Chili Cornbread Casserole

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A plate of food chili with cornbread, sour cream, and slice jalapeño on top

4.92 from 59 ratings

Chili Cornbread Casserole

Yield: servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Do you like eating cornbread with your chili? Then you will love this Chili Cornbread Casserole! It’s cooks together for a hearty and comforting dinner!



  • pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion,, chopped
  • teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves of garlic,, minced
  • 1 (28 oz ) can crushed tomatoes
  • cupsfrozen corn or chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained

Cornbread topping:

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons butter,, melted and cooled
  • Sour cream and sliced jalapeños for topping,, optional
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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lightly coat a 2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Brown ground beef with onion in a large skillet. Once meat is cooked and onion is soft, add in garlic, chili powder, and cumin. Cook until garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add in crushed tomatoes and corn, then simmer for 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in black beans and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. In a separate smaller bowl, whisk together milk, eggs and butter. Add liquid mixture to dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  • Pour chili into prepared baking dish and top with cornbread batter. Bake for about 28-35 minutes or until cornbread is lightly golden.


Cuisine: American
Course: Main
Calories: 608kcal, Carbohydrates: 59g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 29g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 126mg, Sodium: 632mg, Potassium: 1083mg, Fiber: 10g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 770IU, Vitamin C: 12.9mg, Calcium: 161mg, Iron: 6.2mg
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