The first meal I made out my Hello Fresh box was the Smoky Sloppy Joes.
Every meal comes with a recipe card, that is very through and easy to follow. It's a good idea to ready over the recipe card before you get started. I also laid out all of the ingredients this is called MISE EN PLACE.
Even though everything comes measured out and some things come pre-chopped. I was happy that there was still some prep (chopping, mixing) to do.
These recipe cards are great too for someone who is just learning how to cook, because it has photos with the step-by-step directions.
While the meat was simmering with the spice mix and the tomato sauce, it was time to make the vinaigrette for the salad. One thing that didn't come in the kit was Olive Oil. Most people have that in their kitchen. It's a good idea to read over the cards too, just to make sure that you have the few things that are not provided, before you get started.
I like to mix my salads up by hand.
This really did take 30 mins to prepare. It was delicious. I added some cheese to the buns for my Smoky Sloppy Joes, which I also didn't toast (as was suggested by the card).
There was enough for 3-4 people with lots of left-over meat sauce which can be used the next day for something else.