Prior to meeting meeting my husband, goat meat was eaten in my home on special occasions. Usually, it was grilled by my dad and only when we were visiting Mexico. Now, married to Awais, he introduced me to goat chops, ground goat, & goat chunked meat. Today, I decided to cook some ground goat with Mexican flavors.
Chipotle Cabrito con Arroz Blanco
1 lb of ground goat
1 large onion chopped
1 large green chile chopped
1/4 cup of chopped ginger root
2 large cloves of garlic chopped
4 large carrots
2 large tomatoes chopped
Knorr chipotle packet
cumin, salt, pepper to your taste
Basmati White Rice (1 cup cooked)
All I did for this dish was sautee the onions, green chile, garlic, and ginger root first using some olive oil (you can use any cooking oil you like).
I added about 1/2 cup of water after about 15 minutes once the onions were translucent. I added the chopped tomatoes and all spices next. Stir and then cover.
I cooked that for another 15 minutes on high. I added about another 1/4 cup of water. I kept stirring about every 5 minutes or so and covering.
I added the chopped carrots, stir, cover for another 15 minutes.
Finally, I added the ground goat. Stir, cover and reduce heat to medium/high. Cook for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile you can boil your white rice. We love to use basmati rice. The grain is long and the rice comes out really fluffily.
Approximately: 438 calories for 4 ounces of Chiptole Cabrito and 105 1/2 cup of rice.= 543 calories for the entire meal. :)
A bit about goat:
It all depends on how you cook this meat, but if cooked as healthily as possible, a 4 oz. cooked serving of goat meat has 124 calories. There are 2.6 grams of fat, 0.8 grams of saturated fat, 25 grams of protein and 64 mg of cholesterol in this serving.
" Goat meat is lower in fat than chicken, but higher in protein than beef. Goat meat outshines traditional meat sources in most areas: it's lower in calories, total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol. The low levels of saturated fat and cholesterol, combined with its high iron and protein content, make goat meat a good choice for anyone looking for a healthy red meat. It's a leaner, healthier choice when compared to equal serving sizes of chicken, beef and pork." Livestrong website.