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Cinco De Mayo Casserole

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Category: Chili, Casseroles, Beans, Mexican

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 c Yellow cornmeal
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 4 c Cold water
  • 2 tb Butter/margarine
  • 1 c Shredded sharp Cheddar
  • -Cheese
  • 5 c Double-Header Chili (recipe
  • -follows), heated
  • Toppings:
  • 1 (8 oz) container sour cream
  • 2 c Shredded Romaine or iceberg
  • -lettuce
  • 1 c Shredded sharp Cheddar
  • -Cheese
  • 2 Plum tomatoes, diced
  • 2 Green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 Ripe avocado, diced
  • 1/2 c Pitted sliced ripe olives


This dish is a hearty chili turned into a party dish by adding a cornmeal
layer and a garnish of cut-up vegies.

Prep time: 30 minutes plus cooling Cooking time: 25 minutes

Cornmeal layer: whisk cornmeal, salt and water together in large saucepan.
Bring to boil over medium-high heat, whisking constantly. Cook until
thickened, 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter and cheese
until melted.

Immediately pour cornmeal mixture into shallow 3-quart casserole. cool
until firm, 30 minutes. (Can be made ahead. Cover and refrigerat chili and
cornmeal layers separately. Assemble casserole, cover and bake in preheatd
375~ oven 1 hour or until heated through.) Preheat oven to 375~. Spread top
of casserole with chili. Cover and bake 25 minutes or until heated through.
Garnish with toppings.

Makes 8 servings.

Per serving: 545 calories, 34 mg protein, 31 gm fat, 33 gm ccarbohydrates,
1,093 mg sodium, 124 mg cholesterol.


Double-Header Chili

A no-fuss feast taht makes 2 meals, with or without beans.

Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time 2 to 2-1/2 hours

4 lbs. boneless lean beef chuck, cut into 1-inch cubes 6 cups chopped
onions 1 bottle (12 oz) beer 1/2 cup chili powder 6 Tbsp tomato paste 2
Tbsp seeded, minced jalapeno chile 2 Tbsp minced garlic 2 1/2 tsp salt 1
tsp ground pepper

Preheat oven to 325~. Combine all ingredients in heavy Dutch oven. Cover
tightly and cook 2 to 2-1/2 hours, until meat is very tender. (Can be made
ahead. Cover and refrigerate up to 3 days. Or freeze up to 1 month)

Makes 11 cups.

Per cup: 310 calories, 34 gm protein, 13 gm fat, 13 gm carbohydrates, 756
mg sodium, 107 mg cholesterol.

CHILI with BEANS: Combine 5-1/2 cups chili with 1 can (19 oz) red kidney
beans, drained and rinsed, in large saucepan. cook over medium heat until
heated through, 10 minutes. Makes 7 cups.

Per cup: 300 calories, 31 gm protein, 11 gm fat, 18 gm carbohydrates, 690
gm sodium, 84 mg cholesterol.

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