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Cheesey Beaney Chili Pie

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I have had this recipe saved since January and I am just now getting to it.  Does anyone else ever do that?  Every so often I really need to go through all the recipes I have marked to try and make a few!  This one was pretty easy and verrrrrry tasty.
First, I had to make chopped meat.  I put about 3/4 lb of meat in the food processor…
…and chopped it!
While it was in the food processor, I melted tallow in our cast iron skillet.
I browned the meat and set it aside.
Since the skillet still had tallow in it, I added in onions, garlic powder, cumin, salt, and red pepper flakes.
When the onions were soft, I added the beef back in, along with 3 cups of red beans, a smidge of tomato paste, and 1 1/2 cups of diced tomatoes.
When all of the flavors were combined, I added one HUGE shredded potato.
After a sprinkling of salt, I added lots and lots of shredded cheese.  I used up all of the bits and pieces of cheese that were in the fridge.
 It baked in the oven for 20 minutes at 400*, and then we threw it under the broiler to brown it up.  
I loved almost everything about it.  The only thing I would tweak would be the potatoes.  I didn’t like the way they cooked up.  I think next time I would add some fat to the potatoes so they crisped up a bit more.  All in all, I would say it was a success!

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5 thoughts on “Cheesey Beaney Chili Pie

  1. Mmm. This looks delicious. I'm putting it on the menu for next week!

    I recently made a frittata that was topped with shredded potatoes. I cooked them in water just a little and then drained them well before putting them on top. They were nice and crispy. Oh, they were also finely julienned, not actually grated. Maybe that made the difference…

  2. Precooking them a little sounds like it would help. I didn't even think to, but they did seem almost raw or undercooked. Thanks! Baby pics?

  3. Ugh, you weren't supposed to ask! I'll get to it…I'm just avoiding uploading pics like it's a plague 🙂

  4. Hi there. I was wondering whether you would like to link this in to Food on Friday: Chillies and other spicy stuff. This is the link. You did some time ago link in a great dish to Food on Friday: Bacon. I now realize that I haven't been following your blog. Sorry about that. I have signed up to follow now. It would be great if you followed Carole's Chatter back. Have a super week.

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