Make-Ahead Meals Your Family Will Thank You For

Pulled pork from oven in glass bowl ready for serving.

You know those nights where you have no desire to cook, but also no desire to spend money on takeout? Of course you do, you’re human! Well, you’re in luck, because these recipes we’re sharing with you today are perfect to make ahead of time and have on hand in a pinch. All you have to do is reheat them in the oven; the hard work is already done! Check out these recipes, and make them one day to have down the line.

Cheesy Burritos

These burritos are full of carby, cheesy goodness. Assemble these bad boys in advance, then freeze them in plastic bags. Reheat them in the oven at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. You’ll thank us later!

Veggie Burgers

Five ingredients plus some spices can yield a delicious veggie burger patty that even the biggest meat lovers will appreciate. A little homemade chipotle mayo spread on top takes these to an even higher level. To store them for a rainy day, wrap your individual patties in plastic and freeze them. When you’re ready to chow down, stick them in the freezer to thaw overnight, and boom, you just have to toss them in the oven to have fresh deliciousness.

Pulled Pork

If you love to toss things in the slow cooker, live your life, and then come back to enjoy your creation, then this is the recipe to test out first. For the meat, all you need is: 1 pork shoulder, kosher salt, dark brown sugar, ground black pepper, water, garlic, and onions. That’s all you need, and then after your meat cooks for 10-12 hours on low, it’ll be ready to pack into the freezer, and you can enjoy it any time over the next two months. Just be sure to defrost it overnight in your fridge.

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Chili

Satisfy those cravings for a hearty dinner on a cold night when you prepare this delicious turkey chili recipe. In just under an hour, your dutch oven will yield dinner for the whole fam. Freeze for up to three months, then when the time is right, serve with sour cream and avocado.