Chili Cheese Corn Bread

Who says you can't play with your food? 🎯😋

Total time: 90 minutes

Ingredients for 6 people

1 cup flour

1 cup corn meal

2/3 cup sugar

1 egg

1 cup milk

1/3 cup melted butter

4 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 lb ground beef

bell peppers

1/2 onion, chopped

Olive oil

1/2 cup kidney beans

2 cloves garlic

3 tsp chili powder

1 tsp cumin

1 tbsp oregano

Salt & pepper, to taste

Melted cheddar

Sour cream, for garnish

Scallions, for garnish


High-sided cookie sheet

Parchment paper

Step 1/3

To make cornbread, mix together flour, corn meal, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Then add the egg, milk, and melted butter. Mix until just combined then pour into a parchment-lined, high-sided cookie tray and bake for 25 minutes at 400 °F. Remove from oven and let cool.

Step 2/3

Make the chili by browning ground beef in a little olive oil, then add onions, bell peppers, kidney beans, and tomato sauce. Let bubble and add garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper. Let cook until veggies are soft and beef is cooked.

Step 3/3

Cut the corn bread into equal-sized pieces and stack like a Jenga game, leaving a whole in the center. Save one piece of corn bread, then pour the chili into the center and top with melted cheese. It will ooze out of the holes a little. Cover the top with the final piece of corn bread, and garnish with sour cream and scallions. Grab pieces of corn bread and dip in cheese and chili — don't be scared to play with this appetizer! Enjoy!