Recipe courtesy of Molly Yeh

Spiced Beef Hot Dish With Bacon Jalapeno Cornbread

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr 20 min
  • Active: 1 hr 10 min
  • Yield: 10 to 12 servings


Spiced Beef Hot Dish:



  1. For the spiced beef hot dish: Place the bacon in an even layer in a Dutch oven or large cast-iron pan and turn the heat to medium-high. Cook until crispy and the fat is rendered, a few minutes per side. Meanwhile, sprinkle the beef with salt and pepper. Remove the bacon to paper towels to drain, leaving the bacon fat in the pan. Working in batches, place the beef in an even layer in the Dutch oven and sear until browned on all sides, adding a drizzle of oil if the Dutch oven ever seems dry, about 4 minutes per side. Remove to a plate or shallow bowl. Crumble the bacon and set aside.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium and add the carrots, jalapeno and onion and cook until translucent, 7 to 10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute. Add the baharat and chili powder and toast with the vegetables, 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and broth and bring to a boil. Add the beef and any accumulated juices, the chickpeas and raisins. Reduce to a simmer, then cover and let cook 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Season to taste. 
  3. For the cornbread: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. 
  4. Whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Whisk together the egg, melted and cooled butter, yogurt and honey in a medium bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Fold in the jalapeno and bacon.
  5. Using a cookie scoop, dollop the cornbread batter on top of the chili to cover. Bake, uncovered, until golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove and serve with yogurt and chopped parsley.