Guys are not known for their picky eating habits. There are a few tried and true foods that tower over the rest in the hearts and stomachs of most men. For example, starchy foods like potatoes and corn are considered vegetables, bread with butter is an appropriate side dish, bacon is an improvement to any recipe and there is always room for dessert. When planning a meal for your guy, consider one of these five make-at-home meals that every guy loves.
Steak and potatoes
An obvious guy favorite. Just saying those three magical words will cause most men’s mouths to water. Typically saved for a night out or special occasion, make this on a Tuesday evening and become legendary.
Enjoy dinner without worrying about your diet by choosing a leaner cut of beef like top round steak or flank steak, which are lower in calories and saturated fat. Instead of baked potatoes with butter and sour cream, serve roasted sweet and white potatoes that have been cooked with a little bit of olive oil and seasoned with garlic and paprika.
Stuffed full of cheese, meat, beans and rice, the burrito offers guys all of the foods they love conveniently wrapped in a tortilla.
A burrito can never be too big as it also provides guys with an opportunity to prove they can eat something that is the size of a compact car.
For a fiesta at home, make a burrito bar and get creative! Include grilled veggies along with the usual chicken and beef, offer black beans instead of the refried version, and make fresh salsa together. Be sure to leave room for guacamole, a few chips and an ice cold cerveza.
This stew of meat, beans and tomatoes is the ultimate guy food. Guys love to make it almost as much as they love to eat it, and almost every guy has a secret recipe that they believe could conquer the most competitive of cook-offs. Take a night off, and ask your guy to make his variation of this kitchen classic.
Fish and chips
Guys love pub food, and fried fish served with crispy fried potatoes is the ultimate in bar fare. Guys also love deep frying things. Bring these two loves together for a fun night of deep fried romance by making fresh homemade chips and a lower fat version of fried fish.
Compromise in preparation without losing any flavor by frying chips the old-fashioned way, and baking white fish fillets in a breadcrumb and herb mixture. Serve with a pint and bask in his amazement over an amazing meal.
Comforting and filling, pot roast is the definitive home cooked meal. Not only is it sure to please, but it is a great make-ahead meal for a hectic day. Just place a beef pot roast in a slow cooker with a little red wine, beef or vegetable broth, onion, garlic, carrots and potatoes; cover; turn the cooker on low and walk away. Come back in approximately 8 hours for an amazing meal that will most likely offer leftovers for a sandwich the next day.
More man-friendly recipes
- Hearty meat-free meals for men
- The Sneaky Chef’s Barbell Burgers
- Pot roast with potatoes
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