Saturday, July 11, 2009

Succotash Cups

*To make this Daniel Fast approved, leave out the cheese and use 100% whole wheat tortillas
This is a recipe that I tried last night from the BH&G "New Dieters Cookbook". I adapted it slightly and it turned out great! My husband even ate it cold this afternoon and enjoyed it! You know, I REALLY like cookbooks that have pictures in them and suddenly I realized that I've done a terrible job of taking pictures of my food. I am not a photographer by any stretch of the imagination, so my pics will not be as beautiful as some other food blogs I've seen, but at least it will give you an idea of what the recipes should look like. This picture is from the cookbook, because I didn't think about taking a picture until after it was half eaten and my husbands was totally gone! I will do my best to take more pictures to post with my recipes! Enjoy!

1 10oz package frozen baby lima beans
1 10oz package frozen whole kernel corn
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 T smart balance (butter or margarine)
3/4 cup salsa (I used "Sam's Choice" lime garlic salsa from walmart)
non stick spray
6 6-inch corn tortillas (I used whole wheat flour tortillas)
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese (I used cheddar)
1 small tomato, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

In a large covered saucepan cook beans in boiling water for 8 minutes. Then, add corn and onion; boil 4-5 more minutes. Drain well. Return to pan and stir in butter until melted. Finally add salsa and stir.

Lightly spray six - 10 oz casserole or custard cups, I used pyrex cups. Soften tortillas in the microwave for 15-20 seconds or in the oven wrapped in foil for 10 minutes @ 350.
Gently place softened tortillas in cups.
Bake for 5-10 minutes @ 400. Remove from oven and immediately spoon vegetable mixture into cups and sprinkle with cheese and tomatoes and a small sprinkle of salt and pepper.
The original recipe called for baking the tortillas with the succotash already in place, but I found that it just left the tortilla soggy, so baking the tortilla first will give you a nice crisp tortilla shell to start.

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