Got those I-don’t-know-what-to-serve-for-dinner blues? You’re sure to shake ’em off when you visit your local Strack & Van Til, where there are enough easy meal solutions that you may never have to plan another dinner again.
Check out the Meat & Seafood Department’s Quick and Easy Take & Bake Meals. Select from an array of pork, chicken or beef trays, featuring options such as cranberry and apple stuffed boneless pork loin chops, smoked Gouda stuffed boneless pork chop, garlic herb asparagus stuffed chicken breast, bacon and cheddar stuffed boneless breast, chicken kabobs with vegetables and more.
Other options include cream cheese stuffed jalapeños wrapped with bacon, stuffed garlic mushrooms, gourmet meatballs, stuffed bell peppers, Italian sausage stuffed mushrooms and meatloaf.
“Just remove them from the package, place them in a baking dish and cook,” says Meat & Seafood Department Director Gary Teachman.
If you’d rather steam than bake your meal, just pop a Steamable Bag with fish, chicken or pork in the microwave for 4 to 6 minutes.
Steamable options include seasoned salmon and vegetables, seasoned shrimp with rice, seasoned tilapia with vegetables, seasoned boneless chicken breast with vegetables or rice and seasoned boneless pork chop with vegetables or rice.
Try Strack & Van Til Crock Pot Packs with Certified Angus Beef pot roast, hand-trimmed boneless chicken breast or Smithfield Prime pork butt.
“Cook a meal while you’re out or at work,” notes Teachman. “Place all the ingredients into your slow cooker in the morning, add water, stir, and dinner makes itself.”
If you want to add some flavor but don’t have the time to marinate meat, the Meat Department now offers premium Certified Angus Beef cuts and marinades in chef-created flavors. Choose from various cuts, including tri-tip, traditional bacon-wrapped tenders and more. Your meat is then paired with Classic Steakhouse, Sweet & Smokey BBQ, Santa Maria or Rosemary Porcini marinade.
“For those who enjoy meat, this is the best of both worlds: Cuts of beef that meet stringent quality standards to earn the Certified Angus Beef label, married with tasty marinades that add tenderness and outstanding flavor,” Teachman explains.
Another way to put dinner on the table fast is Strack & Van Til’s Meals Made Easy fajitas. The Meat Department offers delicious beef, chicken, pork or shrimp fajitas sliced restaurant-style and ready to cook, grill or pan sauté. They’re paired with colorful bell peppers and onions and seasoned with our famous Fajita Seasoning.
Complement your fajitas with Jaffa guacamole dip, available in the Strack & Van Til Deli Department.
“This bold and flavorful guac is made with avocado, tomatillo, onion, cilantro, tomato, poblano, jalapeno, lemon juice and salt,” says Deli Department Director Kristin Snow.
While you’re in the deli, pick up some Bakeable Meals. These convenient, family-sized portions can be baked or heated in the microwave and ready in minutes. The most popular varieties are chicken or pork carnitas with Spanish rice, Italian sausage with mostaccioli, meatloaf, Salisbury steak or BBQ rib tips with mashed potatoes or macaroni and cheese, Our Own Polish Sausage and kraut with mashed potatoes, and pot roast and veggies. Everyone will love Our Own Sliders made on King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls in varieties including BBQ chicken, ham, turkey, beef and cheddar, and Philly cheesesteak.
The deli also offers fully cooked and heat-and-serve items including Chicken Street Tacos; gyro meat off the cone with tzatziki sauce; chicken or beef tamales; pork, veggie or chicken egg rolls; orange or General Tso’s chicken with fried rice; twice-baked potatoes; chicken pot pies; stuffed cabbage and stuffed peppers; and lasagna.
For food that looks and tastes homemade, trust Strack & Van Til – the No. 1 grocer in Northwest Indiana for easy meal solutions.