Red Bean Chili Bake

Skill Level
Medium
Makes
4-6 servings

Rich and ambrosial and comforting, this layered bowl is like a cantankerous amid lasagna and tamales. You can broil it advanced of time and reheat it for 15 account at 350°, again add the toppings. A simpler, appropriately acceptable version: Beanery the cornmeal appropriate into confined bowls, add the chili, and again set out the toppings for anybody to add themselves.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 pack Patagonia Accoutrement Red Bean Chili
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, additional added for baking dish
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup cautiously chopped chicken onion
  • ¾ cup cautiously chopped red alarm pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup of your admired amazon salsa
  • 1¼ cups accomplished cornmeal (preferably stone-ground)
  • ½ tsp. salt, additional added to taste
  • 1 cup aciculate cheddar cheese, grated
  • Toppings: Acerb cream, chopped blooming onion, chopped avocado and/or burst Cotija or Parmesan cheese

Putting It All Together

  1. Oil an 8 x 8 baking bowl with a little olive oil and set aside. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Bring 2 cups baptize to a abscess in a average pot. Add capacity of Red Bean Chili pack and abscess for 1 minute. Abolish pot from heat, cover, and let sit for at atomic 9 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a average frying pan, calefaction 1 tbsp. oil over average heat. Add onions, peppers and a compression of salt. Baker over medium-high heat, active occasionally, until the onions are softened, 5-6 minutes. Activity in garlic and baker 1 minute more. Activity in salsa. Cascade it all into the chili, abrading the pan clean.
  4. Pour 1½ cups baptize into the abandoned frying pan. Activity in cornmeal and salt. Baker cornmeal over average heat, active constantly, until it thickens and starts to pulls abroad from the basal and abandon of the pan, about 10 minutes.
  5. Spoon two-thirds of the adapted cornmeal into baking dish. Application the aback of a spoon, agilely advance it over the basal and a little way up the abandon of the dish.
  6. Pour chili admixture over the cornmeal and beanery baby dollops of the actual cornmeal as analogously as accessible on top. Baptize on the cheddar.
  7. Bake until cheese is agilely browned, 30 to 35 minutes. Abolish from oven and let angle for 10 minutes.
  8. Top with acerb cream, avocado, blooming onion, cotija cheese and cilantro if you like.