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    He-Man's Gravy and Biscuits

    Source of Recipe

    JoAnna M. Lund

    Recipe Introduction

    Convinced that no one could make a satisfying and healthy version of this Midwest classic? I've always liked a challenge. You'll quickly become a believer when you devour a serving of this healthy comfort food.
    Serves 5

    List of Ingredients

    • 1 (7.5-ounce) can Pillsbury refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
    • 8 ounces ground 90% lean turkey or beef
    • 1/2 cup chopped onion
    • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
    • 1 3/4 cups (one 15-ounce can) Hunt's Chunky Tomato Sauce
    • 1/2 cup (2.5-ounce jar) sliced mushrooms, drained
    • 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar Twin (or Splenda)
    • 2 tablespoons Hormel Bacon Bits
    • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Kraft reduced-fat Cheddar cheese


    1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with butter-flavored cooking spray. Separate biscuits and arrange on prepared cookie sheet. Lightly spray tops of biscuits with butter-flavored cooking spray. Bake 8 minutes. Place a cookie sheet on a wire rack while preparing meat sauce. Meanwhile, in a large skillet sprayed with butter-flavored cooking spray, brown meat, onion, and green pepper. Stir in tomato sauce, mushrooms, Brown Sugar Twin, bacon bits, and Cheddar cheese. Continue cooking stirring often, until cheese melts and mixture is heated through. For each serving, place 2 warm biscuits on plate and spoon about 2/3 cup meat sauce over top.

    Final Comments

    Each serving equals:
    HE: 2 Protein, 2 Vegetable, 1 1/2 Bread, 10 Optional Calories
    264 Calories, 8gm Fat, 19gm Protein,
    29gm Carbohydrate, 1,020mg Sodium, 3 gm Fiber
    DIABETIC: 2 Meat, 2 Vegetable, 1 1/2 Starch

    "Cooking Healthy With a Man in Mind, pg. 195"




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