Here’s What to Cook Every Night This Week (February 1 – 7)

Come winter, our cast-iron skillet is working overtime. Luckily, it’s damn near impossible to tire out the handiest piece of cookware on the planet. Here are seven dinners to cook in your cast-iron skillet this week, from pizza to stuffed peppers.

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Shopping List

10 bell peppers
3 sweet onions
9 garlic cloves
2 red onions
2 limes
½ pound baby red potatoes
1 lemon
2 pints cherry tomatoes
2½ cups corn kernels (about 5 ears or canned)
1 bunch asparagus
3 bunches parsley
2 bunches cilantro
1 bunch mint
1 bunch basil

1¼ pounds ground beef
8 large eggs
4 chicken cutlets
4 chicken breasts
1½ pounds sirloin or strip steak
2 Italian sausages
Two 2-inch-thick, bone-in pork chops (about 1¼ pounds)

4 ounces shredded Jack cheese
Sour cream (optional, for serving)
12 ounces shredded mozzarella
2 ounces grated Parmesan
1 stick unsalted butter
1 half-pint heavy cream

¾ cup cooked rice (¼ cup dry)
Crusty bread (optional)
Fajita-sized tortillas

Canned or Packaged Goods
16 ounces marinara or tomato sauce
One 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
Taco seasoning
Salsa or guacamole (optional, for serving)
1 pound store-bought pizza dough

Pantry Ingredients: paprika, dried oregano, ground mustard, sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, extra-virgin olive oil, cumin, coriander, chile powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, crushed red pepper flakes, cacao powder, cinnamon, avocado oil

Monday: Classic Stuffed Peppers

Aka the easiest way to use up that neglected pound of ground beef in your fridge.

Tuesday: Red Shakshuka

At our place, breakfast is always invited to dinner. And this Israeli baked egg dish is no exception.

Wednesday: Skillet Chicken Fajitas

Instead of sautéing the meat and veggies, just toss them in seasoning and pop the whole skillet in the oven to roast. It leaves you with more time to prep the tortillas and guac.

Thursday: Skillet Steak With Asparagus And Potatoes

The key is waiting until the pan is searing hot to add the steak—that way, you’re guaranteed a gorgeous sear.

Friday: Skillet Pizza

Helloooo, foolproof crispy crust. We used red sauce, crumbled Italian sausage and mozzarella, but feel free to use pesto, ricotta, bacon or whatever toppings you have on hand.

Saturday: 30-minute Creamy Chicken, Corn And Tomato Skillet

You’re only half an hour away from a taste of summer in the dead of winter.

Sunday: Keto Cast-iron Pork Chops With Cacao-spiced Rub

Salt the chops 45 minutes before they’re cooked for melt-in-your-mouth pork.

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