Enchilada Pie, v1

enchilada pie low fatThis is the quick to fix lower fat variation of a seriously wonderful family Tex-Mex meal that I have made for about 30 years. Enjoy.

Ingredients:

1 lb lean ground turkey
1/2 onion, chopped
2 (15 oz) cans Ranch Style Beans – do not drain
1/2 cup salsa – use the kind you like, mild, medium, or hot.
1 T plus 1 t chili powder
2 t cumin powder
10 corn tortillas
2 T butter, softened
1 (8 oz) package 2% cheddar cheese, shredded

Optional: sliced fresh or pickled jalapenos Read More



Grilled Stuffed Jalapenos

Delicious when made with regular, low, or fat free cream cheese. Grilled Stuffed Jalapenos can be served as an appetizer or as a side dish and are a very good source of vitamin A, as well as a few other nutritional goodies which makes this is a most mindful treat. Treats are just fine as long as you do not have them every day. Choose your day, your treat and enjoy each bite.

Ingredients:

10 extra-large or jumbo sized jalapenos
1 (12 oz) package cream cheese, brought to room temperature so it is soft (the spreadable version is fine)
2 t garlic powder
1 t onion powder
2 T sun dried tomatoes, drain the oil and chopped into very small bits
2 T cilantro, chopped very fine (optional, but tasty and yes, you can use 1 T dried)
10 strips thick applewood smoked bacon, or the best meaty bacon you can find
20 toothpicks Read More