Cinco De Mayo Casserole

Cinco De Mayo Casserole Recipe

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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

How to Make Cinco De Mayo Casserole


  • 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.

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About Cinco De Mayo Casserole

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