Simple 4-Ingredient Meals

30 meals for 30 days without repeating a meal, is it possible? I want to say yes, but let’s see if we can do it, mommas! Back to school means no more dinners at 10pm or watermelon & chips constituting a well balanced meal, lol! 😂 So, what are we looking for in meals? We want (preferably) meals that take minutes, that are easy to prep, that only require 5 ingredients or less, and I don’t require spending more than 15 minutes in the kitchen…and we want meals our families will actually eat. Too much to ask for? I hope not. Let’s see if we can crush this goal of 30 & make it 60 meals! Here are four meals to get us started. Share a meal, tag friends, & grab your meal planning calendar and let’s fill this puppy up…I don’t want to have to think about what’s for dinner until October 6th! 😉

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  • 1 Pork Sirloin Tip Roast
  • Teriyaki sauce
  • Stir-fry frozen vegetable mix
  • ½ package of spaghetti


  1. Place Sirloin Tip Roast in Crock-Pot.
  2. Pour ½ cup of Teriyaki over Roast and cook for 6 hours on high (will need to flip roast a couple times)
  3. Place a 3rd of the veggies in stir-fry pan with ½ cup of Teriyaki and cook for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally. (May need to drain off excess water)
  4. Boil noodles, (follow directions on package), drain, and add noodles to veggies. Mix in noodles so that they are covered with sauce.
  5. Remove Sirloin Tip Roast from Crock-pot and cut into bite-sized pieces. Add to veggies and noodles.
  6. Add a little Teriyaki….to taste preference.

Yields 10 meals (We had it for dinner and lunch the next day, super delicious!)

My kiddos loved this one so much they told me it tasted like restaurant food…I take that as a huge compliment.


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  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tablespoon Sweet Baby Ray BBQ
  • 2 dinner rolls crumbled up, thus bread crumb
  • (Optional….if you have kids that like cheese, a little shredded cheese)



  1. Add beef, egg, BBQ, and roll crumbs to bowl and combine.
  2. Divide mixture into equal mini loaves…makes 4-6 depending on size
  3. (If adding cheese make meat mixture flat, place cheese in center then pinch sides together)
  4. Place in greased oven safe dish.
  5. Heat oven to 375 degrees and bake for 25 minutes
  6. Let cool for a few minutes and then enjoy!

Once I caught our son playing with this meal. The broccoli was trees and the meatloaf had cheese in it, he called it the volcano. And he was the dinosaur that made the land, even the volcano disappeared. Gotta love how that little imagination works. Haha!


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  • Package of spaghetti
  • Prego sauce
  • 1 pound ground meat
  • 2 eggs cracked and beaten together
  • (1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning optional)


  1. Boil water…follow directions on Spaghetti packaging…drain noodles.
  2. Brown meat, add Italian seasoning, and sauce…let simmer for a few minutes then remove from heat.
  3. Place noodles in bowl, add eggs to noodles, mix well (be careful not to add to soon after boiling…don’t want the eggs to cook).
  4. Place noodle/eggs into a greased glass pan (13 X 9).
  5. Pour meat sauce over noodles and then cover with foil.
  6. Heat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 25 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes then serve.

Yields 8 servings

I made this when my sister and brother came over for dinner and they loved it so much they asked for seconds! This is a perfect meal to make for company. Add a salad, garlic bread, little wine and voila!


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1 Pork Sirloin Tip Roast

½ of large bottle of Sweet Baby Rays

12 Dinner rolls



Place Pork Sirloin Tip Roast in crock-pot pour BBQ over it and cook for 6 hours.

Remove from crock-pot (or if you are better than I am, and won’t burn yourself, leave it in crock-pot) and pull apart pork with forks (rhyming words! I clearly spend too much time with preschoolers. Haha!)

Cut open rolls and add pork to each.

This recipe makes a lot of pulled pork! We had it for dinner one night and lunch twice that week….or this could make a great football game day/tailgating party dish!







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