Bulk Meal Recipes?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 26, 2013 at 5:41 PM

I'm looking for some good recipes to make in bulk if anyone has any good ideas?

I would appreciate it I try to cook most of the time in bulk so I don't have to cook every night. I try to limit my cooking to 2-3 days a week.

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on January 27, 2013
at 11:53 PM

Check out the cookbook "Well Fed." The whole first half is about how to cook up the basics on the weekend, and then mix and match for meals during the week. Great ideas.


on January 26, 2013
at 08:12 PM

A googlable term for you is "once a month cooking", or OAMC. This is something people on specialty diets are drawn to to avoid the temptations of drive-thrus so you should be able to find a lot of suitable recipes and game plans in their ranks.


on January 28, 2013
at 05:30 AM

Rather than recipes, maybe think of cooking in terms of principles. If you know basic techniques re slow cooking/caramelisation/whatever, as well as broad flavour profiles, possibilities are near endless.

Eg, what can be done for one type of bulk meal

1) Find big pot/heavy casserole dish.

2) Get lots of meat (the cheap ruminant cuts are particularly easy) plus water, whatever vegetables, fruits, herbs, spices (can add latter parts at any time(s)). So many combinations possible.

3) Put everything in 2) in whatever you chose regarding 1).

4) Put stuff in oven or on stove top on low-medium heat (perhaps 150C).

5) Leave there for a day or a night.

6) Eat/freeze (not you, the food should have a thermogenic effect...).

Stews and soups also good (and flavours can be varied here too (!), dishes like bigos, goulash and the many variations concerning them. Curries as well (in India alone there are heaps of variations. I can get into a rut sometimes eating the same things (not totally a bad things, but want something different), and exploring a different cuisine is helpful. Like anything I'd say knowledge of some underlying principles very helpful...


on January 27, 2013
at 11:45 PM

I too don't have time to cook everyday. The majority of my cooking is done on sundays.

  • hard boiled eggs is one, I usually just boil up about 18 eggs which will last me throughout the week.
  • Chilli is another go to recipe for me. I shop at sams club so I buy a lot of meat (different variety of course). About 20 lbs in total for me and my husband. I just cook up a ton of chilli reheat it throughout the week.
  • You can also use the grounded beef to make breakfast burgers. freeze the patties in the freezer for storage and reheat them in the morning.
  • Egg muffins is another recipe. Just make enough to last you throughout the week.
  • For veggies I just buy a ton of steam in bag frozen vegetables. Makes life a lot easier. You can also cook up tons of bacon and venison sausage and baggie those into individual servings for breakfast.
  • For fruits and nuts, little baggies are your best friend. Just make one serving per baggie.

There are tons of recipes you can cook in bulk. I usually just browse through my paleo cookbook for ideas to add some variety.


on April 08, 2013
at 11:34 PM

Roasting full chicken - for a 3lb bird, 450 degrees for 45 minutes Crockpot - roasts, ribs Chocolate chili recipe - calls for 2 lbs, I use 3lbs http://www.theclothesmakethegirl.com/2009/02/22/my-favorite-chili-recipe/ 2 bunches of greens - cook in broth or coconut oil broccoli from Costco - saute in stock pot in coconut oil or beef fat, eat within the next 5 days

And to what @RK said earlier, the Well Fed cook book is fantastic. She helps with bulk meal planning, check out her book!



on February 15, 2013
at 02:19 AM

Hey, just wanted to thank all of you for all the tips and ideas i really appreciate it.


on January 28, 2013
at 04:57 AM

Chili, beef stew, beef brisket, roasted chicken drum sticks, and egg casseroles are often what I cook on weekends to have enough food for several meals during the week.



on January 28, 2013
at 12:01 AM

Just finished making a huge pot of coconut curry with carrots and beef. That's my lunch for the week, along with white rice on the side (I do caulirice too, but this week it's just white rice for me.) Just gets better with age as the flavors continue to develop.


on January 26, 2013
at 07:23 PM

Ground beef, spaghetti squash, mashed potatoes, and hard boiled eggs (Not in a meal together, particularly) are all easy to make in bulk!

You could put them all in separate containers in the fridge, and take out some of each whenever you are hungry!

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