Chili Cornbread Bake

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"A favourite at our house, a recipe that has made it's way into a number of our local fund raiser cookbooks thanks to the sharing of a local teacher extraordinaire who is also an awesome cook! Family and friends love Chili Cornbread! A delicious casserole to take to pot lucks and gatherings - makes for an empty pan and recipe requests."

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (295.8 g)
  • Calories 571.4
  • Total Fat - 16.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 92.8 mg
  • Sodium - 670.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 70.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 18.8 g
  • Sugars - 6.7 g
  • Protein - 38.7 g
  • Calcium - 389.6 mg
  • Iron - 8.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 14.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350, grease a 2 quart casserole

Step 2

In large pan over medium heat cook ground beef, onions, pepper and garlic until meat is browned. Drain

Step 3

Stir in beans, tomato sauce and taco seasoning, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes

Step 4

In medium bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix well

Step 5

In small bowl, combine corn, milk and egg. Beat well and add to dry ingredients

Step 6

Spoon half of the cornbread mixture into greased casserole; sprinkle with half the cheese

Step 7

Spoon chili over cheese; sprinkle with remaining half of the cheese. Spoon remaining corn bread mixture evenly over the cheese spreading gently to cover

Step 8

Bake at 350 for 30 to 40 minutes or until top is golden brown

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


dienia b

We loved this it's an easy meal and warm too lol

review by:
(25 Oct 2018)


Very nice Gerry! I used up a whole green bell pepper and used 1 full onion so as not to waste. I also added a touch of chili prepared seasoning in addition to the taco mix and about 4-5 garlic cloves (because I'm a garlic lover). I can definitely see how well this recipe would go over for a pot luck and it went over well with my family this evening for dinner. Thank you Gerry for sharing.

review by:
(7 Nov 2015)


Fantastic! Very easy to make; flavorful. Great recipe.

review by:
(4 Sep 2014)


What an easy dinner. Made a couple changes to the chili, only had black beans so substituted for the kidney beans. Also used my own spice mix, which included cocoa, which made for chili mole. Only used 1/2 the chili for the casserole since there are only two of us. Froze the rest for another time! Photo to follow!

review by:
(5 Apr 2013)


Oh how we loved this! I made not one change to the recipe well okay I added in another clove of garlic, my husband and myself both made piggies out of ourselves, all I heard over and over from my husband was please don't loose this recipe I want it again, Gerry thanks for posting you recipe!

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(11 Jun 2012)