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04-16-04

Texas Beef Council's Campaign For Kids

Trail Ride Snack Mix:
Ingredients:

2 cups beef jerky pieces
2 cups pretzels
½ cup peanuts
½ cup almonds
½ cup raisins
¼ cup m&ms (optional)

Method:
1.Cut beef jerky into bite-size pieces with a pair of kitchen scissors.
2.Combine all ingredients in a large ziploc bag.


Roast Beef & Veggie Wraps

Ingredients:
16 slices thin deli roast beef
2 cups shredded broccoli slaw
1/4 cup low fat ranch dressing
2 tbsp. low fat ranch dressing
1 container (8 oz.) low fat cream cheese
4 large flour tortillas

Method:
1.Combine broccoli slaw and 1/4 cup ranch dressing in a medium bowl.
2.Combine 2 tbsp. Ranch dressing and cream cheese in a small bowl.
3.Place tortillas on flat surface. Spread cream cheese mixture over tortillas.
4.Place 4 roast beef slices on top of cream cheese layer.
5.Top roast beef with broccoli slaw mixture.
6.Roll tortilla tightly to enclose filling.
7.Cut crosswise into 1½ inch wide pieces.

Beef Taco and Cheese Pockets

Ingredients:
1 cup fully-cooked ground beef, taco flavored
1 cup frozen vegetable mixture
3/4 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
1 package refrigerated grand biscuit dough
cooking spray
all-purpose flour

Method:
1.Heat oven to 375°f. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray to coat it lightly.
2.Combine ground beef and vegetables in a small bowl.
3.Sprinkle a cutting board or counter top with flour.
4.Use a rolling pin to roll out biscuits into 8 inch oval pieces.
5.Place 1/4 cup of beef and vegetable mixture onto one side of each biscuit.
6.Fold over empty side of biscuits to cover filling.
7.Place on baking sheet and press edges with a fork to seal the dough.
8.Bake 13-15 minutes or until dough is golden.

Tips from our cook: especially for the kids - ask mom or dad to cook an extra pound of lean ground beef ahead of time. After drippings are poured off, separate the ground beef into four plastic baggies and keep in the freezer. These can be taken out of the freezer, reheated in the microwave, and used in this recipe for a short cut.

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