Corn and Goat Cheese Chili con Queso with Sourdough Cornbread (Emeril Lagasse) Recipe

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Corn and Goat Cheese Chili con Queso with Sourdough Cornbread (Emeril Lagasse)
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Once the cornbread is completely cooled, cut in half horizontally and then into 3/4-inch cubes. Spread on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Turn with a spatula and bake until firm and lightly toasted, about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, and let cool and harden.
  3. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion, corn, salt, and cayenne and cook, stirring, until very soft, 5 minutes. Add the garlic and jalapeno, stir to mix, and cook for 1 minute. Add the cheese and cream and cook gently over low heat, stirring, until the cheese melts and the mixture is smooth. Remove from the heat and pour into a decorative bowl, surrounded by the cornbread cubes. Serve immediately.
  4. Yield: 4 to 6 servings
  5. Sourdough Cornbread:
  6. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Pour the oil into a 9-inch cast-iron skillet or round pan, and preheat in the oven.
  7. In a small bowl, combine the cornmeal, sugar, salt, and baking soda. In a large bowl, combine the starter, buttermilk, eggs and butter, and blend well. Add the dry ingredients, and stir until combined without overmixing. Remove the hot skillet from the oven. Pour the batter into the hot skillet and bake until golden, 25 to 30 minutes.
  8. Basic Sourdough Starter:
  9. In a large bowl, combine the water, yeast, and sugar. Let sit until the yeast becomes foamy, about 5 minutes. (If the yeast does not foam, discard the mixture and begin again with a new yeast.)
  10. Add the flour and stir vigorously to work air into the mixture. Cover with a towel let rest in a warm, draft-free place (an oven with its pilot light or light bulb turned on works well) for 8 to12 hours. (The mixture should become very bubbly.) Use immediately or cover loosely with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.
  11. Preserving the Starter: Each time you remove a portion of the starter for a recipe, reserve at least 1/4 cup and replace the amount you have taken out with equal amounts of flour and water.
  12. For example, if you remove 1 cup of starter, you must replace it with 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of warm water. Whisk these ingredients into the starter until blended but not completely smooth, cover loosely, and return to the refrigerator.
  13. Also, the starter must be maintained by feeding it every few days. Refresh by removing 1 cup of the starter (give to a friend or discard it) and adding 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of warm water. Whisk until blended but not smooth. Cover loosely and return to the refrigerator.
  14. If you plan to be away longer than a week, freeze the starter in a sterilized, airtight freezer container. Thaw the starter 2 days before you plan to bake with it. Refresh as indicated above with 1 cup each of flour and warm water. Cover and leave at room temperature 12 hours or overnight before using.
  15. CAUTION: Never keep your starter tightly closed! The gasses expelled by the yeast will build up pressure and may cause the container (such as a glass jar) to burst!
  16. Yield: 5 to 6 cups
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 5605.47 Kcal (23469 kJ)
Calories from fat 2172.41 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 241.38g 371%
Cholesterol 871.2mg 290%
Sodium 9203.04mg 383%
Potassium 3140.56mg 67%
Total Carbs 685.69g 229%
Sugars 42.75g 171%
Dietary Fiber 43.61g 174%
Protein 194.49g 389%
Vitamin C 39.7mg 66%
Vitamin A 0.9mg 29%
Iron 25.6mg 142%
Calcium 2869.2mg 287%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 194.97 Kcal (816 kJ)
Calories from fat 75.56 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.4g 371%
Cholesterol 30.3mg 290%
Sodium 320.09mg 383%
Potassium 109.23mg 67%
Total Carbs 23.85g 229%
Sugars 1.49g 171%
Dietary Fiber 1.52g 174%
Protein 6.76g 389%
Vitamin C 1.4mg 66%
Iron 0.9mg 142%
Calcium 99.8mg 287%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 131.4
  • 151

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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