This is the perfect time of year for casseroles. Throw ingredients into one dish, pop it into the oven, and you end up with something warm and satisfying without spending all evening in the kitchen. An added bonus - the oven warms the kitchen.
Here is a recipe for chili casserole. Its the perfect "cowboy" dinner. Biscuits, hearty chili, and tangy cheddar cheese blend to make a delicious main dish. Serve with corn and a nice salad to round out the meal.
Recipe for Chili Casserole
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- 2 lb. ground meat
- 1 bell pepper, chopped
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 4 carrots, sliced
- 1 C barbecue sauce
- 2 cans refrigerated biscuits
- 1 C grated cheddar cheese
How to Make Chili Casserole
- Heat up a pan on medium heat and add 1 Tbsp cooking oil. Saute the bell pepper, onion, and carrots until they soften a bit.
- Add the ground meat and brown until fully cooked.
- Pour in the barbecue sauce and stir until well-blended.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a large rectangle baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Line the bottom of the baking pan with the biscuits, they can be right up against each other.
- Pour the chili evenly over the tops of the biscuits. Spread with a spoon if necessary.
- Sprinkle the grated cheese evenly over the top of the chili.
- Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes, until you can see the biscuits risen through the chili.
- You can use your own chili recipe, or even a canned version.
- This recipe makes a lot of chili casserole! Half if if you're feeding less than 4 people.
- The time it took for the biscuits to cook under the chili can vary so give it 20 minutes and then check it every few minutes. If you can't see the biscuits poking through, you can dig in there with a fork. When you pull up on the biscuit it should break and you should see cooked biscuit in the middle. If its not ready, it will be doughy and stretchy when you pull on it with the fork.
Makes 6-8 servings.
Serve with corn and a salad.
Recipe idea from Framed.
Get quality ground meat and cheese from Earthfare (Turkey Creek or Bearden) or the Fresh Market (Bearden or Farragut).
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