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Chili Potpies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.

Makes

4 servings

Welcome your family in from the cold with these individual potpies. The L&T Test Kitchen created a simple corn bread crust that perfectly complements a filling of tangy chili.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chili beans, undrained
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons fat-free milk

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, saute onion and green pepper in oil until tender. Stir in the tomatoes, beans, tomato sauce, chili powder, brown sugar and cumin. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; heat, uncovered, while preparing crust.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. Stir in butter and enough milk to form a ball. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 12-in. circle. Using an inverted 10-oz. baking dish as a guide, score four circles. Cut out circles. Cut a small circle in the center of each pastry (discard or reroll cutouts and use as decoration).
  3. Coat four 10-oz. baking dishes with cooking spray. Fill with chili; top each with a dough circle. Tuck in edges of dough to seal. Bake at 375° for 13-17 minutes or until edges of crust are lightly browned.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 354 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 930mg sodium, 67g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 14g fiber), 13g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 vegetable, 1 lean meat, 1 fat.

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