Cornbread Topped Chilli Con CarneFrom gourmetana 4 years ago
- FOR THE CHILLI CON CARNE shopping list
- 4 onions shopping list
- 2 cloves garlic shopping list
- 4 tablespoons olive oil shopping list
- 2 teaspoons dried or crushed shopping list
- chillies, or to taste shopping list
- 2 teaspoons ground coriander shopping list
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin shopping list
- 5 cardamom pods, bruised shopping list
- 2 red peppers shopping list
- 1.5kg minced beef shopping list
- 4 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes shopping list
- 8 tablespoons tomato ketchup shopping list
- 8 tablespoons tomato purée shopping list
- 250ml water shopping list
- 2 tablespoons cocoa shopping list
- 2 x 400g cans red kidney beans shopping list
- salt to taste shopping list
- FOR THE cornbread shopping list
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt shopping list
- 650g cornmeal shopping list
- 4 tablespoons plain flour shopping list
- 6 teaspoons baking powder shopping list
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon shopping list
- 750ml buttermilk shopping list
- 4 eggs shopping list
- 2 teaspoons honey shopping list
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil shopping list
- 150g cheddar cheese, coarsely grated shopping list
- TO SERVE shopping list
- 4 ripe avocados shopping list
- 4 spring onions shopping list
- juice of 2 limes shopping list
- 4 tablespoons chopped coriander shopping list
- 500ml sour cream shopping list
- paprika to dust over shopping list
- 350g Cheddar, grated shopping list
How to make it
- Peel and finely chop the onions; you might want to use the processor here, and if so, add the peeled garlic or mince it by hand. Heat the oil in a very large pan – it has to take everything later – and fry the onion and garlic until they begin to soften. Add the chilli, coriander, cumin and crushed cardamom pods and stir well.
- Deseed and finely dice the red peppers, and tip into the spicy onion. Break up the minced beef into the pan and, using a fork, keep turning it to separate it as the meat browns. It’s hard to brown quite so much meat, so just do the best you can.
- Add the chopped tomatoes, kidney beans, ketchup, purée and water, stirring to make a rich red sauce. When the chilli starts to boil, sprinkle over the cocoa and stir it in. Simmer partially covered for 1 1/2 hours. At this point you can cool and freeze the chilli, or just keep it in the fridge – or a cool place – overnight.
- Preheat the oven to gas mark 7/220°C. Tip the chilli into a large, wide dish or keep in the pan that is ovenproof.
- Combine the salt, cornmeal, flour, baking powder and cinnamon in a bowl.
- Whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, honey and oil in a jug, and then stir into the dry ingredients, mixing to make a vivid yellow batter.
- Pour the cornmeal topping over the chilli con carne, or blob it over to cover the top as evenly as possible. Don’t worry if some of the chilli seeps through as this won’t matter one tiny bit.
- Sprinkle the cheese over the top of the cornbread and then bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until the cornbread topping is risen and golden and the chilli underneath is bubbling. How long this precisely takes depends on how cold or hot the chilli was when it went into the oven. Since it’s such a huge vat, you may find it simpler to reheat it on the stove in its pan, before it gets its topping, to start with.
- Let the chilli stand for about 5 minutes once out of the oven before cutting the top into squares or slices to serve with a helping of chilli underneath.
- And alongside this chilli, as with the vegetarian chilli overleaf, you should dollop out an un-chillied guacamole, some cool sour cream and a mounded pile of strong grated Cheddar. So, mash the ripe avocados with the finely chopped spring onions and add the lime juice and some salt to taste. Stir in most of the chopped coriander and turn into two bowls, sprinkling each with the remaining coriander.
- Divide the sour cream into another two bowls, and dust with a little paprika and, into yet another pair of bowls, grate the Cheddar so that people can take clumps and add the tangy cheese to their plates of guacamole and sour-cream splodged chilli.
The Cookgourmetana Aveiro, Portugal
The Rating5 people
Muito muito muito booooooom Ana!!! Isso daí é perfeito para a minha grande família! 5 grafinhosheartbrazil in Bahia loved it
This is a "zinger" of a recipe. What a great combination of flavors. Thanks so much for offering this. A 5 from me.tablescape in loved it
thank you for sharing... when ever I make chili ..I also make cornbread...it will be fun to make them in one pot..five forkspeetabear in mid-hudson valley loved it