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ASK4JJG Posts: 1,795
3/14/11 2:21 P


8 ounces ground 90% lean turkey or beef
½ cup chopped onion
½ cup chopped green bell pepper
1 ¾ cups (one 15-ounce can) Hunt’s Chunky Tomato Sauce
1 tablespoon taco seasoning mix
2 cups cooked noodles, rinsed and drained
¾ cup (3 ounces) Kraft shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large skillet sprayed with olive-flavored cooking spray, brown meat, onion, and green pepper. Add tomato sauce and taco seasoning. Simmer 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in cooked noodles. Pour into an
8-by-8-inch baking dish sprayed with olive-flavored cooking spray. Bake 15 to 20 minutes. Top with Cheddar cheese and bake another 10 minutes or until cheese melts. Let set 5 minutes before serving.

Hint: A full 1 ¾ cups uncooked noodles usually make about 2 cups cooked.

Serves 4
Each serving equals:
HE: 2 ½ Pr; 2 ¼ Ve; 1 Br
295 Calories; 10 gm Fa; 21 gm Pr; 31 gm Ca; 828 mg So; 3 Fi

DIABETIC: 2 Meat; 2 Vegetable; 1 Starch

ASK4JJG Posts: 1,795
3/14/11 2:17 P

Calico Beef Pepper Bake
Cooking Healthy with Splenda, pg 127
Serves 4

Are you one of those people who dig out the stuffing from traditional stuffed peppers? Don't feel badly, there are lot's of "you" out there! This colorful casserole is so pretty on the plate.

8 ounces extra-lean ground sirloin beef or turkey breast
1 1/2 cups diced green bell pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
2 tablespoons Splenda Granular
1 cup frozen whole-kernel corn
1/3 cup uncooked instant rice
3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-by-8-inch butter-flavored cooking spray. In a large skillet sprayed with butter-flavored cooking spray, brown meat, green pepper, and onion. Stir in tomato sauce and Splenda. Add corn, uncooked rice, and Cheddar cheese. Mix well to combine. Spread mixture into prepared baking dish. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Place baking dish on a wire rack and let set for 5 minutes. Divide into 4 servings.

Each serving equals:
HE: 2 1/2 protein, 2 vegetable, 3/4 bread, 2 optional calories

234 calories, 6 gm fat, 20 gm protein, 25 gm carbohydrate, 557 mg sodium, 161 mg calcium, 3 gm fiber

Diabetic exchanges: 2 meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch

ASK4JJG Posts: 1,795
3/14/11 2:14 P

Serves: 4
Source: "1,001 Recipes For People with Diabetes" by
Surrey Books

1 pound ground beef eye of round OR 95% lean ground beef
2-4 tablespoons finely chopped onion
3 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Vegetable cooking spray
Mushroom Gravy (recipe follows)


Mix ground beef, onion, water, salt, and pepper in
medium bowl just until blended. Shape mixture into
four 1-inch-thick oval patties.

Spray large skillet with cooking spray; heat over
medium heat until hot. Cook Salisbury steaks to
desired degree of doneness, 3 to 4 minutes per side
for medium. Serve with mushroom gravy.



Makes about 1-1/4 cups


1 cup sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
Salt and pepper, to taste


Saute mushrooms and onion in medium skillet until
tender. Stir in flour; cook 1 to 2 minutes longer.
Add beef broth and heat to boiling; boil, stirring
constantly, until thickened. Season to taste with
salt and pepper.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:
Calories: 184, Fat: 4.6, Cholesterol: 64 mg,
Sodium: 341 mg, Protein: 28.7 g, Carbohydrate: 5.2 g

Diabetic Exchanges: 1 Vegetable, 3 Meat

SPINAZI SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (900)
Posts: 27
3/14/11 2:03 P

Meat sauce for pasta?

-POOKIE- Posts: 22,528
3/10/11 7:20 A

What about looking up a chili recipe that suits you?

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Fitness Minutes: (365)
Posts: 319
3/9/11 10:42 P

Ever tried making hamburger soup? Or soft tacos?

Hamburger soup

4 carrots, finely chopped
3 stalks celery, finely chopped
1 russet potato, cubed
1 onion, finely chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1/2 pound ground beef
6 cups chicken broth
2 cups beef broth
1 tsp minced garlic

Brown the beef, onion, garlic, and bell pepper for about 5-6 minutes on medium-high heat. Add in the remaining ingredients, bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to medium, simmer for 25-30 minutes, then remove from heat. Let stand for around 10 minutes to cool off. Serving size is 3/4 cup, makes 12 servings.

SEMBREY5 Posts: 15
3/9/11 10:14 P

i need help. i get tryed of the same old stuff need help. i have hamburger. what can i make with that besides meatloaf, and cheese burger's or reg., hamburgers

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