First let me say, I am not a vegetarian! The bride and I, in an attempt to eat healthy try to eat a dinner a week without meat. It’s simply an attempt to keep cholesterol in check. (It’s not bad yet anyway!) So our meal tonight was meatless, BUT we have two very carnivorous college boys at home right now. I simply prepared two meals!
For the boys, I boiled a couple of chicken breasts and baked a smoked turkey sausage link. I chopped some green onions and opened a package of Louisiana Jambalaya mix. Pulled the chicken off the bone and sliced the sausage when they were done. Followed the directions on the package and WHa-LA!
Instant Jambalaya! I took a taste, and it was good. The boys took a taste, and it was GONE!!!
For our meal I pan-fried three MorningStar veggie grillers. When done, I removed them from the pan to cool. While they cooled I sautéed the onions, peppers, carrots, celery, and green onions I had chopped earlier while cooking the boys chicken and sausage with a tablespoon of olive oil. Then I added soy sauce, Texas Pete and ground cumin and about a ½ cup of veggie stock.
As this simmers I cooked my brown rice in the microwave and then added it to the mix. Now chop the veggie burgers into bite size pieces. Add to the pan with half a cup of salsa and heat through stirring to mix.
Makes four equal servings
Serve it up with roasted corn on the cob and green beans for a meal less than 400 calories.