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The buddy system sept 2008 recipe challenge

Pick a Winner!  

8 members have voted

  1. 1. Pick a Winner!

    • Tanya - Taco Soup
    • Trish - Cuban Style Pork

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Here it is!




Get out your cook books and find something you haven't tried before.

Make it, tailor it to your needs and snap a photo of the finished product: How to photos always a welcome sight!


List Nutritional Info, Point/Core values and any other tips and tricks you would care to share.


Winning recipes will be compiled into an end of year cookbook available to all who want it.


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Taco Soup 10 - 1 cup servings of 1 cup


1 lb. lean ground beef or turkey

1 lg. onion - chopped

3 - 16 oz beans (any variety) - undrained

16 oz corn - undrained

15 oz. Tomato Sauce

15 oz. stewed tomatoes

1 1/2 cup water

4.5 oz green chiles (optional)

1 pkg. Taco mix

1 pkg. ranch dressing mix


In large pot, brown beef or turkey with onion. Drain. Stir in rest of ingredients. Simmer 15 minutes. Makes 3 1/2 quarts. May be frozen up to 3 months

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Hopie!!! I did it. I posted a recipe to your challenge... I think...



Here is a keeper. This is perfect for the fall and its a great recipe to put in individual containers and throw in your food bag for lunch. I think it would have been core if you omit the orange juice.


Cuban-Style Pork and Sweet Potato Slow Cooker Stew


POINTS® Value: 5

Servings: 4

Preparation Time: 15 min

Cooking Time: 425 min

Level of Difficulty: Easy


Serve this slightly spicy, slightly sweet stew with a colorful side salad of black beans, oranges and sliced red onions tossed with fat-free vinaigrette dressing.




  • 1 large sweet potato(es), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice (about 1 lb)
  • 1 pound lean pork loin, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 14 1/2 oz canned diced tomatoes, with green chiles
  • 1 medium garlic clove(s), minced
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 medium scallion(s), chopped (green parts only)
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro, fresh, chopped


  • Place potato, pork, tomatoes, garlic, orange juice, scallions, salt, cumin and pepper in a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker; cover and cook on low setting for 7 hours.
  • Stir in lime juice and cilantro; cover slow cooker and cook for 5 minutes more. Yields about 1 1/2 cups per serving (including some cooking liquid.)

My Comments: I added frozen green beens to my serving containers to include my veggies in one easy to handle container. I will probably add more sweet potatos to the recipe next time and increase the # of servings. Also, I think I will add the frozen green been into the slow cooker about 1 hour before the stew is done. Oh, and I eliminated the cilantro because I don't like that nasty stuff. But to each their own...


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Trish, this looks awesome! The amount of orange juice in the recipe is nominal, maybe 1pt... the recipe is definitely core unless you eat the entire thing in one sitting, then you should best count 1 WP!

~~ Lara ~~

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