Chili “Cornbread” Casserole

Chili “Cornbread” Casserole

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I’m SO PUMPED for this recipe because it’s so damn good! Just a heads up before you even leave a question – no, I have not tried this with another paleo mix. And no, you cannot exchange this mix out for simply almond flour or coconut flour. Not how it works. I’ve only made this recipe the way it is written here. And the way I’ve written it is quite delicious so I recommend ordering that mix!!

There is LITERALLY (said in a Chris Traeger Parks & Rec voice) too much to talk about in this Bachelor recap. You know why? Because the Bachelor Winter Games kicked off last week along with a long ass episode of The Bachelor. LITERALLY 6 hours of Bachelor in one week. It’s too much. I may have to recap Winter Games on my podcast because it’s gooooood. So good. Why even watch the Bachelor anymore? Winter Games is so much better.

But let’s recap the boring part – Arie. That damn soggy potato. The episode starts off with the most rational thoughts ever spoken on the show…Jaqueline says that she can’t imagine taking Arie home to her parents after they’ve barely known each other. She’s obviously the most intelligent woman to have ever graced the show. And she uses really big words to prove it. I would tell you what the word was, but I don’t know how to spell it.

So the episode starts off with Arie and Becca going on a date where he tells producers that the romances has been lost with Becca, but then goes off to make out with her as much as possible. He says that he’s having a hard time figuring out if he’s going to give her the rose…then STOP MAKING OUT WITH HER and have a damn conversation, Arie. I’m having a hard time even watching this show at this point because I can’t stand watching Arie grab the girls hair and faces and push them up against a wall to make out. Find a new move, bro. They have a dinner date on what looks like some cheap soap opera set then the best part of the date is watching him walking slowly down a steep hill…he looks like he’s trying to pinch off a poop.

After Becca and Arie have their date, Jacqueline decides she has to end things with Arie. Since Jacqueline is getting her PhD, Arie thinks that it would be too hard to date her during her 6 years left of school. Remember, Lauren mentioned that Arie was looking for someone with a flexible schedule and I don’t think getting a PhD works for Arie’s needs in a woman. So she uses her brain and peaces out. Jacqueline has odd eyeliner choices, but she’s smart AF.

Now for the weirdest part of the show…Arie and Lauren’s date. They head out to get gelato, where Arie eats his gelato like it’s a turkey leg. It’s quite offensive. Then they have to play soccer with kids. My nightmare. I forget what else they did because I probably fell asleep at this point. Lauren is the same as Arie. She’s a soggy potato. Or at least she is with him. She just seems so bored. So they end up having their normal dinner where Lauren decides to tell Arie that she’s falling in love with him. At this point, the producers are up to something. They either cut the film in odd ways or told him to walk away. Because after Lauren spills her guts, Arie walks away and stands in some sort of woods by himself. I’m sure he just had the farts from gelato and needs to let one rip, but the producers spun it like he was questioning his feelings. But then he comes back and tells her that he’s falling for her too. Such boring love.

Now for Sienne’s date. They go truffle hunting. Nothing sexier than truffle hunting. But I thought truffle hunting used pigs, not dogs. That’s also coming from someone who knows nothing about truffles. So Sienne and Arie go out with some French dude and hang out with a huge French family who don’t speak English. They are split up on the date and Arie hangs out with the dudes while Sienne hangs out with the women. Who made this date up? It’s stupid. In the end, the truffle hunting wasn’t romantic enough for Arie and he decides to boot Sienne. She seems slightly upset, but not really. She’s mostly pissed because she didn’t see it coming. Because Arie is a potato. They should have her as the next Bachelorette. She has her sh*t together.

Last up, the group date with Kendall, Tia and BeKAH. Kendall is looking fuiiiiiine, so Arie decides to keep her and she gets to go back to the hotel. Now it’s between Tia and BeKAH. And we all know Tia is going to win because BeKAH is wearing elf shoes. Tia ends up throwing BeKAH under the bus and says that she’s not ready for a longterm relationship. And when Arie confronts her about it, BeKAH crushes it with fake crying. She has this insane cry face, but no tears come out. It’s great acting. If you look up Justin Long crying on New Girl, she looks just like him. Or Kim Kardashian crying. It’s painful to watch. But at the end of the day, Arie lets her go because she’s 22 and has some growing up to do. Meaning producers probably needed her to go because they knew she would never be the next Bachelorette. She ugly cries, but for real this time, in the car ride out. So much mascara all over her face. Could producers not hand her a tissue? Come on!

I’m still a week behind so I haven’t watched the home town dates yet, but it looks like it’s filled with dads telling Arie they will kill him. Real original, dads.

PaleOMG Chili "Cornbread" Casserole

PaleOMG Chili “Cornbread” Casserole

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound grass-fed ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 (14 ounce) can of fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 (8 ounce) can of tomato sauce
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For the cornbread crust

For the toppings

  • almond milk greek yogurt
  • lime juice, to taste
  • pinch of salt
  • cilantro, for garnish
  • green onions, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a large baking dish (around 9×12 size)
  2. In a large sauté pan over medium heat, add ghee and then sauté the onion and peppers until onions become translucent, about 5 minutes. Then add garlic cloves and ground beef. Break ground beef into small pieces and cook until browned.
  3. Once beef is browned, add spices, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and salt and pepper. Mix to combined, turn heat down to medium low to thicken.
  4. While the chili reduces, make the toppings. In a large bowl, use a spatula to combine baking flour, baking soda, salt, eggs, ghee, honey and almond milk until completely combined.
  5. Pour chili into greased baking dish, smooth out, then use a large spoon to scoop the “cornbread” topping evenly throughout the dish to cover the chili completely.
  6. Place in oven to bake for 40-45 minutes.
  7. Mix together greek yogurt, lime juice and salt. Top casserole with the greek yogurt, cilantro and green onions before serving!

by juli

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