Recipe of the Month

I found this in Muscle and Fitness Hers magazine and made it over the weekend. I used Quorn Meatless Grounds (one of Carrie Underwood’s favorites!) and it turned out great. You can also use ground turkey (that the recipe calls for), lean beef, etc.

Chile Rellenos

(serves 4 but you can make just 1 or 2)

1 lb. Ground Turkey (or Quorn, lean beef, etc.) browned. If you use Quorn, microwave according to the directions.
1 Tbsp. chopped chipotle in adobo sauce (comes in a small can)
2 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 cup chopped yellow onion
1/4 cup light sour cream
4 poblano chiles (I cut the stems off and then took out the inner parts and seeds and then made an opening in the top for meat)
2 oz. tortialla chips, crumbled (I left out this part for less calories)
3 oz. queso fresco (I substitued a few tablespoons of grated cheddar)
1 lemon
Small bunch of cilantro leaves

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl combine meat, chopped pepper, cumin, onion and sour cream. Stuff mxture in chiles and place open side up on baking sheet.
2. Bake 30minutes or until center of chiles are cooked through. *If you use Quorn or other pre-cooked meat, you can reduce the time to about 20minutes. Garnish with tortilla chips, cheese, lemon wedges and cilantro.

Nutrition Info (per serving):
379 calories*, 29g protein, 28g carbs, 18g fat, 4g fiber, 9g sugar, 258mg sodium
*You can reduce fat and calories by using Quorn and/or eliminating the tortilla chips and cheese!

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