Low Fat Mexican Recipes
Beverly Said:Does anyone have a recipe for a lower fat version of a Taco Bell Mexican Pizza?
We Answered:The only thing you could change fat wise is lean ground beef and fat free refried beans. Same with the cheese but they don't put that much on in the first place
Everett Said:healthy mexican-style side dish?
We Answered:Cactus salad
Wayne Said:I am looking for some good recipes for low-fat, easy to make healthy meals?
We Answered:I make this turkey chili recipe that is no fail, pretty quick and easy, and hardly any fat.
The key is the seasoning mix. It is 1 part adobo, 1 part black pepper, 1 part cayenne pepper, 1 part chili powder, 1 part cumin & 1 part oregano. About 1 tbsp. each is enough for 1 pot.
Dice up 1 yellow onion and 1 bell pepper. Sautee this in a non stick pan you have lightly sprayed with pam with a sprinkle of your seasoning mix. As soon as the veggies take on a little bit of color remove this from the pan. In the same pan add 1 lb. of ground turkey breast. Season your meat. Let this cook until the bottom gets slightly browned, then begin to break it up. Add about 1/4 c. of chicken stock and let this simmer until it's throroughly cooked. Then add 2 cans of drained kidney beans, 1 large can of diced tomatoes, 1 - 2 chipotles in adobo (they are spicy so be careful) with a little bit of the sauce, 1 c. of chicken stock, 4 tbsp of the spice mix, a bay leaf and a sprig of thyme. Let this simmer for about 1/2 hour on low. Cilantro is a taste everyone doesn't like, I love it. As soon as you turn off the heat add about 1/4 c. fresh diced cilantro. If you start in a deep non stick pan you can make everything in one pot. This freezes really well.
With my leftovers of this I make a mexican pie. In a cake pan layer salsa, a tortilla, some of your chili, some mexicorn (or regular corn will work), some olives, and low fat cheddar cheese. Keep on doing this end with a tortilla topped with salsa. Bake at 350 covered for about 1/2 hour. It helps if you have a round cake pan, make sure you get the size, then you can get the tortillas to fit easier. Also with the olives and corn you just want a sprinkle, not a thick layer. Let it cool for about 10 minutes before you cut into it. Top with low fat sour cream you have mixed with cilantro and fresh lime juice.
Peter Said:I am a cheese lover... I love cooking... how can I cook healthier/lower fat?
We Answered:I love cheese too and eat it at least once a day. Perhaps my saving grace is that I eat very little meat so don't get much animal fat from meat, and what meat I do have is usually very lean. I'm 57, my cholesterol levels and blood pressure are fine and so is my weight. I like to use good strong flavoured cheese, very good quality, so that it doesn't take a lot of cheese to get the flavour. Parmesan, Gruyere, the oldest Cheddar, Manchego, aged Gouda, blue cheeses, smoked Cheddar, are my standbys. Quality, not quantity.
Kurt Said:Would it be really weird if I put nutmeg in Picadillo?
We Answered:It would not be 'traditional with the addition of nutmeg but not totally out of place.
150 years ago, nutmeg would have commonly been added to meat dishes - or to season roasts, at the time many spices were used to disguise off-tastes of meat that was deteriorating from poor storage conditions.
So give it a try - start off with a little bit, you can always add more - just can't take it back out again! :) (try separating some of it into another bowl and seasoning just that part to see if you like it)
I hope that helps.
Virginia Said:simple food survey for anyone?
We Answered:What is your favorite meal that is healthy
â™¥Soy ceviche :]
Have you ever considered being vegan or have been/are vegan
â™¥Yes, but I think it's too hard. And it's tough enough to be the only vegetarian in the family :[
Whats the best low fat Mexican food recipe that you have
â™¥I'm Mexican and I can;t think of anything that is low fat, haha! I like deep fried chiles rellenos, or echiladas.
Do you like sun chips
â™¥Yes, especially the French Onion ones :]
Do you like veggies and fruits
â™¥Love them :] I don't really like cooked spinach, though...
Do you like the new fruit chillers or amys frozen food
â™¥I don't know what that is :[
What is your favorite amys frozen food, or any type of frozen food
â™¥I don't eat frozen foods. Unless popsicles and ice cream count :]