“Meatless Monday’ Recipe of the Week – Queso Tortilla Torte

February 17, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s Meatless Monday Recipe of the Week is a Queso Tortilla Torte. Made with; Green Chilies, Onions, Refried Beans, Tomatoes, Cheese, and Corn Tortillas. You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a huge selection of recipes for all cuisines and tastes! So Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Queso Tortilla Torte
Corn tortillas stacked and filled with a seasoned mixture of mild green chiles and green onions, refried beans and three types of cheese.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup green chiles, mild, diced, drained
3/4 cup green onions, chopped
1/2 tablespoon ground cumin*
24 (6-inch) corn tortillas
1 1/2 cups shredded Wisconsin Cheddar cheese
3 cups shredded Wisconsin Monterey Jack Hot Pepper cheese
2 cups refried beans
3 cups shredded Wisconsin Monterey Jack cheese
3/4 cup tomatoes, diced
Suggested garnishes: sour cream, hot peppers, red or green taco sauce

Cooking Directions:

1 – Mix together the green chiles, green onions and cumin.
2 – Assemble 6 tortillas on sheet pans lined with silicone paper, as follows:
3 – First Layer: Corn tortilla, 1/4 cup (about 2 ounces) green chile mixture and 2 tablespoons Wisconsin cheddar cheese.
4 – Second Layer: Corn tortilla, 1/2 cup Wisconsin Hot Pepper cheese.
5 – Third Layer: Corn tortilla, 1/3 cup (about 3 ounces) refried beans and 1/4 cup Wisconsin Monterey Jack cheese.
6 – Fourth Layer: Corn tortilla, 1/4 cup Wisconsin Monterey Jack cheese, 2 tablespoons tomato and 2 tablespoons Wisconsin cheddar cheese.
7 – Bake in oven at 375°F (190°C) for 8 to 10 minutes. Let stand 2 minutes.
8 – Cut each torta in half; serve one half atop the other. Or cut into quarters; do not stack. Garnish as desired.
Makes 12 quesadillas.

Variations:

* You may replace the Asadero with any of these Wisconsin cheeses: Wisconsin Monterey Jack, Queso Oaxaca, Queso Quesadilla, Muenster or Fontina.
* Add cooked crumbled ground beef, pork or chorizo to potato mixture.
* For spicier quesadilla, use 1 can mild and 1 can hot green chiles.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/queso_tortilla_torte_recipe.html

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Turkey Salsa Scramble

January 10, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | 1 Comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is a Turkey Salsa Scramble. Made using JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey Roll, Taco Seasoning, Egg Substitute, Low Fat Plain Yogurt, Green Onions, Green Chilies, Mexican Blend Cheese, and Salsa. Start your morning off with a Delicious and Healthy Breakfast Skillet, only 150 calories and 2 carbs per serving! You can find this recipe along with all the other Jennie – O Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH IN 2020! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey Salsa Scramble
There’s something magical about breakfast skillets. The sizzling of ground turkey, the bubbling eggs…mmm. Made with green onions and fresh salsa, this magical skillet breakfast is ready in under 30 minutes!

INGREDIENTS
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey Roll
1 teaspoon taco seasoning
1½ cups egg substitute or 6 eggs
1 tablespoon low-fat plain yogurt
2 tablespoons chopped green onion
2 tablespoons chopped green chilies
2 tablespoons shredded Mexican blend cheese
2 tablespoons salsa

DIRECTIONS
1) In non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.
2) In bowl, whisk taco seasoning, eggs and yogurt. Add to turkey. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until eggs are almost cooked, stirring occasionally.
3) Stir in green onion, green chilies, cheese and salsa.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 150
Protein 24g
Carbohydrates 2g
Fiber 0g
Sugars 1g
Fat 11g
Cholesterol 90mg
Sodium 280mg
Saturated Fat 3g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/539-turkey-salsa-scramble

Kitchen Hint of the Week!

November 17, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Save the chilies…………….

Remove the stems of green chilies while storing them . This will help them to stay fresh for long.

