Note: This high-calorie recipe is especially
for kids with cystic fibrosis (CF). Kids with CF often need to
consume additional calories to help them meet their nutritional
Serve this dish alone or add some vegetables on the side. This
high-calorie meal tastes even better the next day.
- 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1/2 c. onion, chopped
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 tbsp. chili powder
- 1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
- 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 16 oz. can red kidney beans, drained
- 14 1/2 oz. can diced tomatoes, drained
- 2 c. cheddar cheese, shredded
- 8 1/2 oz. cornbread mix
- 1/3 c. heavy cream
- 1 egg
- 1/4 c. sour cream
- 8 1/2 oz. can of creamed corn
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In medium skillet, sautÃ©onion and garlic in vegetable oil
over medium heat. Cook approximately 10 minutes until tender, but
- Add cumin, chili powder, cocoa, and cinnamon to skillet.
- Add ground beef and cook at medium high heat. Cook meat until
- Add red kidney beans and tomatoes to meat mixture and remove
- Spoon beef mixture into a greased 2-quart casserole
- Spread shredded cheddar cheese on top of meat.
- In a separate bowl, mix cornbread mix, milk, egg, sour cream,
and creamed corn together.
- Pour cornbread batter over top of meat and cheese. Spread
- Bake for 40 minutes or until top of cornbread is golden
1 1/4 cups
Nutritional analysis (per serving):
37 g protein
45 g fat
1100 mg sodium
412 mg calcium
Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient
Variations and suggestions:
You can cut this recipe in half and make cornbread muffins with
the leftover batter.
Allison Brinkley, RD, LD/N, CNSD
Date reviewed: July 2003
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice,
diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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