I can't take full credit for this idea. Cindy sent me this in a wonderful email...
On Taco night - ditch the shredded cheddar and instead stir in 2 wedges of the Queso Fresco & Chipotle Laughing Cow into the meat at the end of cooking. It makes it creamy, moist, cheesy and DELICIOUS! Since the wedge is only 1 point, and I'm only eating a small portion of the meat - it turns into less points than eating the shredded cheddar but so much more flavor! Yum...
Seriously GENIUS! No?
I couldn't wait for Taco night. Instead, I decided to make a single serve taco inspired wrap for lunch today. I happen to have 4 oz of extra lean ground beef leftover from Salisbury Steak night we had a few days ago. I stored it flat and pulled it out for myself while husband and child had leftover Japanese--We went out to dinner yesterday.
In addition to the cheese I bulked up the beef with some diced onion and peppers. I also added a few of my own spices as well. The result was delicious and amazingly SATISFYING! I can't believe how full I was after this wrap!
I used a Trader Joe's Whole Grain Tortilla with Flax and added a bed of baby spinach to turn my cheesy beef filling into an overstuffed wrap. You can bet I'll be storing and freezing lean beef in 4 oz packages just for this meal. Makes a great lunch or dinner for one when you are in a hurry.
Here's how I made the filling. Use it in tacos, wraps, quesadillas, on even top a salad!
- 1 slice of sweet onion chopped
- ¼ of a large sweet red pepper chopped
- 4oz of extra lean ground beef
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp dried cilantro
- 1 wedge of The Laughing Cow Light Queso Fresco & Chipotle
Heat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the onion. Add the peppers and cook for a minute or two.
Add the beef and spices and cook thru.
Add the wedge of The Laughing Cow cheese and work into the beef. It will stick in clumps, just keep stirring to distribute. It will melt.
Here's how I used mine.
But as I said, you can use it for just about anything!
Here's the nutritional information just for the filling.
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|255||9g||4g||old: 5||new: 6|