Thursday, September 30, 2010

Shredded Beef Flautas

We have a tiny fridge/freezer. Needless to say it gets pretty full quite easily. I had a brisket just chillin in there taking up quite a bit of room so when I found this recipe, I decided to give it a try and get that brisket out of there! They turned out really well. What surprised me the most was how much my husband raved about them. He was even excited about having the remaining ones the next day. This one is definitely a repeat!

Shredded Beef Flautas
From: For the love of

1 1/2 lbs of chuck roast
1 7 oz can of whole green chiles reserve the juice
1 tbsp olive oil
Chili powder
Garlic powder
Cumin powder
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
4-5 cloves of chopped garlic
1-2 cups of beef broth
Flour tortillas
Cheddar cheese, shredded

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven. Sprinkle each seasoning on both sides of the meat, to taste. Sear the meat in the olive oil on all sides. Spread the green chiles over the roast. Add beef broth, reserved green chile juice and chopped garlic. Cover pan and place in oven. Check on roast every couple of hours to make sure there is plenty of liquid... if it's low add more broth. You can also cook this dish on the stove top or in a crock-pot. Cook 3-4 hours until the beef shreds easily. Shred the meat and mix into the remaining liquid. Taste and re season if necessary. Set aside and let cool.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place a bit of cheddar cheese in the center of the tortilla first then add some shredded beef on top of the cheese; roll. Place, seam side down, on a baking sheet that's been coated with cooking spray. Finish rolling the rest of the flautas, then spray each of them with cooking spray.

Place into the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes then turn over and cook for an additional 5-6 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.


Monday, September 13, 2010

Buffalo Chicken Baseballs

I have seen this recipe on the WW community board for awhile now, so I finally decided to give it a try since I have a new found love for anything buffalo style. It turned out great! My husband raved about it at dinner and had two. He was looking forward to having the last one for lunch the next day. I loved how it required few ingredients and quick to put together. We will definitely be having it again.

Buffalo Chicken Baseballs
ww community board
approx 8pts.
Serves 4

2 cups cooked chicken
3 oz. light cream cheese
2 Tbls. Frank's Red Hot sauce
2 Tbls. Chopped onion ( I used onion powder)
1 stalk celery, diced (I omited)
2 Tbls. Light margarine – (Or you can used 2 tsps. olive oil instead)
salt and pepper to taste
1 container Light Crescent Rolls
Bread Crumbs

Mix together until smooth the cream cheese, butter, onion, celery, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Add 2 cups cooked chicken and mix. Separate the crescent rolls into four rectangles, pressing the seams together. Put about ½ cup of the mixture in the center of each of the rectangles and fold the corners to the top to seal. Sprinkle breadcrumbs on top and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Cheeseburger Noodle Casserole

I found this recipe on the WW community board and thought it sounded good. My husband is a huge cheeseburger fan and I am a big pasta lover, so I figured why not try the best of both worlds. Man, I am glad I did. It was awesome and my husband loved it! I think the onion dip mix provided a ton of flavor. This one is definitely a repeat. :)

WW Community board
8 servings

1 lb. ground beef
8 oz. spaghetti or pasta noodles
one 14.5 oz. can peeled, diced tomatoes
1 packet dry onion soup mix
1 cup sour cream (low fat)
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
salt, pepper to taste
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350.

In a large skillet over medium high heat, saute ground beef 5 minutes or until browned; drain excess fat. Prepare spaghetti according to pkg. directions; drain water.

In a 2 qt. casserole, combine ground beef cooked spaghetti, tomatoes, onion soup mix, sour cream, basil, garlic powder, salt, pepper to taste. Mix together well.

Cover dish, bake in preheated oven 15 minutes. Top with cheese, bake, uncovered, 15 more minutes.