Chili Casserole

Chili Casserole
Chili Casserole

This dish was inspired by my desire to use all of my new dutch oven’ s uses in one dish. It was the perfect dish at the end of a cold, rainy day.  I started soaking the  red and black beans when I went to work in the morning,  and 9 hours later made a variation of Tempeh Chili from How to Cook Everything, doubling the beans andommiting the tempeh, among a a few other slight variations.


The chili came out with a nice, deep flavor, though I would add more spice in the future – nothing a little Frank’s Red Hot couldn’t fix.

I mixed up a recipe of Fluffier, Richer cornbread (a variation) from How to Cook Everything and carefully spread it on top of the chili.

cornbread topping
cornbread topping

A little bit of the chili juice leaked through as I spread the batter, but it didn’t affect the cooking time at all. The entire dutch oven then went into a 375 degree oven for 30 minutes. The cornbread, even over the juicy chili, was fluffy, light, and golden brown on top. I could’t help myself from adding a handful of grated chedder on top.


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Erin Gautsche cooking in and eating out, traveling and learning; curious and vegetarian.

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