Cinco De Mayo Casserole Recipe

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Cinco De Mayo Casserole

Jennifer H


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1/2 c
1 tsp
4 c
cold water
2 Tbsp
1 c
sharp cheddar cheese, grated
5 c
double-header chili, recipe follows
sour cream
2 c
romaine lettuce leaves
1 c
sharp cheddar cheese, grated
plum tomatoes chopped
green onions, chopped
avocado, chopped
1/2 c
sliced ripe olives, drained
4 lb
boneless beef chuck, cut in 1
6 c
chopped onions
1 bottle
1/2 c
chili powder
6 Tbsp
tomato paste
2 Tbsp
jalapeno chile peppers, seeded and finely chopped
2 Tbsp
minced garlic
2 1/2 tsp
1 tsp


1This dish is a hearty chili turned into a party dish by adding a cornmeal layer and a garnish of cut-up veggies.

2Prep time: 30 minutes plus cooling; Cooking time: 25 minutes

3Cornmeal layer: whisk cornmeal, salt and water together in large saucepan.

4Bring to boil over medium-high heat, whisking constantly.

5Cook until thickened, 1-2 minutes.

6Remove from heat and stir in butter and cheese until melted.

7Immediately pour cornmeal mixture into shallow 3-quart casserole.

8Cool until firm, 30 minutes. (Can be made ahead.)

9Cover and refrigerate chili and cornmeal layers separately.

10Assemble casserole, cover and bake in preheatd 375 oven 1 hour or until heated through.

11Preheat oven to 375.

12Spread top of casserole with chili.

13Cover and bake 25 minutes or until heated through.

14Garnish with toppings. Makes 8 servings.

15Double-Header Chili: A no-fuss feast that makes 2 meals, with or without beans.

16Prep time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 2 to 2-1/2 hours.

17Preheat oven to 325 and combine all ingredients in heavy dutch oven.

18Cover tightly and cook 2 to 2-1/2 hours, until meat is very tender.

19(Can be made ahead. Cover and refrigerate up to 3 days or freeze up to 1 month.)

20Makes 11 cups.

21CHILI with BEANS: Combine 5-1/2 cups chili with 1 can (19 ounces) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed, in large saucepan and cook over medium heat until heated through, 10 minutes.

22Makes 7 cups.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Casseroles
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy