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 Brunswick Stew (6.5 points)

Yields: 9 Servings (size: 1 1/2 cups)

Ingredients

5 cups Onion chopped
6 each boneless chicken breast halves skinless
2 can (12 oz) Creamed corn
1 can (12 oz) Chicken broth fat free
1 bottle Chili sauce
1/4 cup Butter cut into small pieces
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons Cider Vinegar
2 teaspoon Black pepper ground
1/2 teaspoon Hot pepper sauce


Instructions
Place all the ingredients in the slow cooker and stir well. Cook on high for one hour. Reduce heat to low and cook for 6 hours. Remove the chicken, shred with 2 forks, and return it to the stew. Serve and enjoy!


Cooking Light: Slow Cooker

Creole Macaroni (8 Points)

serving size: 1 3/4 cups
Yields: 4 Servings

Ingredients

1 pound ground round
* 1 cup chopped onion
* 1 cup sliced mushrooms
* 1 cup cooked medium elbow macaroni
* 1 tablespoon sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
* 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
* 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
* 1 (14.5-ounce) can stewed tomatoes, undrained
* 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed reduced-fat, reduced-sodium tomato soup, undiluted
* Cooking spray
* 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, divided


Instructions
Preheat oven to 350°.

Cook ground beef, onion, and mushrooms in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until browned, and stir to crumble. Drain.

Combine beef mixture, macaroni, and next 6 ingredients (macaroni through soup) in a 2-quart casserole dish coated with cooking spray. Stir in 1/2 cup cheese; sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese over top. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until bubbly.


Cooking Light, MAY 2000

Pronto Penne Pasta (7.5 Points)

Serving Size = 1 cup
(This makes a very large amount of food. I chose not to put in the cayenne and served it and the Parmesan on the side. This made it much more kid-friendly.)

Ingredients

2 1/4 cups Whole wheat pasta uncooked
1 pound Italian turkey sausage links casings removed
1 medium Red onion chopped
1 medium Green pepper chopped
1 can (14 oz) Diced tomatoes undrained
1 can (14 oz) Chicken broth reduced-sodium
2 cloves Garlic minced
2 teaspoons Dried tarragon
2 teaspoons Dried basil
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne
1/4 cup All purpose flour
1/2 cup Skim milk
1/2 cup Reduced Fat Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan grated

Instructions

1. Cook pasta according to directions. Meanwhile crumble sausage into skillet coated with cooking spray. Ad onion and green pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Drain. Stir in the tomatoes, broth, and remaining spices.
2. In a small bowl, combine flour and milk until smooth. Stir into sausage mixture. Bring to a boil, cook and stir fro 2 minutes or unitl thickened.
3. Remove from the heat. Stir in cheddar cheese until melted. Drain pasta. Toss with sausage mixture. Sprinkle each serving with 2 teaspoons Parmesan cheese.

Healthy Cooking: Taste of Home April/May 2008

Mexican Corn Bread Pizza (7.6 Points)

Yields: 6 Servings

Ingredients

1 package Cornbread mix 8 1/2 ounces
1/3 cup Skim milk
1 Egg beaten
1 cup Frozen corn thawed
1 pound Ground turkey extra lean
1 small Onion chopped
1 small Red bell pepper chopped
2 Jalapeno peppers seeded & chopped
3 tablespoons Taco seasoning reduced sodium
1/2 cup Water
3/4 cup Reduced fat mexican cheese shredded
1 small Tomato
1/4 cup Olives sliced
2 Green onions chopped
6 tablespoons Reduced fat sour cream


Instructions
1. In a small bowl, combine the corn bread mix, milk and egg. Stir in corn just until blended. Spread evenly into a 8X8 or 9X9 pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 14-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the turkey, onion, red pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Drain. Stir in taco seasoning and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
3. Spoon turkey mixture over corn bread; sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Sprinkle with tomato, olives and green onions. Cut into six wedges; top each with sour cream.


Taste of Home : Healthy Cooking Magazine April/May 2008

Red Beans & Rice (7.7 points)

(From my new favorite cookbook; Cooking Light Slow Cooker)

Serving size: 1 cup bean mixture, 3/4 cup rice, 1 tbsp green onions
Yields: 4 Servings

Ingredients

3 cups Water
1 cup Red kidney beans dried
1 cup Onion chopped
1 cup Bell pepper chopped
3/4 cup Celery chopped
1 teaspoon Dried thyme
1 teaspoon Paprika
3/4 teaspoon Red pepper ground
1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
7 ounces Smoked turkey sausage thinly sliced
1 each Bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon Salt
3 cups Long grain rice cooked
1/4 cup Green onions chopped


Instructions
Combine the first 12 ingredients in a 2 quart electric slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 5 hours. Discrad bay leaf; stir in salt. Serve over rice in individual bowls; sprinkle evenly with green onions.

Grilled Asian Pork Chops (4 Points)

Sorry no picture this time 🙂


Ingredients

6 tablespoons Low Sodium Soy Sauce
1 teaspoon Pepper
2 teaspoons Toasted sesame oil
2 teaspoons Lime Juice
6 each Boneless Center Cut Pork Loin

Instructions
Combine all the ingredients. Marinate the pork in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes. Grill for 3 – 4 minutes on each side or until done.


WW Five Ingredient 15 Minute Cookbook