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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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Asian-Style Meat Loaves

Asian-Style Meat Loaves

Serve with stir-fried broccoli rabe and steamed rice.

1 (3 1/2-ounce) package plain rice crackers (such as ka-me)
1 pound ground turkey breast
1/2 pound lean ground pork
1 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup hoisin sauce, divided
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup drained chopped canned water chestnuts
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 large egg whites
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350°.
Place crackers in a food processor; process until finely chopped.
Combine cracker crumbs, turkey, pork, green onions, 1/4 cup hoisin, and remaining ingredients except cooking spray in a large bowl.
Shape mixture into 6 (5 x 2 1/2-inch) loaves on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; spread 2 teaspoons hoisin over top of each meat loaf. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until a thermometer registers 165°. Let stand 5 minutes.
Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 loaf)

CALORIES 288(16% from fat); FAT 5g (sat 1.8g,mono 1.9g,poly 0.9g); PROTEIN 29.5g; CHOLESTEROL 76mg; CALCIUM 33mg; SODIUM 651mg; FIBER 1.9g; IRON 1.7mg; CARBOHYDRATE 28.2g
David Bonom
Cooking Light, MARCH 2006

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