|2 servings||calories per servings 710||protein serving 41 g||carbs per serving 86 g||total fat per serving 25 g|
A basic chili doesn’t need any fancy ingredients or techniques to be tasty – just the right balance of beans, beef, tomatoes and a bold combination of seasonings that imbues each bowl with spicy, smoky, satisfying flavors. It’s common to pair cornbread with chili in the South. Topping the pot with quick-and-easy cornmeal dumplings mimics that practice … without dirtying another baking dish. Add a cool dollop of sour cream, and enjoy!
|Nutrition Facts||/ Per Serving|
|Total Fat||25 g|
|Saturated Fat||10 g|
|Trans Fat||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrates||86 g|
|Dietary Fiber||15 g|
MISE EN PLACE:
• Heat oven to 350° F.
• Halve onion. Peel and dice 1 half (save remaining half for another use).
• Peel and chop garlic.
• Rinse and drain beans.
• Place an ovenproof skillet over medium heat. When hot, add 1 teaspoon olive oil and onion. Cook, stirring, until onion is tender, about 4 minutes.
• Stir in garlic. Cook, stirring, until garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute.
Add beef in 1/2-inch pieces. Cook without disturbing until browned on bottom, 3-4 minutes.
• Season with fajita spice, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
• Stir in beans, tomatoes and 1/2 cup water. Cook, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes.
While chili cooks:
• In a bowl whisk together cornmeal, flour, baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt.
• Stir in egg and 1/2 cup milk (save remaining milk for another use).
• Remove chili from heat. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
• Dollop cornmeal mixture in 6 dumplings (about 1/4 cup each) onto chili.
Transfer skillet to oven. Bake until dumplings are cooked through, 20-25 minutes.
• Divide chili and dumplings between 2 bowls.
• Top with sour cream as desired, and enjoy!
Named a Georgia Grown Executive Chef for 2017, Cynthia shares her passion for her home state and its bountiful produce and products with her audiences across many platforms. She and her husband, Cliff, who owns the Old New York Book Shop, regularly travel to Book Festivals and host book store owners as well as authors on a regular basis in their Atlanta home. They have a full bar always at the ready.Learn More...