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6 Easy Meals Missionaries Actually Wish You Would Make Them for Dinner

by | May 11, 2019

Mormon Life

Want to have the missionaries over for dinner but you aren’t sure what to feed them? We asked our online readers to vote on meals that they would like to be served if they were a missionary today, and these were the top responses.

Slow-Cooker Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

From A Year with Six Sisters’ Stuff: 52 Menu Plans, Recipes, and Ideas

· 1½ lb. beef round steak

· 1 green pepper, thinly sliced

· 1 medium onion, thinly sliced

· 1 (14 oz.) can beef broth

· 1 package dry Italian dressing mix

· 1 large loaf French bread, sliced into sandwich lengths (or 4–6 hoagie buns)

· Provolone cheese slices

Spray slow cooker with cooking spray. Cut meat into strips, place in slow cooker. Add green pepper, onion, broth, and dressing mix. Cover and cook on low 7–8 hours or on high 3–4 hours.

Spoon meat mixture onto bread and top with cheese, or toast bread in 375°F oven 5–10 minutes. Add meat, cover with cheese, then bake an additional 5 minutes to melt cheese.

Add any condiments you like and enjoy!

► You'll also like: 20 Unique (and Easy) Ideas for Feeding Hungry Missionaries

Beef Stroganoff

From The Essential Mormon Cookbook (Combined Edition)

· 1½ lb. top round steak, sliced about ¼-inch thick

· 4 Tbsp. flour

· 2 tsp. salt

· ½ tsp. pepper

· 6 Tbsp. butter, divided

· 1½ cups chopped onion

· 1 clove garlic, minced

· 2 Tbsp. olive oil 

· 1 (10.5 oz.) can beef consommé

· 1 lb. fresh mushrooms or 1 (8 oz.) can mushrooms

· 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

· ½ cup sour cream

· Noodles or rice for 8

Cut round steak slices into strips about 1 inch wide and 2 inches long. Combine flour, salt, and pepper in paper lunch sack or plastic bag. Add meat strips and shake until well coated. In large frying pan, melt 4 tablespoons of butter. Add onion and garlic and cook until lightly browned. Place in bowl and set aside. In frying pan, melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add olive oil. Place meat strips in pan and brown on all sides. Add beef consommé and onion and garlic mixture. Cover and simmer over low heat for about 30 minutes. Add mushrooms and Worcestershire sauce and continue cooking until meat is tender, about 10 minutes. May be made a day ahead and reheated over low heat.

Just before serving, top with sour cream. Serve over buttered noodles or rice.

Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

From Savoring the Seasons with Our Best Bites


· 4 Tbsp. butter

· 5 Tbsp. flour

· 2 (15 oz.) cans chicken broth

· 1½ tsp. garlic powder

· 1 tsp. onion powder

· 1½ tsp. cumin

· 1 tsp. coriander

· 1 Tbsp. chili powder

· ⅛ tsp. black pepper

· 1/3 cup sour cream

· 2–3 shakes Tabasco sauce (or similar hot sauce)

· Kosher salt, to taste

· 1 (4 oz.) package cream cheese

· 1 (7 oz.) can diced green chiles

· 3½ cups (about 14 oz.) cooked, shredded chicken

· 4 cups shredded Monterey Jack or pepper jack cheese, divided

· 8–10 medium flour tortillas

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray 9×13-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. 

Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. When butter is melted and bubbly, add flour and stir to combine. Continue cooking, whisking continuously until mixture is light golden brown, about 2–3 minutes. Slowly add chicken broth, whisking until smooth. Whisk in garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, coriander, chili powder, and pepper. Bring sauce to a simmer and stir until thickened, 3–4 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in sour cream and hot sauce. Add salt to taste and set aside.

In separate mixing bowl, soften cream cheese in microwave until easily stirred. Add green chiles and ½ cup of reserved sauce. Stir to combine and add chicken and 2 cups cheese.

To make tortillas easier to roll, place between damp paper towels and microwave 15–20 seconds. Place about 1/3–½ cup chicken mixture on each tortilla and roll tightly. Pour 1 cup sauce into bottom of prepared pan and spread evenly. Place tortillas snugly in pan. Pour all remaining sauce on top of tortillas and top with remaining 2 cups cheese. Bake 30–35 minutes, until hot and bubbly throughout and cheese is melted.

Chicken Fajitas

From Lion House Cookbook: More Than 500 Favorite Recipes

· 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

· 1 cup water

· 1 package fajita seasoning mix

· 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil

· 2 onions, sliced

· 1 green pepper, sliced in strips

· 1 red pepper, sliced in strips

· 12 flour tortillas

· Sour cream, salsa, guacamole, and limes, for garnish

Cut chicken breasts into strips. Combine water and seasoning mix in medium bowl and marinate strips for 2 hours in refrigerator. Heat oil in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat and sauté onions and peppers until crisp-tender. Remove vegetables from pan and set aside. Place chicken strips in pan, reserving marinade. Sauté chicken until light brown. Add leftover marinade to pan and simmer for 5 minutes. Return vegetables to pan and heat to mingle flavors. Spoon mixture onto warm tortillas. Fold over and garnish with sour cream, salsa, guacamole, and slice of fresh lime.

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

From Dinner Made Easy with Six Sisters’ Stuff

· 2 lb. ground beef (an 85/15 mix works best)

· 2/3 cup panko bread crumbs

· 2 Tbsp. dry minced onion

· 1 large egg

· ¼ cup coconut milk

· 1½ tsp. ground ginger

· 2 tsp. salt

· ¼ tsp. ground black pepper

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