I made a big batch of chili con carne because I’m been craving it lately. I reduced the amount of meat and beans and increased the tomato and added peppers. I used stewing beef which I cut into small squares to give the impression of having more.
|2 tablespoons olive oil||239|
|500g lean beef||750|
|300g raw onion, chopped||120|
|250g pinto beans||825|
|257g sweet green pepper||51|
Total weight: 2500g
Calories per gram: 0.9344
470g chili: 439 calories
10g cheese: 27 calories
Total: 466 calories
Short-changed! I could have had another spoonful!
I asked the butcher to debone a leg of lamb for me and then I cut these chunks from the thickest piece. I expect to get three or four meals for the two of us from this leg. I seasoned the lamb pieces with salt and a cinnamony Ras el Hanout I bought when we went to Morocco. I used two skewers per person to make it look like more. I didn’t put any fat on the meat, instead I greased the grill with a piece of fat. Unfortunately, the combination of that and trimming all the fat off of the lamb meant it tasted a bit tough. But it was a filling meal and seemed plentiful.
|Meal||Food | Drink||Calories|
|Kebabs||300g lamb from leg, trimmed of fat||405|
|1 medium onion||44|
|Rice||50g frozen vegetables||32|
|100g long-grain white rice||365|
|Salad||300g orange tomato||48|
|juice of one lemon||12|
I wonder how much difference a teaspoon of olive oil would have made to the lamb? At 70 calories, it’d push the total right up to the limit but might be worth it.