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Chili Cornbread Bake
Chili Cornbread Bake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Chili Cornbread Bake is an easy recipe that will certainly become a family favorite. A saucy homemade chili is smothered with a cheesy creamy cornbread topping and baked until hot, bubbly and golden! The perfect comfort food dinner on a chilly evening. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: baked chili, chili, chili casserole, chili cornbread
Servings: 6
Author: Gwynn Galvin
Cornbread Topping:
  • 1 box (8.5 ounces) corn muffin mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 can (8 ounces) cream style corn
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar jack or cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 Tbs. cilantro leaves
  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Spray a 2-quart baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and cook ground beef, onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin and kosher salt until browned, stirring occasionally.

  3. Stir in diced tomatoes & green chilies and tomato sauce. Transfer ground beef mixture to prepared baking dish.

Cornbread Topping:
  1. In medium bowl combine corn muffin mix, egg, cream style corn, 3/4 cup cheese and milk until blended and spread over beef mixture.
  2. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese and bake 25 minutes or until cornbread topping is baked through and mixture is hot and bubbly.
  3. Sprinkle with cilantro.
  4. Serving Suggestion: Serve with your favorite chili toppings such as sour cream, sliced fresh jalapenos and salsa!

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Recipe Notes

*RoTel brand diced tomatoes & green chilies can be found in the Mexican ethnic section of your grocery store. Still can't find them? Just substitute 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, preferably with jalapenos or green chilies.