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.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

CHEESY TAMALE PIE

Pie crust mix for a 9-inch pie shell
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup cold water
1/2 lb lean ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
3 tbsp white whole-wheat flour
1 can (15-oz) kidney beans, drained (sometimes I use chili beans, undrained)
1 can (8-oz) tomato sauce
2 tsp chili powder
1 cup shredded low-fat Mexican cheese blend
1 cup shredded lettuce
1/2 cup chopped tomato

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a medium bowl, combine pie crust mix and cornmeal. Stir in the water to make a dough; roll out to fit a 9-inch pie pan/plate. Line the pie plate with the dough, flute edge and prick bottom and sides thoroughly with a fork. Bake 8 minutes at 400 degrees and remove from oven.

While crust bakes, brown the beef with the onion in a large skillet; drain off any fat. Stir in the flour. Add the beans, tomato sauce, chili powder and cheese; mix together well. Spoon mixture into the prepared pie shell.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until bubbly and heated through. Remove from oven and allow to stand for 15 before cutting to serve.

To serve, garnish with the lettuce and tomato.

Yield: 6-8 servings.

Note: If you have trouble keeping your blood sugar under control, you can skip the crust and make this as a casserole.