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Posts Tagged ‘tex-mex’

postheadericon Spicy Avocado Dip

5.00 avg. rating (90% score) - 1 vote

Spicy Avocado Dip is a quick (26) minute recipe for a creamy, Tex-Mex style appetizer which uses pita chips for dipping. The only cooking will be for the pita chips. Ingredients Include: Avocado, pita bread, green peas, cilantro and lime juice. It is well-seasoned with cumin, chile powder, cayenne pepper and salt. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (4 SmartPoints, (4 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (6) servings. Spicy Avocado Dip will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: About 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 6 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1-1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ancho chile powder
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
3 (6″) whole-grain pitas, split
Cooking spray
1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
3 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 large ripe avocado, peeled, halved, pitted
2 Tbsp fresh cilantro leaves
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postheadericon Easy Stuffed Peppers

5.00 avg. rating (90% score) - 1 vote

Easy Stuffed Peppers is a delicious, well-seasoned, Mexican-style recipe that takes less than (1) hour to make. Ingredients include: Ground beef, bell peppers, rice, onion, picante sauce; seasoned with salt, black pepper and cayenne. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers, (8 SmartPoints), (7 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (4) servings. Serving Size: (1) pepper per serving. Easy Stuffed Peppers will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 35-40 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

4 green bell peppers, tops,
seeds & pulp removed

(1 lb) lean ground beef
1 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup cooked rice
1 tsp celery salt
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 ground black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 (8 oz) jar picante sauce
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postheadericon Tex-Mex Chicken Skillet

5.00 avg. rating (90% score) - 1 vote

Tex-Mex Chicken Skillet is delicious, recipe for a hearty, cheesy, quick and spicy pasta meal. It takes only (30) minutes from start to finish. Ingredients include: Boneless chicken, picante sauce, whole kernel corn, bell peppers, penne pasta and shredded cheese. This is also a low fat, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (12 PointsPlus), (12 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (4) servings with a (2 cup) serving size. Tex-Mex Chicken Skillet will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Total Recipe Time: 30 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups multi-grain penne pasta, uncooked
(1 lb) boneless, skinless chicken breasts,
cut in bite-size pieces

1-1/4 cups thick, chunky picante sauce
1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
1 large green bell pepper, cut in strips
1 cup shredded 2% Four Cheese Blend
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postheadericon Healthy Enchilada Pizzas

5.00 avg. rating (90% score) - 1 vote

Healthy Enchilada Pizzas is a fabulous Tex-Mex-style recipe for large crowds and gatherings. It is well-seasoned and included is a made-from-scratch enchilada sauce. Pizza ingredients include: Corn tortillas, onions, garlic, chili powder, cumin, pinto beans, avocado, onions and cheese with the easy sauce recipe. This is also a low fat, low calories, low cholesterol, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (4 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (16) servings. Healthy Enchilada Pizzas will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

INGREDIENTS:

1 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onions
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 pinch salt
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 (15.5 oz) can pinto beans, undrained
3-4 Tbsp water
Enchilada Sauce ( See Recipe Below)*
8 (6″) uncooked corn tortillas
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 ripe avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, chopped coarsely
1 cup crumbled Queso Fresco (4 oz)
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, snipped
1/2 cup red onion, cut in slivers

Enchilada Sauce Ingredients:

1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 Tbsp bottled minced garlic
Salt
1 (14-5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 (28 oz) can red enchilada sauce
3/4 cup beef or vegetable broth
1/2 oz insweetened chocolate, chopped
1 Tbsp honey
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postheadericon Easy Chili-Mac

4.50 avg. rating (88% score) - 2 votes

Easy Chili-Mac is a delicious recipe that is also one that you’ll add into your keeper file. It takes only (40) minutes to complete this delicious dish. Ingredients include: Extra-lean ground beef, tomato sauce, kidney beans, salsa, macaroni and Pepper Jack cheese. Seasoned with chili powder. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendlly and Weight Watchers (7 PointsPlus), (8 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (6) servings. Easy Chili-Mac will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes.
Total Time: 40 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

(1 lb) extra-lean ground beef
(2 tsp) chili powder
1-1/2 cups water
1 (15-1/2 oz) can kidney beans, drained, rinsed
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
1 cup thick & chunky salsa
3/4 cup elbow macaroni, uncooked
1 cup shredded Pepper Jack cheese

DIRECTIONS:

1. Brown ground meat with chili powder in a large saucepan.

2. Add all remaining ingredients except cheese; mix well.

3. Bring to a boil; cover. Simmer over low heat 15 minutes, stirring after 8 minutes. Serve topped with cheese. (Suggestion: Serve with a crisp green salad if desired).

Yield: 6 Servings.
Serving Size: 1 Cup.

Weight Watchers (7 PointsPlus), (8 SmartPoints)
Carb Choices: 1-1/2

Diet Exchange:
1-1/2 Starch + 3 Meat(L) + 1 Fat

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 290, Total Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 65mg, Sodium: 920mg, Sugars: 6g, Carbohydrates: 25g, Fiber: 5g, Protein: 26g, Vitamin A: 20 %DV, Vitamin C: 10 %DV, Calcium: 15 %DV, Iron: 25 %DV

Original recipe and image from Kraft Foods. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/30-minute-chili-mac-136906.aspx

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