New Year's Day Casserole with Cornbread Topping
By Leslie Tobin EvansMom
I got this recipe from our hometown newspaper several years ago. It's a very small, southern town, and this is recipe embodies that spirit. And I renamed it because it contains all the key foods we MUST have on New Year's Day! I've made it quite a few times, and done something slightly different with it each time, so it's easy to modify to suit your own tastes. I leave out the green pepper every time, though. I just found their flavor too strong. It overpowered all the others. Anyway, hope y'all enjoy it!
Saute ham in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add flour and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Gradually add chicken broth and cook, stirring constantly, 3 minutes or until broth begins to thicken.
It is so delicious that I have to warn to let it cool off at least a little bit before you try a bite. I have burned my tongue on this one more than once. :)
Kate Hall kate_of_katehall - Jan 1, 2013
I literally just tried this and absolutely LOVE it! I hate New Year's Day because of the traditional meal, but this is so good that I'll make it often.
I don't like spice, so I left off the red pepper but added extra green pepper. It's still fantastic.
Roni Yonka roniroo2u - Jan 1, 2014
This turned out wonderful. Only adjustment I made- instead of ham I used cut up smoked sausage. I didn't have green pepper either, and used mustard greens. This is my new go-to New Year's Day meal! The family loved it! Also, if using a box of Jiffy for the topping, two would probably be better.
Leslie Tobin EvansMom - Feb 4, 2014
I'm so glad you guys liked it! I always change things up, and so far, it accommodates whatever change I make very well!! If I stumble upon any other recipes like this one, I'll be sure to share!! :)