Chilli in Pastry Bowls
- Vegetable oil cooking spray
- 2 cups pastry baking mix (recommended: Bisquick)
- 2/3 cup whole milk
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Flour, for dusting the work surface
- 1 pound ground braising steak
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 medium green pepper, chopped
- 2 (14-ounce) cans Mexican-style stewed tomatoes
- 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 tablespoons chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Shredded sharp Cheddar
- Sour cream
- Sliced green onions (white and green parts)
- Corn chips
Preheat the oven to 220°C. Invert a muffin tin and spray the underside with vegetable oil cooking spray.
Stir together the baking mix, milk, and cayenne. Shape into a ball. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead 3 or 4 times. Divide the ball into 6 pieces. Roll each piece into a 6-inch circle. Place a dough circle over the back of each muffin cup. Press around the cup to form a bowl shape. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly browned. Let cool slightly. Remove the bowls and reserve.
Brown the ground chuck over medium heat in a Dutch oven. Add the onion and green pepper and continue to cook until the meat is completely browned and the vegetables are tender. Drain off any fat and discard. Stir in the tomatoes, beans, chili powder, and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil, cover, and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 35 minutes.
When ready to serve, spoon the hot chilli into the bowls. Garnish with shredded cheese, sour cream, sliced green onions, and corn chips.
Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen