WELCOME TO DIABETIC ENJOYING FOOD

I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

CHEESY MEAT LOAVES

NOTE:  This makes 2 individual meat loaves.  Double the recipe if you are serving 4 persons.

1 egg
2 tbsp picante sauce
1/4 cup oats
1 tsp dry minced onion
1/4 tsp chili powder
dash of salt
1/2 lb 80/20 ground beef*
1/3 cup picante sauce for topping
1/4 cup shredded Mexican-Blend cheese

In a small bowl cmbine the egg, picante sauce, oats, onion, chili powder, and salt.  Add the beef and mix together well.  Shape into two equal loaves and place in a microwave-safe baking dish.  Cover and cook on high for 5 to 6 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees.

Place the 1/3 cup of picante sauce in a small bowl, cover and microwave on high for 30 seconds.  Pour the sauce over the meat loaves and top with the shredded cheese.  Cover and microwave 45 to 60 seconds until the cheese is melted.

*Ground chicken or turkey may be substituted.