Autumn Vegetable Cobbler

From RIG Greer

  

Good friend Rig likes to cook...., and, Ive discovered there are more men who cook than once thought - quite a few actually. RIG is always on the look-out for healthy recipes that taste good - usually those featuring a variety of vegetables. He says I fixed this recipe last weekend and thought it was great. It is kind of a pain, but was worth the effort. The recipe originally came from Southern Living, so I don't claim any fame if you like it.  Enjoy!!

 

     1          small Onion, sliced

     2          teaspoons Olive Oil

     4          small Red Potatoes, cubed

     2          Carrots, chopped

     1/4       cup Water

     2          medium Leeks, halved lengthwise and cut into slices

     2          cups chopped Fresh Spinach

                 (Kale, Collard Greens or Turnip Greens may be substituted for the spinach)

     1          cup Vegetable Broth

     2          teaspoons All-purpose Flour

     3          teaspoons (1-tablespoon) minced Fresh Parsley

     1          tablespoon Soy Sauce

     1/2       teaspoon Salt

 

In a large saucepan, saute onion in hot oil over medium-high heat until tender.

 

Add potato, carrot and water; cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes.

 

Add leeks and spinach; cook 3 minutes or until spinach wilts.

 

Whisk together vegetable broth and flour until smooth.

 

Stir broth mixture, minced parsley, soy sauce and salt into spinach mixture. Bring to a boil; cook stirring constantly, 1 minute.

 

Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring often, 5 minutes or until thickened.

 

Spoon vegetable mixture into a lightly greased 8-inch baking dish. Drop Cornbread Topping by heaping tablespoonfuls onto the hot vegetable mixture.

 

Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden.

 

Cornbread Topping

 

     1          cup All-purpose Flour

     1/2       cup Cornbread Mix

     1          teaspoon Baking Powder

     1/2       teaspoon Salt

     1/4       teaspoon Baking Soda

     2          tablespoons Butter, softened

     3/4       cup Buttermilk

     2          teaspoons Honey

 

Combine first 5 ingredients; cut in butter with fork or pastry blender until crumbly.

 

Whisk buttermilk and honey together and stir into flour mixture.

 

Drop onto hot vegetables and bake.

 

Published Jan 23, 2007

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