Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.
1 pound Lean ground round
6 tablespoons Shelled natural American pistachios, chopped
1/4 cup Cornmeal
2 teaspoons Chili powder
2 teaspoons Ground cumin
1/2 cup Tomato juice
1 can Red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can Whole corn kernels, undrained
1 Red bell pepper, seeded, halved and sliced
8 (6-inch) Flour tortillas, crisped
Diced fresh jalapenos or drained canned green chilies
Combine ground round with 1/4 cup chopped pistachios, cornmeal, cumin, chili powder, and tomato juice; form into 4 oval patties. Place in broiler pan and broil; turning once. Broil 8 minutes or until cooked as desired. Meanwhile, heat kidney beans, undrained corn and bell peppers in saucepan; drain. Arrange on plates with patties. Sprinkle remaining pistachios in strip on each pattie. Pass tortillas and diced jalapenos.