We usually think of beef as something you cook for dinner, but it just takes a look inside the deli case to see there are a whole lot of options in the precooked realm. And it doesn't get much quicker than simply opening a package. Cold slices of roast beef or corned beef, cheese, lettuce, mayo and whole wheat bread make for a fast, satisfying, and easy-to-assemble meal when you combine it with a bagged green salad and some reduced-fat potato chips.
For a hot version of the quick-and-easy beef sandwich (like a Reuben), take an extra 5 minutes and cook it up in a pan or a clamshell-style counter-top grill, which makes excellent Panini. You'll spend a little longer on clean-up, but sometimes there's no substitute for a hot meal.
Try it tonight:
Whatever you make, remember: "Fast and easy" doesn't preclude "healthy." Choose lean cuts, whole-grain carbohydrates and lots of veggies for a perfectly nutritious beef dinner, all in less time than it takes to get to the drive-thru and back.
For more information on quick, easy weeknight cooking, check out the links below.
More Great Links
- Beef, lean, organic. WH Foods. (Oct. 24, 2011) http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=141
- Colihan, Kelley. "Marinate Meat for Healthy Grilling?" WebMD Health News. Aug. 1, 2008. (Oct. 24, 2011) http://www.webmd.com/cancer/news/20080801/marinate-meat-for-healthy-grilling
- Know Your Cuts and How to Cook Them. Beef: It's What's for Dinner. (Oct. 24, 2011) http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/typesofcuts.aspx
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