I’m looking for meals that I can make and eat well as leftovers, ideally as simple as possible. For example, one of my favorite unbelievably simple multi-meal dish is a bastardized version of hamburger strogonoff:
1 lb (roughly) ground beef
1 small (pint?) of sour cream
1 average sized white onion, chopped
2 cans of Campbell’s Golden Mushroom soup
1 big package of wide egg noodles
Start boiling the water about 5-10 minutes before starting the meat. Cook the beef in a cast iron pan with some course salt, stirring until it is very small pieces (almost like for a taco). Add the onions after about 5 minutes and cook both until the beef is well browned. Add the soup and stir thoroughly, then add the sour cream and stir thoroughly. Add a splash of red wine if you are feeling frisky. Simmer on low until the water boils, then cook the egg noodles until soft. Drain the noodles, combine noodles and sauce in a large bowl, serve and enjoy!
It isn’t pretty or classy, but it makes 6 or so meals and keeps very well. Anyone got similar meals they can share the recipe for?
1 giant can of Las Palmas green chile enchilada sauce
1/2 cup sour cream
3 chicken breasts
1 dozen corn tortillas, or more if you like it starchier
1/2 to 1 pound of grated jack cheese
Poach the chicken breasts and pull the meat apart into shreds. Toast the tortillas on top of your stove’s burners, letting them get little black spots on them. Stir the sour cream into the enchilada sauce. Layer the tortillas, chicken, cheese, and sauce in a casserole dish, taking care to end up with cheese on top. Cover it with foil, and bake it for half an hour at 350. Take the foil off, turn up the heat to 400, and bake it ten minutes more or until it’s golden and bubbly on top.
This stuff is crack in a casserole dish. It makes terrific leftovers, too. You can vary it by adding chopped sauted onions or stewing some tomatillas in the enchilada sauce, if you like.
Just throw 'em in simmering water for about 15 minutes, until they’re done. Or, for better flavor, canned/boxed chicken stock. Or wine. Or beer. Or vegetable stock. Or water with lemon juice. Or chicken stock with herbs.