Today was a Chili and Yeasted Cornbread kinda day…

It’s been dreary & rainy for nearly a solid week. Needed comfort food. The chili is mild the way my family likes it, and the yeasted cornbread is a real treat.

Yeasted Cornbread

★★★★★

Baked goods, Bread Machine, BREAD MAKER, Breads

INGREDIENTS

3 1/2 cups bread flour

1/2 cup cornmeal

1 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons white sugar

3 tablespoons shortening

1 cup milk

1/8 cup water

1 egg

2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

DIRECTIONS

1. Place the ingredients in the bread machine pan in the order suggested by the manufacturer.

2. Select the Basic or White Bread setting, and start the machine. Transfer the bread from the pan to a rack to cool. Wrap in foil to store.

NOTES

2 tablespoons = 1/8 cup

NUTRITION

Nutrition Amount Per Serving (12 total) Calories 222 cal 11% Fat 4.9 g 8% Carbs 37.3 g 12% Protein 6.7 g 13% Cholesterol 19 mg 6% Sodium 211 mg 8% Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Chili Con Carne

★★★★★

Soups & Stews

INGREDIENTS

4 tablespoons shortening or oil

½ cup onions — chopped medium

1 clove garlic — chopped fine

1 slice bacon — chopped fine

½ cup green peppers — diced medium

1 pound ground beef

2 cups canned tomatoes

6 ounces tomato paste

2 teaspoons sugar

2 teaspoons salt

2 tablespoons chili powder(or less) — diluted in 2T warm water

2 cups kidney beans — drained

garnish with shredded cheddar cheese & finely chopped red onions – optional**

DIRECTIONS

Heat shortening or oil. Add onions, garlic, bacon and green peppers and saute until golden brown. Then add ground beef and stir until meat is lightly browned.

Add tomatoes, paste, sugar , salt and chili powder diluted with water.

Cover saucepan and bring to a quick boil. Lower heat and simmer slowly for 30 minutes. Then add drained red kidney beans and simmer an additional 15 minutes. Serve piping hot with a garnish of cheddar cheese & finely chopped red onions.

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 475 Calories; 21g Fat (39.8% calories from fat); 28g Protein; 44g Carbohydrate; 17g Dietary Fiber; 65mg Cholesterol; 913mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 1/2 Grain(Starch); 3 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 3 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

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