Friday, February 27, 2009

Pass the Milk too many jalapenos

If you like spicy food this is a recipe for you. I'm a complete wimp and I gulped down two glasses of milk during this meal, I was so full I only ate 1/2 my bowl. (Don't worry I didn't waste it, I saved it for lunch the next day.)

When I make it again I plan to tone it down a bit. Poor Calvin was grabbing his tongue and crying because it was spicy, so his dinner consisted of cornbread and fruit. I guess you can't win them all.

Mexican Pork & Sweet Potato Stew $4.93
Adapted From Woman's Day Magazine 09.16.2008

1 T. olive oil (.01)
1 1/4 lb. pork tenderloin, cubed (2.66, I used 1 1/3 lb.)
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed (1.19)
Fresh or Canned Jalapeno Peppers to your liking. I only added 5 and was dying (.10)
1 c. chopped onion (.25)
1 T. chopped garlic (around 5 cloves) (.10)
1/2 t. ground cumin (.01)
1/4 t. ground cinnamon (.01)
14 oz. chicken broth ( approx. 1 1/2 c.) (.10)
1/2 c. water (free)
1 c. frozen corn kernels (.25)
1 1/2 c. salsa (.25 purchased with coupon)

Heat skillet with 2 t. of oil and add pork, cook on medium high heat until browned, about 7 minutes. Set aside.

Heat remaining 1 t. oil in large pot. Add potatoes, peppers (if using fresh), and onion. Cover and cook 5 minutes, stirring until peppers and onion are soften.

Stir in garlic, cumin and cinnamon cook for a few seconds until fragrant. Add broth and water; bring to a boil. Add corn, cover and cook for 5 minutes or until veggies are tender.

Stir in salsa and pork; heat through. Serves 6

268 calories, 23 g. protein, 4 g. fiber, 5 g. fat

I served this with cornbread (.75) and grapes (.25) making our meal $5.93

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