I posted a while back that I've been trying to find a low-fat, but not
low carb or low-calorie or low-anything-else cookbook. After some
trial and error, I found two that, between them, have given me a
variety of recipes that actually *taste good* but are low fat for the
DH's digestive difficulties. The better of the two is _The Everything
Low-Fat, High-Flavor Cookbook_ by Linda Larsen. The other is _1,001
Low-Fat Recipes_ by Sue Spitler.

Today I made "Caribbean Beef" from the former cookbook:

1 T. olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 1/2 lbs. top round of beef, cubed
1 - 13 oz. can pineapple tidbits
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 t. salt
1 T. minced ginger root
2 T. cornstarch
2 T. low-sodium soy sauce
1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips

In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium head. Add onion; cook
and stir for 3 mins. Then add cubes of beef; brown on all sides,
about 5 mins. total.

Meanwhile, drain pineapple, reserving juice. Remove beef from skillet
and add juice, water, vinegar, brown sugar, salt and ginger root and
bring to a simmer. Return beef to skillet, cover, and simmer over low
heat until beef is tender, about 35 - 45 mins.

In a small bowl mix cornstarch and soy sauce. Add to beef mixture
along with bell pepper strips. Cook and stir for 8 - 10 mins. until
sauce thickens, beef is very tender and peppers are crisp-tender.
Serve immediately over hot cooked rice.

Very nice.

Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd

--

"If the soup had been as hot as the claret, if the claret had been as
old as the bird, and if the bird's breasts had been as full as the
waitress's, it would have been a very good dinner."

- Duncan Hines

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