Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins

This originally came from a magazine, but I made a few changes to it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground meat in oil.
  2. Place in large pot.
  3. Add onion, tomatoes, tomato juice, beans, kidney beans, salt, garlic, chili powder, and red pepper.
  4. Cook on medium heat for 30 minutes, and stir occasionally.
  5. In a separate bowl combine cream corn, corn muffin mix, milk and sugar.
  6. Pour chili in deep 9x13-inch baking dish.
  7. Sprinkle cheese on top.
  8. Pour the cornmeal mixture evenly over top of chili.
  9. Bake in oven at 400 degrees for 35 minutes, or until cornbread on top is golden brown.
Most Helpful

My boyfriend cooked this up a couple years ago after finding the recipe in Heartland USA magazine. He used ground beef, and pork and beans rather than baked beans. It was delicious, but the cornbread absorbed a lot of the liquid from the chili. Next time I might make the cornbread separately.

kayarrr702 April 20, 2011

Excellent stuff! I modified it of course, but you really can't go wrong because it's chili, cornbread and cheese. After reading the other review I eliminated the extra liquid (tomato juice) and ladled the chili into the baking dish with a slotted spoon. Used 1 lb. of ground venison / pork, black beans and black-eyed peas.

dinahmite January 11, 2013