Recipe Collector

Monday, May 30, 2016

Turkey Bacon Breakfast Burritos

Serves: 10
Serving Size: 1 slice of turkey bacon in each tortilla

Great alternative to the usual breakfast fare. Recipe courtesy of the National Turkey Federation

10 slices turkey bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1/2 cup green pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup onion, chopped
5 eggs
1/2 cup skim milk
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese, grated
10 (8-inch) flour tortillas
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
salsa, as needed

1. In large non-stick skillet, over medium heat, cook bacon, green pepper and onion 12 to 15 minutes or until bacon is lightly browned, stirring frequently. Regulate heat to prevent sticking and burning; remove skillet from heat.

2. In small bowl combine eggs, milk and pepper. Pour egg mixture over bacon mixture. Return skillet to low heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until eggs are almost done; stirring frequently. Remove skillet from heat and stir in cheese.

3. Place 1/4 cup egg mixture on lower 1/3 of each tortilla. Roll tortilla and place in 9 X 13-inch microwave-safe dish; cover with plastic wrap. Cook in microwave oven at HIGH (100% power) 2 to 3 minutes or until burritos are hot.

4. To serve, drizzle salsa over burrito.

Calories: 260
Fat: 9.5 g
Carbohydrates: 30 g
Protein: 13 g

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Neiman Marcus Cookie

(Recipe may be halved):

2 cups butter
4 cups flour
2 tsp. soda
2 cups sugar
5 cups blended oatmeal**
24 oz. chocolate chips
2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated)
4 eggs
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups chopped nuts (your choice)

** Measure oatmeal and blend in a blender to a fine powder. Cream the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla; mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda. Add chocolate chips, Hershey Bar and nuts. Roll into balls and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes 112 cookies.

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Apricot-Orange Bread

Serves: Makes 2 loaves

Only 1 egg and very little margarine are used in this low-saturated-fat, low-cholesterol low-sodium bread.

1 (6 oz.) package of dried apricots cut into small pieces
2 cups water
2 tablespoons margarine
1 cup sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tablespoon freshly grated orange peel
3-1/2 cups sifted whole grain flour
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup chopped pecans

1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Lightly oil two 9x5-inch loaf pans.
2. Cook apricots in water in a covered medium-size saucepan for 10-15 minutes or until tender but not mushy. Drain; reserve 3/4 cup liquid. Set apricots aside to cool.
3. Cream together margarine and sugar. By hand, beat in egg and orange peel.
4. Sift together flour, dry milk, baking powder, soda, and salt. Add to creamed mixture alternately with reserved apricot liquid and orange juice.
5. Stir apricot pieces and pecans into batter.
6. Pour batter into prepared pans.
7. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until bread springs back when lightly touched in center.
8. Cool 5 minutes in pan. Remove from pan and completely cool on wire rack before slicing.

NUTRITION INFO (per ½ slice)
Calories: 100
Fat: 4.4 g
Carbohydrates: 14.2 g
Protein: 1.9 g

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Pumpkin Muffins

Serves: 9
Serving Size: 1 muffin

Sweet treat for dessert, or at any time of the day.

2 eggs, beaten
1 cup sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
3/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup water
1-2/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup nuts, chopped (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
2. Combine eggs, sugar, pumpkin, oil, and water in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
3. Stir together flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and spices in a separate bowl.
4. Add dry ingredients to wet, and stir to blend.
5. Place batter 3/4 to top of non-stick or lightly oiled muffin tins. You may also use cupcake cups.
6. Bake 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean. Remove from pan right away.

Calories: 398
Fat: 23 g
Carbohydrates: 45 g
Protein: 5 g

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Vegetarian Chili

Serves: 6

Cut out the fat by leaving out the meat. Try on top of a baked potato.

1 medium onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 medium carrots, finely chopped
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
2 (15 oz.) cans black beans, drained
1 pinch cayenne pepper, chili powder, or chili seasoning mix
1 tablespoon parsley, freshly chopped

1. Sauté the onions and garlic in oil in a large sauce pan.
2. Add carrots, tomatoes, herbs, spices, and beans.
3. Cook on medium heat for 15-20 minutes, or until the carrots are tender.

Calories: 141
Fat: 3 g
Carbohydrates: 23 g
Protein: 7 g

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Greek Chickpeas & Spinach

Serves: 4

Try this as a side dish tonight!

1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 cups precooked chickpeas or 1 (15 oz.) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons fresh dill weed, finely chopped
1/2 lb. fresh spinach, cleaned and chopped or torn into bite-size pieces
2 tablespoons lemon juice

1. Using a large frying pan, sauté onion and garlic in oil over medium heat for 2 minutes.
2. Add chickpeas and dill. Stir-fry for 5 minutes.
3. Add the spinach, a little at a time. Drizzle lemon juice over all ingredients and cover with lid.
4. Cook 5 minutes or until the spinach shrinks. Stir to combine. Serve hot.

Calories: 190
Fat: 4 g
Carbohydrates: 33g
Protein: 8 g

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