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Monday, December 1, 2014

What's Cookin' in the Country?

How about getting a little creative with a comfort food favorite or two?  Taste of Home combined two great winter foods ~ Chili and Pot Pie ~ and came up with this delicious spin...

Chili Pot Pie!

It's hearty, but it's a light version of both the chili and the pot pie topping.  For a dinner entree it comes in at about 350 calories, which is a good healthy choice!  I served it with a salad and it was a perfect cold night meal!  You need to try this!

Chili Pot Pie
Directions
In a large saucepan, saute onion and green pepper in oil until tender. Stir in the tomatoes, beans, tomato sauce, chili powder, brown sugar and cumin. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; heat, uncovered, while preparing crust.
In a small bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. Stir in butter and enough milk to form a ball. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 12-in. circle. Using an inverted 10-oz. baking dish as a guide, score four circles. Cut out circles. Cut a small circle in the center of each pastry (discard or reroll cutouts and use as decoration).
Coat four 10-oz. baking dishes with cooking spray. Fill with chili; top each with a dough circle. Tuck in edges of dough to seal. Bake at 375° for 13-17 minutes or until edges of crust are lightly browned. Yield: 4 servings.

What comfort foods have you served on these cool days?

With love from my country kitchen,

2 comments:

Whitney Pendell said...

"What a pretty presentation!" Looks delish!

Denise said...

Thank you, Whitney. It was really easy to put together and tasted super yummy!