Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Quick Fix Cheeseburger Meatloaf (7 points)

Meatloaf is a compound word that I think is weird. Meat doesn't come in loaves. This is wrong. I found this recipe from the Kraft Foods website and I really enjoyed it. The best part is that it didn't taste like meatloaf at all. It tasted like a cheeseburger. Yummy :)

1 lb. lean ground beef
10 PREMIUM Saltine Crackers, crushed (about 1/2 cup)
2 Tbsp. GREY POUPON Dijon Mustard
1/4 cup ketchup
3/4 cup KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese

PREHEAT oven to 375°F. Mix meat, cracker crumbs and mustard until well blended.
PAT meat mixture into 8-inch loaf pan. Bake 40 min. or until cooked through (160°F).
SPREAD meat loaf with ketchup; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5 min. or until cheese is melted.

Makes 4 servings at 7 points each.

No Fuss Tex Mex Roll Ups

This week's dinners has been taken from the Kraft Foods Website. They have a wonderful feature under the "Dinner" tab called "1 bag, 5 dinners." This is EXACTLY what I need--preplanned dinners for Monday-Friday. Okay, so Friday is always "pizza night" at Kraft Foods, but you can always substitute other meals. Enough chit chat, here's the recipe:

1/4 c. Italian Dressing (substitute a "lite" kind for fewer points--I had to use what I had on hand)
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1/2 c. salsa
2 c. chopped red peppers (about 2 peppers)
8 medium flour tortillas (6-inch)
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 c. light sour cream
1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese (use Fat Free for lower points values)

Brown meat and drain. Add peppers and chili powder. Cook over medium-high heat until peppers are tender crisp. Remove from heat.

Stir in sour cream and 1/4 c. of shredded cheese. Spoon about 1/3 of mixture onto tortillas. Wrap up and place in a 13x9 inch casserole dish. Drizzle with Italian dressing. Top with salsa and shredded cheese.

Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat source for 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Makes 8 tortillas
2 tortillas per serving

*To cut calories and points value, I just had one tex mex roll up (5 points)