Baby Steps: 3 Easy Meal Ideas for the Man Who’s Never Cooked For Himself!

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While many men know how to slap a steak on the barbeque, they may feel a little awkward in the kitchen. The reality is that if you can cook on a barbie you can cook in an oven, and if you can read, a recipe is actually pretty easy! Since cooking on a barbecue is so fool proof guys seem to keep there culinary skills strictly at the barbecue. These skills can be translated directly to the kitchen, and what better time of year to take that leap of faith than around Valentines Day! In fact, the modern barbeque is becoming more and more like an outdoor kitchen where you can cook almost anything! Check out these awesome barbecues at BBQ’s Galore and see just how amazing some of these new up and coming contraptions can be! Why not treat yourself with a new barbecue AND spoil your significant other with the great meals you will make on one of these beauties!

Keep reading for a few easy meal ideas for the man who’s never cooked for himself but wants to make a big impression this Valentines Day!

Barbecue Baked Chicken Wings

These are really tasty and very easy to make. All you have to do is stir some ingredients together,

coat the chicken and bake it. It’s that simple! Grab some chicken wings or drumsticks if you prefer,

and place in a baking tray. Place baking paper on the base of the tray to save on washing up. In a

bowl, combine some tomato sauce, brown sugar and soy sauce. Make enough to coat the chicken

before baking, as well as having some left over to use as a dipping sauce when the wings are ready

to eat. Bake the chicken wings for about 30 minutes. So tasty and easy!

Guinness Beef Stew

Stew is really easy to make and it’s seriously good eating. There are a few little secrets that will help

you make a great stew. You need to brown the beef before cooking to keep the flavour and texture

intact. Wet meat won’t brown, so dice your beef and then dry it on some paper towel first. Nice

large chunks are good. Roll it in some flour seasoned with salt and paper and then brown in a pan.

You are not trying to cook it all the way through, just create a nice brown surface. Use a Dutch oven

over the stove as you can pop it in the oven later.

After the meat is browned, add chopped vegetables to the pot, two cups of carrots, onions,

a cup of celery and three cloves of garlic. Cook for two to three minutes. Then add a bottle of

Guinness, a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce, a couple of tablespoons of tomato paste, a

teaspoon of salt and four cups of beef stock. Stir well, cover with a lid and place in the oven. Cook at

around 180 degrees. Cook for one and a half to two hours. Check on it half way through cooking to

make sure it’s not too dry. You can thicken the stew at the end with a bit of flour. Garnish with some greens, delicious and

impressive!

Cheesy Garlic Bread

Cut a long baguette down the middle. Mix some softened butter, mashed garlic and cheese together

in a bowl. Spread over the baguette. Bake for around 15 minutes in an oven preheated to 175

degrees. Yum!

See guys you can cook too!

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