Sep 9, 2013
Peach Chili + Corn Bread Waffles
Hello lovely readers! Good news, Fall is in the air. It was raining practically all day yesterday and it was so lovely to sit at home and watch the raindrops patter on the windows. Since it felt like such a Fall day, I was looking for the perfect cozy dinner and chili automatically popped into my head. You just cant beat homemade chili and corn bread on a crisp fall day, or any day for that matter. Since my home is overflowing with peaches, thanks to my dear mother's peach tree, I decided to put a sweet twist on this chili recipe. If we can do it to salsa, why not chili?
8 small or 4 large peaches
1 large yellow onion
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 large bell pepper
1 tablespoon garlic
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
2 cans chili beans
1 can light kidney beans
2 cans tomatoes in chili seasoning
1 can crushed pineapple
1 (4 oz.) can diced mild green chili's
16 oz. ground turkey
1 package corn meal mix + the extra ingredients it asks for
Directions :: Chili
1. Pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil in the bottom of a large saute pan.
2. Toss the chopped onion, and garlic into the pan along with all of the seasonings.
3. When the onions begin to soften up, add the turkey meat and cook it until the meat is a light brown color all the way through.
4. Add the meat to a crock pot.
5. Chop the peaches, cilantro and bell pepper and add all of these ingredients to the crock pot.
6. Add the beans, tomatoes, pineapple (with juice) and mild green chili's.
7. Mix well and let everything cook for 4 hours on high heat.
Directions :: Corn Bread Waffle
8. Follow the recipe on the back of the box of any corn meal you please, however, forgo half of the liquid and mix it until it is the consistency of pancake mix. If it needs a little more thickness, add flour, the flour will make it fluffy and waffle-like.
9. Cook the batter the same way you would cook a regular waffle.
Directions :: Preparation
10. Top a corn bread waffle with 1 cup of chili, top with cheese, sour cream and peaches.
The peaches in this chili were the perfect sweet addition. I loved the sweet flavor it added to the spiciness of the chili beans, it was definitely a match made in heaven. Not to mention how thrilled I was to use up all of those peaches from last week. However, I just came home with a whole other bag of them. Any new peachy recipe suggestions?
Have a peach of a day, Lou!
Labels: Tastes // Bites