~Homemade Chili with Red and Black Beans, Served with A Spiced Cornbread Loaf~
A Kitchen Spell by Dena K, Miller
Chili Ingredients as follows:
3lbs of ground lean meat
1 large can of Red Beans
1 large can of Black Beans
1 large can of Crushed or diced Tomatoes
1 small can of Tomato Paste
Approx. 2 cups of water
2 Tbs Olive Oil
3 Bay Leaves
4 Tbs of Mexican Chili Powder
3 tsp of Hot Sauce
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Cornbread Ingredients as follows:
1 Box of Jiffy Cornbread Mix
3 tsp of cinnamon
1tsp of nutmeg
Begin by browning ground meat, when done, drain any fat and discard, then set aside.
Add all ingredients except for the shredded cheese. Let this concoction heat through for a while until hot and bubbly.
While this is cooking, prepare your cornbread mix according to box directions.
Mix the remaining tsp of cinnamon with 1 tsp of nutmeg and set aside for top of loaf.
If you have not tried using parchment, I encourage you to try it! I think you will love it too♥ This particular time, however, I did not use my parchment paper because I chose to use a disposable loaf pan. Although, most of the time I do use it for the reasons mentioned above.
Bake as directed.
When the Cornbread loaf is done baking, your Chili should also be done. Place into a lovely Bowl, sprinkle with Shredded Cheddar Cheese and serve with a slice of warm buttered Spiced Cornbread.