Sombrero Artichokes

Sombrero Artichokes
(low fat & low calorie recipe)

1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 pound lean ground beef
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon red (cayenne) pepper
Hot pepper sauce to taste
4 large artichokes, cooked, choke removed, and chilled
Toppings (see below)
Diablo Dip (see recipe below)

In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, add onion, garlic, and ground beef; saute until beef is brown. Reduce heat to low. Add tomato sauce, parsley, chili powder, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and hot pepper sauce; simmer, uncovered, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat.

Gently spread center leaves of chilled artichokes and spoon mixture into each artichoke center. To serve garnish with desired toppings and Diablo Dip.

Makes 4 servings

Sour Cream
Shredded cheddar cheese
Shredded lettuce
Chopped onion

Diablo Dip:
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce or to taste

In a small bowl, combine tomato sauce, lemon juice, garlic, pepper, and hot pepper sauce.

Yields 1 cup.

Recipe makes 4 servings.

Per Serving without toppings and dip - 10.5 fat grams 236 calories, 6 WW points