Turkey and Spinach Chile Relleno with Fresh Tomato Sauce

August 30, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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The second Jennie – O Turkey recipe I’m passing along is a recipe for Turkey and Spinach Chile Relleno with Fresh Tomato Sauce. Another healthy and delicious Turkey and Pepper recipe with this one using JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey. Some other ingredients you’ll need are; Cherry Tomatoes, Green Chilies, Red Peppers, Poblano Peppers, Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, and more! You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey and Spinach Chile Relleno with Fresh Tomato Sauce
Grilled Poblano peppers stuffed with seasoned ground turkey and baked with a fresh homemade tomato sauce. Just an epic, easy-to-follow Mexican weeknight dinner recipe that’s under 500 calories per serving!

INGREDIENTS
TOMATO SAUCE
3 cups cherry tomatoes
2 (4-ounce) cans diced green chilies
1 medium white onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons flax seeds, if desired
juice of 1 lime
¼ cup fresh cilantro

CHILE RELLENO
8 medium sized poblano peppers
olive oil cooking spray
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon cayenne
2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
1 cup low-fat shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup gluten free breadcrumbs
½ cup fresh cilantro, for garnish

DIRECTIONS
1 – Tomato Sauce
2 – In a food processor, combine cherry tomatoes, green chilies, onion, red pepper, garlic cloves, flaxseed, if desired, lime juice and cilantro. Blend mixture until a chunky sauce forms.
3 – POBLANO PEPPERS
4 – Move top shelf to under the broiler. Heat oven to broil. Line baking sheet with foil. Place poblano peppers on baking sheet. Cook under high heat until peppers are blackened. Watch carefully. Once one side is burned, turn it over so other side can cook. All side of pepper should be evenly blackened. Place in large bowl and cover bowl tightly with plastic. Reduce oven temperature to 375°F.
5 – TURKEY SPINACH FILLING
6 – In large Dutch oven or heavy bottomed deep skillet on medium heat, add extra virgin olive oil and ground turkey, breaking it apart with wooden spoon. Add oregano, pepper, garlic powder, cumin, kosher salt and cayenne. Continue to break apart turkey so it is evenly coated with spices. Cook turkey to well-done 14 to 16 minutes or until 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Add spinach to turkey mixture. Stir well. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until spinach is wilted. Add 1 cup tomato sauce to the mixture. Set aside.
7 – STUFF PEPPERS
8 – Spray 9 x 13-inch baking dish with olive oil spray.Carefully peel skins off the reserved poblanos. It is ok if a little of the charred skin remains, as it will add flavor, but try to get as much skin off as possible. Carefully slice the tops off the peppers and remove seeds. Be delicate in this process so as to ensure that you can keep the shape of the chile intact.Carefully stuff each pepper with a few spoonfuls of turkey and tomato sauce mixture. Lay stuffed peppers side-by-side in baking dish.
9 – BAKE PEPPERS
10 – Spoon remaining tomato sauce evenly over peppers and sprinkle top with mozzarella cheese. Spray a large piece of foil with olive oil spray and cover baking dish tightly. Bake peppers 20 minutes. Remove foil and top peppers with breadcrumbs. Leave chiles uncovered and bake 5 minutes or until top is browned. Serve with fresh cilantro, if desired.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 450
Protein 39g
Carbohydrates 40g
Fiber 13g
Sugars 5g
Fat 16g
Cholesterol 85mg
Sodium 920mg
Saturated Fat 3.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/867-turkey-and-spinach-chile-relleno-with-fresh-tomato-sauce

Diabetic Dish of the Week – SOUTHWESTERN EGG SCRAMBLE

June 18, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a SOUTHWESTERN EGG SCRAMBLE. Start your day off right with this week’s recipe! Made using Hominy, Green Chilies, Egg Substitute, and Reduced Fat Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese. 4 ingredients and real easy to prepare. It’s 125 calories and 7 carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes so be sure to check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

SOUTHWESTERN EGG SCRAMBLE
Ingredients

3/4 cup canned (drained) hominy
2 tablespoons chopped green chilies
2 cups fat-free egg substitute
1/2 cup shredded, reduced-fat Monterey Jack (plain or with hot peppers) or Mexican cheese blend

Directions

1 – Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and preheat over medium heat. Add the hominy to the skillet and cook for about 1 minute, until heated through.
2 – Stir the chilies into the egg substitute and pour over the hominy. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook without stirring for several minutes, until the eggs are set around the edges. Stirring gently to scramble, continue to cook for another minute, until the eggs are almost set.
3 – Sprinkle the cheese over the eggs and cook just until the eggs are set but not dry and the cheese is melted. Serve hot.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 4 servings“ Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 125
Fat: 2.3 grams
Sodium: 414 milligrams
Cholesterol: 1 milligrams
Protein: 17 grams
Carbohydrates: 7 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/southwestern-egg-scramble

