Prep 40 mins
Cook 40 mins
Great on a cool fall day. You may want to omit or decrease jalapeño pepper.
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1⁄2 cup chopped celery
- 1⁄2 cup chopped sweet red peppers or 1⁄2 cup chopped green sweet pepper
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped seeded jalapeno peppers
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic (6 cloves)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 lb extra lean ground beef
- 1⁄4 cup fine dry breadcrumb
- 2 slightly beaten eggs
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 3⁄4 cups fresh whole kernel corn or 2 3⁄4 cups fresh frozen whole kernel corn, thawed and drained
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- In a large skillet, cook onion, celery, sweet pepper, jalapeño pepper, and garlic in hot oil about 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat and drain off fat.
- Stir in drained tomatoes,balsamic vinegar, chili powder, cumin, the 1/2 teaspoon salt, and the crushed red pepper.
- In a large bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, and the onion-tomato mixture.
- Spread meat mixture evenly in an ungreased 2-quart square baking dish.
- In same bowl, combine eggs, milk, flour, and the 1/4 teaspoon salt; beat with a wire whisk until smooth.
- Stir in corn and green onions.
- Spoon evenly over meat layer.
- Bake, uncovered, in a 350°F oven about 40 minutes or until corn layer is just set and meat layer is no longer pink.
- Let stand for 10 minutes; cut into portions to serve.
Super easy and very good, I experimented with the veggie amounts to suit my family's tastes and it still turned out great.
We really enjoyed this for supper last night. The balsamic vinegar in the tomatoes gives it a great kick! I used water instead of milk to keep out the dairy, and it worked just fine. Since I was feeding more children than should be legal, I also cut back on the spicy ingredients and put some crushed red pepper on the table so everyone could add in their own. Another winner, Dave!
Despite all the spicey ingredients, this came out rather bland. Barb says all she could taste is the corn.