Chili Con Corn Bread

Two 15 oz cans chili or 4 cups home made chili
1 egg slightly beaten
1/2 cup milk
2 tbs vegetable oil or melted shortening
1 cup yellow corn meal
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup (4 oz) grated sharp cheddar cheese, divided

Preheat oven to 400F. Pour chili into lightly greased 8 inch square baking pan. Combine milk, corn meal, baking powder, salt and 1/2 cup cheese. Stir until smooth; pour over chili slowly. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheese evenly over batter. Bake 30 to 35 minutes. Cool 5 minutes.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana