Thursday, September 27, 2012

Chili and Cheesy Bacon Corn Bread

Yesterday was redemption day. I had a few days of so-so recipes, that just won't do for me. I don't do so-so. I blame it on being tired and just not feeling well. My fibro was acting up and my baby chick died so I was in a funk. Time to pick myself up, dust myself off and start again.

Yesterday was the day and I am so glad I did. I hit the mother-load! Chili that was out of this world, a new bread recipe that, well was so good my husband ate 6 slices! IF you knew him, you would know this is unheard of. My son WILL eat 6 slices of bread but not my husband. Then there was the cookies! Ah yes the cookies. SOME did make it through the night but I highly doubt there will be any left by sun up tomorrow! Those NUTELLA cookies were the bomb diggity! Yes I said that, sorry boys! ha ha My boys hate it when I use retro language.

The chili I made yesterday was a crap shoot. I did not have my normal supply on hand and no one was home, which meant I was without transportation. So I improvised, good thing too, it turned out great!


1 lb lean ground beef
1 TBSP chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cumin powder
medium onion diced
1/2 each, red, yellow and orange bell pepper
1 can black beans rinsed and drained
1 can light red kidney beans rinsed and drained
1 can Fire Roasted with garlic diced tomatoes
1 small can tomato sauce
1 cup water
1/3 cup ketchup
2 TBSP Worcestershire sauce

Cook the ground beef with spices and then toss everything into the crock pot. Cook on low for 6 hours.


Cheesy Bacon Corn Bread

Corn in the bread, not cornbread. I use my bread machine and this recipe started out as a basic egg bread that I added ingredients to. I was not sure if it would mess up the dough mix but it turned out delicious! My machine does a 1.5 lb loaf.

2 eggs
1 cup warm water
2 TBSP oil (I used EVOO)
2 TBSP sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 cups flour
Place items in the bread machine in this order.
Next I added my own ingredients.
3 TBSP frozen corn
1 bag precooked bacon chopped
1/2 cup Jack cheese
1 pkg Active Dry yeast or Quick rise

Set the machine on Basic and let it go. Crust setting Light.