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Substitutions

Bread Crumbs

If you don't have bread crumbs,  use cracker crumbs OR ground oats.  

Evaporated Milk

1 cup evaporated Milk can be substituted with 1 cup light cream.

Hot Pepper Sauce

3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper & 1 teaspoon vinegar can be used to replace 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce.

Mayonnaise

1 cup mayonnaise = 1 cup sour cream OR 1 cup yogurt
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Tips

Quick & Easy Meals with Ground Beef

TACO SOUP

In a pot, add:  1 pound browned ground beef, 1 can whole kernel corn, 1 c Rotel 2 cans beans (drained/rinsed), 1 packet original ranch dressing mix, 1 packet low-sodium taco seasoning mix (see recipe below).

270 calories / 8g fat / 40mg cholesterol / 390mg sodium  27g carbohydrates / 10g fiber / 19g protein
 
  • Low-Sodium Taco Seasoning Mix
    Use as lower sodium alternative for Mexican-style dishes.  Combine all of the following ingredients and then store in an airtight container.  1 teaspoon instant minced onion, 1 teaspon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder, 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper, 1/2 teaspoon instant minced garlic, 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch and 1/4 teaspoon oregano.
HAMBURGERS

Mix two defrosted packages of hamburger meat into a bowl.  Add spices of your choice.  Form patties and cook in a skillet or on the grill until no pink is present or meat thermometer registers 160 degrees Farenheit.

320 calories / 14g fat / 75mg cholesterol / 270mg sodium / 21g carbohydrates / 1g fiber / 26g protein

STUFFED BELL PEPPERS

Place hollow peppers into a pot of boiling water for 3-6 minutes until soft.  Put on towel to drain.  put together a mixture of prepared rice, browned hamburger meat and diced tomatoes.  Fill each pepper with mixture.  Place filled peppers in an oven-safe casserole dish.  Pour tomato sauce over peppers.  Bake in a preheated oven for about 20 minutes until heated through.

300 calories / 8g fat / 50mg cholesterol / 25mg sodium / 38g carbohydrates / 4g fiber / 20g protein

SPAGHETTI & MEAT SAUCE

Combine coked pasta, browned ground beef and spagheti sauce in pan.  Heat through.

310 calories / 6g fat / 25mg cholesterol / 40mg sodium / 47g carbohydrates / 3g fiber / 16g protein

BEEF TOSTADAS

Place a thin layer of refried beans on a tostada shell.  Top with crumbled, browned ground beef and your favorite fresh vegetables like tomatoes, jalepenos, onions, cheese, lettuce, etc.

260 calories / 14g fat / 70mg cholesterol / 170mg sodium / 8g carbohydrates / 3g fiber / 23g protein

Quick & Easy Meals with Roast Beef

BBQ BEEF SANDWICH


Prepare roast in crockpot or oven.  Let cool.  Shred beef and add barbecue sauce.  Place on sandwich bread or bun.

400 calories / 7g fat / 45mg cholesterol / 440mg sodium / 41g carbohydrates / 8g fiber / 27g protein

SHEPHERD'S PIE

Combine 1 pound cooked roast beef, 1 chopped onion, 1 box cream of mushroom soup, 1 tablespoon ketchup, 1 can drained/rinsed peas and carrots and 1/8 teaspoon pepper, into skillet and heat through.  Spoon beef mixture into 9-inch pie plate.  Prepare 2 cups instant potatoes and spoon over beef mixture.  Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

190 calories / 5g fat / 40mg cholesterol / 250mg sodium / 20g carbohydrates / 3g fiber / 17g protein

CURRIED BEEF SALAD

Add following ingredients to bowl:  3 cups cubed roast, 1 1/2 cups red grapes (halved), 4 celery ribs (chopped).  In a separate bowl, combine 2/3 cup mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 teaspoon curry powder.  Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and toss to coat.  Refrigerate for about an hour, then add 1/2 cup chopped peanuts and serve.

240 calories / 10g fat / 70mg cholesterol / 210mg sodium / 11g carbohydrates / 2g fiber / 26g protein

SHREDDED BEEF TACOS

Make tacos using pre-cooked roast and add vegetables and cheese.

270 calories / 11g fat / 40mg cholesterol / 20mg sodium / 14g carbohydrates / 3g fiber / 18g protein

SHREDDED BEEF QUESADILLAS

Use pre-cooked roast and place inside a tortilla and add vegetables.  Eat hot or cold.

360 calories / 9g fat / 45mg cholesterol / 190mg sodium / 27g carbohydrates / 3g fiber / 23g protein

Salt-Free Seasoning Recipe

1 teaspoon oregano                                   1/2 teaspoon ginger, ground
1 teaspoon coriander seed                    1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon dry mustard                          1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon rosemary                                1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon onion powder                      1 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper            1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon garlic powder                      1 teaspoon dill weed

Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container.  
Makes 1 packet

Quick & Easy Meals with Cheese

CHEESE SOUP

In a medium saucepan, heat 3 cups lower-sodium vegetable broth, 3 cubed potatoes, 1/2 cup chopped onion, 1/2 cup chopped carrots and 1/4 cup chopped celery.  Bring to a boil then cover and simmer on low until the potatoes are tender. Mash with a potato masher.  Add 5 slices (5 oz) cheese and 1/2 cup low-fat milk.  Stir and cook until cheese melts.  Add pepper to taste.

110 calories / 2g fat / 5mg cholesterol / 300mg sodium / 14g carbohydrates / 2g fiber / 8g protein

MIX-N-MAC & CHEESE

Mix a pound of cooked macaroni with milk and melted buttery spread.  Add cheese until melted.  Have fresh vegetables available to mix-in for variety.  Vegetables such as chopped broccoli or diced bell pepper.

310 calories / 11g fat / 30mg cholesterol / 70mg sodium / 35g carbohydrates / 1g fiber / 16g protein

CHEESE NACHOS

Place grated cheese on tortilla chips.  Place under broiler and melt cheese.  Top with any fresh vegetables or refried beans.  This adds variety and nutritiion.

330 calories / 21g fat / 60mg cholesterol / 55mg sodium / 11g carbohydrates / 0g fiber / 19g protein

GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH

Butter one side of two pieces of bread.  Place one slice cheese on inside of slices (buttered-side out).  Place on heated griddle.  Toast both sides until brown and cheese melts.

340 calories / 20g fat / 50mg cholesterol / 1070mg sodium / 29g carbohydrates / 2g fiber / 15g protein

PIMENTO CHEESE SANDWICH

Grate one pound cheese and then add a small jar (4 oz) of drained, rinsed pimentos.  Add 1 large chopped onion and 1-2 tablespoons mayonnaise to make mixture stick together.  Chill and serve on sandwich bread.

165 calories / 3g fat / 5mg cholesterol / 410 mg sodium / 29g carbohydrates / 4g fiber / 10g protein
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