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One Skillet Cornbread Chili

  • Author: Sprinkles and Sea Salt


Make this One Skillet Cornbread Chili for game-day! Spicy chili packed with meat and veggies topped with sweet corn bread, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser!



One Skillet Cornbread Chili

1 pound ground beef

*taco seasoning

2 tbsp olive oil, divided

3/4 cup onion, chopped

2/3 cup red pepper, chopped

1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes

1 cup red kidney beans, drained

1 cup black beans, drained

1 cup whole kernel corn, drained

2 tbsp tomato paste

homemade cornbread topping**

1 jalapeño, sliced thin (optional)

1/2 cup sour cream (optional)

fresh cilantro (optional)

lime slices (optional)

Taco Seasoning

2 tbsp chili powder

1 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

1/2 tsp oregano

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Homemade Cornbread Topping

1 1/2 cups white flour

3/4 cup yellow cornmeal

1 tbsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

2 tbsp white sugar

8 tbsp unsalted butter, cold

1 cup buttermilk


One Skillet Cornbread Chili

Pre-heat oven to 350°F

Heat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat in cast-iron skillet

Add ground beef, brown

Add taco seasoning, mix

Set meat aside in a medium sized bowl

Reduce to medium heat

Add another tbsp olive oil to the skillet

Add onion, sauté 2-3 minutes

Add red pepper, diced tomatoes, kidney beans, black beans and corn, mix

Mix in tomato paste, sauté 2-3 minutes

Add the meat back to the skillet

Simmer on low while you mix up the corn bread

Prepare corn bread as instructed

Spoon batter over taco meat in an even layer to cover the chili

Bake for 20-22 minutes until corn bread is set

Serve warm topped with sour cream, jalapeño, cilantro and lime slices if desired

Taco Seasoning

Mix all spices together

Homemade Cornbread Topping

Add the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar to the bowl of your food processor

Pulse to combine

Add the butter 1 tbsp at a time, pulsing between each add

Set the food processor to high and slowly pour in the buttermilk until the mixture is fully combined


* you can substitute a pre-mixed taco seasoning for the homemade

**you can use a boxed cornbread instead of homemade

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