5 Husband-Approved Dishes

Husband-approved meals need to do just two things: taste delicious and satisfy hunger. Here are five recipes sure to make a lasting impression on your man.

  • Burger Sliders

    Burger Sliders

    It's hard to beat a plate full of these sliders–dinner rolls filled with small, flavorful hamburger patties, topped with crispy bacon, and devoured in one or two bites. The best part? Your husband can dress each one differently, with toppings like jalapeños, cheese, tomatoes, and lettuce. At less than a dollar per serving, you've brought the drive-thru fare home.
  • Chicago Deep-Dish Pizza
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Chicago Deep-Dish Pizza

    Homemade pizza dough like this recipe calls for is definitely worth the effort, but if you need to cheat, store-bought dough will work just fine. Instead of rolling it out, place the dough in a baking dish and start laying the toppings: ooey-gooey mozzarella cheese, flavorful Italian chicken sausages, tomatoes, fresh herbs, sautéed mushrooms, and plenty of peppers. Thick, bubbly, and covered with cheese, this deep-dish pizza scores!
  • Chicken-fried Steak
    Photo: Van Chaplin; Styling: Vanessa McNeil Rocchio

    Chicken-fried Steak

    If cubed steak is on sale this week, take pleasure in knowing you've got the perfect dish for satisfying your husband and your wallet. Dredge the steaks first in flour, then in egg substitute, and finally roll them in crushed crackers. Cook in batches until the crust in golden, and cover with a creamy gravy. Your husband will never know how easy it was to make.
  • Rosemary Grilled Lamb Chops
    Photo: Jan Smith

    Rosemary Grilled Lamb Chops

    Most men love just about anything from the grill. Lamb tends to have a stronger flavor than other meats, so add chopped garlic and rosemary to keep the flavors balanced without being overwhelming. Grill until the meat has a nice crusty outside and a tender inside that simply melts in your mouth.
  • Steak Frites with Shallot Pan Reduction
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Steak Frites with Shallot Pan Reduction

    This dish is basically a dressed up, French-inspired version of steak and fries. Cook thinly sliced steak in a rich beef broth seasoned with brandy, dijon mustard, and butter, then serve alongside tender, yet crisp, homemade French fries.
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