Chili Pie

Chili Pie

1 T. butter

1/4 C. chopped onion

1 lg. clove garlic, minced

6 oz. chorizo

1 t. chili powder

1/2 t. dried oregano leaves

1/4 t. salt

1/4 t. pepper

1 lb. lean ground beef

1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce

1 1/2 C. shredded Cheddar cheese


3/4 C. milk

2/3 C. all-purpose flour

2 T. cornmeal

1 egg

1 T. melted butter

Tomato wedges for garnish

Melt butter in a 9-inch skillet or deep pie pan (that can go in the oven). Saute onion until soft. Stir in garlic. Saute 1 minute. Remove sausage from casing. Cook, breaking up meat, 10 minutes. Pour off any grease.

Stir in chili powder, oregano, salt, if used and pepper. Add ground beef. Brown. Stir in tomato sauce. Bring mixture to a simmer. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with cheese.

In a bowl, combine milk, flour, cornmeal, egg and oil. Beat vigorously with egg beater or mixer. Pour topping over mixture in skillet. Bake at 425°F. for 25 minutes or until golden and puffy.

Serve immediately.


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