Friday, January 28, 2011

DJ's Salisbury Steak with Marsala Mushroom Gravy

My wife made up this recipe to help me on this diet. It tastes great! There is almost no fat from the hamburger meat and you cam always wipe it out of the pan if you so get some. The wonderful brown gravy has no fat and this dish fills the house with a mouthwatering smell. A family favorite! 245 calories per serving. wink

1 lb 95 / 5 percent (or better) hamburger (51 cal per oz)
1 egg (70 cal)
1/4 tsp Garlic powder
1/2 tsp Onion Powder

1/2 lb fresh, sliced mushrooms (44)
Campbell's Brown Gravy (25 per 1/4 cup serving)
2 Tbsp sweet Marsala wine (30 cals. Note: do not use cooking wine, its full of salt.)

Mix the first 6 ingredients in a bowl, form into 4 patties and brown on both sides in a skillet. They cook in about 5 minutes per side. Mix the gravy and wine in a bowl. Add the mushrooms, to the meat patties in the skillet then pour the gravy over all. Simmer for about 10 minutes and serve it up! love

This stuff is good enough for company and weighs in at about 245 calories per serving, depending on the gravy.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Cajun Nachos

I got this recipe from my friend Sterling. Sterling added cajun spices, sauce and sausage. I will use Al Fresco organic chicken spicy sausage when I make it.

1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
cajun seasoning
2-3 T chopped jalapenos
1 c colby cheese (sharp cheddar or monterey jack would be even better)
diced fresh tomatoes
sour cream
good tortilla chips, cantina style

Cook chicken according to preference (grill, bake, etc). Let the chicken cool before dicing into bite-sized pieces. Top chips with cheese, chicken and jalapenos, microwave or broil until cheese melts. Add tomatoes, sour cream and/or any additional toppings. Yummy!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Makeover Hash and Eggs Recipe

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 6 medium red potatoes (about 1-1/2 pounds), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 packages (2 ounces each) thinly sliced deli corned beef, (nitrate free) coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 eggs


  • In a large nonstick skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Stir in potatoes and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir in corned beef and pepper; heat through.
  • Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, fry eggs as desired. Serve with corned beef hash. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts: 1 cup corned beef hash with 1 egg equals 301 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 239 mg cholesterol, 652 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 18 g protein.

Makeover Hash and Eggs published in Healthy Cooking February/March 2010, p20