1 lb uncooked 95 to 97% lean ground beef ~ 12 oz cooked (2 Leans)
1 tsp garlic powder (2 Condiments)
3/4 tsp salt (3 Condiments)
1/4 tsp black pepper (1/2 Condiment)
1 tsp dried oregano leaves (1 Condiment)
1 tsp dried basil leaves (1/2 Condiment)
8 cups roughly chopped fresh cauliflower (4 Greens)
1/4 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese (4 Condiments)
* 4 cups approved marinara sauce (8 Greens)
1 and 1/2 cups reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese with
2 oz turkey pepperoni slices, divided (2 Leans)
Over medium high heat, cook ground beef in a large skillet. Add garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Drain grease. Remove from heat.
Add dried oregano, dried basil, cauliflower, parmesan cheese, marinara sauce and 1 oz of turkey pepperoni that has been cut into fourths to the ground beef until combined. Pour into a slow cooker that has been sprayed lightly with cooking spray.
Cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours. Or high for 3.
Top with mozzarella cheese and additional 1 ounce of turkey pepperoni. Cook for an additional 30 min on HIGH or until cheese has melted.
*this can also be done in the oven steam the cauliflower for maybe 3 min (I like my veggies crispier so if baking instead of slow cooking I cook for 1 minute or not at all before baking). Drain. Mixed together and baked for 25 min at 350
4 Servings with
1 Lean, 3 Greens, and 3 Condiments per serving
* Here are some options for approved marinara sauces, but of course not limited to just these below. When choosing a sauce, it must have less than 5 g of Carbs per serving or 1/4 cup. The lower the calories, the better. I used Prego No Sugar Added Marinara Sauce for this recipe:
Hunt’s Garlic and Herb Pasta Sauce
Trader Joes Traditional Pasta Sauce
Organico Bello Marinara Sauce
Prego No Sugar Added Marinara Sauce