Here’s a great low carb/high fiber recipe that’s both easy and quick! It’s based on a recipe I found on Linda Sue’s website. I never like making two beef dishes back to back (same for chicken or pork), I have to break it up to keep things interesting for the family lest we get ourselves back into a rut. So, last night I studied the recipe decided what I could change to suit our palates. Really doesn’t take any more time to make it this way either 🙂
Amanda’s Chili Relleno Meat Mix
1 pound ground white turkey
1 pound sausage
3 bell peppers, chopped
2 small onions, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 Tablespoons homemade chili powder*
In a large skillet or dutch oven brown turkey and sausage with onions and bell peppers. Drain off most of the grease. Add in minced garlic and seasonings. Let simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
For this meat mixture alone, if you make it just as I have above, the net carbs come out to 4 grams even. You can eat it just as is with a little sprinkling of mozzarella cheese, some guacamole and sour cream on top. But if you can handle a few more carbs you can add it to a low carb/high fiber wrap. Click HERE to see the wraps we use.
Put small spoonful of the chili relleno mixture on the wrap.
Sprinkle on a little cheese. Here in the photo mozzarella cheese was used but you can use any that you prefer.
Add a little lettuce and sliced tomato on top with a little dollop of sour cream. Can ya dig it?!
Fold it up like you would any wrap and enjoy! You get the flavor of a chili relleno without all the carbs. Our family really liked this, it was a little unconventional of me to use the turkey and sausage but both were a nice change. This can definitely be made spicier, just add some crushed red pepper flakes, jalapenos and for those who like to push the limits…add a few drops of habanero sauce to the meat!
Total net carbs for the meat and the wrap comes out to 9 grams. You really can’t be that! Of course if you’re not living a lower carb lifestyle you could add the meat mixture to tortilla chips covered in a white cheese sauce for some chili relleno nachos. Or you could layer it with corn tortillas in a casserole dish for a chili relleno casserole. The meat mix is versatile for everyone and you don’t have to sausage if you don’t want to. You could use all turkey, all beef, ground chicken, or a mixture thereof. Don’t be afraid to play with the flavors and spices. Happy eating!
- If you like Chili Rellenos, This is a great recipe! (onourweightohealth.wordpress.com)
- Low Carb doesn’t have to be depressing (dontbeskinnyfat.wordpress.com)
- Chili Con Carne Wrap (sv91.wordpress.com)
- Low Carb, High Fiber, Low Cost, High Expectations! (famfamfood.wordpress.com)
- 23 Super Satisfying Low-Carb Dinners (avaclife.com)