Corn Bread-Topped Beef & Black Bean Chili by TRobinson

Source: Clean Eating


CHILI: 1 lb extra-lean ground beef 1 yellow onion, chopped 1 stalk celery, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp low-sodium tomato paste 1 1/2 tbsp chile powder 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp dried oregano 1 15oz BPA-free can black beans, rinsed and drained 4 cups jarred or boxed unsalted diced tomatoes 3/4 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels 1/2 cup low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth 1/4 tsp each sea salt and fresh ground black pepper CORNBREAD: 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour 1/2 cup whole-grain cornmeal (not the stone-ground variety) 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp sea salt 1 egg 1 cup low-fat buttermilk 1 tsp olive oil 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro or parsley 1/3 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 400. In a large, deep ovenproof skillet on medium, add beef, onion, celery and garlic and saute, breaking up with a spoon, until beef is no longer pink and vegetables are soft, 6 to 8 minutes.
Add tomato paste, chile powder, cumin and oregano. Cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds. Add beans, tomatoes, corn, broth, 1/4 tsp salt and pepper; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 12 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare corn bread; in a medium bowl, whisk flour, cornmeal, baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt. In a small bowl, whisk egg, buttermilk and oil; pour over flour mixture and add cilantro. Stir just until combined; spoon 8 dollops evenly over top chili, using up all of mixture.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until corn bread is golden and cooked through. Remove from oven and sprinkle with cheese. Switch oven to broil setting on high and broil, watching closely, until cheese is bubbling, 1 minute. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Servings: 8

Nutrition Information (per serving):
Calories 218
Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 31 mg
Sodium 393 mg
Carbohydrates 27
Fiber 5 g
Sugars 6 g
Protein 17 g