So many people have written and shared that this is one of their all time favorites from my book, The HCG Dieter Gourmet Cookbook P2. So yummy that the whole family will enjoy it and I suspect you will continue to enjoy it long after the diet is over. Nice and spicy. You can of course adjust the heat level down or (if you’re like me) crank it up! Enjoy!

  • 100 grams lean ground beef (less than 7% fat)
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 Tbs. minced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed and minced
  • Pinch of garlic powder
  • Pinch of onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder
  • Pinch of oregano
  • Cayenne pepper to taste (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Brown ground beef in a small frying pan, add onions and garlic. Stir in tomatoes and water. Add spices an simmer slowly until liquid is reduced. The longer it cooks, the more tender and flavorful. Add a little water as needed to prevent burning. Serve with chopped green onion or tomato garnish and salt and pepper to taste

Makes 1 serving (1 protein, 1 vegetable or fruit)

P3 modifications: Top with cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

Nutritional Information: Makes 1 Serving (1 Protein, 1 Vegetable)
Amount Per Serving: Protein: 23grams | Fat: 8grams | Calories: 195