Easy Chili Cornbread Bake

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Chili and cornbread go so well together, why not bake them in the same pan! I've been making this for years and my kids love it. I use ground turkey, but ground beef could be substituted if preferred. You can make this in individual 12- to 16-ounce casseroles if you prefer. Serve with tortilla chips and top with sour cream if desired.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey

  • ½ cup chopped celery

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper (Optional)

  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 (15 ounce) can chili beans with chili gravy

  • 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained

  • 2 (8.5 ounce) packages cornbread mix

  • cup milk

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Cook turkey, celery, and onion in a skillet over medium heat until turkey is no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes. Add chili powder, black pepper, cumin, and red pepper. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce, chili beans, and cannellini beans. Cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Set aside.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.

  3. Combine cornbread mixes, milk, and egg in a bowl and mix well. Spoon batter into the prepared baking pan. Spoon turkey mixture over batter.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven, uncovered, until edges of cornbread are nicely browned and center appears to be set, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle Cheddar cheese on top. Return to the hot oven and bake until cheese is melted, 5 to 10 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

You can use a Mexican cheese blend in place of Cheddar if you prefer.

Editor's Note:

The directions for making the cornbread are based on the particular brand mentioned. Follow instructions on the box if using a different brand.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

528 Calories
19g Fat
65g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 528
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 1455mg 63%
Total Carbohydrate 65g 23%
Dietary Fiber 10g 35%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 7mg 35%
Calcium 226mg 17%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 667mg 14%

* 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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