Who doesn’t love to save time in the kitchen? Today we are going to talk sheet pan dinners. What if you could cook dinner and only get one dish dirty? I love not having dishes to wash after dinner, and I bet you do too! Less time in the kitchen equals more time to spend with family! That’s where sheet pan dinners come into play. Sheet pan dinners are simply dinners where everything is cooked in the same pan; they typically include cut up meat and vegetables. Pair the ease of that with meal prepping, and all you have to do at dinner time is dump your already prepped ingredients onto a sheet pan, pop it into the oven, and voila – dinner is done!
5 Dinners in 1 Hour’s Hawaiian Beef recipe is the perfect sheet pan dinner with lots of flavor! This recipe is so quick and simple and will help you get dinner on the table in about 10 minutes or less, thanks to the great invention called the broiler! Have you discovered the wonders of your broiler? If you are not sure how to use your broiler, or maybe scared to use it, check out our blog post about tips for using your broiler here.
To get started prepping the Quick Hawaiian Beef, cut your steak into bite sized pieces and put into your gallon-sized bag. Now is a great time to season your meat with salt and pepper (this one simple step can add so much flavor to all of your meals, so don’t skip it!). Once your steak is in the bag, cut up a red onion into wedges and add that to the bag.
Next, add garlic powder and allspice. Allspice is probably one of the most overlooked seasonings. You might have had a bottle of it sitting in your pantry for ages (and if it’s been that long, it would be a good time to toss it and buy a fresh bottle!). You might have used it before if you have baked a spice cake or made jerk seasoning. Most people think allspice is a combination of spices like cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg, but it is actually a dried berry that comes from a Jamaican pepper tree (who knew??). Ok, that was a little bit of a detour, but hopefully you learned something new! Let’s get back to this sheet pan dinner. . .
After adding your seasoning, toss in the pineapple and cherry tomatoes. Now give that bag a good shake (and do a little dance while you are doing it). This would be a great task for your child if they are helping you prep (get those kids in the kitchen)! And that, my friends, is all there is to prepping this sheet pan dinner. I bet you can put that together in less than 10 minutes!
Now, when you are ready to cook the Hawaiian Beef, all you have to do is pour it onto a sheet pan and broil! If you don’t have a good sheet pan already, now is the time to invest in one (especially after you fall in love with making sheet pan dinners). In case you have never used a sheet pan, it is an aluminum or stainless steel pan, typically 18X13, that has a lip around the edge of it (you might see it called a half sheet pan). It is important to use a sheet pan, versus a cookie sheet, because your sheet pan dinners are likely going to produce some liquid (which is totally normal), and you don’t want it running off the sides into your oven. I tried using my cookie sheet with my first sheet pan dinner and it was a mess! A little higher quality sheet pan is going to be less likely to warp, easier to clean, and will heat up more evenly. Here is a link to a Nordic Ware sheet pan. If you invest in a higher quality sheet pan, it will last you a very long time.
Save yourself even more time cleaning up by lining your sheet pan with aluminum foil. Broil the Hawaiian Beef recipe for 4-8 minutes and dinner is ready to go! Serve it up with some coconut rice (see recipe below)!
So there you have it, an easy sheet pan dinner to save your sanity at dinner time! You can find other sheet pan dinners, as well as many other quick and easy meal prep recipes, with one of our 5 Dinners in 1 Hour dinner plans.
Hawaiian Beef served with coconut rice. YUM!