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Chili Beef Corn Bread Casserole Recipe

Chili Beef Corn Bread Casserole Recipe

This recipe is my potluck standby, and I also make it whenever I have a friend who needs an authentic home-cooked meal. —Lorraine Espenhain, Corpus Christi, TX
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 can (8-1/4 ounces) cream-style corn
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream and salsa, optional


  • 1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in cornstarch, onion, chili powder and garlic powder. Stir in tomato sauce. Cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat.
  • 2. In a large bowl, whisk flour, cornmeal, sugar and baking powder. In another bowl, whisk eggs, milk and oil until blended; stir in corn. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Stir in cheese.
  • 3. Spread half of the batter into a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Top with beef mixture. Spread remaining batter over filling.
  • 4. Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in corn bread portion comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. If desired, serve with sour cream and salsa. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece (calculated without sour cream and salsa) equals 482 calories, 22 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 130 mg cholesterol, 773 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 25 g protein.