Recipe - Easy Beef Supper

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Makes:   6 Servings 

This is a favorite southwestern dish. Serve with vegetables for lunch or dinner.


1 pound ground beef
1 onion (small,chopped)
1 bell pepper (chopped)
2 cans low-sodium tomatoes (diced, drained, about 30 ounces)
1 cup macaroni (uncooked)
2 1/2 cups low-sodium tomato juice
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon oregano (optional)
1 can low-sodium kidney beans (drained)


Recipe - Anytime Pizza

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Makes:   2 servings 

Make your own pizza topped with green peppers, mushrooms, or other vegetables.


1/4 mini baguette or Italian bread (split lengthwise, or 2 split English muffins)
1/2 cup pizza sauce
1/2 cup mozzarella or cheddar cheese (part-skim, shredded)
1/4 cup green pepper (chopped)
1/4 cup mushrooms (fresh or canned, sliced)
  vegetable toppings (other, as desired, optional)
  Italian seasoning (optional)


Recipe - Crunchy Potato Casserole

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Makes:   8 Servings 

Want a side dish for your meal? This recipe uses corn flakes in a creative potato-based dish to make it crunchy. 


2 cups corn flakes cereal (crushed into crumbs)
2 pounds potatoes (peeled and grated)
1/4 cup margarine (melted)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 onion (chopped)
1 can low-sodium cream of chicken soup (about 10 ounces)
3/4 cup fat-free sour cream
1 cup low-fat cheddar cheese (shredded)


Recipe - Beef Stroganoff

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Makes:   5 servings 

Mushrooms, nutmeg, and white wine make a delicious yogurt-based sauce for the pasta in this beef recipe.


1 pound beef (lean, top round)
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
3/4 tablespoon onion (finely chopped)
1 pound mushroom (sliced)
1/4 teaspoon salt
  black pepper
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon basil (dried)
1/4 cup white wine
1 cup yogurt (plain, low-fat)
6 cups macaroni (cooked in unsalted water)


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Recipe - Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Bake

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Makes: 12 Servings

Our recipe uses ready-to-eat cream of mushroom soup as a base for other main dish meals, stews, sauces, or casseroles.


5 cups water

2 1/2 cups rice

1/4 cup onion (chopped)

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 clove garlic

1 cup milk

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups chicken (cooked, shredded)

2 cups broccoli (pieces)

3/4 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese (grated)