I’ve been playing around, trying to find some more twists on the shelf-stable Nutrisystem Entrees, and came up with…Fajitas!
It’s turning out to be one of DH’s favourites, and he had it waiting for me when I walked in the door yesterday evening! Such a sweetie…
Ingredients (for 2 servings)
1 bell pepper
1/2 medium onion
1/2 tsp taco seasoning
2 NS Hickory Smoke Flavoured Beef Patties
4 small tortillas (whole wheat or corn flavour)
1/2 cup shredded lettuce (optional)
Low-Fat Sour Cream (optional)
2/3 Cheese String or Cheese Stick – shredded or chopped small (optional)
- Slice burgers into strips about 1/4 inch thick;
- Pre-heat a non-stick pan over medium heat;
- Spray with cooking spray, then add vegetables and spices;
- When vegetables have softened, add meat and about 2 tbs water;
- Stir gently to combine;
- Simmer until liquid is almost gone;
- Scoop into 4 small tortillas, top with salsa and optional toppings;
- Serve with roasted vegetables.
I have to save my afternoon SmartCarb for the second tortilla, but this recipe really makes too much for just one. You could reduce the peppers and onions, but I find that this is a good balance of meat and veggies.
By my calculations, each serving is: 1 Nutrisystem Dinner Entree, 1 SmartCarb and 2 servings of vegetables. IF you add 2 tbsps of low-fat sour cream AND/OR 1/3 of a cheese stick (or string cheese), each of these counts as 1 Limited Extra. If you are lucky enough to have a whole extra PowerFuel to use, then you get a whole cheese string instead of 1/3!
To bring it down to just one tortilla per person, use only half a pepper, less onion, one beef patty, and 1/2 a string cheese per person, and the count becomes 1 NS Dinner Entree and 1 serving of vegetables, plus a Limited Extra if you add the low-fat sour cream.