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20 Recipes Every Man Should Know and Love

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For many men, cooking does not come naturally, and most prefer getting take-outs. If you love home-cooked meals, you should make a point of knowing how to prepare a few basic meals. The following are 20 recipes every man should know. 

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Omelet

This is one of the easiest foods one can cook. Beat eggs in a bowl and fry in a pan. You can add, onions, herbs, into the egg mixture before you fry it. For a little elegance, you can shred some cheese on top of the omelette while you cook. You can also use cooked vegetables and add them on top of the egg and slowly fold it to make a wrap. 

Guacamole

Well done guacamole is enjoyable as a dip while you enjoy family time or even when you are watching a game. This is easy to make and does not require a lot of ingredients. Use a ripe avocado, tomatoes, onions, and any spices or herbs that you prefer and mash them together. 

Chilli

There are so many simple and easy chilli recipes that one can learn and make for the family. The chilli is a recipe that every man should know because they can get creative with it, and it does not require a lot of concentration. In a large pot, fry ground beef until they brown, add onion and garlic. Add tomatoes, chilli peppers, beans, salt, sauce, and spices. After simmering for 30 minutes, your chilli is ready to serve. 

Steak

You do not have to be a grill master to know how to make a simple steak. You can get creative with the sauce and either grill it in a smoker or an oven. This is also a simple meal that will not take you a lot of time to prep. Remember to keep checking your steak so that it does not burn. You can use a meat hammer to make the steak tender before you cook it. This will make it cook faster.

A Stir Fry

A good stir fry will not take a lot of time to prepare. You can use either beef or chicken. In a large cast-iron pan put butter or olive oil, add in the meat and fry until they brown. You can then add in vegetables like carrots, broccoli, green beans, and any other vegetable you like. Spice the food as you desire and remember to use high heat when you are stir-frying food.

Garlic Bread

In a bowl mix butter, minced garlic, and parsley, cut French bread into halves and then cut them lengthwise. Spread the butter mixture on the food and top of with some cheese. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden and crispy on the edges. You can add spices to the butter and use your favorite type of cheese.

Fried Chicken

There are many ways and recipes of fried chicken that are easy to make and do not require a lot of time or expertise. You can simply marinate your chicken and deep fry it, or you can dip the chicken in beaten eggs, roll the chicken pieces in breadcrumbs or crushed corn cereals and then deep fry in oil until golden brown.

Chicken can also be pan-fried ion a heavy skillet, this does not need a lot of expertise, and you can use chicken breast. Tenderize the breast using a roller or a meat hammer. Heat olive oil in your skillet and add in the chicken. Add rosemary, garlic, paprika, oregano and turn the chicken until they are golden brown. You can squeeze in lemon before you serve.  Apply some honey mixed with a little water when you are done for a slightly sweet taste.

Potato Salad

A simple potato salad does not have to involve a lot. Once you pre-boil the potatoes and leave them firm enough and cool them, you can add onions, scallions, boiled eggs, coriander, a few spices of your choice and mayonnaise or mustard. You can make it enjoyable by adding in crispy bacon. Refrigerate it as you make the other foods. Remember to make it your own by switching ingredients and adding any that you desire. 

Spaghetti and Meatballs

This is a quick meal and is among the 20 recipes every man should know how to cook, especially if they have kids. They can make it for a quick lunch or dinner. You can use meatballs that have been already prepared. You can also make easy meatballs from ground beef and bread crumbs. Make a sweet sauce and add the meatballs in it and let it simmer until the meatballs are cooked through. 

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Brownies 

Any man can prepare basic brownies as a dessert or a snack because they come together quickly and fast. You will need eggs, a stick of butter, and cocoa powder, flour, and sugar, a pinch of salt, vegetable oil, and extra vanilla extract. When making any sort of cake, you should mix all the dry ingredients and then add into the beaten eggs and butter.

Pancakes

Everybody loves pancakes for breakfast or brunch because they are easy to make. You can use pancake butter that has already been prepared or mix one. Use self-rising flour, sugar, butter, vanilla extract, and eggs to make a smooth batter. Cook in a heavy cast iron pan or a nonstick pan. Make your pancakes different every time by adding either blueberries or chocolate chips. You can also make delicious pancakes without milk or eggs if you are allergic.  

Macaroni and cheese

Once you boil the macaroni, grease a baking tray. Mix in the macaroni butter, milk or cream, all-purpose flour, and cheese. You can use different types of cheese to make mac and cheese. Layer the top with breadcrumbs before baking it. You can use any spices and herbs you like to make the meal. Ensure that you drain the macaroni after cooking before you mix it and bake it. 

Scrambled Eggs

This is a simple egg recipe that anyone can make. Beat eggs and milk in a bowl. You can add parsley or coriander, and a little spice if you want it spicy. Put olive or vegetable oil in a pan and when it is hot enough, add in the egg mixture and cook while mixing until it is done.

Mashed potatoes

Most meals are not complete without a nice serving of mashed potatoes. Once you boil the potatoes, use a masher or a cake mix to make them soft, add in milk and butter while you mash until they are soft and fluffy. Serve with a nice stew or a stir fry. 

Burgers 

A good barbeque is not complete without some delicious burgers. Make sure the grill is not too hot when you are grilling the burger patties. When they are done cut the buns in half and toast them for a few seconds. Have your lettuce and cheese sliced and ready in different bowls to make the burgers.

Stew 

The stew can be made to go with your mashed potatoes or rice for dinner or lunch. Fry onions and tomatoes in oil and add in cubed beef, carrots, and peas. Add in spices and beef broth or water and let the stew cook until the meat is sweet and tender. 

Vegetable soup

Making a stew a vegetable soup is easy and fast. Fry any of your vegetable of choice in little oils and some garlic and spices and add in beef or chicken stock. Put the cooked vegetables in a blender and process it. You can use broccoli, pumpkin, carrots, or any other vegetable to make soup.

Chicken Noodle soup

This is a delightful soup, and every man should know and love. Make this soup with shredded chicken, chicken stock, egg noodles, parsley, carrots, celery and onions. You can use any spice you like paprika, ginger and garlic. This is a great soup to make for the kids or a sick person.

French Toast

Mix, eggs, milk, and cinnamon. Deep in the bread and fry both sides until golden brown. This is a simple breakfast meal that is filling and is delicious. You can add a dash of vanilla extract in the egg mixture to add a little flavour and remember nit to make it too runny.

Pizza 

When making a simple pizza, you can buy pizza dough that has been already prepared in the food section. For the toppings, you can use, shredded cooked chicken, beef, mushroom, and any other toppings that you would like to use. Protein sources work great here. You can make sauce or buy sauce from the supermarket. Grate cheese on top of the pizza and bake until ready.

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Recipes Every Man Should Know

Get as creative as you can with any of the above recipes, and you will make delicious food every time for you and your family. The above are only 20 recipes every man should know, but there are so many simple recipes that one can learn and prepare.

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