Recipe videos that rock for lazy chefs

Recipe videos are a dime a dozen on the internet right now and if you love to cook, but you don’t have much time, they can be perfect!

Recipe Videos

Igor Miske

I have a confession to make. I’m addicted to watching recipe videos on Instagram. I could do it for hours. In fact, my very first Instagram collection was simply titled ‘food’, because it’s only right. Before Instagram introduced categories, I would save the recipe videos on my phone’s notepad, because that’s what a true addict does. Hah!

You’ve probably spotted these recipe videos all over the internet. Buzzfeed is filled to the brim with recipe videos and now there are accounts from all over the world mimicking the style and I love it. I decided to share my love for these simple recipes by showing off a few of my favourites here.

The thing about these videos and why they work for lazy chefs (like me) is that even if the recipe is complicated, the fact that it can be compacted into a short, cute video means I’m willing to try it! Whether it works out as being simple or not, the video made it look super easy, so I’m going to try it. (I know I’m not alone in this.)

Without further ado, enjoy a few of my favourite videos and let me know if you plan to try any of them!

Recipe Videos – Sweet & Sour Pork

If we’re ordering Chinese food, I’m getting sweet and sour pork. Chicken is good too. Yum!

You are gonna love this #sweetandsourpork! #chinesefood (yeah, this can work with #chicken as well!)

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Recipe Videos – Greek Feta Pies

Alida Ryder is a local chef and I love her food so much. I even have her Instagram notifications turned on so I never miss a post!

Recipe Videos – Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Beef done in this style is guaranteed to be tender and melt-in-your-mouth good. Plus, I love broccoli!

This quick and easy restaurant-style beef broccoli stir-fry will put your local takeout spot to shame: juicy steak bites and crisp-tender broccoli florets coated in an easy Chinese-inspired stir-fry sauce. Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry Prep: 20 Mins | Total: 40 Mins Serves: 4 servings Ingredients pound 1 Flank steak, flat iron, or London broil, cut into ¼-inch thick bite-sized pieces 4 Tablespoons Rice wine, dry sherry, or dry white wine (divided) 5 Tablespoons Reduced sodium soy sauce (divided) 3 Tablespoons Oil (divided) 4 Cups Broccoli florets (about ½ pound) ¾ Cup Beef broth or water (divded) 1 Tablespoon Fresh ginger, finely minced 2 cloves Garlic, minced 2-3 Tablespoons Cornstarch 1 teaspoon Sesame oil or toasted sesame oil 1-2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar (to taste) 1 Tablespoon Toasted sesame seed (optional garnish) More at #dinnertime #familydinner #beef #homecooking #foodvideos #foodvideo #recipes

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Recipe Videos – Bacon Cheese Bombs

Bacon. Cheese. Dough. Just bury me now, I’m done. Also, probably the easiest recipe ever.

Recipe Videos – Honey Garlic Chicken

I’m really weird when it comes to cooking chicken. I hate it. But a delicious sweet sauce with crispy, oven-baked skin means I’m hooked. Plus, the addition of green beans (my other favourite vegetable) makes this a winner in my eyes.

Here’s our new favorite chicken recipe – Honey garlic chicken! These juicy chicken thighs cook up easy in one pan along with a side of green beans and tomatoes, all topped with a mouthwatering honey garlic glaze. Weeknight dinners don’t get any better. Ingredients 4 Bone-in Chicken Thighs Kosher Salt, to taste Ground Black Pepper, to taste 1 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter 2 Tablespoons Chopped Garlic 1 teaspoon Dried Thyme 1/3 Cup Honey 1 Pound Green Beans, trimmed ½ Pound Cherry Tomatoes 1 Lemon (Optional), zested and juiced (start with half of the zest and juice and add more to taste, if needed) Get the full recipe at #dinnertime #chickendiner #familydinner #goodeats #homecooking #food #foodvideos #recipe

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Recipe Videos – Crispy Cheese Onion Rings

Oh my soul. I’d sell a kidney for an onion ring. How can anyone resist them?

Crispy Cheese Onion Rings @tastemade_japan⠀ *Save this recipe on our app! Link in bio.⠀ INGREDIENTS:⠀ 1 onion⠀ 1 slice mozzarella cheese, cut into strips⠀ 1 slice sliced cheddar cheese, cut into strips⠀ flour⠀ 1 egg, beaten⠀ 1 small package potato chips⠀ STEPS:⠀ Put potato chips in a ziploc bag and crush until they are like crumbs.⠀ Slice the onion into 1/2 inch thickess and separate the rings.⠀ Arrange cheese strips inside the onion rings. Repeat this alternating with the mozzarella and cheddar cheese.⠀ Dip the onion rings in flour to coat. Then dip them in the beaten egg.⠀ Thoroughly coat the rings in potato chip crumbs.⠀ Bake for 15 minutes at 180 degrees C.⠀ Enjoy with tomato sauce or ketchup.⠀ #onions #onionrings #cheese #mozzarella

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That’s that, folks. Comment below and tell me how you feel about these videos. Do you hate them or love them? Also, what’s your favourite thing to cook? Just comment! I want to hear from you lovely peeps.

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