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – New Mexico Green Chili Turkey Burger

May 31, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is – New Mexico Green Chili Turkey Burger. Heat up your next meal with this New Mexico Green Chili Turkey Burger recipe! Made using JENNIE-O® ⅓ pound Seasoned Turkey Burgers, along with Green Chilies, Honey, Lime juice, Mayo, Ketchup, and Chili Powder. With toppings of Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, and served on a Brioche Bun. You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

New Mexico Green Chili Turkey Burger
Jack up the flavor of your next meal with a juicy pepper jack turkey burger! Topped with green chilies in a honey lime sauce, this New Mexico style recipe will never get old. Give these burgers a try tonight!

INGREDIENTS
12 green chilies
2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons lime juice
⅓ cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 (32-ounce) package JENNIE-O® ⅓ pound Seasoned Turkey Burgers – Raised Without Antibiotics
6 brioche buns, split and toasted
6 lettuce leaves
12 tomato slices
6 red onion slices

DIRECTIONS
1) Prepare grill for medium heat. Cook chilies on greased grill 7 to 9 minutes, turning occasionally. Remove from heat. Let stand 10 minutes. In medium bowl, combine honey and juice. Chop chilies; add to honey mixture. Stir to combine.
2) In small bowl, combine mayonnaise, ketchup and chili powder; set aside in refrigerator.
3) Cook patties according to package directions. Always cook until well done, 165°F as measured by meat thermometer.
4) Spread mayonnaise mixture onto top and bottom of each bun. Top bottom halves with lettuce, patties, tomato, onion and green chili mixture. Cover with bun top.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 410
Protein 32g
Carbohydrates 30g
Fiber 4g
Sugars 9g
Fat 20g
Cholesterol 100mg
Sodium 960mg
Saturated Fat 6g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/704-new-mexico-green-chili-turkey-burger

Slow Cooker Turkey Enchilada Chili

May 3, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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For the second Jennie – O Turkey recipe its a recipe for Slow Cooker Turkey Enchilada Chili. To make this mouth-watering Chili you’ll need; a package of JENNIE-O® Taco Seasonings Turkey Sausage, Onion, Poblano Pepper, Garlic, Enchilada Sauce, Diced Tomatoes, Black Beans, Corn, Green Chilies, and your toppings. The Chili is served! You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Slow Cooker Turkey Enchilada Chili
Preseasoned ground turkey adds a kick to this hearty enchilada chili! Let the slow cooker do all the hard work while you reap the delicious rewards. Filling, flavorful, and kid-friendly, this Mexican dinner is the whole enchilada any night of the week.

INGREDIENTS
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Taco Seasonings Turkey Sausage
1 medium onion, chopped
1 poblano pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 (14-ounce) can enchilada sauce
1 (14-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained
1 (12-ounce) package frozen corn kernels
1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles
2 cups chicken broth
garnish with desired toppings: tortilla chips, fresh cilantro, shredded Cheddar cheese, jalapeño slices, chopped tomatoes, sliced ripened olives, sour cream

DIRECTIONS
1) Cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.
2) Transfer turkey to 6-quart slow cooker. Add onion, pepper, garlic, enchilada sauce, diced tomatoes, beans, corn, green chiles and chicken broth. Cover and cook on LOW 4 hours or HIGH 2 hours.
Serve with desired toppings
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 290
Protein 18g
Carbohydrates 34g
Fiber 7g
Sugars 6g
Fat 11g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 800mg
Saturated Fat 2g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1228-slow-cooker-turkey-enchilada-chili

Kitchen Hint of the Day! FRIDAY

May 3, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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The Green Chilies………….

Not many know that green chillies are rich in dietary fiber, which is important for a healthy digestive system. Here are other health benefits of eating the green chili. Takes care of your skincare regime: Green chili is a rich source of vitamin C and eating it helps in keeping your skin healthy and glowing.

The green chilies are better than red chilies in terms of health. The green chili is an immature chili pepper that can either be Pasilla, Poblano or Anaheim, harvested before it ripens fully. … Red Chilli: Red chilies are dried and then used in food a preparation. It is spicier or hotter than green chilies.

