Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Wormy Chili Filled Coffin
2 packages (8-1/2 ounces each) corn bread/muffin mix
2/3 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon black paste food coloring
1 medium sweet red pepper, sliced
1 serrano pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cans (15 ounces each) fat-free vegetarian chili
orange decorating paste
In a large bowl, combine the corn bread mix, milk, eggs and food coloring just until moistened. Pour into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
Cut top fourth off loaf of bread; carefully hollow out bottom, leaving a 1-in. shell (discard removed bread or save for another use).
In a large skillet, saute peppers and onion in oil until tender. Set aside 1/4 cup pepper mixture. Stir chili into remaining pepper mixture; heat through. Spoon 2-1/2 to 3 cups chili mixture into bread coffin; arrange reserved pepper mixture over chili. Replace bread top. Write "RIP" in orange decorating paste Transfer remaining chili to a serving bowl.
Recipe by Taste of Home, Photos by Laura Spear