South of the Border Casserole

This was ok…I probably won’t make it again though. I think I just don’t like sweet meat and the honey really did make it sweet. Or maybe I would have liked it better with light cream cheese instead of fat free sour cream?

South of the Border Casserole

1/2 pound ground beef, 96/4
2 tablespoons diced onion
1/2 cup bell pepper
2 jalapenos, fresh jalapeno peppers, minced (use rubber gloves)
2 medium whole tomatoes (28 ounce)
1 cup nonfat sour cream
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 ounces pasta, smart taste

Brown ground beef. Add the onions and green pepper, cooking until softened. Stir in the jalapeno peppers, tomatoes, sour cream, honey, chili powder and salt.
Add the pasta and 1 cup water. Stir, cover, lower the heat and gently simmer until the pasta is tender, about 25 minutes. Stir every five minutes, to keep the pasta from sticking to the saucepan bottom.
Yield: 4 servings. Per serving= 244 Calories; 3g Fat (11.4% calories from fat); 20g Protein; 38g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 37mg Cholesterol; 380mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.

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One thought on “South of the Border Casserole

  1. Rochelle R. says:

    I wonder why they included honey in the recipe. Usually this type of recipe doesn’t have any sweet ingredients. I can see how a full tablespoon would add a rather unnecessary sweetness to it.

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