BBQ Mini Meatloafs

What fun these are, to make and to eat!!

1 package (6 oz) stuffing mix
1 cup water
2 tbsp hickory smoke-flavored barbecue sauce
1 pound ground beef
4 oz (1 cup) shredded cheddar cheese

Combine the stuffing mix, water and bbq sauce.  Mix in ground beef.  Place 1/3 cup into each of 12 ungreased muffin cups.  Bake at 375 for 18-22 minutes.  Sprinkle tops with cheese; bake 2-4 minutes longer until cheese is melted.  Serve with additional bbq sauce if desired.
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Peanut, Chicken and Rice salad

This dish comes together so fast on a weeknight!  And it's delicious..

2 packages (8.8 oz) ready to serve long grain rice
2/3 cup Thai peanut sauce
2 tbsp canola oil
2 tbsp water
1 package (16 oz) coleslaw mix
2 package (6 oz each) ready to use grilled chicken breast strips (or 1-1/2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken or other leftover cooked chicken)
1/2 cup torn cilantro leaves
1-1/2 cups dry roasted peanuts

Prepare rice according to package directions; remove to a large bowl.  In a small bowl, whisk the peanut sauce, oil and water until blended; set aside.  Add the coleslaw mix, chicken and cilantro to the rice.  Drizzle with peanut sauce mixture; toss to combine.  Sprinkle with peanuts; serve immediately.
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Incorrect Guesses:  pizza, hamburger,

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Roasted Red Pepper Soup

My husband is not a big fan of tomato soup.  But since he loves red peppers, this soup is a nice alternative.

1 large sweet onion, chopped
2 tsp butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 jars (15-1/2 oz each) roasted red peppers, drained
2 cups vegetable broth
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup half and half cream

In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter for 2-3 minutes or until tender.  Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.  Stir in the red peppers, broth, basil and salt.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes.  Cool slightly.  In a blender, cover and process soup in batches until smooth.  Remove 1 cup to a small bowl; stir in cream.  Return remaining puree to pan.  Stir in the cream mixture; heat through but do not boil.
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Braised Steaks with zesty sauce

Another great heart-healthy recipe for the American Heart Association!

Braised Beef Steaks with Zesty Sauce
Serves 4; 3 ounces cooked steak and 2 tablespoons sauce per serving
These eye-of-round steaks are seasoned with a salt-free blend of garlic and herbs, braised until tender, and topped with an easy-mix sauce enhanced with toasted almonds.
4 boneless eye-of-round steaks (4 ounces each), all visible fat discarded
1 teaspoon salt-free garlic and herb seasoning blend
Vegetable oil spray
1 cup fat-free, no-salt-added beef broth
1/4 cup whole almonds
1 tablespoon sliced almonds
1/4 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce or 1/3 cup fat-free sour cream
1 tablespoon prepared white horseradish
1/2 teaspoon salt-free garlic and herb seasoning blend
Season both sides of the steaks evenly with 1 teaspoon garlic and herb seasoning blend. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the steaks for 2 minutes on each side, or until browned. Add the broth and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 30 to 40 minutes, or until tender. If needed, add water 1/4 cup at a time to keep the steaks from sticking. If desired, reserve 1/2 to 2/3 cup cooking liquid to spoon over the steaks before serving.
Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, dry-roast the whole almonds over medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Transfer to the work bowl of a food processor and let cool for 5 minutes. In the same skillet, dry-roast the sliced almonds for 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a small plate and set aside.
Process the whole almonds for 1 to 2 minutes, or until finely ground. Transfer to a medium bowl. Stir in the cranberry sauce or sour cream, horseradish, and 1/2 teaspoon garlic and herb seasoning blend until well combined.
To serve, spoon the reserved pan liquid over each steak. Top each with about 2 tablespoons sauce. Garnish with the almond slices.
with cranberry sauce
Calories 228  
Total Fat 9.0 g
   Saturated Fat 1.5 g
   Trans Fat 0.0 g
   Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5 g
   Monounsaturated Fat 5.0 g
Cholesterol 47 mg
Sodium 65 mg
Carbohydrates 9 g
   Fiber 2 g
   Sugars 5 g
Protein 28 g
Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 carbohydrate, 3 1/2 lean meat
with sour cream sauce
Calories 223  
Total Fat 9.0 g
   Saturated Fat 1.5 g
   Trans Fat 0.0 g
   Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5 g
   Monounsaturated Fat 5.0 g
Cholesterol 50 mg
Sodium 78 mg
Carbohydrates 6 g
   Fiber 1 g
   Sugars 2 g
Protein 29 g
Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 carbohydrate, 3 1/2 lean meat
This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement. Recipe copyright © 2006 by the American Heart Association. Look for other delicious recipes in American Heart Association cookbooks, available from booksellers everywhere or online at
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