Cornbread Chili Bake

Hi there!

It's another frosty winter day!  Using a boxed cornbread mix, this recipe is so quick and easy making it perfect for a fast weeknight dinner. 

cornbread chili bake

I frequently serve cornbread as a side with chili and one night crumbled my cornbread into my chili.  I loved the extra dose of sweetness and texture and decided to marry the two into this simple recipe!

recipe with jiffy corn muffin mix

Cornbread Chili Bake

You'll need: 

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 (15oz) can of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 c diced onion
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1 pkg  (8.5oz) of Jiffy corn muffin mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 c milk


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Dice onions
  • Brown ground beef, adding onions half way through, until meat is fully cooked and crumbly and onions are tender.  Drain fat if needed.
  • Add tomato sauce and chili powder to meat and onions.  Bring to a simmer, simmer on low heat about 10 minutes.
  • While meat mixture is simmering, make the cornbread mixture by combining corn muffin mix, egg, and milk.
  • Spread meat mixture evenly in a deep dish pie pan.
  • Spread cornbread mixture on top of meat mixture.
  • Bake at 400 for 15 minutes until cornbread is baked through
  • Enjoy!

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Using the boxed cornbread mix makes this such a fast and easy recipe.  Serve with a salad and fresh fruit for an easy weeknight meal.  



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