Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Taco Salad--Burton Style

1 lb ground beef or turkey
1 packet taco seasoning
1/2 can fat free refried beans
1/2 bag nacho cheese doritos

Optional Toppings:
shredded lettuce
green onion
sour cream
Ranch Dressing

Brown meat. Add taco seasoning and 1/4 c water. Add 1/2 can refried beans and combine. When meat mixture is warmed through place desired amount of crushed doritos on bottom of plate, top with meat mixture, and other toppings. Then top with ranch dressing. This may sound wierd to some of you, but I promise it is tasty!

Super Bowl Spinach and Artichoke Dip

1 c mayo (I use light)
1 c grated real Parmesan cheese
1 box frozen spinach thawed and drained
2 cloves garlic
1 can marinated artichoke hearts (the small glass jar) coarsely chopped
1 can diced green chili's (optional)

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes
serve warm with corn chips or toasted pita bread

Healthy Sloppy Joes

I got these recipe from the Everyday Food magazine. They were so yummy and I liked the healthier option of using ground turkey and carrot.

1 T olive oil
4 carrots, coarsely grated (2 cups)
1 medium onion
1 garlic clove, minced
3 T tomato paste
1 lb ground turkey
1 can (28oz) crushed tomatoes
2 T dark brown sugar
1 T cider vinegar
1 t Worcestershire sauce
6 whole wheat hamburger buns

Heat oil over medium heat in a large saucepan. Add carrots, onion, and garlic. Cook until softened 4-5 min. Add tomato paste, and cook stirring 1 min. Add turkey, and cook until no longer pink. Add tomatoes, sugar, vinegar,and Worcestershire stirring occasionally until slightly thickened, 12-14 min. Serve on whole wheat buns.

Easy Buttermilk Pancakes

Once I found this recipe for pancakes, I have not been back to Bisquick since!
1 c all purpose flour
2 T sugar
2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 c buttermilk
2 T butter melted
1 large egg
1 T vegetable oil

In a small bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt, set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, melted butter, and egg. Add dry ingredients to milk mixture; whisk until just moistened (do not over mix; a few small lumps are fine)
Heat a large skillet over med heat. Place vegetable oil in pan. Spoon 2 to 3 T of batter onto skillet, using the back of the spoon to spread batter into a round. Cook until surface of pancake has bubbles and a few have burst, then flip carefully and cook until browned on both sides. Serve warm with desired toppings.
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