Chili Cornbread Bake

A quick and easy meal is always welcome on a busy day. A great tasting meal like Chili and Cornbread go so well together. The chili in this recipe is spicy but the red bell pepper adds a touch of sweetness. It’s bursting with incredible flavor! Topped with tender cornbread, this recipe is day one of our weekly menu; one your family is sure to love.

Chili Cornbread Bake

Serves: 6-8


1 pound ground beef

1 medium onion

1 red bell pepper

2 15 ounce cans Frijoles pintos

1 14.5 ounce can tomatoes with diced green chilies and spices

1 15 ounce can corn

2 Tablespoons Chipotle seasoning

1/4 cup chunky salsa


3/4 cup flour

1/2 cup yellow cornmeal

2 Tablespoons vegetable oil

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon taco seasoning

3/4 cup milk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a skillet brown meat, add onions and red bell pepper. Cook 5-7 minutes. Carefully add meat mixture to casserole or baking dish, draining any excess juices. Add pintos, tomatoes, corn and seasoning. Mix well.

In a bowl, mix above cornbread ingredients. Using a spatula, evenly spread cornbread mixture over chili. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cornbread topping is lightly brown.


Garnish with your choice of salsa, cheese, olives, pepperocini, sour cream or green onion.

Recipe Note: Any type of beans that you make your chili with could be used in this recipe 

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