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Curried Beef Short Ribs

Note: I found this was more realistically four servings.

Finishing this dish with lime zest and juice brightens its rich flavors.

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces ribs, 2/3 cup rice, and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

2 teaspoons canola oil
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Holiday Green Beans

Holiday Green Beans

Add the sour cream at the last minute.

2 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed
2 teaspoons butter or stick margarine
3/4 cup thinly sliced shallots
2 tablespoons low-fat sour cream

Combine first 4 ingredients; set aside.
Steam green beans, covered, 5 minutes or until tender. Keep warm. Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add shallots; sauté 3 minutes. Stir in mustard mixture and green beans; toss well. Cook for 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir in sour cream, and remove from heat. Serve immediately.
Yield: 10 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

CALORIES 45(29% from fat); FAT 1.5g (sat 0.8g,mono 0.5g,poly 0.1g); PROTEIN 1.6g; CHOLESTEROL 3mg; CALCIUM 33mg; SODIUM 185mg; FIBER 1.5g; IRON 0.9mg; CARBOHYDRATE 7.3g
Cooking Light, DECEMBER 1999

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