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Nachos!

1 Sep

It’s Football Season, once again. Here’s a great “game day” recipe for the calorie conscious! I have a couple of things to say about this nacho recipe. 1. It’s YUMMY. 2. I know the recipe for the nacho sauce (the “cheese”) itself sounds funny, but it is SOOOO GOOD. Please don’t let the cream of chicken soup scare you 🙂 Enjoy.

Ingredients:
-7 1/2 ounces of baked tostito’s scoops
– 1 lb 96% Lean ground beef
– 1 packet taco seasoning mix*
– 1 cup water

Cheese Sauce
– 1 can of 98% fat free cream of chicken soup
– 1 block of fat free cream cheese
– 3/4 cup milk
– 1/4 cup (or more) pickled jalapenos (with juice, chopped finely in the food processor)

Other Toppings:

– tomato
– salsa
– onion
– 10 tablespoons plain greek yogurt (or sour cream)
– 1 2/3 cups shredded 2% cheddar cheese
– black olives
– lettuce

Directions:
1. Mix all ingredients for cheese sauce and heat in a small pan on stovetop on low. Continue stirring to keep from sticking. Make sure it cooks long enough to incorporate all ingredients and get nice and hot. Serve hot.
2. Cook beef in a skillet, and cook down with contents of taco seasoning envelop and 1 cup water.
3. Arrange chips evenly on 5 plates, and top with even portions of beef and cheese sauce.
4. Add equal portions of any additional toppings you like! My calories include beef, cheese, shredded cheese, greek yogurt, and salsa. Other items listed would change calories, but not by much.

Editors Note: For a different take on this, try the pork version, using the pork from this recipe! Pork Tacos

* Make this even lower in calories, by using our homemade taco seasoning instead of storebought!

5 Servings= 510 Calories per serving

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

18 May

So, the taco seasoning I usually use in an envelope, contains 120 calories per envelope!!! This taco seasoning, contains 40 calories in the same serving size. I don’t know what’s in that store bought stuff that makes it so caloric (spices are typically really low cal, right?) So, here’s my version, which is just as delicious, but lower in calories. I also like that i can control the ingredients to make it hotter, milder, or however I like it. This version is a little on the spicy side, but I wouldn’t call it quite “hot”.

 

This Recipe makes seasoning for 3 lbs of ground meat.

Ingredients:

 

  • 2 beef bullion cubes, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp salt

 

Mix all ingredients together. Use 2 Tbsp seasoning for 1 lb of beef. After cooking beef, add 1/2 cup of water and 2 tbsp seasoning, and cook down until liquid has evaporated.

1/2 tbsp (4 oz of beef)= 10 cal per serving
0 weight watchers points plus

 

If you like this recipe, try it out with some of our other recipes!

Weight watchers Mexican Chicken

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Pork Tacos

7 Jan

I made these today, and they arefar more yummy than I expected. They were very delicious on day 1, but we used the leftovers in another recipe the next night, and this pork was AWESOME on day 2. I will eat this 2 days in a row from now on. I might even make it a day ahead to begin with. Enjoy 🙂

Ingredients:
– 2 lbs pork roast
– diced onion
– 1 red pepper, chopped
– 1 can of verde enchilada sauce (or 1 1/2 cups salsa verde)
– 2 tbsp. lime juce
– 1 tsp cumin
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1/4 tsp white pepper
– 2 tablespoons minced garlic
– 1/4 tsp dried basil
– splash of hot sauce (optional)
– 16 flour tortillas- soft taco size (90 calories each)

Directions:

1. Place the onion, pepper, salsa verde and lime juice into crockpot.
2. Add pork sirloin.
3. top with all listed spices.
4. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours (until meat shreds easily with a fork)
5. Shred pork with 2 forks.
6. Either use tongs to remove pork for tacos, or, I prefer to place the mixture in a skillet and cook on stovetop until extra juice evaporates. I think it gives better flavor.

TOP IT!

Here’s how I topped each taco.

lettuce
1 tbsp shredded cheddar
1 tbsp sauce (equal parts sour cream and salsa. delicious!)
1 tbsp sour cream

Editors Note: I actually only made 8 tacos with this, and saved the other half of the recipe for another dish the next night. Would make a great BBQ sandwich mixed with spicy bbq sauce. I used it in place of the beef in my nacho recipe from this site. Click here.

8 Servings (2 tacos each):
With Toppings: 470 Calories
Plain: 400 calories

pork taco 1
Pork filling

pork taco 2