08-11-2014, 07:40 AM
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I made cast iron cornbread for the first time yesterday. Along with a pot of chili of course. I have a 10" pan that my dad gave me when mom died. I use it all the time but I wanted to try something new. I cleaned the pan and seasoned it with a little veggie oil. I heated the pan up while I mixed my cornbread batter. It included diced hatch chili's and kernels off of the cob. No sugar. Just before adding the batter to the pan I sprayed on a little non-stick spray for insurance. The batter sizzled when poured in. I had a 400 degrees oven waiting with a time of 20 minutes set. I could have let it cook another 2 or 3 minutes but I was a little worried about the condition of the bottom. I didn't want it to burn. It turned out pretty darn good and no burned bottom. Check it out.
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Yep, there are pinto & black beans in the chili. I like them with and without.

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 08-11-2014, 07:47 AM
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That looks amazing!

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 08-11-2014, 08:14 AM
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That looks mighty tasty there Mr. Shavegood! Nice work!

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 08-11-2014, 08:23 AM
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(08-11-2014, 08:14 AM)FreddieP318ti Wrote: That looks mighty tasty there Mr. Shavegood! Nice work!

Thanks Fred.

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 08-11-2014, 09:41 AM
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I'd take a helping of that!

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 08-11-2014, 10:38 AM
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Okay, where do you live, Aaron? I'll bring my own fork and bowl. Hambre

All kidding aside (well maybe I wasn't kidding Biggrin ) that looks delicious.

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 08-11-2014, 11:57 AM
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(08-11-2014, 10:38 AM)freddy Wrote: Okay, where do you live, Aaron? I'll bring my own fork and bowl. Hambre

All kidding aside (well maybe I wasn't kidding Biggrin ) that looks delicious.

Thanks Freddy. You'll need a big spoon for this though. I think the chili turned out better than the cornbread. Chili is always better the second day. Is it time to eat yet?

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 08-11-2014, 12:08 PM
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(08-11-2014, 11:57 AM)DoctorShaveGood Wrote:
(08-11-2014, 10:38 AM)freddy Wrote: Okay, where do you live, Aaron? I'll bring my own fork and bowl. Hambre

All kidding aside (well maybe I wasn't kidding Biggrin ) that looks delicious.

Thanks Freddy. You'll need a big spoon for this though. I think the chili turned out better than the cornbread. Chili is always better the second day. Is it time to eat yet?

Agreed! That and beef stew. Smile

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 08-11-2014, 12:29 PM
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(08-11-2014, 12:08 PM)freddy Wrote:
(08-11-2014, 11:57 AM)DoctorShaveGood Wrote:
(08-11-2014, 10:38 AM)freddy Wrote: Okay, where do you live, Aaron? I'll bring my own fork and bowl. Hambre

All kidding aside (well maybe I wasn't kidding Biggrin ) that looks delicious.

Thanks Freddy. You'll need a big spoon for this though. I think the chili turned out better than the cornbread. Chili is always better the second day. Is it time to eat yet?

Agreed! That and beef stew. Smile

Now don't get me started on beef stew...because then I'll have to make it and post pictures.Biggrin

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 08-11-2014, 02:59 PM
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I LOVE beef stew. Hmm, I've never been to Austin. Maybe it's time to go on a sightseeing trip, except I'll just follow my nose to the best place in town. Winky

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 08-12-2014, 04:36 PM
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Fantastic ! Yum Smile

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 08-13-2014, 07:32 AM
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(08-11-2014, 02:59 PM)freddy Wrote: I LOVE beef stew. Hmm, I've never been to Austin. Maybe it's time to go on a sightseeing trip, except I'll just follow my nose to the best place in town. Winky

I'll post my carne guisada recipe when the weather gets cooler. For some reason beef stew recipes go better with colder weather. Although, you're in Southern Cal so anytime is good for you.

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 08-13-2014, 10:16 AM
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(08-13-2014, 07:32 AM)DoctorShaveGood Wrote:
(08-11-2014, 02:59 PM)freddy Wrote: I LOVE beef stew. Hmm, I've never been to Austin. Maybe it's time to go on a sightseeing trip, except I'll just follow my nose to the best place in town. Winky

I'll post my carne guisada recipe when the weather gets cooler. For some reason beef stew recipes go better with colder weather. Although, you're in Southern Cal so anytime is good for you.

Aaron, I agree with you about something like beef stew being a cold weather dish. Just because I live in San Diego doesn't mean that I'm not sensitive to the change in seasons, subtle though they may be to other parts of the country/world. Winky

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 08-13-2014, 02:04 PM
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(08-13-2014, 10:16 AM)freddy Wrote:
(08-13-2014, 07:32 AM)DoctorShaveGood Wrote:
(08-11-2014, 02:59 PM)freddy Wrote: I LOVE beef stew. Hmm, I've never been to Austin. Maybe it's time to go on a sightseeing trip, except I'll just follow my nose to the best place in town. Winky

I'll post my carne guisada recipe when the weather gets cooler. For some reason beef stew recipes go better with colder weather. Although, you're in Southern Cal so anytime is good for you.

Aaron, I agree with you about something like beef stew being a cold weather dish. Just because I live in San Diego doesn't mean that I'm not sensitive to the change in seasons, subtle though they may be to other parts of the country/world. Winky

OK Freddy I couldn't stand it any longer. I posted my carne guisada recipe. Enjoy.

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 09-18-2014, 07:20 AM
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 09-18-2014, 10:20 AM
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Wow, Aaron! That looks scrumptious! Smile

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 09-18-2014, 10:43 AM
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(09-18-2014, 10:20 AM)celestino Wrote: Wow, Aaron! That looks scrumptious! Smile

Thanks, It couldn't be easier to make. I made it from scratch this time. Just took the recipe off the side of the cornmeal. Dumped it all into a hot cast iron pan and through into oven. The top and bottom were crunchy and the middle was nice and moist. The wife was licking her lips.

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 09-18-2014, 01:21 PM
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Here's a trick I learned when I worked on a ranch and everything came out of Dutch Ovens and Speckelware pots and coffeemakers.
If you are trying something new and unsure of the cooktime just place a single, flour tortilla in the bottom of ironware. It gives enough insulation to prevent any overcooking or burning.
And, if nothing bad happens you just peel it off and eat as cook's treat.

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 09-18-2014, 04:25 PM
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Yep, the cook time is finicky...but it turned out great and popped out pretty easy and no burns on the bottom.

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 08-26-2015, 06:13 PM
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Cast Iron is THA WAY! Eggs taste better cooked in cast iron. Me and my girls made iron skillet pizzas a few months ago. Delish!

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