop or veggies or something simple.

both sound amazing. 
Here ya go!  Chicken Mexicana
There are actually quite a few cookbooks dedicated to "Under 5 Ingredients".  I've purchased them as gifts before :)
I like to take my leftover veggies and throw them into a pot. Then I add a can of chicken broth and make soup! Add your on amounts of garlic,fresh ginger,or other seasonings.I usually start with a can of broth as my base. I like to make it my own by adding what I like. I also buy bags of frozen stir fry veggies and with it I make small amounts of rice/noodles. I bake some veggie egg rolls and dinner is ready in a small amount of time. I like to use my veggie steamer,indoor grill, and crockpot. Indoor grill- baked apples or pineapple,grilled peppers,onions,portabella mushrooms Crockpot- soup any kind! Veggie steamer-cabbage,carrots,broccoli,ect. Just make it simple and add what you like.

Black Bean & Rice Burgers

1 cup cooked brown rice
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons salsa

Mash beans with a fork, potato masher, or food processor.  Mix in rice, onion, and salsa.

Spray a large, non-stick skillet with cooking spray, or coat with a thin layer of extra virgin olive oil.  Heat to medium-high heat. 

Using 1/2 cup of mixture for each patty, flatten them onto hot skillet with a spatula.  Cook 4 - 5 minutes per side, or until lightly browned.

Serve on your favorite bread or by themselves with slices of avocado.  Garnish if desired with any of the following: salsa, cheese, sour cream, guacamole...pretty much anything you like.

Makes 4 servings.

A weekly staple for me...

Saucy Parmesan Chicken

1 lb of chicken breast (I use tenders to reduce cooking time)

1/4 cup zesty italian dressing

1/4 cup grated parmesan

Put dressing and cheese in plastic bag and mix together.  Add chicken, let marinate 30 minutes (I normally prep it the night before and let it marinate overnight).  Cook at 425 for 20 min (12-14 if using tenders!).  I also cover the baking sheet with aluminum foil to reduce clean up time!

Simple taco soup:

2 cans of diced tomatoes with juice

1 can drained black ranch beans

1 can drained whole kernel corn

1 pkg taco seasoning

mix all and microwave til hot - about 5 mins


Chunky salad.  Dice tomatoes, green peppers, cucumbers and thinly slice some red onions.  Toss with a light vinaigrette or your favorite fat free dressing.  Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

1 Banana.

Unpeel it, inspect for any deformities that you may not want to eat, eat it.

(jk) :P

I'm taggin this thread and I'm gonna try those blackbean and rice burgers.

haha justg, funny guy :) (I do that with my bananas)

the bean and rice burgers also piqued my interest, justlaura how do they taste? I've never really eaten beans before (always thought they weren't very appetizing - except baked beans :)), but I'm willing to try them.

Also gonna try the honey with bbq sauce :p

hmm trying to think if I have something to contribute, I'm not really much of a cook. The other night I just pan fried some pork (with cooking spray), my friend makes really good pork chops, he says to use white pepper (I didn't have any so I used salt and black pepper). Then since I didn't feel like making mashed potatoes, or eating a baked potato (I find them too bland unless there's loads of butter >.<), so what I did is microwave it like a baked potato, then cut them into cubes and fried them in the pan too, when they are crispy somehow it adds lots of flavour, plus a little salt.

then there's my microwave omelette (too lazy to use a pan :p), 1 egg with 1 serving of canned tuna mixed in it, and some processed cheese, then put in the microwave. The centre wouldn't cook so I had to keep putting it in longer, it looked really nasty after all that but didn't taste that bad lol. You can substitute the tuna with other meat, and the microwave with a pan :D (really it wouldn't be that bad if I didn't have to cook it so long lol).

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