This is what we had for dinner tonight and it was super duper yummy.  You probably already have a favorite chili recipe but I’m going to post mine anyways.  It’s just a series of cans to be opened.


1 lb. ground beef

1 large onion diced

2 cloves garlic minced

1 can Heinz chili style beans

1 can black beans

2 cans oregano and basil seasoned diced tomatoes

1 small can diced green chiles

1/2 cup beef broth

several shakes chili powder

several shakes cumin

salt to taste

Brown beef, garlic, onions and seasonings until cooked and onions are tender.  Drain.  Dump all canned items and meat mixture into large pot.  Simmer for 1 hour.  Top with cheese and a dollop of sour cream.  YUM!

It hit the spot tonight.  Accompanied by a friend’s recipe for Mexican cornbread, it was just perfect!

Mexican Cornbread

1/2 cup butter (softened)

1/3 cup honey

4 eggs

1 small can green chiles

1 can cream style corn

1/2 cup shredded Monty Jack cheese

1/2 cup shredded Old Cheddar

1/2 cup  buttermilk

1 green onion, minced

1 cup flour

1 cup yellow cornmeal

4 tsp. baking powder

Cream butter, honey and eggs together.  Beat well.  Add chiles, corn, cheese, buttermilk and onion.  Beat well again.  Add dry ingredients (sift together ahead of time if desired… I didn’t because I didn’t have time and it turned out divine so I wouldn’t worry about it if I were you.)  Blend well.  Pour into greased 9×13 baking dish.  Bake for 45 minutes in a 350 degree oven.  DELISH!

8 thoughts on “Chili and Mexican Cornbread

  1. I’m always up for a new chili recipe. I usually use tom. sauce, Bush’s chile starter, and ground beef and tons of chili powder and a little salt and pepper. Boring, I know. I’ll try yours next time. 🙂

  2. I should use a recipe. I’ve been making chili for so long that I just throw it all together changing things and not caring what goes in it….and sometimes….ugh! Gross! This is what happened to by poor family on Superbowl Sunday;after coming home hungry and wet and cold, I fed them a chili that was so bad I added a jar of spaghetti sauce to doctor it up.

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  3. How funny that you posted this. The night before I saw this post I made chili and cornbread for dinner for the very first time. It was a bit strange the way I came up with it but it all turned out good in the end. 🙂 Greta

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