Monday, November 28, 2011

Low Carb Mexican Cassarole

So I haven't posted a recipe lately so I thought I'd post one of my favorite ( and easiest) low carb recipes I have found thus far

Mexican layer cassarole, cauliflower mexican rice, and low carb margaritas. The cassarole is amazing, and stays really well in the fridge. The rice is delish, but you do need to like cauliflower( I mean really like cauliflower ). The margaritas are  really yummy as well and super simple to make. Enjoy



Mexican Layer Casserole
5-6 servings
Ingredients:
1 pound ground beef
1 1.24 oz packet of Taco Seasoning
1/2 Medium Onion
2 Cloves of garlic
1- 1 1/5 block of cream cheese (softened)
Chopped tomato
Chopped lettuce
Shredded Cheese
Salsa or favorite taco sauce (optional)

Preparation Method:
1
Brown ground beef with onions and garlic until fully cooked.
2
Add in taco seasoning mix. Stir together. When fully cooked and mixed, pour into square casserole dish and let cool for 5-8 minutes.
3
Spread softened cream cheese on the top making sure it is spread evenly over the ground beef and covered. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top.
4
Put tomatoes and lettuce over the shredded cheese.
5
Add salsa or taco sauce if desired.
6
Refrigerate leftovers immediately.
Carbs:
6 carbs per serving
MEXICAN "RICE"
10 ounces fresh cauliflower, grated, 1/2 medium
1 small onion, slivered, 2 1/2 ounces
2-3 tablespoons butter or oil or a combination
1/2 cup salsa
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon granular Splenda
In a very large skillet with a lid, sauté the onion in butter and/or oil until tender. Stir in the grated cauliflower, then the remaining ingredients. Mix well. Cover and simmer 10-12 minutes until the cauliflower is tender, but not mushy, stirring occasionally.
Makes 6 servings
Can be frozen
Per Serving: 56 Calories; 4g Fat; 1g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 3g Net Carbs

Margarita
Ingredients:
•1 jigger (1.5 oz) tequila
•2 Tablespoons (1 oz) lime juice - bottled more convenient, fresh tastes a lot better
•1/4 cup (4 Tablespoons) water
•1/4 teaspoon orange extract
•1 Tablespoon's worth artificial sweetener (I like to use liquid, carb-free types)
•Ice - small handful
•Margarita salt or kosher salt
Preparation:
Wet the rim of the glass and dip into a small plate of salt.
Combine all ingredients. You can either serve it over ice strained into the glass, or blended in a blender.
2 grams of carbohydrate using bottled lime juice, 2.5 for fresh.

Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. yumm!! might just have to add these to my recipe box! thanks for sharing! :)

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