As winter sets in, a warm dinner hot from your Maytag oven seems like the perfect way to relax on a cold evening. But, with work, school, or other duties you may not have the time or inclination to make a roast or yet another casserole. Sheet pan dinners are a recent trend in home cooking, allowing you to make a quick and easy roasted dinner on one pan with minimal clean up. Cooking with quality appliances, such as a Maytag oven, gives you reliable results.
While microwave meals are nothing to be ashamed of, a sheet pan dinner gives your family variety and makes the most of winter vegetables such as potatoes, broccoli, sweet potatoes or carrots. Roast these items on a large cookie sheet along with chicken parts, pork chops or ribs. The juices intermingle as they roast, creating tasty flavor combinations as the food browns.
Maytag ovens are ideal for sheet pan dinners because they heat quickly and roast evenly. The Precision Cooking system ensures that the preheat, bake and broil functions are accurate each time you use your gas or electric range. For a roasted dinner, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
As your oven preheats, line a sheet pan with foil or parchment paper for easy clean up. Lightly coat vegetables with oil to roast them. Seal delicate food such as fish in a foil packet to keep it moist. Try placing the meat on top of the vegetables to absorb the juices. If you want to get creative and select your own meat and veggies for roasting, pick items with similar cooking times.
For even roasting, slice quick cooking vegetables into thicker pieces and cut slower ones thinner. Or, start cooking the meat first and add the vegetables 10 or 15 minutes later. In some Maytag oven models, the EvenAir convection system ensures uniform roasting temperatures. A high quality fan moves the heat around, so your roasting tray doesn’t end up with burned food on one end and under-cooked food on the other.
To make the most of the features in your Maytag oven, try this kid friendly barbecue meatball recipe for a quick and easy supper.
Barbecue meatballs and Roasted Veggies
Adapted from a recipe posted on Countryside Cravings
This savory dinner only takes about 15 minutes to prepare and 50 minutes to roast. Toss it in the oven and then spend quality time with your family as it bakes. It serves four.
1 pound of small red or white potatoes
1 pound of fresh green beans
2 tablespoons of olive oil, divided
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 pound of lean ground beef
½ a small onion, finely chopped (about 1/3 cup)
¼ cup breadcrumbs, oats or panko
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 large egg
2 tablespoons of milk
¼ cup of your favorite barbecue sauce
1. Preheat your Maytag oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and wash the vegetables.
2. Cut the potatoes into small nuggets and place them on a baking sheet. Coat them with olive oil and sprinkle them with salt and pepper to taste.
3. Trim the ends off of the green beans, place them in a bowl and toss them with salt pepper and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Set them aside.
4. Spread the potatoes on a large sheet pan, leaving room for the other foods. Bake them for 20 minutes, but stir them after 10 minutes.
5. As the potatoes cook, mix the meatball ingredients, except for the barbecue sauce, in a large bowl. Press the mixture into meatballs of about 2 to 2 /12 inches in size.
6. Place the meatballs and green beans on the sheet pan, along with the potatoes and continue cooking for 25-30 minutes. The meatballs are done when they are no longer pink inside. During the last five minutes of cooking time, brush the barbecue sauce on each meatball.
Maytag ovens cools down quickly after use and the adjustable shelves are easy to cleaning case of spills. For more information on how to keep your Maytag oven in good working order, please contact us.