Monday, December 12, 2016

Snow Day Chilli with Cheddar Biscuits

Perfect for those days when your heart refuses to believe that winter is here...even though you're snowed in..

I used instant pot, but any slow cooker would work. clean and soak 1 ancho chilli in warm water. blend into a smooth paste. Heat some oil, add 1 tsp whole cumin seeds, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1 big white onion, diced, 1/2 big green pepper, diced, and saute for a few mins. Add 2 cans of black beans (with some of the cooking liquids), 1 can of diced tomatoes, 1 can of hominy corn (optional), about half a cup of frozen corn, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, 1 tbsp paprika, 2 tbsp coriander powder, 1 tsp roaster cumin powder, 1 tsp sugar, and kosher salt to taste. Add some water and put on slow cook for about four hours. Serve warm, topped with a bit of cheddar, sour cream, spring onion and cilantro.

Biscuits: half cup A.P. Flour + 1/2 cup whole wheat flour + salt + pepper + 1 tbsp baking powder. Stir with a fork. Add 2-3 tbsp cold butter, diced, and work into the flour with the fork. Add a handful of cheddar, about 1/2 cup of greek yoghurt +1/4 cup of milk. Mix lightly, and drop spoonfuls on a greased bake sheet. Press lightly and add some more grated cheddar on top. Bake in 375 degrees oven for about 20-25 mins. 

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