Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Black bean chili, with buttermilk skillet cornbread

  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 can (4 1/2 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes
  • Salt
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn


  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook until softened, 5 to 6 minutes. Add garlic and cumin; cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 2 minutes more.
  2. To the pan, add chiles, beans, tomatoes and their juice, 2 cups water, and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, partially covered, until slightly thickened, about 20 minutes.
  3. In a blender or food processor, puree 2 cups of the stew. Return the puree to the pan, and add frozen corn; simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes. Serve hot.
Buttermilk skillet Cornbread:
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups stone-ground yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups low-fat buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Put butter in a 9-inch cast-iron skillet; place in oven until butter is melted and pan is heated through, 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk cornmeal, sugar, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and buttermilk.
  3. Carefully remove hot skillet from oven; immediately pour butter into the buttermilk mixture, and whisk to combine. Using a pastry brush, coat bottom and sides of pan with remaining butter.
  4. Stir cornmeal mixture into buttermilk mixture until just moistened.
  5. Scrape batter into hot skillet; bake until golden, about 25 minutes. Let cool at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving.


M-Ware said...

i've been looking for a buttermilk cornbread recipe! thanks! i'm excited for this blog. i have loved your litte family blog -- so colorful and sweet.

nie nie said...

corn bread is sooo good! thanks for stopping by!

Lauren said...

Hi! I have been reading your other blog for a couple of months now, because I found you through stefanie's barefoot in the kitchen. All of your recipes look so amazing! You inspire me to want to become vegetarian!!

nie nie said...

do it lauren!

Steph said...

Hi! I found your blog through Just Recipes and wanted to let you know that I love your stuff! I made the black bean chili, whole wheat tortillas and the cornbread tonight, it was DELICIOUS! It's definitely something we'll be having around here more often, even my 18 month old enjoyed it! I'm always looking for more Vegetarian meals, thanks so much! I have blogs at Frosted Garden and Little Boxes on the Hillside

Nutmeg said...

I made this chili tonight for dinner and it was fantastic and so easy! How is that possible? Great for throwing together on a weeknight. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hey guys!

I know some folks here who have gotten results with Male-Extra penis enhancement pills. Im just about to order as i've been hearing amazing results with it. But first off, I want to know if Male Extra does it work as good as they say it does?

I know 1-2 inches Penis growth is realistic and easily accomplished. But I'd like REAL FAST penis growth in the 5 inches range. Dont laugh, I want to have the best penis growth possible because my new girlfriend dated a friggin porn stud!

Guys here know what im talking about?

I want...no make that I NEED to know the best way to enlarge Penis. Male-extra pills promises 3 inches growth within several weeks or they return your money. So I guess that essentially means, if my penis dont grow real fast? They lose money, coz I got to use the pills at the same time get my money back right?

Does this seem like a scam?

Please reply at the soonest possible time!
I need to make a decision fast!

Im already sold on it to be honest, but I just need that one last push so I dont put this off any longer.

The advertisement for the pill I last saw at this site. I hope its still there.


K guys thanks. Hope to hear your feedback alright? Bye :D

The Roscoes said...

i know i'm wayyyyyy late, but i just found this receipe (i've been reading nie for almost two years now!) and am wondering.... is it spicy? i'd love to make it, but my little family doesn't do spicy! :(

Anonymous said...

[u] greetings, i found this web-shop and planing to try it. wonder if anyone purchased cookbook software from them, any advice please?[/u]

Anonymous said...

[b]Supreme Search Engine[/b]

[i]A powerful new search engine on the Net! Find information and websites on the Internet. [/i]

[url=http://www.supremesearch.net]Supreme Search Engine[/url]