Cheese is basically the most expensive of the ingredients here, and even without especially savvy pre-ordering in bulk, I am able to make this and a side vegetable for 140 people for under $200, which is not too shabby.
Ground meat combines with tomatoes, spices, raisins, olives, chilis, corn, wine and cheese, then it’s topped with cornbread.
This is a recipe for ambitious home cooks: there are multiple steps, and you’ll dirty a sauté pan, a sauce pan, and a paella pan—if you have one. You’ll chop, sauté, and grill. And, the payoff is huge.