Easy Chili and Spicy Cheese Corn Cakes



Easy Chili

2 - 32 Ounce Jars of Your favorite Marinara

1 Pound of Ground Beef or Turkey

1 Pound of your favorite Sausage ( I used Hot Sausage)

1 Tablespoon of Oil ( I used Olive Oil)

1 Chopped Bell Pepper ( You can use Yellow/Orange/Red/Green)

1 Chopped Sweet Onion

1 Tablespoon of Chopped Garlic

2 Cans of your favorite Beans Drained and Rinsed ( I used Black Beans)

1 Can of Stewed Tomatoes

16 Ounces of Beef or Chicken Stock

1/2 Cup of Liquid Smoke

1/2 Cup of Worcestershire Sauce

1 Bay Leaf

1 Teaspoon of Red Pepper Flakes (Optional)

Salt and Pepper to Taste

Sour Cream as a topping (Optional)

Fresh Flat Leaf Parsley (Optional)


Spicy Cheese Corn Cakes

1 1/2 Cups of Corn Meal

1 Cup of All Purpose Flour

3 Tablespoons of Sugar

2 Teaspoons of Baking Powder

1 Teaspoon of Salt

1 1/2 Cups of Buttermilk

2 Eggs

2 Tablespoons of Chopped Jalapeños

1/4 Cup of Chopped Red Onions

1 Cup of your favorite Shredded Cheese

2 Tablespoons of Oil (I used Olive Oil)



Easy Chili

Everything goes in the same pot. Saute your Onions, Bell Pepper and Garlic in the Oil for a few minutes then add your meat of choice and brown. Next add your favorite Marinara, Stewed Tomatoes, Beans, Stock, Liquid Smoke, Worcestershire Sauce, Bay Leaf, Red Pepper Flakes, Salt and Pepper to your sauté. Cover pot and cook on a low to medium heat for about 30 minutes.


Spicy Cheese Corn Cakes

Everything will go in the same bowl. 1st combine your Corn Meal, Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder and Salt. Next pour your Buttermilk, Eggs, Jalapeños, Red Onions and Cheese into your dry ingredients and stir. You may need to add some additional milk...it's okay. Time to fry those Corn Cakes... Place oil in pan and heat for a minute. You can make these as big or as small as you like. I used about 1/3 of a cup for each cake. You'll fry these on a medium heat for at least 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Serve your Chili with a sprig of fresh parsley and a dollop of sour cream... Oh and don't forget to add those delicious Corn Cakes.... We hope that you'll try this recipe and come back to share your experience with us.... Enjoy!