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SALSA FRESCA

Makes 2 servings
Each serving equals one 5 A Day servings
 

Ingredients

    2 lbs extra lean ground beef
    1 lb hot lean Italian sausage
    1½ cups onion (diced large)
    1½ cups green pepper (diced large)
    1 cup celery (diced large)
    1 Tbsp jalapeno pepper (minced)
    2 Tbsp garlic (minced)
    3 Tbsp chili powder
    1 Tbsp cumin
    1 Tbsp dried oregano
    1 tsp cayenne pepper
    6 ozs low sodium tomato paste
    4 cups salt-free beef stock
    3 cups fresh tomatoes (diced large)
    15 ozs low sodium tomato sauce
    2 cups zucchini (diced large)
    2 cups yellow squash (diced large)
    1½ cups low sodium dark red kidney beans (canned)
    1½ cups low sodium black beans (canned)
    salt and black pepper to taste
     

Directions

This meal can be cooked in a crock pot (add all ingredients and cook for on low for 1 hour or longer).

Brown ground beef and sausage in a large pot, remove grease and add onions, peppers, celery, jalapeno, and garlic. Saute over a medium heat for about 5 minutes. Add dry spices and continue to cook for 2–3 more minutes.

Add tomato paste, beef stock, tomato sauce, and fresh tomatoes and simmer on low heat for 1 hour, stirring frequently.

Add beans, zucchini and squash and cook for 20 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
 

Nutritional analysis per serving:

Calories 396, Protein 43g, Fat 12g, Calories From Fat 27%, Cholesterol 94mg, Carbohydrates 34g, Fiber 10g, Sodium 400mg.

Source: Wegmans
 

 

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