Thursday, March 6, 2008

Another winter storm on our way...

...which means its time for some comfort food for dinner. Tonight we're having Chili con Carne and this great Cornbread Muffin Recipe I found from a Cooking Light Magazine (October 2007). Hope you enjoy them as much as we did...

Chili con carne


1 tbsp oil
1 large onion
2 tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 lb extra-lean ground beef
796 ml (18 oz) can crushed tomatoes
1 cup beef stock
1 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp sugar
2 tbsp tomato paste
398 ml (14 oz) can beans in maple syrup


Heat the oil in a large pan and add the onion. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or until soft and golden. Add the garlic, chilli and cumin and cook for 1 minute.

Add the ground beef and cook for 5 minutes, or until browned, breaking up any lumps with a fork as it cooks.

Stir in the tomato, stock, oregano and sugar. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Run a hand blender to thin out the meat mixture.

Stir in the tomato paste and beans. Cook for 5 minutes to heat the beans, then serve with cornbread to mop up the juices.

Corn Bread Muffins
from: Cooking Light, OCTOBER 2007


2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (2 ounces) cheddar cheese
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
1 (10-ounce) can cream-style corn
Dash of hot sauce
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Cooking spray


Preheat oven to 375°.

Lightly spoon the flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl. Combine cheese and remaining ingredients except cooking spray in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.

Divide batter evenly among muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 17 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in cups 2 minutes on wire racks; remove from pans. Cool completely on wire racks.



Big Boys Oven said...

this is my favourite dish!

Jj said...

Mmmm...the cornbread muffins look soooo good and what a perfect dish to pair them with!