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Foiled O’Brien

Cooking the potatoes and peppers in a foil packet basically steams them and they come out a wonderful consistency and packed with flavor. Serve alongside 3 oz. of broiled steak or a 4 oz. chicken cutlet for a meal balanced with protein, veggies and that all mighty carb that keeps you feeling more full 🙂

Foiled O'Brien
Foiled O'Brien

4 servings
155 calories per serving

1 lb. red potatoes, washed and sliced thinly
2 c red bell pepper slices
2 c yellow bell pepper slices
6 T sliced shallot (regular onion will work here too)
2 cloves garlic, mashed
3 T chopped parsley
½ t onion powder
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Take 4 sheets of aluminum foil, each about 12 inches by 12 inches (about 1 inch longer and 4 inches wider than a sheet of paper) and place them on a flat surface. Spray each with a little bit of Pam. Divide the potatoes, peppers and shallots evenly among the foil sheets. Sprinkle with the minced garlic, parsley, onion powder, salt and pepper.

Create a packet out of each by folding the foil sides up to make a tent and folding the edges over 2 times – then take each side and fold (roll) over twice and seal firmly so that the packet will say sealed keeping all the steam inside.

Place packets on a baking sheet and place in oven. Bake ½ hour to 45 minutes. Open packets and transfer contents to plates. Be careful opening packets as they will be full of steam.

For more instructions folding, Reynold’s says:
For each foil packet, bring up the two sides of the foil and double fold with about 1-inch wide folds. Leave room for heat circulation inside the packet as the food cooks. Double fold each end to form the foil packet.

And the Scouts site has a nice diagram.

Breakfast Bake

This goes together in no time and you can grab a shower while it bakes. This is a great weekend breakfast and is a perfect dish to serve breakfast to lots of people with ease.

Breakfast Bake
Breakfast Bake

6 servings
219 calories per serving

1 ½ c Egg Beaters
½ c skim milk
3 ½ c frozen O’Brien hash brown potatoes
1 1/3 c shredded low fat cheddar cheese, divided
4 T crumbled cooked bacon
½ t salt
¼ t pepper
¼ t garlic powder
½ t onion powder
¼ t chili powder
4 green onions, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whish egg and milk and stir in potatoes, 1 c cheese, 2 T bacon and spices. Pour into a 8 inch square baking dish sprayed with Pam. Bake 45-50 minute or until a knife comes out clean then sprinkle with the rest of the bacon and cheese and cook 3-5 minutes longer to melted the cheese. Garnish with green onions.

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