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Delicious Tex-Mex Chili Cornbread Casserole Recipe

Updated on April 12, 2013

If you're looking for a convenient and easy one dish meal with a Tex-Mex twist, look no further than this delicious and easy Tex-Mex casserole recipe. This tasty casserole recipe surprisingly easy to make, and will probably quickly become a family favorite once you try it!

Tex-Mex Chili Cornbread Casserole Recipe

Ingredient List

  • 2 pounds of ground round or ground sirloin
  • 2 cans of kidney beans
  • 2 cans of Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion (your choice of red, yellow, or white)
  • 1 medium bell pepper (your choice of green, red, or yellow)
  • 1 can of whole kernel join
  • 1 tablespoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of chili
  • 1 clove of minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup of corn meal
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar (or granulated Splenda)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of baking powder
  • 1 cup of milt (2 percent or whole)
  • 1 egg (or equivalent quantity of egg substitute)
  • 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil

Cooking Instructions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add ground beef, onions, and bell pepper and brown. Drain excess oil from meat and vegetable mixture and return to the pan. Drain the beans and corn and add them to the pan along with the tomatoes and all of the spices. Simmer for 10 minutes.

In a separate container, mix together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, milk, egg, and oil. Stir until all of the dry ingredients are just moistened, forming a cornbread batter.

Pour the meat, bean, and veggie mixture into a square baking dish that been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Spread the cornbread batter over the top of the mixture.

Bake at 425 degrees for 10 - 12 minutes, making sure that cornbread batter is thoroughly cooked.


You can easily vary the flavor of this recipe by making a few minor changes.

For example, the kidney beans can easily be replaced fully or partially with other types of beans. This recipe is delicious prepared with a mixture of black beans and kidney beans. Garbanzo beans are also a good substitute for some or all of the kidney beans.


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    Passerby 9 years ago

    This sounds easy and delicious so I will try it soon.