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.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

OPEN-FACED GROUND BEEF PHILLIES

1 lb lean ground beef (no fatter than 80/20!)
1 med-size green bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch strips
1 med-size red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch strips
1 small onion, cut into thin wedges
1/2 cup low-sugar cream Italian salad dressing
1 loaf (12-inches long) whole-grain French or Italian bread, halved lengthwise
4 slices thinly sliced Provolone cheese, quartered

In a medium to large skillet, crumble and cook the ground beef with the bell peppers and onion. Cook until the beef is completely browned, stirring occasionally; drain well.

Stir half of the salad dressing into the beef mixture. Spread other half of dressing on the cut sides of the bread.

Place both halves of the bread, cut sides up, on an ungreased cookie sheet; broil 4 to 6-inches from the heat for 3 to 5 minutes until lightly toasted. Remove from broiler.

Evenly divide the beef/peppers mixture between the two halves of bread and spread to cover. Top with the cheese pieces and return to the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes until cheese is melted.

Cut each half of the bread into 2 pieces to serve 4.