- May 1, 2008 at 2:48 pm #257465
1 pound boneless pork loin, cut into 1x1x1/4-inch strips
1 package Taco Seasoning Mix
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup Salsa
1 cup canned spicy chili beans, undrained
1/4 cup apricot preserves
1 (4.6 ounce) package Taco Shells
10 pitted ripe olives, sliced
5 green onions, chopped
In shallow bowl, combine pork and taco seasoning mix; toss to coat.
Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add pork;
cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until no longer pink.
Stir in salsa, beans and preserves. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 to
12 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, heat taco shells according to package directions. To
serve, spoon 1/3 cup pork mixture into each taco shell; top with
olives and onions.
Makes: 12 servings
12 whole-wheat lasagna noodles
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (14 ounce) package extra-firm water-packed tofu, drained, rinsed
3 cups chopped spinach
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons finely chopped olives
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (14 ounce) jar marinara sauce, preferably lower-sodium, divided
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook noodles according to
package directions. Drain, rinse, return to the pot and cover with
cold water until ready to use.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add
garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 20 seconds. Add tofu
and spinach and cook, stirring often, until the spinach wilts and the
mixture is heated through, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl; stir
in Parmesan, olives, crushed red pepper, salt and 2/3 cup marinara
Wipe out the pan and spread 1 cup of the remaining marinara sauce in
the bottom. To make lasagna rolls, place a noodle on a work surface
and spread 1/4 cup of the tofu filling along it. Roll up and place
the roll, seam-side down, in the pan. Repeat with the remaining
noodles and filling. (The tofu rolls will be tightly packed in the
Spoon the remaining marinara sauce over the rolls.
Place the pan over high heat, cover and bring to a simmer. Reduce
heat to medium; let simmer for 3 minutes.
Sprinkle the rolls with mozzarella and cook, covered, until the
cheese is melted and the rolls are heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.
Makes: 6 servings
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