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Chili Corn Bread

Filed under :Main Dish


1 recipe of corn bread (you can use from a box or make from scratch-recipe will follow)
1 can of Hormel chili with beans
Cheddar cheese (as much as your family likes)
Sour cream

Make corn bread, spread half of mixture in a casserole dish.  Top with the chili with beans. Sprinkle cheese and then top with the rest of corn bread mix.  You can sprinkle more cheese on top.
Bake until corn bread is done and cheese is all melted. 
Serve with sour cream and tomatoes.

There are many other options:  You can add some corn to the corn bread mix, you can also add bacon as one of the layers.  My husband likes it with a lot of cheese. Sometimes I make is spicy with a little Cayenne (mixed into the corn bread).  I also like to top with cut green onions.  Yummy!!!

Corn Bread:
1 c corn meal
1 c flour
4 T sugar
1 t salt
1 1/2 T baking powder
1 c milk
1 egg
1/4 c oil
Mix it all together and bake.

Serving Suggestion:

Serve with salsa, sour cream or just a simple salad! YUMMY

Apple Honey Mustard Pork Chops

Filed under :Main Dish, Pork


2 T Butter

1 T Brown Sugar

2 diced Green Apples

Lime Juice (splash)

1/2-1 Cup Chicken Broth

1 T Honey

1 T Dijon Mustard

1 T Flour

Salt and Pepper (to taste)


6 thin sliced Pork Chops

1/4 c Flour



Pound pork chops until nice and thin.  Salt and pepper both sides and pat them in the 1/4 cup of flour, just to create a little crust.  Then fry them in a frying pan with a little bit of oil. I spray the pan with olive oil.

Cut apples into square and squeeze a little lime juice in, so they don’t get brown. Set aside.

Add butter and brown sugar to another frying pan.  Cook until melted. Add apples and let them cook until soft.  Add broth, honey, mustard, and flour together.  Slowly add it to the frying pan with apples.  Let them cook with until it forms a nice thick sauce.

Salt and Pepper to taste and sprinkle a little parsley.

Pour sauce over fried pork chops.

Serving suggestions:  Serve with baked potato wedges and steamed vegetables

PS:  To make the sauce even more interesting, substitute the 1 cup of chicken broth with a 1/2 cup of chicken broth and 1/2 cup of a citrus mixture.  I used orange, lime and lemon mix.  You can use that or just one of them to make it more fruity.