So what does math have to do with one pot meals? It is easy - you just follow simple addition and you have a great meal!
Meat + Veggie + Starch + Sauce + Add-ins = DINNER
MEAT - think about ground beef, chopped chicken, ham cubed, smoked sausage, ground sausage, canned tuna, pork pieces, etc.
VEGGIE - corn, mixed veggies, green beans, chopped cabbage, peas, mushroom slices, chopped broccoli, etc.
STARCH - rice, any type pasta, canned beans, noodles, potatoes, etc.
SAUCE - Tomato soup, any cream of soups, flavored marinades, etc.
ADD-INS - salsa, shredded cheese, diced onion, spices, etc.
Mix and match any of these or any combo you can think of and you have a SKILLET DINNER
There is no right or wrong - you decide what goes in. Many times I use whatever is leftover in the frig. This lets you get creative and find some new yummy meals and it saves you a lot of dirty dishes!
MEAT - ground beef, chopped chicken, cubed ham, smoked sausage, pork chops, turkey chopped, ham slices, etc.
VEGGIES - chopped onion, mushrooms sliced, broccoli flowerets, diced tomatoes, corn, cauliflower crowns, green beans, etc..
STARCH - kidney beans, pasta, rice, potatoes, (sliced or chopped), noodles, etc.
SAUCE - Cream of soups (1 -2 cans), pasta sauce, cheese sauce, etc.
ADD-INS - soy sauce, spices, parmesan cheese, chili peppers, etc.
Mix up and top with cheese, crust, etc. and bake in the oven till hot and bubbly.
Serve with a side salad.
EXAMPLES - ground beef, chopped onion, canned kidney beans, tomato soup, salsa = oven chili (we like to make this and top with a small packet of corn bread mix (follow directions on box) over the top - bake until corn bread is done! YUM
Chicken pieces, diced peppers, mushrooms & peas, rice, oriental sauce and soy sauce - yummy stir fry skillet dinner
Follow a simple math formula and WOOHOO you have a one pot meal with all the basics included.
Give it a try. There are so many great combinations - you will never get bored.
(and who doesn't like less pots and pans to wash!!!!!!)
Hope this gives you some ideas and a creative license to do YOUR OWN THING!