Monday, June 7, 2010

Why Not Try...

Why not try substituting whole wheat flour in recipes when it calls for "flour"?  It's easy and a lot healthier for you than that all purpose stuff.  :)  Give it a try, what's the worst that could happen?  MaMa and I do this all the time in the kitchen.  If she says the recipe calls for flour, I say, "howl weeet" (tanslates "whole wheat").  Guess what, most of the time it works!  In some recipes it's a good idea to only start out by swapping out half the amount of flour with whole wheat flour.  And if that works, why not try pushing it a little further the next time?  The recipe in today's post is one that we swapped all the flour out for whole wheat flour.  And guess what, it tasted delicious...and MaMa feels better about it being healthier for us. 

Enchilada - Burrito


1 lb lean ground beef (or ground turkey)
1 tsp chili powder
1/3 c diced onion
4 cloves garlic, pressed
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c water
16 oz can fat free refried beans
6 whole wheat tortillas
1 1/2 c hot sauce
1 1/2 c grated cheese (we like a combo of cheddar and pepper jack)

Directions:  Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Brown the beef in a skillet.  Drain.  Return the meat to the skillet and add the flour, chili powder, onion, garlic and salt.  Toss to mix the spices evenly.  Add the water and stir over medium heat for about 5 minutes.

In a seperate pan warm the refried beans over medium-low heat.

Place some refried beans and ground beef mixture in each tortilla.  Roll each tortilla up and place in a 9x13 baking dish.  Cover the enchilitos with hot sauce and shedded cheese and then bake in the oven for 6 to 8 minutes, just until the cheese is melted.

If you're like us, you'll be adding this recipe to your list of favorites soon!

Healthy Meals for Less: Great-Tasting Simple Recipes Under $1 a ServingRecipe adapted from original found in Healthy Meals for Less: Great-Tasting Simple Recipes Under $1 a Serving by Jonni McCoy, who is known as the "Miserly Mom".


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