This Cornbread Chili Casserole is a hearty skillet recipe that the whole family will love! A flavorful and easy weeknight dinner anyone can make!
Cornbread Chili Skillet
If you love chili, you’re going to go crazy for this Cornbread Chili Casserole! Made in a cast iron skillet as opposed to a casserole dish, this rustic homemade chili with cornbread topping is going to become your favorite way to have chili!
This delicious casserole is made with Trader Joe’s or Jiffy mix. If you prefer a different brand or don’t have access to these, look for corn muffin mix or cornbread mix in a box. You want this to be an easy dinner recipe, so while you can make homemade cornbread, it works great with the boxed mixes.
Jiffy cornbread mix is not gluten-free, but you can easily turn this into a gluten-free dish if you use a gluten-free cornbread mix instead. Look for them in the gluten-free section of your grocery store or on Amazon, but there are a few that I’ve seen out there. If you have a Trader Joe’s near you, they make a gluten-free option.
This Chili Cornbread Skillet is a fantastic meal on a cold day. One of the best things about it is that you put all of the simple ingredients right into the pan, mix, and bake. As chili recipes go, it doesn’t get much easier and everything you need is in one dish.
While you can eat this savory chili with a spoon or fork, I also like to serve it with tortilla chips as a utensil. If you don’t have them available the first time, try it next time. It will become the kid’s favorite thing and they will likely ask for you to cook it for family dinners – mine do!
Chili Cornbread Casserole Recipe
How To Make:
1 lb ground beef, cooked and crumbled
1 package Trader Joe’s cornbread mix 15 oz (or 2 Jiffy 8.5 oz)
1 onion, diced
1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes 28 oz, undrained
1 can whole kernel corn 8 oz, drained
1 can chili beans 15 oz, undrained
1 can navy beans 15 oz, drained and rinsed
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoon chili powder
Salt (to taste)
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and take out an oven-safe skillet 10″ or larger.
In a separate pan on the stove top, brown your lean ground beef over medium heat so that it is cooked through and crumbles apart easily with a wooden spoon.
In a large bowl, prepare the cornbread mix according to the package directions and set the batter aside. Do not bake it.
Taking your large skillet, add the meat, onions, and seasonings.
Add the diced tomatoes with juice, chili beans with liquid, navy beans with no liquid (drained and rinsed), and corn (drained). Once everything is added, mix the skillet chili well to distribute everything evenly.
Pour the cornbread batter over the top and spread it evenly over the top of the chili so that you have an even cornbread layer.
Place your cast iron skillet in the oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes or until the cornbread mixture is cooked through.
Serve this hearty chili with shredded cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, sour cream, or your favorite chili toppings, and enjoy!
Store any leftovers in the skillet covered with plastic wrap or in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Can I Use Different Beans Or Meat In This Chili Cornbread Bake?
Yes! Chili is a classic comfort food that is usually a mixture of various beans, meat, and seasonings, so choose your favorites!
You can swap out black beans, pinto beans, cannellini beans, or kidney beans instead of navy or chili beans. And if you prefer to stay away from red meat, swap out the ground beef for lean ground turkey or chicken. It will still be delicious!
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- Sheet Pan Gnocchi With Roasted Vegetables
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- Easy Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 544Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 1119mgCarbohydrates: 69gFiber: 14gSugar: 18gProtein: 28g
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This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietitian. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.
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