Exclusive Pinterest Recipes
Recipe from THE BIGGEST LOSER COOKBOOK by Chef Devin Alexander and The Biggest Loser Experts and Cast. © 2006 by Universal Studios Licensing LLLP, The Biggest…
“I grew up eating sausage and peppers and tons of other sausage-infused Italian favorites. When I started dieting, I thought I had to say good-bye to sausage forever. But later I figured out that I could season the leanest cut of pork to taste like sweet Italian sausage. Now I eat it all of the time as long as I make it myself… and you can, too!” – Chef @Devin Alexander #BiggestLoser
INGREDIENTS: 3 ounces extra-lean ground pork; 1⁄2 teaspoon fennel seeds; 1⁄2 teaspoon dried parsley; 1⁄4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes; 1⁄4 teaspoon Italian seasoning; 1⁄8 teaspoon garlic powder; Pinch of salt; 3⁄4 cup whole-wheat rigatoni; 2⁄3 cup thin, 1"-long red or yellow bell pepper strips; 1 cup canned crushed tomatoes; 1 tablespoon no-salt-added tomato paste; 1 tablespoon water; 1-1⁄2 teaspoons dried oregano; 1⁄2 teaspoon honey; 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder; 2 teaspoons reduced-fat Parmesan.
Step 1: Make sure you’re using extra lean ground pork to keep this recipe #BiggestLoser approved. If they don’t carry extra lean ground pork at your local grocery store, it’s easy to make it yourself. Trim a pork tenderloin of all visible fat. Cut it into cubes and pulse it in your food processor a few times until it is the consistency of ground pork. (Be sure you use the “pulse” button, not “on” or it will be more like a pate).
The #BiggestLoser Almost Fast-Food Burger Ingredients List: 1 tablespoon low-fat mayonnaise; 1/2 teaspoon ketchup; 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard; 1/4 pound 96% lean ground beef; 1 slice fat-free American cheese (optional); 1 whole-grain or whole-wheat hamburger bun; 1/4 cup chopped; romaine lettuce leaves; 1 thin slice red onion; 3 dill pickle rounds