30 minute Family Dinner Ideas for busy Moms and Dads (w/ recipes)

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Basic Giniling

The basic pork giniling recipe for family dinner is a dish that has ground pork as the main ingredient. Here, the ground pork is stewed in water and tomato sauce to bring out the delicious taste. Also added here are potatoes and carrots that provide added nutrition and flavor.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Serving yield: 4-5 people


½ kilogram of ground pork

½ cup green peas

½ cup carrots

½ cup potatoes

Two cloves garlic

Two medium-sized onions

One teaspoon of sugar

8 ounces of tomato sauce

1 cup water

One beef bouillon cube


  1. Saute the onion and garlic in a hot pan.
  2. Add the ground pork and then stir so the meat will break up.
  3. Have it seasoned with salt and pepper and then cook for around 8-10 minutes or until the meat becomes white.
  4. Add sugar, bouillon cube, water, and tomato sauce, then simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Add green peas, carrots, and potato, then cook for another ten minutes. Serve it hot.

Fried Adobo

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serving yield: 2-3 people


½ cup water

½ cup soy sauce

One whole garlic

1 kg pork belly

1 cup vinegar


  1. Slice the pork belly into strips of around 1-2 inches and dice them. Then, use the bowl to mix the water, vinegar, and soy sauce.
  2. Make the oil spread on the frying pan and then place the diced garlic. After that, cook the pork belly and the garlic.
  3. Into the pan, pour the liquid mixture and then simmer on low heat until the liquid becomes less.
  4. Cook pork until it gets crispy, and then serve it hot.

Beef Teriyaki

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serving yield: 3-4 people


½ kg of sirloin beef

1 tsp ginger

⅛ cup leeks

1 tsp sesame seeds

One packet of Del Monte’s Quick N’ Easy Barbecue Marinade


  1. Before cooking, marinate the sirloin beef in the sauce for an hour.
  2. Stir-fry beef until it gets cooked.
  3. Slice and clean the leeks, and then add them with sesame seeds as garnish. Serve it hot.

Creamy Mushroom Chicken

Prep time: five minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Serving yield: 2-3 people


0.45-0.5 kg. boneless chicken breast

One can (640 grams) of cream of mushroom

½ cup sliced mushrooms

One tablespoon of olive oil


  1. Have the chicken breast sliced into cubes, then spread olive oil on the pan. Fry the chicken, and once the chicken is cooked, have it stir-fried with mushrooms.
  2. Once the mushrooms get cooked, have the cream of the mushroom poured onto the pan.
  3. Simmer for around 15-20 minutes, or until the liquid becomes less.
  4. Serve and enjoy while it’s hot.


Here is a healthy and delicious meal that your family will enjoy. 


  • 1/2 kilo ground beef
  • 1/4 cup bell pepper
  • 1/4 1/4 tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup Thai Basil leaf, I used a lot, so use more too
  • Three sticks Green Onion
  • Two tablespoons Oyster Sauce
  • One tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • Two tablespoons Water
  • Two tablespoons cooking oil


Cooking the Meal

  • Heat the oil in the small pan.
  • Add the ground beef, then cook it thoroughly until the meat is no longer pink.
  • Add the green onion, bell pepper, and tomatoes and cook until wilted.
  • Season the meat by adding the sauce mixture cooking until the beef is cooked through.
  • Add the basil: When the meat is cooked through, add the chiffonade basil and turn off the heat.
  • Serve it hot.


This very tasty garlic butter chicken oven bake can be an easy recipe for a quick dinner that can bring up the standard for cooking chicken thigh. It comes with a really good garlic butter sauce that you can drizzle on your rice.



  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • Three tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup of chopped fresh parsley
  • Five pieces chicken thigh
  • 1/4 cup of oil


  • Two tablespoons Salt
  • Two tablespoons pepper
  • Two tablespoons paprika


  • Preheat oven to 177° Celsius.
  • Remove the chicken’s excess fluid by putting it on a flat surface and patting it dry.
  • Use paprika, pepper, and salt to season the chicken.
  • In the small bowl, melt the butter and add parsley and garlic.
  • On the cast iron, drizzle olive oil, then pan-fry the chicken thigh on every side.
  • Drizzle the garlic butter mixture, then bake the chicken thigh in a pre-heated oven until the internal temperature reaches 74° Celsius for 30 minutes.

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