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Fast and Healthy Super Bowl Recipes

We were surprised to learn that the Super Bowl is the second biggest eating day after Thanksgiving. Not being a sports fan and not even knowing which teams are playing, I wouldn’t know.

I do know that malls are not crowded during the Super Bowl and neither are movie theatres. During my previous entrepreneurial years in another city, I fantasized about having a business where Super Bowl widows would rent limos and go off to spas and/or elegant cooking classes.

Here are some healthy recipes to get you started beyond greasy nachos and fattening chicken wings.

Zesty 10 Minute Chili
Prep Time: 2 minutes (awesome!)
Cooking Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 4
1/3 lb. lean (90%) ground beef
2 Tbsp. chili powder
1 can (14.5 oz.) Del Monte® Chunky Diced Tomatoes (Zesty Chili Style)
1 can (8 oz.) Del Monte® Tomato Sauce
1 can (15 oz.) kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1. Brown meat with chili powder in large skillet; drain
2. Add tomatoes, sauce and beans
3. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes
BBQ Tomato Beef Dip
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 10 to 12

1 lb. ground beef
1 can (28 oz.) Del Monte® Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes, drained
1 cup hickory barbecue sauce
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

1. Brown meat in skillet; drain.  Add tomatoes, barbecue sauce and mustard; heat through
2. Pour mixture in 13×9-inch baking dish.  Top with cheese
3. Garnish with sliced green onions, if desired.  Serve warm with tortilla chips or vegetable dippers
Fiesta Corn and Black Bean Toss
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4-6

1 can (15 1/4 oz.) Del Monte® Fiesta Corn, drained
1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup green onions, sliced
1 can (14 1/2 oz.) Del Monte® Petite Diced Tomatoes with Zesty Jalapenos, drained
2 Tbsp. oil
1/2 Tsp. ground cumin (optional)

1. Combine all ingredients in medium bowl
2. Toss.  Garnish with cilantro and serve with squeeze of lime juice, if desired
3. Serve with warm tortilla chips (I think this would be best made the night before and have the flavors marinate overnight.)
Simple Southwest Fruit Salsa
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6

1 can (15 oz.) Del Monte® Chunky Mixed Fruits or other Del Monte® Canned Fruits, drained
1/2 cup red onion, coarsely chopped
2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
1 1/2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
1 Tsp. (fresh or canned) seeded and chopped jalapeo pepper, to taste

1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.  Let stand at room temperature at least 15 minutes, or refrigerate up to 6 hours before serving.
2. Serve with tortilla chips or as an accompaniment to grilled chicken, fish, steaks, pork or lamb chops
Charlie’s Tuna Quesadilla
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2

1 (3oz.) StarKist Flavor Fresh® Pouch Tuna (or canned StarKist Chunk Light Tuna)
2 (6-7-inch) flour tortillas
1/2 cup taco flavored cheese, shredded

1. Place on flour tortilla in a small heated non-stick skillet
2. Spread tuna and cheese evenly over tortilla.  Top with a second tortilla
3. Heat until tortilla is golden brown, turn and brown the second side
4. Remove and cut into 4 quarters

Recipes are courtesy of Delmonte and Starkist.

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