Veggie Chili Cornbread Casserole


Veggie chili cornbread casserole.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
10 servings



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped

  • 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped

  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 ½ teaspoons smoked paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • salt to taste

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 cup frozen corn

  • 2 cups vegetable broth

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice


  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 ½ cups yellow cornmeal

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, chopped


  • 1 jalapeno pepper, sliced

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat until shimmering, about 1 minute. Add onion, carrot, and bell pepper. Mix to combine and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, paprika, cinnamon, salt, and black pepper. Stir and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

  2. Add diced tomatoes, black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, and corn to the Dutch oven and stir to combine. Pour in broth and lime juice; stir to combine. Increase heat to high and bring chili to a boil, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, uncovered and stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  4. Whisk milk and egg together in a large bowl until well combined.

  5. Combine cornmeal, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a large bowl. Add milk mixture and whisk until smooth. Add melted butter and stir to combine. Add jalapeno and stir to incorporate into the cornbread batter.

  6. Remove Dutch oven from the stove. Pour batter over the chili in the Dutch oven. Use a spatula to cover chili completely and smooth the top.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the cornbread comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool for about 10 minutes before serving.

  8. Garnish cornbread casserole with sliced jalapeno and cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

393 Calories
11g Fat
60g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 393
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 990mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 34mg 171%
Calcium 185mg 14%
Iron 6mg 35%
Potassium 584mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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