Chili con carne is a very healthy dish that provides the human body with all the important components it needs for nutrition. Of course, it always depends on the preparation and the ingredients used, according to which the calories should be calculated. However, attention should not only be paid to the calories in chili con carne, but equally to the proportions of fat, protein, carbohydrates and fiber.
The chilli con carne calories for a serving of 250 grams are 257.5 calories or 1,072.5 kilojoules. Such a serving size contains 16.3 grams of fat, 9.6 grams of carbohydrates and 18 grams of protein and 4.2 grams of fiber.
If chili con carne is prepared with 30 grams of sunflower oil, this already contains 269.4 calories and ten grams of raw garlic contains 13.9 calories. You need 38 calories for 190 grams of raw peppers and 76 calories for 400 grams of canned tomatoes. Just 100 grams of salted tomato paste has 39 calories. For 120 grams of raw onions, the calories are 33.6. On the other hand, one gram of salt, two grams of sweet paprika powder and one gram of black pepper have no calories. Five chilli peppers also have zero calories, so they can be added to the chilli con carne in abundance without remorse and as much as the taste buds can tolerate.
500 grams of mixed minced meat, on the other hand, already has 1,225 calories and 400 grams of kidney beans with just 88 calories. However, minced meat also contains 98.5 grams of protein and 92.25 grams of fat, which the human body needs, which is why the meat is an important source of protein and fat. 250 grams of beef broth contain 226,875 calories and, in addition to the minced meat, also offer a lot of protein and some fat. In addition, the body is still supplied with carbohydrates and fiber, which are also contained in raw peppers, canned tomatoes, salted tomato paste and raw onions.
The mentioned ingredients are sufficient for a chili con carne for four servings and have a total of 2009.78 calories. Converted to one serving, the chili con carne calories are 502.44, which means that a full main meal can be completely covered. The proportion of protein and fat is 137.6 and 138.53 grams for four servings, 34.4 and 34.63 grams for one serving. The carbohydrates are 49.83 grams for four servings and 12.46 grams for one serving, 4.15 and 1.04 can be calculated as bread units. Four servings contain 19.88 grams and one serving 4.97 grams.
It also contains polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are 28.77 grams for four servings and 7.19 grams for one serving. In addition, the Chili con Carne contains plenty of sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron and magnesium with these ingredients. Not to be forgotten are the many vitamins that are contained in this dish, such as vitamins A, E, B1, B2, B3, B6 and C, which are important for maintaining health. Vitamin A and C are particularly well represented here.
Of course, chili con carne can save calories if it is prepared with reduced fat. There are numerous recipes for this that contain particularly few calories, but do not affect the taste of the fiery dish.