Monday, June 15, 2015

Railroad Pie


1 lb. ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 can (10-3/4 oz.) tomato soup
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1 tbsp. (+/-) chili powder, to taste
dash pepper
1 can each kidney beans, drained; whole kernel corn, optional
2 tsp. salt, divided use
3/4 cup cornmeal
1 tbsp. flour
1/4 tsp. soda
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tbsp. bacon drippings

      Heat oven to 350ºF (175ºC).  Brown ground beef with onion in skillet, stirring until crumbly.  Add next 6 ingredients and 1 tsp. salt, mixing well.  Simmer 15 minutes.  Pour into 2-qt. casserole.  Combine remaining tsp. salt with cornmeal and remaining 5 ingredients, mixing well in bowl.  Spoon over ground beef mixture.  Bake 30 - 40 minutes, or until cornbread tests done.  Makes 4 - 6 servings.

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