Marley Spoon: Broiled Beef Stir Fry & Grilled Sausages & Baked Navy Beans + $30 Off

So to ease myself back into my writing routine, I thought I’d spend Monday in the kitchen with one of my Marley Spoon reviews. If you’d like to try it out this weekly meal subscription service for yourself, use the coupon code COOKSMART for $30 off.
My meal plan is for a weekly delivery of 2 meals (2 portions each), which costs $48.

Broiled Beef Stir Fry with Broccoli, Rice and Sweet Onion
Download the recipe here.
This looked easy and perfect for a weeknight.
beef-stir-fry-recipes
Our usual fresh ingredients:
beef-stir-fry-ingredients
We start with cooking some rice and preheating the broiler.
chopped-veggies teriyaki-sauce
A bit of ingredient prep and then we make our marinade with garlic, ginger, tamari, mirin, sesame oil and water.
mixing-beef-veggies before-oven
We coat our meat and veggies and then add them to a baking sheet.
after-oven
Now here’s where it gets tricky for me.  I’m supposed to broil this, but my oven is older than I am and can’t accommodate a full size cookie sheet.  You also can’t adjust the distance of the item you are broiler from the heat source.  I opted instead to roast it in the oven.  This of course, made it less brown, but I figured it shouldn’t impact the overall taste too much.
Our finished product:
marley-spoon-beef-stir-fry
Taste: Love!
I loved how easy this recipe was.  You used minimal dishes, and the prep was very straightforward and not time consuming.  It had a nice savory flavor and would work perfectly for a weeknight. I can see myself adding this into my regular dinner rotation.
Portion Size: Excellent
Good for Entertaining?: Probably not.  While this tasted great, it’s not as unique or fun as I’d normally go when entertaining.

 Grilled Sausages and Scallions with Baked Navy Beans
Download the recipe here.
I let my boyfriend choose the other dish from this order and this was his selection.
sausages-recipe

More fresh ingredients:
sausages-ingredients
We start with prepping our ingredients.
garlic-onions beans
We heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet and then add onion, garlic, salt and pepper.  We add honey and mustard, then beans and chicken broth.  The skillet gets transferred to the oven where it continues to bake.
grilling-sausages cooked-sausages
We roast the sausages and scallions in a grill pan and then dress the kale to make a salad.
greens
When all is said and done, this is our dish:
ms-sausage-beans
Taste: Not my favorite
I’m not a huge fan of beans, but I thought the mustard and honey added a nice flavor component.  This dinner wasn’t bad, but it just didn’t wow me.  I also thought the kale salad was an afterthought and didn’t really add much flavor to the dish.  The beans seems to take a bit longer to cook than the instructions listed, but the prep was easy and not half as involved as most Marley Spoon recipes.
Portion Size: Excellent with tons of beans
Good for Entertaining?: No.  Not interesting or flavorful enough.

OVERALL
Verdict:
Like!
I loved the stir-fry recipe and feel like I got something new to add into my weeknight rotation. Even though the sausage dish wasn’t too exciting, it was easy to prepare and there weren’t any offensive flavors.  I’d love to see more recipes like the Beef & Broccoli – tasty, quick and don’t require you to clean eleventybillion pans.

Have you tried any food subscriptions?
If so which one, and what did you think?

THE BACKSTORY
Marley Spoon creates delicious, easy to follow recipes.
They deliver fresh, pre-portioned ingredients and you select your recipes from their changing weekly menu.

They are dedicated to sourcing organic and sustainable whenever possible. Building relationships with environmentally aware farms and producers ensures that the highest quality ingredients arrive at your door each week.

Using trusted delivery partners, your Marley Spoon boxes come insulated and chilled, staying cool for 30 hours! After delivery, all the ingredients are guaranteed to stay fresh for up to 4 days – allowing you to decide when to cook.

Marley’s Spoon donates any leftover ingredients to City Harvest. City Harvest exists to end hunger in communities throughout New York City through food rescue and distribution, education, and other practical, innovative solutions.

Each week you’ll automatically receive great dishes, but as a flexible subscription, you can skip a week or pause your subscription anytime. You can also change delivery frequency, recipes, and the number of portions you’d like to receive.

Marley’ Spoon delivers to the mid Atlantic and New England regions: most of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, and Washington D.C.

Monthly Cost:
Varies by number of servings and number of meals.
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COUPON CODE: COOKSMART

Once upon a time, long, long ago, Lisa attended Syracuse University where she studied singing in a giant castle surrounded by ice and snow. After she earned her music degree, she headed to the island of Manhattan, down to the West Village, to a place called the New School. There, she earned another degree in the great art of writing stories for children. She currently works on that same island, in the dungeon of an old building, making up stories while she sorts through endless stacks of papers, just dreaming of working somewhere with windows. She is currently working on several novels and hopes to write her way to that aforementioned windowed place. Her first book, “The Ice Maiden’s Tale,” a fairy tale adventure was released on May 30, 2017 and is up for sale on Amazon. In the meantime, she keeps herself occupied by obsessing over subscription boxes and home renovations.

2 thoughts on “Marley Spoon: Broiled Beef Stir Fry & Grilled Sausages & Baked Navy Beans + $30 Off

    • Thanks. I usually stir fry my beef and broccoli too, but I think the sheet pan is actually easier. You can throw it in the oven and don’t have to worry about it!

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