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Program #804

Donna Bundrick-Griffin

QUICK FAJITAS

1 (7.76-ounce size) can Mexican salsa
½ (8-ounce size) can tomato sauce
1 (10-ounce size) container Versatile Veggies® Fajita Mix*
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 (22-ounce size) bag Seasoned Beef Strips or Fajita Chicken Strips
Warm flour or corn tortillas
Sour Cream (Opt.)
Mexican Style Cheese (Opt.)

Mix salsa and tomato sauce in a medium sauce pan. Warm over medium heat, stirring often. Sauté Versatile Veggies® Fajita Mix in olive oil until cooked (approx. 5 minutes). Add Seasoned Beef Strips or Fajita Chicken Strips and toss, cooking for 2-3 minutes. Stir in salsa mixture and cook for a couple of minutes. Spoon meat mixture onto warm tortillas. If desired, this can be served with sour cream and Mexican style cheese.

*A 10-ounce size container of the Versatile Veggies® Pepper Medley may be substituted for the Versatile Veggies® Fajita Mix.

* To make this recipe really easy, sauté vegetables; add meat strips to warm veggies; heat until all is warm, then sprinkle with Fajita or Taco seasoning to taste.

PICO DE GALLO CORNBREAD

2 (8.5 ounce size) packages corn muffin mix
¾ cup egg substitute or 3 eggs
2/3 cup fat-free milk or 2% milk
1 (14.75-ounce size) can creamed corn
½ cup canola oil
2 cups reduced fat shredded Cheddar cheese or regular Mexican cheese
1 (16-ounce size) container Versatile Veggies® Pico De Gallo or 2 (7-ounce size) containers

Mix first 6 ingredients together well. Stir in Pico. Pour into a lightly oiled 4-quart baking dish and bake at 450 degrees for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

HEARTY VEGETABLE SOUP

2 (1-pound) packages NATURE’S GREENS™ Bagged Collards
2 cups water
2 pounds diced turkey ham or rotisserie chicken
3 tablespoons hot sauce
3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 (8-ounce size) container VERSATILE VEGGIES® Diced Yellow Onions
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
5 new potatoes, diced
3 (14 ½-ounce size) cans chicken broth
3 (14 ½-ounce size) cans Hoppin’ John with black-eyed peas, tomatoes, onions, & jalapenos
¾ cup vermouth or white Zinfandel wine
1 tablespoon white vinegar
2 teaspoons salt

Place collards in a large pot. Pour water over collards and boil until al dente. Meanwhile, stir ham or chicken and hot sauce together. Cook coated meat in the oil over medium heat until browned. Add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic; sauté until tender. Pour the meat mixture into the cooked collards, stirring well. Stir the remaining ingredients into the collard-meat mixture. Bring to a full rolling boil; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour. Yield: 12-16 servings.

KALE AND APPLE SALAD

1 (1-pound size) package NATURE’S GREENS™ Kale
5 large red apples (Fuji)
1 (10-ounce size) container VERSATILE VEGGIES® Diced Celery
2 (6-ounce size) packages sliced almonds
2 (6-ounce size) packages craisins
½ cup spicy mustard
½ cup water
¼ cup red wine vinegar
½ teaspoon salt

Spoon kale in a large bowl. Chop 4 apples and add to the kale along with the celery, 1 ½ packages almonds and 1 ½ packages craisins. Chop the remaining apple and put into a blender along with the remaining ½ package almonds, remaining ½ package craisins, spicy mustard, water, vinegar, and salt. Purée until well combined and slightly thick, adding more water if needed to thin. Pour dressing over kale and toss to combine. Serve immediately. Yield: 16 servings.

This tasty, healthy salad is very filling and can be used as a meal.

Donna Bundrick Griffin
Coordinator Marketing and Promotions
Walter P. Rawl and Sons Inc.
824 Fairview Road
Pelion, SC 29123
Phone: 803-894-1900, Ext. 120; Fax: 803-894-1945
Email: donna.bundrick@rawl.net
www.rawl.net

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