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Cinco De Mayo Casserole

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Serving Size: 8 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories: Chili Mexican


1 1/2 cups Yellow cornmeal
1 (8 oz) container sour cream
1 teaspoon Salt
2 cups Shredded romaine or iceberg
4 cups Cold water --lettuce
2 tablespoons Butter/margarine
1 cup Shredded sharp cheddar
1 cup Shredded sharp cheddar --cheese
2 Plum tomatoes --diced
5 cups Double-header chili (recipe
2 Green onions --sliced heated
1/2 Ripe avocado --diced

1/2 cup 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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