This is a recipe inspired by a Nigella Lawson segment on Food Network a few years ago. I have used my family's favorite chili recipe and favorite cornbread and you should feel free to do the same. We like our chili spicy, so here is the recipe that I came up with, followed by the cornbread we like.
Heat olive oil in pot and add ground beef, onion and garlic. Brown ground beef until no longer pink. Drain if necessary and add back to the pot. Add the jalapeno pepper, chili in adobo sauce, tomato sauce, chili beans, cumin, chili powder, chocolate, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 1 hour.
Make according to the directions on the box, which are 1 egg and 1/3 cup of milk added to the mix.
After the cornbread is all mixed well, spread on top of the chili. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese.
Place in a 400° preheated oven for 20 minutes.
Serve with any condiments you desire. Some suggestions are shredded cheese, sour cream, cilantro, guacamole, sliced scallions or whatever your favorite condiment is when you have chili.
Lynn's Recipes: October 2010