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Recipes for Diabetes - University of Illinois Extension


1½ pounds lean beef (such as sirloin)
1 cups diced green chile
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1 onion, sliced in rings
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ teaspoon salt


  1. Cut beef into chunks or strips.
  2. Add all ingredients except cornstarch to skillet.
  3. Simmer, covered, for about 30 minutes. You may need to add a little water so mixture simmers well. (Don’t add too much water or mixture will get soupy.)
  4. Add cornstarch to small amount of water to make a smooth paste. Add to meat mixture and stir.
  5. Cook until cornstarch thickens (about 5 more minutes).

Note: This dish can be served as an entrée or as a burrito filling. When you buy flour tortillas for burritos, choose those that are thinner or smaller, because they have fewer calories and carbohydrate.

Total time: 45 minutes
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Nutrition Facts
Servings per Recipe: Yields 6 servings, each one equal to ? cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 70
Total Fat 8 g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Sodium 390 mg
Carbohydrate 5 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 20 g
Exchange 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable
Carbohydrate Units 0

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