Spicy Steak and Beans (5 Points)

april-2009-048Yields: 6 Servings

Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds Beef flank steak
1 can (14 oz) Chopped tomatoes and green chilis undrained
1 teaspoon Dried oregano
1 teaspoon Chili powder
1 teaspoon Ground cumin
1 teaspoon Garlic minced
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Black pepper ground
1 can (15 oz) Pinto beans rinsed and drained
1/4 cup Bell pepper strips

Instructions
Place meat in slow cooker. In small bowl combine all the ingredients except the bell peppers and beans. Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours or 3-4 hours on high. Stir in the beans and bell pepers. Cover and cook on high for 30 more minutes. Shred the meat before serving. Can be served over rice.

Better Homes & Gardens: Diabetic Living Slow Cooker Meals

Chicken Cordon Bleu (5 Points)

4 Servings

Ingredients
4 boneless chicken breast halves
12 slices Deli Select Thin Sliced Ham
4 slices Mozzarella
1/4 cup Bread crumbs
Cooking spray

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with non stick cooking spray. Place each chicken breast between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and pound out until thin. Place 3 slices of ham and 1 slice of cheese at the top of each breast, and roll starting with the end that has the cheese and ham, bringing the sides in as you roll. Spray each breast with cooking spray, then dip into bread crumbs. Place on baking sheet. Bake for approx. 30-40 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.

Motz’s Homemade Macaroni and Cheese (5 Points)

Serving size = Approx. 3/4 cup
Yields: 8 Servings

Ingredients

2 cups elbow macaroni
2 tablespoons Reduced Fat butter
1 tablespoon Flour
2 cups Skim milk
1/2 pound Reduced Fat Cheddar cheese shredded
1/2 small Onion
1 teaspoon Salt
1/3 cup Bread crumbs


Instructions
Cook macaroni, drain, and set aside.

Melt butter or margarine in saucepan. Add onion, flour and then milk. Add salt. (Don’t forget the salt!) Heat on medium-high while stirring constantly. When mixture is at a rolling boil, add ¾ of the cheese. (save the other ¼ for the top.) I recommend adding the cheese a little bit at a time so it melts nice and soft. Also be sure to keep mixture at rolling boil while adding cheese or it may not melt correctly.

Put macaroni in large bowl or casserole dish. (I use a 2L round glass dish.) Pour cheese sauce over mixture; stir. Top with remaining cheese and breadcrumbs. Bake uncovered in 400º oven for 35-40 minutes.

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CHEESEBURGER AND FRIES CASSEROLE (5 Points)

8 Servings

Ingredients

1 lb. lean ground beef
1/4 medium onion chopped
1 c. reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese
5 oz. FF cream of mushroom soup
5 oz. Cheddar cheese soup
12 oz. frozen French fried potatoes


Instructions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cook ground beef and onion in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Stir occasionally, cooking until beef is no longer pink and onion is translucent.
Drain off excess grease, and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Return to the heat and stir in the soups until well blended.
Heat through and remove from stove.
Transfer mixture to a 9″x9″ baking dish.
Cover the ground beef with a layer of French fries.
Bake 45-50 minutes.
When the fries are golden brown, remove the casserole from the oven and sprinkle cheese over the top.
Return to oven and bake just until cheese is melted.

Aw Maw’s Potatoes (5 Points)

Serving size: 2/3 cup

Ingredients
2 pounds unpeeled baking potatoes
Cooking spray
1/6 cup butter
1 1/2 cups fat-free milk
1/2 cup reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese shredded
1 teaspoons salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
Place potatoes in a Dutch oven, and cover with water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes or until tender. Drain. Cover and chill. Preheat oven to 350°. Peel and shred the potatoes. Place in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the milk, 1/2 cup cheese, salt, and pepper. Cook 8 minutes or until cheese melts, stirring occasionally. Pour over potatoes, and stir gently. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese. Bake an additional 15 minutes or until cheese melts.
(Cooking Light)

Baked Beef Ziti (5 Points)

(8 servings)

Ingredients

12 ounces uncooked ziti
1 teaspoon Olive oil
2 cloves Garlic
1/3 pound Ground beef lean
1 teaspoon Dried oregano
1 teaspoon Dried thyme
1 tea
spoon Rosemary
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
28 ounce Tomatoes crushed

1 cup Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese

Instructions
Preheat oven to 350°F.

* Cook pasta according to package directions without added fat or salt; drain and set aside.

* Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat; add garlic and sauté 2 minutes. Add beef and cook until browned, breaking up the meat as it cooks, about 3 to 5 minutes; drain off any fat and return pan to heat.

* Add oregano, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper; stir to coat beef. Cook until herbs become fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

* Spoon a small amount of tomato mixture into the bottom of a 4-quart casserole dish (just enough to cover the surface). Top with half of the cooked ziti and then layer with half of the remaining tomato sauce and half of the mozzarella cheese. Layer remaining ziti on top and top with remaining sauce and mozzarella cheese. Bake until cheese is golden and bubbly, about 30 minutes. Yields about 1 cup per serving.