I have long felt that my "Chili Casserole" would be a worthy addition to a future edition of Big Joe Henry's "Big Jersey Cookbook."

This casserole is delicious...a family favorite...that is easy to make!


Brown 1/2 lb hamburger (more if you want it "meaty") Turkey burger works just as well!

Chop 2 small onions. Brown with the meat.

Stir in: 1/2 C corn

1 can chili with beans (15oz).

1/4 C sliced black olives (optional)

To the basic recipe, I have added 1 can of diced tomatoes (I like tomatoes).

Chili powder (to taste...I like more chili flavor). 1 envelope "taco seasoning" works well!


Prepare 1 box of Chicken Flavor stuffing mix, as directed on box.

Press stuffing into bottom of 2 quart casserole dish.

Spoon burger mixture over the stuffing in casserole dish.

Cover all with 1 C (or more) shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese.

Bake in 350 degree oven / 25 minutes (or til cheese is brown).

Chili Casserole coming out of the oven! (Craig Allen photo)