Think You Can Handle Low-Carb 'MAN Food'?
Forget your typical diet food, how about some low-carb chili dogs?
I'm fully convinced that I've got some of the most clever and imaginative blog readers on the Internet today. If I never researched another topic again and just published all the e-mails I receive on a daily basis (hundreds!), then an entire blog would get filled with all sorts of interesting stuff (hey, that may not be a bad idea creating a "Jimmy Moore's Mailbag" blog or something...I'll think about it!).
One of my favorite kinds of e-mails are from people who want to share something they have done to help them as they are livin' la vida low-carb. I received an e-mail from a Delaware man who came up with the perfect "low-carb recipe for some MAN food." What's that? Well, I'll let him explain it to you.
"Enough of the salads and the stuff the persons of the female persuasion and the rabbits and birds are into," he wrote in his e-mail.
HA! Amen brother! And so this regular reader of my blog passed along the following recipe to share with you that has been the mainstay of his low-carb diet in recent weeks helping him lose 24 pounds in about three weeks. COOL!
Check it out for yourself:
HOMEMADE LOW-CARB CHILI DOGS (aka "MAN food")
2 pounds ground sirloin
1 bag of your favorite chili mix (discard flour and beans)
1 large onion, chopped
1 8 oz. can of tomato sauce
1 8 oz. can of stewed tomatoes with liquid (optional)
1 package of your favorite all beef franks
Your favorite cheese
Cook up the ground sirloin in a skillet to your personal preference and then mix in a bag of chili mix only (no flour or beans please).
Next, add a chopped up a Vidalia or any large onion along with the tomato sauce and stewed tomatoes with the liquid. The tomatoes are indeed optional if you want to cut the carbs. Simply use 2 cups of water instead but the tomatoes are better because they don't add that many more carbs to the recipe.
Fry up a couple of all beef franks (Ball Park or Hebrew National are the best!) and spoon the chili over the dogs (without the bun of course). You can even sprinkle some extra chili powder over the whole thing.
Then top it all off with your favorite lower fat cheese--I use and love mozzarella.
That's it and you've got some "MAN food" indeed! Here's how my reader describes this dish he created:
"Man, you'll think you died and went to heaven, trust me on this one my Ol' Skinny Pal. I've been hooked on this dish for two weeks now and don't foresee getting tired of it--ever! Heck, I might eat it for lunch AND dinner from here on out because I'm losing 1/2 pound to 1 pound a day."
Well, he obviously LOVES it, so I encourage you to give it a try, too! Before he ended his enthusiastic e-mail to me, my reader had one message that he wanted to share with the "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb" blog readers that I wholeheartedly endorse.
"God Bless everyone who is struggling with their weight. We may fail a thousand times, but that's okay. We just need to succeed ONCE and then we're home free."
I couldn't have said it better myself! :) Now, off to make some "MAN food!"