By Carl Hanson
October 26, 2015

Putting cornbread batter in the waffle iron is a smart move. Adding chopped bacon, pepperjack cheese, and green chile peppers? That elevates it to major mad-genius level. What you get is a waffle that's chili's choice companion.

Photo by CCLoves2Bake

Try your savory cornbread waffles with these 5-star chili recipes.

Photo by CandiceSteele

Want more chili recipes? How about these 6 chili cook-off blue-ribbon winners? Or head here for our complete collection of Chile Recipes.

Of course, chili isn't the only dish that demands cornbread waffles on the side. Ladies and gentleman, may we introduce Beef Stew...

Jennifer's Burgundy Beef Stew | Photo by naples34102

And we could never forget...

Chicken and Waffles | Photo by Meredith

Be sure to make extras for the a.m. Top 'em with maple syrup for an amazing sweet and savory experience. Toss a fried egg on top just for tasty shucks.

For even more recipes, check out our complete collection of Soups, Stews, and Chili Recipes.