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The Biggest Loser: Brett And Cara’s Taco Muffin Recipe

March 04, 2011 09:00 AM by Lisa Princ

If you missed The Biggest Loser on NBC on Tuesday, we watched Brett and Cara make a delicious looking taco muffin and now is your chance to get this healthy recipe. Keep reading for recipe details!

If you thought the taco muffin that Brett and Cara made on The Biggest Loser looked delicious, you are in luck because here is the recipe:

3 (6-inch) stone-ground corn tortillas
12 Jennie-O Turkey StoreĀ® Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, cooked according to package instructions and cut in half width-wise
1/2 cup tomato salsa
2-1/4 cups liquid egg white or egg substitute
1/4 cup (1 ounce) finely shredded low-fat Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
12 Tablespoons roast tomato salsa (or your favorite salsa)
1 non-stick muffin pan
Low-fat or fat free re-fried beans (optional)
Extra salsa (optional)
Fresh melon slices (optional)

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Stack tortillas and cut into quarters. Cut quarters in half so you will have 8 wedges for each tortilla (and a total of 24 wedges). Spray each muffin cup with olive oil cooking spray.

3. To assemble: place one tortilla wedge in each muffin cup, with the widest side at the bottom of the cup. Place a second tortilla wedge on the opposite side of the muffin cup so that the wide edges will be overlapping in the bottom of the cup, by about 1/2 inch. The tortilla wedge points will extend outside of the cup, about 1/2 inch straight up. Repeat for the other muffin cups. Place two sausage halves (from one whole link) in each muffin cup, on top of the tortilla wedges. Place a tablespoon of salsa on top of the sausage. Measure 3 tablespoons of egg white (or egg substitute) into each muffin cup. Bake 10 minutes or until eggs are just set and no longer wiggle. They will be slightly puffed. Carefully remove “muffins” from pan and place two on each serving plate.

4. Working quickly, sprinkle each “muffin” with one teaspoon of cheese. Top each muffin with few olive slices and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro. Serve hot with low-fat or fat free re-fried beans, extra salsa and fresh melon slices.

Nutrient Analysis for one 2-”taco” serving
Calories: 231
Protein: 20 grams
Carbs: 6 grams
Fat: 12 grams
Sat: 3 grams
Poly: 8 grams
Mono: 1 gram
Fiber: 1 gram
Sodium: 515 mgs

For more delicious, healthy recipes be sure to check out NBC’s The Biggest Loser Healthy Recipes and then be sure to tune in Tuesday for a brand new episode of The Biggest Loser on NBC!

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