Chili pie

Its starting to get a little colder here…so why not make the cold weather comfort food…chili.

Well its a little twist on it. I made it into a pie.

What you’ll need:

1 lb ground beef

2 cans pinto beans

1 can kidney beans

1 can diced tomatoes

1 small onion diced

2 boxes corn bread

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Brown the ground beef and onion…drain

While the meat is cooking mix one box of corn bread according to directions. Spread on the bottom of a baking dish

Once the meat is done…add the cans. Let simmer. You’ll also want to add seasonings. I added salt pepper and cayenne.

Once that is done pour on top of the corn bread.

Mix the other box of corn bread according to directions. Pour on top of chili.

Bake until corn bread is golden brown and enjoy 🙂

Mexican Pie

Now I’m not sure why it is called Mexican pie. It is more like a taco pie. This is something that my mom made for us all the time growing up. It was amazing. Now that I’m married and have kids of my own, I still enjoy my moms recipe. My mother enjoys that I cook it too because that means that we don’t have to do it.

What we need:

2 lbs of ground beef (I used 2 pounds because I cook for a lot of people and 2 pounds makes 4 pies)

4 Pillsbury frozen pie crust (Comes in a pack of 2 so just 2 packs)

2 cups of cheeses (I use the Fiesta style blend)

Re-fried beans. (The big can)

Taco seasoning

Salsa

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

First you need to cook the hamburger. Completely.  I cannot stress the importance of cooking ground beef completely. Once it has finished cooking, you need to drain the meat. Then you will need to put the meat back into the pan with the packet of taco seasoning. Add water according to the packet.  Let this sit for a few minutes. Then add the Salsa. I let this cook for a few minutes.

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While the meat mixture is cooking, open the big can of re-fried beans, put them into a bowl and heat it up. I found that warm beans are easier to spread.  Once the beans are warm spread the beans in the pies and up the sides. According to my mothers recipe, add cheese on top of the beans.

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This one had too much cheese, I removed some

After spreading the beans and cheese, you will need to add the taco meat mixture on top and add more cheese.

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The you just put it in the oven until the cheese is nice and bubbly. I added sour cream to my bowl and it was delicious.  My picky eater actually ate two bowls. Enjoy!

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