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Southern-Style Beef Pie

Note: This high-calorie recipe is especially for kids with cystic fibrosis (CF), who need to consume additional calories to meet their nutritional needs.

Enjoy this dish alone or with vegetables on the side. This high-calorie meal tastes even better the next day.

Prep time: 75 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • ½ c. onion, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 16 oz. can red kidney beans, drained
  • 14½ oz. can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 c. cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8½ oz. cornbread mix
  • 1/3 c. heavy cream
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ c. sour cream
  • 8½ oz. can creamed corn

Utensils:

  • oven (you'll need help from your adult assistant)
  • stove (you'll need help from your adult assistant)
  • skillet
  • 2-quart casserole dish
  • mixing bowl
  • mixing spoons

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C).
  2. In medium skillet, sauté onion and garlic in vegetable oil over medium heat. Cook approximately 10 minutes until tender, but not brown.
  3. Add cumin, chili powder, cocoa, and cinnamon to skillet.
  4. Add ground beef and cook at medium high heat. Cook meat until browned.
  5. Add red kidney beans and tomatoes to meat mixture and remove from heat.
  6. Spoon beef mixture into a greased 2-quart casserole dish.
  7. Spread shredded cheddar cheese on top of meat.
  8. In a separate bowl, mix cornbread mix, milk, egg, sour cream, and creamed corn together.
  9. Pour cornbread batter over top of meat and cheese. Spread batter evenly.
  10. Bake for 40 minutes or until top of cornbread is golden brown.

Serves: 6

Serving size: 1¼ cups

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
750 calories
33 g protein
46 g fat
1162 mg sodium
370 mg calcium

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Variations and suggestions:
You can cut this recipe in half and make cornbread muffins with the leftover batter.

Reviewed by: Allison Brinkley, RD, CNSC, LD/N
Date reviewed: July 2012