To make the sandwiches, you slice and sautée the onions and peppers, you cook the ground beef with Italian seasoning and beef base and then mix them together. The kit has you make garlic aioli by mixing mayo with garlic powder and garlic butter by mixing your own butter with that same garlic powder. Instead of the garlic powder, I minced some of my own garlic cloves and used that. The buns are toasted with the garlic butter and mozzarella cheese, you spread the mayo and then add the beef filling. They were filling and very tasty.
The side dish was HelloFresh ubiquitous oven baked potatoes – they were plain this time, but I added some Italian seasoning to make them tastier. I feel, however, that HelloFresh should have chosen a different vegetable. This dish was very carb heavy to begin with and very light in vegetables. Maybe zucchini chips would have been a better choice? I did like the potatoes, however.
I made this dish five days after receiving it and everything was still fresh.
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I got EveryPlate last week and I was pretty impressed by the food I got. The recipes were simple, they had few ingredients, but they were very tasty. I was particularly blown away by their spicing of ground beef for “been banh mi”. It was so simple, yet delicious! So here is the recipe:
1 Tbsp oil
1 small yellow onion, chopped
10 oz ground beef
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp sugar
4 tsp soy sauce
salt & pepper to taste
Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until soft, 4-5 minutes, stirring. Add the ground beef, garlic and sugar and cook, breaking up the clumps of beef, until it’s browned, 4-5 minutes. Stir in the soy sauce. Turn off heat. Taste and season as needed.
With the rush of the holidays, I’m running very behind on my meal kit reviews – but I haven’t stopped getting them. My second week of Gobble, however, was a mistake. I somehow had neglected to skip it for the first week of December so I got stuck with 3 kits that I didn’t choose. Given that Gobble costs $79 for a 3-kit box, that was a costly mistake. Fortunately, I had a $15 credit because of the mistake they made in my previous box, so it made getting this box more “palatable”.
I was also lucky that the three meals Gobble chose for me werethings that I would have ordered myself – and they were all quite good.
My favorite thing about Gobble is how quick and easy it is to prepare its meals. They send as many pre-sliced and pre-cooked elements as they can without compromising quality, and this kit for Curried Beef Bowl with Basmati Rice & Mini Samosas was no exception. The tiny samosas came pre-cooked, so all I had to do was heat them up. They were very good and not too spicy. We often get fresh samosas from one of our local Indian food stores, so I don’t say this lightly.
The main meal was simple to put together. The rice came pre-cooked, and all I had to do was heat it in the microwave. Gobble sends a very tasty precooked rice, which tastes even better than the one I make. The meat was quickly sauteed on a pan, to which I added the curry powder, the pre-roasted carrots and peas, a pre-mixed garlic/ginger/scallion confit and chicken broth.
The results were great! It was a very tasty meal and both my husband and I enjoyed it. At $21, it was equivalent in price to the cost, before tax and tip, of take out – though, of course, we didn’t get leftovers as we do when we order out. Alas, the whole meal was ready much quicker than it would take to get a restaurant meal delivered.
This meat sauce is really easy to make, as it relies on store-bought sauce, but it’s absolutely delicious. I always get great raves from everyone when I make it.
For an even more delicious dish, sprinkle shredded cheese (mozarella, jack, provolone or a mixture of cheeses) over the hot pasta before serving the meat sauce.
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb ground beef
salt & pepper to taste
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. oregano
2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. curry powder
1/2 tsp. coriander
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. allspice
1 jar pasta sauce
1/2 cup red wine
Sauté the chopped onion in the olive oil over medium-high heat in a deep skillet. When soft, add the garlic and sauté for a couple of minutes. Add the ground meat and brown. Add the spices and stir. Add the pasta sauce and the red wine, stir and cook until the meat is well cooked. Serve over any type of pasta.