I generally look for recipes that take no more than 30 minutes work time. I don’t mind if it needs to cook a little longer, as long as I don’t have to do any work (simmering, crock pot, etc.). I find that a lot of recipes claim to take only 30 minutes, but they require you to have cooked the meat beforehand or chopped things ahead of time. No sir. That’s time I spend in the kitchen, and it goes toward my 30 minutes.