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Welcome to Tweaked at Chez Jan de la Dayton....translated to 'tweaked at Jan's house in Dayton'! Sounds fancy, but it's not. If you choose to share a recipe, be kind and give me kudos for it. The pictures are NOT to be taken off this blog unless used in a direct link to this blog. Once upon a time I was a Weight Watchers leader....that chapter is closed. But I still like to eat and bake and don't like the weight that finds its way to me too easily. So I go find delicious-sounding recipes and tweak them. Some recipes, however, just don't turn out right if they're tweaked. I've not posted anything....so far.....that isn't WW friendly. That might change, and I'll warn you if I post something with 'scary' P+ values. For those who don't use substitutions, the ratio for Splenda granulated/sugar is 1:1 and the ratio for egg substitute/eggs is 1/4 cup of egg sub = 1 egg. Now.....let's have some fun in the kitchen!!!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Beef & Zucchini

Let me just say that Abe said this tastes better than it looks! And I had to giggle.  This was dinner last night.....but I can actually see this in a bowl....while watching a football game.....kind of like a faux chili. Anyway, it was very good and very filling and I'd tweak it just a tad more (see MY SPIN).

Makes 4 Servings
1 Serving = 4 PointsPlus™

2 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4” chunks
1 lb. lean ground beef (93/7)
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 (16 oz.) jar salsa
1 tsp ground cumin
2 garlic cloves, chopped (or 1 tsp minced)
salt & pepper to taste

Brown beef with onions, garlic, salt & pepper in non-stick skillet.

Add salsa and cumin. Cover and simmer on low heat for another 10 minutes.

Add zucchini chunks. Cover and cook for 10 minutes more.

MY SPIN: The next time I make this, I'll use Medium salsa instead of Mild to give this more of a 'bite'. And more garlic, but we love garlic. I served this with a side of Tater Tots, but think it would be good in a bowl.....alone.

Now for the 'legal mumbo-jumbo' to keep me out of court!! *** The PointsPlus™ value for this recipe was calculated by me (Jan Gomes) and is not an endorsement or approval of this recipe by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus™ registered trademark. ***

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