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Make Ahead Dinner Recipes

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Jamaican Pork Tenderloin

Jamaican Pork Tenderloin

Jamaican Pork Tenderloin

This recipe is perfect for barbecues and parties! A spicy citrus marinade adds plenty of flavor to the tenderloin overnight. Then you can grill the meat in just minutes the next day. —Rosetta Hockett of Colorado Springs, Colorado

Spinach Cheese Phyllo Squares

Spinach Cheese Phyllo Squares

Spinach Cheese Phyllo Squares

"A higher-fat version of this casserole was a big hit when my aunt and I ran a gourmet carryout business," relates Julie Remer of Gahanna, Ohio. " Now that I'm only cooking for my family, I'm trying to lighten things up a bit."

Bombay Chicken

Bombay Chicken

Bombay Chicken

This grilled dinner always turns out moist and tender. The marinade has a Middle Eastern flair, giving the dish a zesty flavor. It makes a beautiful presentation as well. -June Thomas of Chesterton, Indiana
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Robust Marinated Steak

Robust Marinated Steak

Robust Marinated Steak

"Any time is a good time to fire up the grill and toss on a steak that has soaked up this great marinade," notes Betty Ann Ewert of Arlington, Minnesota. "One of our stock car racing buddies came up with the recipe, and we use it often."

Smoky Beef Brisket

Smoky Beef Brisket

Smoky Beef Brisket

A friend and I first ate this brisket at a restaurant, then came home and duplicated it with great success. Leftovers make terrific sandwiches.—Sue McQueen, Cameron, Missouri

Marinated Teriyaki Flank Steak

Marinated Teriyaki Flank Steak

Marinated Teriyaki Flank Steak

Warm days are the perfect time to get out the grill. And this tender grilled steak and marinade of teriyaki, ginger and orange from Sandi Poznanski of St. Howard Beach, New York makes a refreshing main course.

London Broil

London Broil

London Broil

This recipe is delicious. I received it from my mother-in-law, who was a fabulous cook. Prepared on the grill, it's a real treat during warm-weather months. —Susan Wilkins of Los Olivos, California

Marinated Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin

Marinated Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin

Marinated Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin

In Hanover, Massachusetts, Kristen Croke relies on a handful of ingredients for this moist and tender main course. "When there are just two of us for dinner, I prepare one tenderloin and marinate the other in the freezer for later use," she explains.

Island Jerk Chicken

Island Jerk Chicken

Island Jerk Chicken

“My husband is crazy about hot sauce and I'm not,” writes Lynn Davis of St. Louis Park, Minnesota. “But to my surprise, I absolutely loved this chicken!”

Holiday Pork Roast

Holiday Pork Roast

Holiday Pork Roast

This moist and tender pork roast always makes a statement when it appears on the table. This is my husband's entree of choice for any occasion. It's a no-fuss favorite because it marinates overnight. —Teri Lindquist, Gurnee, Illinois

Grilled Rack of Lamb

Grilled Rack of Lamb

Grilled Rack of Lamb

Whenever my husband and I really want to impress guests, we make this rack of lamb. The marinade keeps the meat juicy and tender while grilling. —Gail Cawsey, Geneseo, Illinois
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