Father’s Day is right around the corner, so it’s time to pour your heart out into these super simple meals and desserts that will score you all the brownie points in the world. But you don’t need to be a gourmet chef to make dad happy! These simple Father’s Day recipes only require 3 ingredients and will make a fancy meal that will put a smile on his face.
1. 3-Ingredient Chili
You don’t have to be Texan to make a badass bowl of chili for dad. You just need these 3 simple ingredients:
- Chili Beans
- 1 can of diced tomatoes with green chilies
- 1 pound of ground beef
Cook the ground beef in a skillet. Then transfer it to a large pot and mix it with the beans and tomatoes. Bring it to a boil over medium heat.
Make sure that the chili beans are undrained as this will give the sauce a soup-like consistency. Reduce the heat to medium-low and let the stew simmer for 30 minutes.
Now add some salt and pepper and serve it with whatever toppings you think your dad will enjoy like sour cream, green onions or shredded cheese.
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2. Special Pork Chops
Make dad a simple, yet scrumptious meal with this special pork chops recipe which only needs these 3 ingredients:
- 6 boneless pork chops (6 ounces each)
- 1 tablespoon of canola oil
- 1 jar of salsa
In a large cast-iron, brown the pork chops in canola oil and drain any fat. Then pour the salsa over them and bake, uncovered at 350F in the oven for about 25 minutes.
Make sure to spice it up by adding herbs and seasoning to taste. Is there a more appropriate occasion than Father’s Day to go all out for that special someone in your life? I think not.
3. A Very Special Yet Simple Hummus and Avocado Sandwich
That special parental figure in your live hasn’t lived until he’s tried this Hummus and Avocado Sandwich recipe. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 slices of sprouted grain bread (wheat, plain, or brioche bread works great too!)
- 1/4 cup of roasted garlic hummus
- 1/3 thinly sliced avocado
Toast the bread slices. Then spread the garlic hummus on one slice and top it with the avocado slices. Add a little salt and pepper and top it with the other toasted bread slice. It’s a nice, simple snack that’s healthy and delicious.
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4. Peanut Butter Cookie Cup Muffins
Does dad love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? Then make him some Peanut Butter Cookie Cup Muffins with these 2 ingredients, (yes, 2!)
- 1 package of peanut butter cookie mix
- 36 unwrapped miniature peanut butter cups
Preheat the oven to 350F. Prep the cookie mix according to the package’s instructions. Then roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place them in a greased miniature muffin mold.
Press the dough evenly to the bottom and press the up sides of each cup to give it the shape it needs to house the mini-peanut butter cups. Then bake for about 13 minutes, take them out and place a peanut butter cup in each muffin and let it cool before removing from the pan.
5. One-Pan Eggs and Quinoa in Tomato Sauce
Dad has never tried eggs quite like this, so trust me when I say they’re eggcellent. Here’s what you’ll need to make these one-pan eggs:
- 1/2 cup of jarred tomato sauce
- 1/3 cup of dry quinoa
- 2 large eggs
Grab a small skillet and mix the tomato sauce with the quinoa and water and bring it to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and allow it to cook for 15 minutes. Now crack the eggs into the skillet, sprinkle some salt and pepper to taste, and let it cook for 10 minutes more or until you’re sure that the egg whites are cooked and the yolks are soft but cooked, too.
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6. 3-Ingredient BBQ Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Make dear old dad some sweet taters for dinner stuffed with BBQ chicken that tastes indulgent, but is super healthy. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 medium sweet potatoes cut in half
- 1 pound of cooked and shredded boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1/3 cup of BBQ sauce
Preheat the oven to 425F while you lay the sweet potatoes cut side up on a baking sheet. Roast them for about 35 minutes or until they’re tender.
Then, in a sauce pan, stir the chicken and BBQ sauce on medium low for about 10 minutes. Now top the sweet potatoes with a nice scoop of shredded chicken and add extra BBQ sauce. You can also sprinkle some chopped parsley or sliced green onions on top.
7. Buttery 3-Ingredient Shortbread Cookie
With just three simple ingredients, you can make dear old dad some of the best butter shortbread cookies he’s ever tasted. Here’s what you’ll need to make these bad boys:
- 1 cup of softened unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
Start by preheating the oven to 325F. Mix the butter and the sugar until they’re fluffy and creamy. Then gradually mix the flour with a beater.
Now press the dough into a 9-inch, ungreased square baking pan and prick the dough with a fork. Bake for about 35 minutes until the dough is light brown. Then cut into square while the dough is warm and let it cool on a wire rack. You can dust them with confectioners’ sugar for an extra sweet kick.
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