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PSU Lioness's Note:
Trying to eat healthier but also looking to save money on dinner? Mixing ground meat with whole grains is a good way to do both. Here, kasha, a whole grain made from buckwheat, adds a delicious toasty flavor when mixed with ground beef, while also stretching the meat to make six servings. (From Betty Crocker's "Money Saving Meals" cookbook).
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- 1 lb extra lean ground beef or 1 lb extra-lean ground turkey
- 1 small onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
- 1 cup buckwheat groats or 1 cup dried kasha, kernels uncooked
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 (4 1/2 ounce) can chopped green chilies, undrained
- 1 (1 ounce) package low-sodium taco seasoning
- 2 cups frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
- 2 tablespoons ripe olives, sliced (optional)
- 1In a 12" skillet, cook ground beef and onion over Medium-High heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
- 2Stir in buckwheat kernels until moistened by beef mixture.
- 3Stir in tomatoes, chiles, taco seasoning mix, corn and water; heat to boiling.
- 4Cover; reduce heat to Low. Simmer 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until buckwheat is tender.
- 5Sprinkle cheese over buckwheat mixture. Cover and cook 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
- 6Sprinkle with cilantro and olives before serving, if desired.
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Nutritional Facts for Beef and Kasha Mexicana
Serving Size: 1 (377 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 251.6
- Calories from Fat 44
- Total Fat 4.9 g
- Saturated Fat 1.9 g
- Cholesterol 46.8 mg
- Sodium 61.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 34.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.7 g
- Sugars 3.6 g
- Protein 21.6 g
The following items or measurements are not included:
low-sodium taco seasoning
reduced-fat cheddar cheese