Thursday, October 13

Recipe of the Week: Mole Chili & Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins

One of the best recipes I have ever discovered…this flavorful aromatic chili is the perfect fall dish to make at home or make for friends.  When the secret ingredient is chocolate, how can you go wrong?  And you know how most chili dishes taste better a few days later?  This one tastes AMAZING and cooks in 20 minutes!  Don't be fooled by the daunting mention of jalapenos, baking them removes their heat!

Mole Chili Recipe:

1 lb. ground beef
1 c. chopped onion (about 1 medium onion)
1 garlic clove, minced 
1 14.5oz can of diced tomatoes, undrained
1 c. water
2 Tbsp. chili powder
1 oz. semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
Reduced fat sour cream (optional)
Fresh chopped cilantro (optional)

1.  Cook beef in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until browned, stirring to crumble.  Drain, if necessary, and return beef to pan.
2.  Add onion and garlic to pan; cook 4 minutes or until tender.  Add tomatoes and remaining ingredients; cover and simmer 7 minutes.
3.  Serve immediately.  Top with sour cream and cilantro, if desired.

Jalapeno Corn Mini Muffins Recipe:

3/4 c. self-rising cornmeal mix
1/2 c. fat-free buttermilk
2 Tbsp. minced, seeded jalapeno peppers
1 1/2 Tbsp. canola oil
1 large egg
Cooking spray

1.  Preheat oven to 425.  
2.  Lightly spoon self-rising cornmeal mix into measuring cup; level with a knife, and place in a large bowl.
3.  Combine butttermilk, jalapeno peppers, oil and egg in a small bowl.  Pour buttermilk mixture into cornmeal mixture.  Stir just until combined.
4.  Coat 12 miniature muffin cups with cooking spray; spoon batter evenly into cups.  Bake at 425 for 17 minutes or until lightly browned.  Remove from pans immediately; serve warm.

Source: Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast Weeknight Meals 2010

Let's Connect! XO, Courtney



  1. Thanks for stopping in Lexie! :)

  2. Thanks! :) Let me know what you think when/if you try it. :)

  3. Very cute blog. a must try recipe for me. a bit curious about the semisweet chocolate on here too. thanks for sharing courtney!

  4. Looks delicious!  Will have to add it to my list to try as the weather cools off!

  5. It really is a good recipe…seriously…a chili that tastes AMAZING in only 20 minutes…no lie. :) Thanks for visiting! XO

  6. I LOVE chili. But that cornbread sounds AMAZING! I really need to try this asap. 

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth 


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