Last weekend I purchased a HUGE package of ground beef (90/10 ratio). 8 pounds of it! It was on sale, so I couldn’t pass it up. I was trying to think of something to make with it besides the usual burgers or tacos. Then I thought of mini meat loaves!
I had seen on other people’s blogs of baking them in a 12 muffin pan. But after discussing my dinner idea with my sister , she suggested cooking them on a wire rack with a jelly roll pan underneath to catch the fat, instead of cooking them in the muffin tin, where there is no where for the fat to go! Great idea!
It couldn’t have been easier! I mixed the ground beef with bread crumbs, one egg, romano cheese, sauteed garlic, salt and pepper and oregano. Then, to kick it up even more, I wrapped each one in a slice of turkey bacon!
And this is what they looked like after baking for about 20 minutes at 375 degrees.
On the side I made gross carrots! I tried to cook them in balsamic vinegar, to try to make a glaze, but it didn’t work out so well! BUT, the mashed potatoes turned out great!
All in all it was a pretty tasty dinner!
Earlier this week, I was browsing recipes and came upon the website for the incredible egg! . They had a recipe for mini chocolate chip scones. After reviewing the recipe, I did make some changes to try to make them a bit more Weight Watcher Friendly, and I think I succeeded!
This is my version of their recipe:
3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, frozen
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup skim milk
1 egg + 3 egg whites
In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder,flax, salt and chocolate chips. My sister gave me the idea to freeze the butter, and use my cheese grater to put into the batter. I don’t have a pastry cutter, so that tip worked out great.
That’s the shredded butter in there!
In a smaller bowl, add the eggs + milk and beat until combined. Add that to the dry ingredients. I used my kitchen-aid mixer with the dough hook for about a minute. Otherwise, just mix it all together with a spoon.
I weighed the dough, so I could divide the batter equally. Each scone before cooking was 3.05 oz.
This recipe makes 12 scones and each scone is only 6 points!
This is what they looked like before baking:
These bake at 400 for about 20 minutes or until they are golden brown and aren’t soft on the top. I also added some raw sugar on top before baking. These will definitely fix my craving for bakery scones I love so much!
Now on to weigh in Friday!!! I used to step on the scale just about every day, but Weight Watchers recommends just one time a week, so that’s what I am doing.
Everyone wishes they could step on the scale and have a “Biggest Loser” week and lose 9 pounds, but I was happy with what the scale said today…. – 1 pound!
I’m happy with that because its still in the right direction and for my first month of doing Weight Watchers on-line, I’ve lost 6.5 pounds. I am very happy with that!