Brown 1.5 lbs of beef with 1 cup chopped onion, 1 chopped bell pepper and 1/2 tsp of chili flakes (we used crushed red pepper). Drain. Add 4 tsp minced garlic, seasoned salt and pepper.

In a bowl mix this beef mixture with 2 cans cream of chicken soup, 3/4 cup heavy cream, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/4 cup parm cheese and 1 tsp garlic powder.

Slice 2-3 large potatoes. I used the dicing blade on the food processor.

In a 9×13 baking dish, alternate half the potatoes, half the beef/soup mixture and a coating of cheddar cheese.  Repeat these layers.

cover with foil and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees.  Remove foil and bake for another 20-30 minutes.

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Taken from Hungry Girl.

PER SERVING (1 patty): 179 calories, 6.5g fat, 502mg sodium, 1.5g carbs, 0g fiber, 1g sugars, 26.5g protein — POINTS® value 4*

Ingredients:
4 oz. raw extra-lean ground beef
1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss cheese, room temperature
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. onion powder
1/8 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
dash salt, or more to taste
dash black pepper, or more to taste

Directions:
In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except the cheese. Add as much salt and pepper as you like. Knead mixture by hand until integrated. Form into a ball and, using your thumb, make a large, hollow indentation in the ball (past the center but not all the way through). Fill the hole with cheese and squeeze the meat to seal, making sure no cheese is exposed. Flatten slightly into a thick patty.

Bring a pan misted with nonstick spray to medium-high heat on the stove. (Use a grill pan if you’ve got one.) Place patty in the pan, cover, and cook for 4 – 7 minutes per side, depending on how well done you like your burger. Heads Up: Don’t press on the patty with your spatula (your burger might ooze cheese!).

Serve however you like your burger… We like ours with ketchup and pickles between giant leaves of lettuce!

MAKES 1 SERVING

“Healthified” Mexican Pasta Skillet

Prep Time:30 min
Start to Finish:30 min
makes:6 servings (about 1 1/3 cups each)

1 lb extra-lean (at least 93%) ground beef
1 jar (16 oz) Muir Glen® organic mild salsa
1 cup Muir Glen® organic tomato sauce (from 15-oz can)
1 1/2 cups water
2 cups uncooked regular or multigrain elbow macaroni
1 cup Green Giant® Niblets® frozen corn
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
1. In 12-inch skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain.
2. Stir in salsa, tomato sauce and water. Heat to boiling. Stir in macaroni and corn. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 12 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until macaroni is tender.
3. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover; let stand 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Nutritional Information
1 Serving: Calories 370 (Calories from Fat 60); Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 45mg; Sodium 650mg; Total Carbohydrate 53g (Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 5g); Protein 25g % Daily Value*: Vitamin A 10%; Vitamin C 15%; Calcium 8%; Iron 20% Exchanges: 3 1/2 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 2 Lean Meat Carbohydrate Choices: 3 1/2 MyPyramid Servings: 2 oz-equivalents Grains, 2 oz-equivalents Meat & Beans
*% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Yum-O Cheesey Meatballs

April 8, 2009

Found at Rachel Ray.
Ingredients

1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
1/2 cup milk or water
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, 2 smashed and 1 chopped
Two 28-ounce cans crushed tomatoes
Salt
1 pound lean ground sirloin

2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, plus more for serving
1 large egg
4 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into 20 (1/2-inch) cubes
1 pound spaghetti

1. In a medium bowl, soak the bread crumbs in the milk.
2. In a large, wide saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the smashed garlic and cook until golden, about 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, season to taste with salt and let the sauce simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally.
3. Add the beef, chopped garlic, parsley, Parmigiano-Reggiano, egg and 1 teaspoon of salt to the soaked bread crumbs and stir with a fork until combined. Place about 2 tablespoons of the mixture in your hand and press a mozzarella cube into the center. Shape the meat around the cheese, forming a ball. Repeat with the remaining meat and mozzarella.
4. Stir the sauce and raise the heat to medium- low. Carefully place the meatballs in the sauce, submerging them completely. Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook without stirring for 20 minutes.
5. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti, cook until al dente, about 8 minutes, and drain. Toss the spaghetti with the tomato sauce and meatballs, sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano and serve.

Haven’t tried yet…. very exciting.

Sub. = Ground Turkey, Low Fat Moz, Low Fat Parm, Egg Beaters, High Fiber Bread