If you haven’t had quiche lately, it is time to remedy that situation. I could eat quiche for breakfast, lunch, and dinner without ever growing tired of it. This recipe takes the classic chili con carne and turns it into a quiche which makes an ideal winter meal, right?
Cornmeal crust is the perfect foil for meaty and cheesy savory pies. Not only is the rustic texture and flavor of cornmeal pastry a nice change, but it also helps if you have something that is super juicy to avoid soggy bottom pies.
If you like quiche and cornbread, you’ll love this. The cornmeal crust gives a sort of cornbread feel while maintaining the flaky composure that any great crust should have. This is one of my favorite crusts to use for savory pies, tarts and galettes.
- 3 Tbsp sour cream
- 1/3 cup ice water
- 1 1/3 cup flour
- 1/4 cup cornmeal
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 90 gm OR 7 Tbsp cold butter
- 454 gm lean ground beef
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp cumin
- 2 Tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp salt or to taste
- 341 ml corn niblets
- 398 ml tomato sauce
- 398 ml red kidney beans, drained
- 100 gm smoked cheddar, grated
- In a small bowl, combine sour cream & ice water; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, sugar & salt. Using a pastry blender or fingertips, cut in butter until mixture resembles both coarse crumbs & small peas. Sprinkle the cold sour cream mixture over dough, 1 Tbsp at a time, tossing with a fork to evenly distribute it.
- After you have added all the sour cream mixture, dough should be moist enough to stick together when pressed; if not add additional cold water, 1 tsp at a time. DO NOT overwork dough. Press dough into a disk & wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- In a large skillet, sauté beef, onion & garlic until meat is cooked & any liquid has evaporated. Stir in spices, corn, tomato sauce, beans. Remove from heat & allow to cool slightly. Grate cheese.
- Whisk together eggs, milk & seasoning.
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Roll out pastry to fit a 9-inche quiche pan. Place filling mixture in crust; sprinkle with cheese then pour milk mixture over the cheese.
- Bake for about 45 minutes or until set. Top with more grated cheese if you wish.