Tuesday, November 29, 2011

dish: hearty chili & corn cakes


Chili is one of my favorite cold weather foods and this one is delicious and super easy. With the corn cakes it's the best blend of slightly sweet/ spicy and the perfect cozy dish. I hope you love it too!

 Chili
Makings:
1 tsp. olive oil
1 pound ground turkey(or meatless!)
1 hot (or mild) chili seasoning packet*

1 (28 ounce) can stewed(or crushed) tomatoes
1 (16 ounce) can light red kidney beans - drained
1 (16 ounce) can chili beans
2 (10  ounce ) cans diced tomatoes(with green chillies)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. sugar

Steps:

Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the turkey and cook until evenly browned.
Mix in all of the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer about 30 minutes.

*or make your own chili seasoning!
2 tablespoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Meanwhile get to work on these!

Corn Cakes
Makings:
1 package corn muffin mix(prepare as shown on box)
1 (10 oz) can sweet corn
1/4 cup chopped jalapenos
Steps:
Preheat the oven to 375
  1. Prepare the corn muffin mix as shown on the box(mine took 1 egg/1/3 cup milk) Add the can of corn and jalapenos. Grease mini loaf pans or a muffin tin/use liners,fill muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake in preheated oven until toothpick inserted in center of a muffin comes out clean, about 18 minutes. Cool 5 minutes and then turn out on a rack.

We found our mini loaf pan set at a thrift store for a few dollars and I use it for everything..banana bread,meatloaf,all things loaf really. I love them!

Serve the chili with the corn cake on the side or eat them together in the bowl like we do, so good!


5 comments:

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Yum! This looks delicious, though it's the meatless version for me. :D I really love the trader joes cornbread, so I'll have to try your additions. Thanks for the inspiration.
XOXO

Cristina Lupu said...

your blog is amazing!!!
great post!!!

Frau_Eismann said...

thx for recipe!

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alicia said...

those corn cakes sound amazing!

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

Yum, yum, yum. Looks absolutely fantastic. By the way, you look incredible in your post previous to this one. My friend has that F21 dress and I'm kicking myself for not buying it as well! xo