Ten Easy Dinners for the Midweek Rush


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Ten easy dinners for the midweek rush

Families are busy enough without adding the stress of what to have for dinner each night, so we’ve gathered ten easy dinners in one place so that you don’t have to. Autumn has hit so we’ve got the slow cookers out and are putting them to good use. We’re also huge fans of dinners that are delicious but are on the table in under 30 minutes.

Check out the easy dinner recipes below and remember to share your creations with us on social media.

Cheesy crumbed schnitzel

This is a real family favourite and is so easy to pull together. The cheesy addition under the crumbs is easy to do but adds a little extra boost. We love it served with a good coleslaw or steamed greens for simplicity.

Lamb Tagine Stew

This is a slow cooker dream dinner. Throw everything into the slow cooker and leave for 9 hours on low. Come home and your home smells like a Moroccan bazaar. Serve with fluffy couscous (Pro tip – the leftovers are divine for lunch the next day!)

Easy Beef Stroganoff

This is dinner on the table in under 30 minutes. We love using thinly sliced rump steak – the key is not to over cook it and it will be oh so tender, in that mushroomy laden sauce. Serve with fettucine, rice or even in pita breads if that’s all you have.


Most people think of a burger a summer meal, but it’s a great option for the cooler months too. Load it up with whatever salad type vegetables on hand and you’ll have the whole family tucking in.

Seared Lamb and Harvest Salad

This is a warm salad that basically consists of opening packets while the lamb is searing. Then slicing and serving. It’s delicious and yes, a little bougie but it’s easy and fast.

Madras Meatball Skewers

These take no time to pull together and are totally delicious. A quick grill in the oven and you’re away! We love them with a zesty yoghurt dip and fresh vegetables but a pile of herby rice wouldn’t go astray underneath them either.

Cheeseburger Pizza

With a few careful purchases, this is a delicious dinner on the table in no time. Who would argue with a pizza that tastes like a cheeseburger?

Lamb Shanks with Satay Sauce

These are literally the best lamb shanks we’ve had. Full of flavour, so perfectly tender and truly delicious. Using our favourite Sone’s Satay Sauce, we recommend doubling recipe because you’ll be coming back for seconds.

Easy Red Curry with Beef

Beef stir-fry or curry is an easy dinner option for the midweek hustle. Take fresh vegetables, the goodness of beef strips and the healthy carb of brown rice and you’ve got a dinner that ticks all the boxes.


Posted by Beef + Lamb New Zealand