Monday, May 10, 2010

Philly Chili Tex-Mex Pie (Entree) by Bobbi Jo Lathan Share Tags: entree I've got some Canadian friends and they always make this kind of traditional meat pie for me at Christmastime. And, I got to thinkin'...now what would I do to this here meat pie, to make it more...well...American. And,along come this contest and it gave birth to the Philly Chili Tex-Mex Pie! Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes | Total time: 45 minutes | Servings: 6 2 tbsp. of olive oil
1/2 cup(s) of onion (chopped)
3 cloves fresh garlic (cleaned and chopped)
1 fresh jalapeño pepper (de-seeded and chopped)
1 1/2 pound(s) of ground sirloin
1 tbsp. of ground cumin
1 tsp. of ground coriander
2 tsp. of salt
2 tsp. of freshly ground black pepper
2 tsp. of chili powder
1/4 cup(s) of black olives (pitted and chopped)
1/2 cup(s) of cherry or Roma tomatoes (chopped)
3 ounce(s) of Philadelphia Cream Cheese (cubed)
1 egg (beaten)/you can use 2 if you like it more thick
1 9" deep-dish store-bought pie shell
1 tbsp. of yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup(s) of Kraft Sharp Cheddar Cheese (grated)
1 tbsp. of fresh cilantro (chopped)
Steps
First off, put a lock on your screen door. Cause every man in your neighborhood is gonna be after you when they smell this here pie cookin!
Set your oven on 375 degrees
Now, git yourself a big ol
When its hot, add the chopped onions, fresh garlic and jalapeño pepper
Now, when them onions are translucent, add the chopped sirloin and brown
Then add all the spices the cumin, salt and pepper, coriander and chili powder
Once that
Lastly, add in the little cubes of Philadelphia Cream Cheese until used, (that Southern for, all mixed in) and the eggs
Now, if there
Now, fork the bottom of the pie shell so it wont get all puffy and sprinkle a little cornmeal in the bottom of the forked shell and then pour the meat/cream cheese mixture into that pie shell
Bake it in the oven for 30-35 minutes
After about 30 minutes, take it out, sprinkle that grated Kraft sharp cheddar cheese on top and stick it back in the oven for a few minutes to melt the cheese
Take it out, sprinkle with fresh cilantro, throw on a chili pepper or a big ol dollop of guacamole
Then unlock the screen door, let them menfolk in, and dig in! Yum!
Variation: You can also mix up your favorite cornbread recipe and pour the batter into a greased 9x12 bakin