Friday, August 14, 2009

Mexican Chili

1 lb ground round
1 cup prechopped onion
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes w/garlic, undrained
1 (15 oz) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup hot water
2 tbsp chili powder
1 oz semisweet chocloate, coarsley chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried oregano

Cook beef and onion in a large saucepan over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until beef is browned, stirring to crumble. Drain, if necessary, and return beef mixutre to pan. Add tomatoes, and remaining ingredients; cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes.

6 servings (1 cup)
4 Weight Watchers Points
215 calories 7.5g fat 3.9g fiber

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Italian Style Eggplant

1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 tbsp water
2/3 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 large eggplant, cut crosswise into 8 (1/2" thick) slices
cooking spray
1/2 cup pizza sauce (I used leftover spaghetti)
1 cup (4 oz) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Preheat broiler.

Combine egg and water in a shallow bowl. Combine breadcrumbs and pepper in another shallow bowl. Dip eggplant slices into egg mixture, coating both sides; dredge in breadcrumbs, turnint to coat both sides.

Line a baking sheet with foil; coat with cooking spray. Place eggplant on baking sheet; broil 5 to 7 minutes on each side or until eggplant is golden brown and tender. Spoon 1 tbsp pizza sauce onto each eggplant slice; top with cheese. Return to broiler, and broil 1 to 2 minutesor until cheese melts.

4 servings (2 eggplant slices)
WW Points - 4
218 calories 8.4g fat

I had 3/4 cup spaghetti noodles and it made the meal 7 points.

Also, I just baked at 450 cause I don't know how to broil.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Hamburger Steak

1 lb ground sirloin
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp dried italian seasoning
cooking spray
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup beef consomme
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar

Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Shape into 4 (1/2 inch thick) patties.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties; cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Transfer patties to a platter, and keep warm.

Add onion to pan; coat onion with cooking spray. Saute over medium-high heat for 4 minutes. Return patties to pan. Combine consomme and vinegar; pour over onion and patties. Bring mixture to a boil ; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 to 6 minutes or until meat is done.

4 servings (1 patty and 1/3 cup onion mixture)
Weight Watchers Points - 4
163 calories 5g fat 0.8g fiber

Friday, August 7, 2009

Tuscan Chicken

4 (6 oz) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
1 pint grape tomatoes
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp water

Place chicken breast halves between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/2 inch thickness using meat mallet or small heavy skillet. Sprinkile chicken evenly with salt, Italian seasoning, and pepper.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add chicken. Cook 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Add tomatoes; cook 4 minutes or until tomato skins pop. Stir in balsamic vinegar and water. Cook 4 minutes or until chicken is done and liquid almost evaporates.

4 servings (1 chicken breast half and 1/3 cup tomato mixture)
5 Weight Watchers Points
238 Calories. 5.8g Fat. 0.9g Fiber

I only used 2 chicken breast and did not do the tomatos.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Taco Soup

3/4 lb 93% lean ground beef
1 (16 oz) can no-salt-added pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 (1 oz) package 40% less sodium taco seasoning
2 cups water
1 cup frozen whole kernal corn, thawed
1 (14.5 oz) can Mexican style stewed tomatoes, chopped

Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add beef, and cook 4 minutes or until meat is no longer pink; stir to crumble.

Mash half of beans with the back of a fork or a potato masher. Add mashed beans, whole beans, taco seasoning, and remaining ingredients to pan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.

5 servings at 1 1/3 cup
calories 202
Weight Watchers Points: 4