Well, the scale has stopped moving so I've eliminated all possible extra calories from this recipe.
Chinese Beef & Vegetables
1/2 lb (1 cup/8 oz) lowfat ground beef
1 minced shallot
1 minced garlic clove
1/2 cup any veggie combo, chopped. I used carrots and broccoli.
1 tbsp ground ginger
1 tbsp Chinese 5 spice (if you can't find this, throw in a little allspice)
Kosher or sea salt
Freshly ground pepper
Season ground beef with salt and pepper. Cook until halfway done. Then add shallots, garlic, and other spices to hamburger, and continue cooking
Microwave chopped veggies until tender (no peas/corn/potatoes allowed)
Add veggies to hamburger mixture and mix. If you want more calories and protein, add 1/4 cup nonfat ricotta to mixture and combine.
Portion into 1 cup servings and top with a bit of shredded cheese.
If you used at least 90% lean ground beef: about 350