Spiced Beef and Cornbread Cobbler

This is a little low-brow, even if it is from Gourmet. But I love the spice combination and the biscuit like cornbread is nothing close to traditional, but fitting for a savory cobbler. It was a quick and delicious meal that took hardly any time at all. I lightened up the cornbread and included some extra vegetables with the meat. I had two servings and then kept taking bites directly out of the pie pan once I’d cleared the table after dinner. Don’t act like you don’t know what I’m talking about!

Spiced Beef and Cornbread Cobbler
Adapted from Gourmet, December 2006
Cornbread recipe adapted from That’s Fit

Spiced Beef:
1 medium onion, chopped
2 Tbs butter
2 Tbs olive oil
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 pound ground beef
1 cup finely sliced carrots
1 cup finely sliced celery
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/4 tsp black pepper
3/4 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp salt
1 (14- to 15-ounce) can diced tomatoes in juice
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 packet stevia (1 gram) or 1 tsp honey
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly oil a 9 1/2-inch (6-cup capacity) pie plate. Cook onion in butter and oil in a skillet over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until edges are golden, 5-7 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add beef and cook, breaking up large lumps, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Stir in spices, pepper, and salt and cook for another minute. Add tomatoes with juice and briskly simmer, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes. While beef simmers, whisk together cornmeal, flour, baking soda, stevia or honey, and salt in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, Whisk the eggs and yogurt together, then stir into cornmeal mixture until just combined. Spoon cooked spiced beef into pie plate. Spoon 4 mounds of corn bread batter over beef. Bake until a wooden pick or skewer inserted into center of corn bread comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Serve!



This is our favorite broccoli side dish. It couldn’t be simpler and has way more flavor than you’re expecting. Go for it.

Wham Bam Broccoli
Adapted from Allrecipes

4 cups broccoli florets
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 dash crushed red pepper flakes

In a saucepan, put all the ingredients except the red pepper flakes. Stir a bit, cover, and set over medium high heat. Turn the timer on for 5 minutes. Once cooked, drain any remaining water. Add red pepper flakes, toss and serve. Really, it’s that easy.


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