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.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

TACO CUPS

4 (10-inch) whole-wheat tortillas
1 tbsp olive oil
1 carrot, grated coarsely
1 lb lean ground beef or ground turkey
1 tbsp paprika
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup water
shredded lettuce
1/2 cup shredded Mexican-blend cheese
2 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped

Heat oven to 375 degrees.
Cut three 4 1/2-inch circles out of each tortilla.  Place one circle inside the cup of a muffin tin and press gently for form a bowl.

Bake tortillas for 8 to 10 minutes until crisp.  Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

While tortillas bake, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add carrot and cook while stirring for a couple of minutes.  Add the meat and cook, stirring to break up, until beginning to brown.  It should take the meat about 5 to 7 minutes.

Stir the paprika, cumin, garlic, salt, and pepper into the meat mixture; cook for 1 minute.  Add water and simmer until almost all the liquid has evaporated.

Divide the meat mixture among the tortilla cups and top with the lettuce, cheese, and tomatoes.