Skillet Cornbread Pie

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Skillet Cornbread Pie
One pan dish that combines chili and cornbread, yumm!
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high and saute onion until softened and translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant about 1 minute. Add beef and cook until browned, 8-10 minutes, then season with chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper, stir to combine. Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and all beans, stir until mixed.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. While chili simmers, in a bowl whisk together cornbread mix, eggs, and milk. Once combined fold in corn and cheese. Pour cornbread mix on top of chili, spread into an even layer.
  5. Place skillet in oven and bake until cornbread is cooked through and chili mixture is bubbling, about 20-25 minutes. Serve hot. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from 12 Tomatoes

Mexican Chicken & Avocado Salad

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Mexican Chicken & Avocado Salad
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Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Dressing: Place lime juice, honey, 1/4 cup olive oil, and garlic in a jar. Season with salt and pepper, shake well. Put 2 Tbsp of dressing in a ziplock bag, add chipotle, oregano, cumin, and season with salt and pepper, mix. Add chicken, seal and massage to coat. Marinate 30 min-overnight.
  2. Heat grill, and cook chicken till cooked through. Slice.
  3. Add 2 Tbsp cilantro into dressing, shake.
  4. Place avocado, corn, tomato, and onion in a bowl. Add the remaining cilantro, drizzle with a bit of the dressing, toss gently. Place lettuce in a bowl, drizzle with a bit of the dressing, toss. Assemble salad: Place lettuce on a serving platter. Top with avocado, corn mixture, and sliced chicken. Drizzle with remaining dressing. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Recipe Tin Eats

Empanadas

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Empanadas
A flaky crust with a meat filling.
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empanadas
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empanadas
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the beef and cook until browned crumbling the beef as you go. Add the garlic, onion, jalapeno, and green pepper. Drain off any excess oil, then season the beef with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the tomato sauce, oregano, paprika, and chili powder and cook until mixture is slightly thickened and heated through2-3 minutes. Add additional salt if necessary, then remove from heat.
  3. Roll the crusts out on a lightly floured surface so that they are slightly larger and thinner than the original crusts. Use a bowl that is about 4 inches in diameter to cut circles out of the crusts, making 10 total, gathering up any scraps and re-rolling to make the 10. Put about 2 heaping Tbsp of the beef mixture on one half of each circle. Fold the other half over the beef then use a fork or crimp to seal the edges. If you're having trouble getting them to stick, put a little water along the edge with your finger.
  4. Place all the empanadas on the sheet pan. Whisk together the egg with a tablespoon of water and brush the tops of the empanadas. Place in the oven for 18-22 minutes or until golden and crisp on the edges. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Neighborfood

Lasagna

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Lasagna
Meat and cheese packed lasagna that is absolutely delicious.
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Instructions
  1. In a large pot over medium heat, add in the sausage and ground beef. Use a wooden spoon to break up the meat into small pieces. Add in onion and garlic and cook until meat is browned. Stir in sugar, basil, fennel, oregano, 1/2 tsp salt and pepper to taste, and 1/4 cup parsley. Pour in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and chicken broth. Stir well and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer 1 hour stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile place lasagna noodles into the bottom of a pan. Pour hot water over the noodles, making sure the pasta is completely immersed in water. Let them soak for 30 minutes, then drain and discard water.
  3. In a mixing bowl combine ricotta with egg, 2 Tbsp parsley, 1/2 tsp salt, and nutmeg. Refrigerate until ready to assemble lasagna.
  4. Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly grease a deep 9x13 pan.
  5. To assemble spread about 1 cup meat sauce in the bottom of the pan. Place 3 noodles on top. Spread with 1/3 of the ricotta mixture. Top with 1/4 of the mozzarella slices. Spoon 1 1/2 cups meat sauce over the mozzarella, then sprinkle with 1/4 cup parmesan. Repeat layering 2 more times to create 3 complete layers. To finish, place a final layer of pasta, topped with another 1 cup meat sauce to cover the pasta. Top with the remaining mozzarella and parmesan. Cover loosely with foil.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 25 minutes. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

This recipe was adapted from The Stay at Home Chef

Pork Chili with Polenta

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Pork Chili with Polenta
Polenta and chili, not your regular chili, more like a meat sauce. This recipe is super yummy.
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4-6
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Servings
4-6
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Instructions
  1. Roast the red pepper over a gas flame, turning with tongs, or broil until the skin is blackened. Transfer to a bowl, cover and cool. Peel, seed and chop the pepper.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven or other heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and pancetta and cook until well browned. Add the ground pork, thyme, fennel, garlic, chili peppers, onion, oregano, and roasted red pepper, and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for 1 minute. Deglaze the pan with the wine, stirring and scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Add 2-3 cups chicken stock and simmer for a few minutes.
  3. Bring 2 cups chicken stock and the milk to a low boil in a saucepan. Whisk in the polenta and cook, whisking until thick but pourable, 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and add the butter and then the cheese, stirring until melted. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Ladle the polenta into shallow bowls and hollow out the center. Fill with the chili and top with more cheese. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Rachael Ray.