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Broccoli and Potato Chowder

February 16, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Broccoli and Potato Chowder. Made using Leeks, Potatoes, Corn, Green Chilies, Broccoli, and Spices. It’s only 280 calories per serving. It’s off the Diabetes Self Management website which has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Broccoli and Potato Chowder

Ingredients
1 can (about 14 ounces) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 cup sliced leeks
1/2 cup cubed peeled potato
1/3 cup fresh or frozen corn
1 can (about 4 ounces) diced mild green chiles
3/4 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
3/4 cup evaporated skimmed milk
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Jalapeño pepper sauce (optional)

Directions
1 – In medium saucepan combine broth, leeks, potato, corn, chiles, and paprika. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 10 to 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add broccoli; simmer 3 minutes.

2 – Whisk milk into flour. Stir into vegetable mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until soup comes to a boil and thickens slightly. Season to taste with pepper sauce, if desired.

Yield: 2 servings. Serving size: 2 cups chowder.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 280 calories, Carbohydrates: 51 g, Protein: 19 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 3 mg, Sodium: 311 mg, Fiber: 5 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/broccoli-potato-chowder/

It’s Chili, Soup, or Stew Saturday….PRAIRIE HARVEST GREEN CHILI STEW

November 10, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Posted in It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Chili, Soup, or Stew Saturday recipe is – PRAIRIE HARVEST GREEN CHILI STEW. This one is from the Wild Idea Buffalo website (https://wildideabuffalo.com/). Just one of many delicious and healthy recipes. To make the Stew you’ll be using Wild Idea Buffalo Stew Meat along with Roasted Green Chilies and your choice of cubed Pheasant, Grouse, or Chicken Breast. Again you can find this recipe or purchase the Buffalo Stew Meat all at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018!

PRAIRIE HARVEST GREEN CHILI STEW
The flavors of the prairie enhanced with roasted green chilies of the Southwest make for a great pot of stew. Roasted chilies are one of the best smells on the planet, so when available, I like to roast my own in the fall. If you have access to fresh and would like to roast your own, increase your green chili weight to about 4.5 pounds, and about 1.5 pounds for the red peppers. Roast chilies and peppers over a hot grill until blistered. Place in paper bag and allow to cool. Remove skin, scrape insides clean, and follow recipe below. (Makes 8 hearty entree portions, as seconds will be requested.)

Ingredients:
2 – pounds Stew Meat
1 – pound pheasant, grouse or chicken breast, cut into cubes
2 – tablespoons butter
2 – tablespoons olive oil
1 – onion, diced
2 – tablespoons garlic, chopped
2 – tablespoons cumin
2 – tablespoons chili powder
2 – tablespoons coriander
1 – teaspoon cayenne
2 – teaspoons salt
1 – tablespoon black pepper
3 – pounds *Hatch frozen or canned, roasted & peeled green chilies, diced or flash processed
1 – 15.5 ounce jar roasted red bell peppers, diced or flash processed
2 – quarts organic chicken or vegetable stock
¼ – cup arrow root
or corn starch
½ – cup water
2 – 10 ounce cans Rotel diced tomatoes, with lime juice and cilantro
1/3 – cup cilantro chopped
garnish options – sour cream and additional cilantro

Preparation:
1) Rinse stew meat in colander and pat dry with a paper towel.
2) In heavy stew pot, over medium high heat, heat butter and oil.
3) Add buffalo, fowl, onions and seasonings, stirring occasionally until meat is browned & onions are tender.
4) Add roasted green chilies and peppers to stew pot and stir to incorporate.
5) Add stock and bring to a boil.
6) Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for half an hour or until meat is tender.
7) Uncover and continue to simmer for an additional half hour.
8) Mix arrowroot and water together. Increase heat and bring to a boil, slowly whisking in arrowroot mixture.
9) Stir in diced tomatoes and cilantro.
10) Ladle stew in bowls and garnish as desired. Serve with grilled cheese Quesadillas.

*Hatch Green Chilies, are the best, so if available choose those. If using canned or frozen Hatch chilies, I use about 2.5 pounds of the mild chilies and a half pound of the hot. This gives the stew just the right amount of spiciness for our palate, adjust to your own.

https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/55163521-prairie-harvest-green-chili-stew

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