Chili Cornbread Casserole Recipe
Author: Nicole Nared-Washington from Brown Sugar Food Blog
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 40 mins
Total time: 55 mins
Eating chili and cornbread together has never been more delicious! Enjoy this Chili Cornbread Casserole when you need something hearty and comforting!
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ c. onions, diced
  • 1 ½ c. green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tbsp. garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 lb. ground turkey sausage
  • ½ tbsp. Kosher salt
  • ½ tbsp. Coarse black pepper
  • 2-15 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 4.25 oz. can tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp. Chipotle sauce
  • 14.5 oz. chilli beans
  • 1.25 oz. chilli seasoning
  • 2-4.75 oz. boxes Jiffy Cornbread mix
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅔ c. milk
  • 1 dollop sour cream
  • 7 oz. cream corn
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 ½ c. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
Instructions
  1. Using a large shallow saute pan, heat 2 tbsp. Olive oil on medium heat. Add the onions and bell pepper to the pan. Saute for 5-7 minutes, just until soft and translucent. Next, add the garlic cloves and cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Add the ground beef and ground sausage to the pan. Cook the meat with the veggies until cooked through and browned, about 10-15 minutes. Drain any excess grease and return to pan.
  3. Season with salt and pepper, stir. Add both cans of tomato sauce, tomato paste and stir until well mixed. Add the chipotle sauce, chili beans, chili seasoning, and stir. Allow simmering for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees.
  5. In a large bowl, add both boxes of Jiffy cornbread, both eggs, milk, and stir. Add the dollop of sour cream, creamed corn, honey, and stir until well mixed. Pour the chili in a deep 9X13 casserole dish and fill only ⅔rds full.
  6. NOTE: I used a 9X13 casserole dish and had chili left over as it all was too much to pour in the dish. It was only about 2-3 cups of leftover chili, which was fine with me. But you can also use a 10X15 casserole dish if you have it. I would just add an extra box of Jiffy cornbread, 1 egg, and an extra ½ cup of milk when you make the cornbread mixture. You can leave everything the same. Bake for about 25-30 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of the cornbread mix and bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted into the cornbread and it comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly and serve.
  8. Top off with sour cream, chives, or sliced jalapeno.
  9. If you prefer a less than sweet cornbread, you can omit the honey and add the diced jalapeno to the mix if you wish. Get creative.
Recipe by Brown Sugar Food Blog at https://bsugarmama.com/chili-cornbread-casserole-recipe/