BEEFY TOSTADA PIE

Enchilada Pie (3)

1 lb 96% lean ground beef
1 1/2 c chopped onions or 1 (14.4oz) pkg Birds Eye frozen Pepper Stir-Fry
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 oz tomato sauce
1 c sliced black olives
4 flour tortillas ( I used Azteca 10 inch)
2 c shredded cheddar cheese

Cook first 5 ingredients in skillet over medium heat until meat is browned. Stir in tomato sauce; heat through. Stir in black olives. Coat 9X9 inch baking dish with non-stick spray. Lay one tortilla on bottom of dish. Top with layer of meat sauce then cheese. Top with another tortilla and repeat layers ending with cheese on top. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees about 30 minutes. Let stand about 5 minutes before cutting into squares. Serve with salsa, low-fat sour cream and whole grain tortilla chips and a big salad.

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CANTALOUPE SALSA

Cantaloupe Salsa (2)

 

1 cantaloupe, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 jalapeno pepper, diced and seeded
1/2 red onion, diced
1 c frozen corn, thawed
2 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

Toss all together in a large bowl and chill for several hours. Stir before serving with tortilla scoops and possibly some sour cream (low fat if desired) to douse the fire!

THIS APPETIZER WAS A BIG HIT!  EVEN THOUGH I THOUGHT THE CANTALOUPE WAS A BIT HARD THIS TIME OF YEAR IT WAS SWEET AND TASTY AND DIDN’T GET TOO LIQUIDY LIKE WHEN I MAKE THE SALSA IN SUMMER WITH RIPE, RIPE MELON.

I HAVE ALSO MADE THIS WITH HALF CANTALOUPE AND HALF HONEY DEW WITH RED PEPPER. I CAN IMAGINE THIS WITH BLACK BEANS AND A LITTLE CUMIN AS WELL!

WATERMELON SALSA

Watermelon Salsa (3)

PERFECT FOR THESE HOT SUMMER DAYS!!
  Remember watermelon is 90% water so this easy recipe will also help hydrate your body!

BASIC RECIPE

3 cups finely diced watermelon
2 hot peppers minced (I used anaheim peppers and seeded them somewhat)
1 Tbsp cilantro
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup minced red onion
1/4 tsp salt

ADDITIONS

1 cup crushed pineapple well drained
1 cup corn
1/2 cup diced cucumber
1/4 red pepper
1 Tbsp garlic
1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
hot sauce

I added garlic, frozen corn (thawed) and black beans. If you like it hot keep the seeds from the anaheim peppers or add some hot sauce to taste.

Serve with tortilla chips and, if desired a dollop of low fat sour cream.

EASY AND REFRESHING!!