need ideas for good microwave cooking

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  1. LKHomemail

    LKHomemail Mouseketeer

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    any ideas for cooking in the microwave ? healthy meals that taste good /are simple to prepare.
     
  2. MazdaUK

    MazdaUK <font color=green>Curse this time difference!<br><

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    I tend to use mine to reheat things like lasagne etc. that have already been cooked, or for defrosting things I'm about to cook;)
    If you want to not use an oven, things like couscous and bulgar wheat are great as you only need hot water form a kettle:thumbsup2
     
  3. greeneeyes

    greeneeyes Mouseketeer

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    I make this all the time and it's very easy to change up the flavor by changing the sauce added. You can use all beef, all turkey or a combo of both which is what my family likes best.

    BBQ Meatloaf

    Makes 8 servings


    1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
    1 lb ground turkey breast
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    1 clove minced garlic
    1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
    1 egg
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1/2 cup bbq sauce, divided

    Mix first eight ingredients in a large bowl. Add 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce. Shape into loaf. Placed in a microwave loaf pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray, cover.
    Micro on 50% for 15 minutes. Pour 1/4 cup BBQ Sauce on top of loaf; carefully spread to cover. Replace cover and microwave on 50% for 15 minutes or until meat thermometer reads 140 degrees.
    Let rest for 10 minutes.
     
  4. santa's surpriz

    santa's surpriz DIS Veteran

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    I use the steamer bags for veggies. It makes broccoli taste like you are in a restraurant adn the best corn on the cob-usually halve theem throw in some butter and salt and delish!
     

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