This week we’re giving credit to the MAN.
Yes, the MAN.
If you’re looking for a recipe that your man will love, you got to get into his mind first. When you get into his mind, you find that food is a big part of it. I had a difficult time with this early on in my marriage. When we first got married, the .99 Wendy’s chicken nuggets and the .99 side salad were considered a meal to me. That was a snack to him. Whenever I serve a soup, he asks where the bread is to go with it. Over the years I’ve learned that there is a science to his eating and a reason I can’t get rid of these stubborn 10 pounds. In honor of men everywhere, today we are giving you the top 10 “MAN” approved foods. I’ve included lot’s of great recipes to go along with each food because heaven knows it would’ve helped me twelve years ago when we first got married. It would have also saved our food bill too since we ended up eating out almost every night when dinner didn’t turn out. Even today I’m still trying to perfect and fine tune recipes like the classic roast. I’ve channeled some of the best experts to help you create the best man food out there. Fifty recipes. Ten categories.
It’s MAN food week. Oh, and don’t forget to keep coming back this week because we’ve got plenty of NEW man approved meals for you.
TOP 10 MAN APPROVED FOODS + 50 NEW Recipes!
Coming in at number one is the classic American Sunday night dinner. Who doesn’t love a good roast? Okay me, but I’m a G-I-R-L so that doesn’t count. Add some potatoes, onions and carrots and dinner just got a whole lot better. Whether you cook your roast in the oven or the crockpot, you can’t go wrong with a roast.
Best Oven Roast (Oven) by Real Mom Kitchen
Campfire Pot Roast (Dutch Oven) by That’s Not What the Recipe Says
Fancy Pot Roast (Oven) by the Hungry Housewife
High Temp Roast Beef (Oven) by Just a Pinch
Perfect Pot Roast (Crockpot) by The Pioneer Woman
#2: TURKEY DINNER
There is one meal that brings together not only family but a great football game and the right to spend the evening napping. It’s the ever popular Thanksgiving Dinner. While your man might have his favorite way of preparing it, for some you’re venturing out to start a new tradition. These recipes are made famous by some of our favorites.
Crockpot Turkey Dinner by Skinnytaste
Cider Brined Turkey Dinner by My Gourmet Connection
Pan Seared Turkey Cutlets by Family Fresh Cooking
Grilled Turkey Dinner by Dad Cooks Dinner
Need I say more? There is something about steak that just intrigues a man. It seems they are on the never ending quest to find that perfectly tender cut of meat to slice into. Perhaps that’s why there are so many extraordinarily good recipes to share that it was hard to find the right one.
Grilled Smoky Sweet Filet Mignon by Picky Palate
How to Turn Cheap Steak into Gucci Prime Steak by Steamy Kitchen *Love this tutorial by Jaden. So nice for some of us who can’t afford filet mignon style prices.
Ribeyes with Grilled Tomatoes by The Novice Chef Blog
Steak Bites by Pie Birds
The Perfect Grilled Steak by Chef John Folse
There is nothing better than barbeque’d food. Men are smart when it comes to the barbeque as one of their favorite foods. You can’t go wrong with these incredible recipes hot off the barbeque!
BBQ Chicken Dip by Taste and Tell Blog
BBQ Shredded Beef by Chef in Training
Bush’s BBQ Baked Beans Clone by Canning Homemade
Chicken Barbeque Sandwich with Cole Slaw by A Southern Grace
Texas BBQ Beef Sandwich by Tyson
#5: GAME TIME MUNCHIES
We think that game time food has to have two elements–be small in a grab and go style so you can munch throughout the game and take from several of the top 10 man food areas. For example, sliders with onion rings, or pizza and chips.
Buffalo Cheese Fries by Tidy Mom
Five Can Queso by Burnt Apple
Hooters Onion Rings by David Lebovitz
Loaded Baked Potato Rounds by Leopard and Lavendar
Steak Sandwich with Game Chips by Gourmet Traveler
Can you really go wrong with a burger? Considered an all American classic, burgers are a classic staple at almost any restaurant. Whole TV series are devoted to the search for the perfect burger. But is there really such a thing?
30 Gourmet Cheeseburger Recipes by Cheese and Burger
Arby’s Beef and Cheddar Recipe by Burnt Apple
Buffalo Blue Cheese Chicken Burger by C and C Marriage Factory
French Onion Burger by Jamie Cooks it Up!
White Castle Mini Hamburgers by Living on a Dime
You can pretty much bring a pizza home at least once a week and not hear any complaints about it. There is something about mixing and matching toppings and sauce a top a doughy crust that makes a man happy. It’s filling, it’s plentiful, and it’s delicious.
BBQ Chicken Pizza by Two Peas and Their Pod
Breakfast Pizza by Cooking with Siri
Easy Pizza Monkey Bread by Barbara Bakes
Pizza Bagel Bites by Kevin and Amanda
Pizza on the Barbeque by An Italian Canadian Life
The bacon craze will never go away. In fact, that’s why there are whole stores devoted to everything bacon. If you get requests or cravings for bacon at all meals, try out one of these recipes.
Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos by Brown Eyed Baker
Chicken Bacon Quesadillas by Delish
Dulce de Bacon Milkshake by Adventures in Cooking
Double Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon by Closet Cooking
Maple Bacon Dutch Baby by Burnt Apple
Sides are an important compliment to any dish, and a man knows that sides are necessary. Why enjoy a steak without the mashed potatoes? Who can eat a hamburger without a side of pickles or chips? Should you even take a bite of hot dog without a side of beans to go with it? Yes, sides not only compliment, they challenge your meal to become better.
Corn and Black Bean Salad by Aris Menu
Homemade Pizza Factory Breadsticks by Six Sisters Stuff
Honey Barbeque Baked Beans by She Knows
Green Beans with Garlic and Lemon by Michele’s Woman Cave
Twice Baked Potato Bites by Martha Stewart
#10: PEANUT BUTTER
After looking at some of these recipes, you can see why peanut butter is a man’s best friend. Wait, that’s a dog. But dog’s like peanut butter too, so bring on these incredible peanut butter recipes! Just refrain from letting the dogs have a share of any of these recipes.
Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites by Sally’s Baking Addiction
Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream Cake by Life, Love and Sugar
Peanut Butter Twix Bars by 24/7 Moms
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups by Tastes Better From Scratch
White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies by Burnt Apple
How to Feed a Man by Modern Mrs. Darcy
Man Food Recipes by Recipe Girl