Hi, all! This week of reviews is special because each one was made in the oven, on a single sheet pan! Boyfriend loves making these recipes because they’re super easy and most of the time, super quick!

Chicken w/ Chorizo & Asparagus

Recipe found on Irena Macri
My Rating:
3 out of 5

My Review

I liked the different flavors on the chicken, which was moist and tender, and the abundance of veggies. Asparagus is one of my favorites so, I was a fan of not having them chopped up. What was off about this dish was, the chorizo. The texture was bothersome and it had its own spices that didn’t mix well with everything else.

Ingredients You’ll Need

For the onion & pepper mixture

  • 1 large brown onion, diced
  • 1 medium red pepper, diced
  • 1 small chorizo sausage, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • Pinch of dried coriander or thyme
  • Generous pinch of salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

For the chicken

  • 4–5 chicken tenderloins, cut into 3 pieces each
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
  • Generous pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For asparagus

  • 100 g / 3-4 oz. asparagus spears (1 bunch), ends trimmed
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Generous pinch of salt

Hassleback Sausages, Bacon & Turmeric Brussels Sprouts

Recipe found on The Castaway Kitchen
My Rating:
5 out of 5

My Review

I gotta admit that Brussels sprouts make me cringe sometimes but, when they are burnt and tossed in the right flavors (AKA with bacon)… man, are they good!!! The turmeric was detectable, making itself the star of the show on my tongue. Everything went so well together, the sausage with all the veggies was the absolute perfect bite. I also thought it was so cute how boyfriend sliced the sausages like The Castaway Kitchen did. πŸ˜‰

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 5–6 pork sausages
  • 5–6 slices of bacon
  • 1 onion
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2lbs of Brussels sprouts
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp ghee (we used Earth Balance Original)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (we used EVOO)
  • 5–6 tbsp Cesar dressing (we used mayo)

Homemade Salisbury Steak

Recipe found on Food Fanatic
My Rating:
3.5 out of 5

My Review

The potatoes are included in the recipe but, not the title. πŸ˜› They turned out kind of plain but, how do you not like a potato? The steak was full of this savory, almost gravy-like flavor but, they were drier than I’d hoped for. They tasted more like they belonged on buns.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 1 small Onion
  • 6-7 small Red Potatoes, golf ball sized
  • 2 tablespoons Canola Oil (we used EVOO)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 8 ounces Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder

39 thoughts on “Recipe Reviews #76 (Sheet Pan Special!)

  1. Sheet pan meals are the best!!!! I’m in Central Time Zone but have to work Pacific Time Zone hours so that means I work 10:30am-7:30pm my time. Normal people can get off work at 5:30pm, come home, fix dinner, and eat at a fairly decent time. My 92-yo Mom doesn’t do well if she eats later than 6pm so sheet pan meals are perfect for us. I can quickly assemble them on my lunch break, shove them in the oven around 5pm and hand Mom a plate at 6pm.

    What is the deal with chorizo???? I LOVE it but I’m learning through trial and error that there is CHORIZO and then there are weird sausages that claim to be chorizo but are really not and have weird textures and stuff. I have yet to land on the RIGHT chorizo.

    Mmm yes, I love asparagus and brussel sprouts. I agree, burnt and flavored with bacon makes for a yummy sprout.

    Right! How do you NOT love a potato. If a potato is too dry, just throw on some Ranch dressing or sour cream.

    Thanks for sharing these recipes!!!!! Mom is a huge fan of smoked sausage so I will definitely make #2. Going to print it out riiiiiiiiiiiight NOW!

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    1. I don’t do well if I don’t eat before 6PM either. Boyfriend always tries his best to get me fed before then, too lol.

      I think you are totally right about chorizo! Different brands taste different. We are not getting it from Sprouts anymore, that’s for sure. πŸ˜›

      Mmmhm, asparagus is good with bacon, too! β™‘

      Exactly, potatoes can always be made delicious!

      So happy you found a new recipe to try! I hope you & your mom enjoyed it as much as we did! πŸ˜„

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      1. I have now learned that Mexican chorizo is always fresh / raw and Spanish chorizo is the kind that’s hard and dry and cooked like salami and pepperoni. So far I’ve only ever found the Mexican chorizo here in Arkansas. I remember having the Spanish kind in L.A. because I remember slicing it and eating it with cheese and crackers and thinking OMG THIS IS THE MOST DELICIOUS SAUSAGE I’VE EVER EATEN IN MY LIFE.

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    1. I love sheet pan meals!! Maybe you could try these recipes without meat or with fake meat? Boyfriend will not go for a vegetarian week lol, he wouldn’t even do it for a day.


  2. Ah the first looks really good except I dont eat chorizo anymore and I dont like asparagus lolololol
    However, I do like longaniza lol
    Lots of meat on this one! Everything actually looks pretty delicious. Dont think I’ve ever had Salisbury steak.

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    1. I think we’ll be staying away from chorizo, too, after we tasted this one! 😭 lol I am still giggling about your aparagus sushi story.

      The only other time we had Salisbury steak was in one of those frozen microwave meals back in the day so that’s kind of what we were expecting! It was still yummy though! πŸ™‚

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    1. Boyfriend always thanks me when I choose sheet pan recipes lol! I like them because I don’t have to think of a side dish, it’s an all-in-one, hehe. πŸ™‚ I’m not sure what ‘hassleback’ means, I’m pretty sure we just used regular smoked sausage lol. Maybe that’s referring to the fancy way it’s cut?

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