Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Low-cost Healthy Recipe Finder - Tortilla Pizzas

This recipe finder website was mentioned in the food section of the LA Times yesterday. It is a recipe finder created by the US Department of Agriculture. I am really impressed by it. It has various ways for searching, including by ingredient.

I have some bell peppers left in the fridge that I want use up before they go bad. I just typed in "bell pepper", and this very cool recipe for tortilla pizzas came up among several others. I am so impressed that they even provide a breakdown of cost! You can also get the instructions in Spanish, print it out to the size you prefer, and automatically create a shopping list of the ingredients that can be combined with their other recipes!

Tortilla Pizzas

Serving Size: 1 pizza
Yield: 6 servings
Time: 25 to 30 minutes






Ingredients:

12 small flour or corn tortillas
vegetable oil or margarine
1 can (16 ounce) refried beans
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 ounces diced fresh or canned green chili peppers
6 Tablespoons red taco sauce
3 cups chopped vegetables, such as broccoli, mushrooms, spinach, and red bell pepper
1/2 cup cheese, shredded part-skim mozzarella
1/2 cup chopped, fresh cilantro





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Instructions:


1. Brush one side of each of two tortillas with water. Press the wet sides of the tortillas together to form a thick crust for the pizza.

2. Brush the outside of the tortillas with a small amount of oil or margarine. Evenly brown both sides in a heated frying pan. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas. Set aside.

3. Heat refried beans, onion, and half of the chili peppers together in a medium saucepan, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

4. Spread about 1/3 cup of the bean mixture on each tortilla pizza. Sprinkle with 1 Tablespoon taco sauce, then top with 1/2 cup of the chopped vegetables, 1 teaspoon chili peppers, and 1 Tablespoon cheese for each pizza.

5. Return to frying pan and heat until cheese melts. Top with cilantro, if desired. Serve immediately.

Cost:

Per Recipe: $ 3.75
Per Serving: $ 0.62

Source:
Adapted from:
Healthy Latino Recipes Made with Love
California Latino 5-A-Day Campaign
California Department of Health Services



click here for the recipe finder website

1 comment:

Muhammad Zahid Iqbal said...

It is very useful for me I am so impressed that they even provide a breakdown of cost! You can also get the instructions in Spanish, print it out to the size you prefer, and automatically create a shopping list of the ingredients that can be combined with their other recipes!CarlmontThis is such a wonderful thing to know