Chili Cornbread Skillet

Posted: February 19

Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

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Meaty, spicy chili and pillowy golden cornbread together at last! Chili Cornbread Skillet has the warm and comforting savoriness of chili paired with the sweetness of the Southern-style cornbread for the ultimate in stick-to-your-ribs heartiness. Chili Cornbread Skillet is perfect for keeping you toasty on a winter night or for a summer feast outdoors!


• 1 pound lean ground beef • 1/2 cup onion, coarsely chopped • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 1 tablespoon chili powder • salt, to taste • pepper to taste • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper • 1 (8 ounce) can no salt added tomato sauce • 1 cup salsa • 1 cup corn • 1 cup black beans • 1 cup chili beans • 1 (8 ounce) package corn muffin mix, plus ingredients called for in package directions • 1/2 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded


Step 1

In an oven-safe skillet over a medium heat, cook the beef until it is brown, about 8-10 minutes.

Step 2

Drain off any excess fat from the skillet.

Step 3

Add in the onion, garlic, chili powder, salt, pepper, and white pepper, cooking the mixture until the onions turn soft and translucent, about 3-5 minutes.

Step 4

Add in the tomato sauce, salsa, corn, black beans, and chili beans, cooking the mixture until it is hot and bubbly.

Step 5

Reduce the heat to medium-low and allow the mixture to simmer for about 10 minutes.

Step 6

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 7

Make the corn muffin batter following the package directions.

Step 8

Mix in the cheese.

Step 9

Spoon the cornbread mixture over the top of the skillet.

Step 10

Put the skillet into the oven and bake until the cornbread is golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.

Step 11

Carefully move the skillet to a wire rack and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

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