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Cornbread Chili Pie

Cornbread Chili Pie or as most southerns call it Corn Pone Pie.    It’s chili topped with cornbread and  baked in a cast iron skillet. This Chili Cornbread Casserole is down-home comfort food.

 

Cornbread Chili Pie

 

I was thumbing thru some of my recipes collected over the years and I came across this recipe for Cornbread Chili Pie and then noticed it was my Aunt Erma’s recipe.   Aunt Erma was a true Arkansas farm wife,  she quilted, crocheted, knitted and canned a garden full of vegetables every year.   My Uncle Robert and she had a two or three-acre garden and it was loaded with everything from blueberries to zucchini. 

  I remember she made my mother an Alzheimer’s lap quilt. It was a small  quilt with squares of different fabrics and textures that helped keep anxious Alzheimer’s hands busy.   That what’s strong women do, they don’t whine or feel sorry for anyone, they found a need and fill it.  Aunt Erma was an amazing and talented lady and her Cornbread Chili Pie finds your need and fills it with comfort.

 

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Cornbread Chili Pie

 

This Corn Bread Chili Pie is not picture perfect but like us, it doesn’t have to be.  It’s a delicious chili cornbread casserole that is baked with love and filled with comfort.  And its one of our favorite down-home comfort foods  baked in a cast iron skillet.

 

Cornbread Chili Pie Recipe:

Chili Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 15 ounces can diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 15 ounce can Ranch Style Red Beans
  • salt
  • black pepper

Ingredients for Corn Bread Topping:

  • ½ cup yellow cornmeal
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon melted butter
  • ½ cup milk

 

How to make a Southern Corn Bread Chili Pie:

 

cooking ground beef

 
Add the ground beef and chopped onions in a 10 inch cast iron skillet.  Cook and break up the meat as it browns. 
 
brown ground beef
 
Continue to cook until the ground beef is browned and the onions are translucent.
 
chili for cornbread casserole
 
Add the tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, chile powder, and beans to the browned beef reduce heat and  cook for 15-20 minutes.
 
making cornbread for chili pie
 
As the chili is simmering preheat the oven to 375° F and  start mixing the cornbread.    Add cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt to a large mixing bowl.  
 
mixing cornbread
 
Add eggs, melted butter and milk to the cornbread dry ingredients and mix well.  
 
making Cornbread Chili Pie
 
 
Pour cornbread mixture over the meat mixture and gently (if needed) spread to the edges of the skillet.  Bake for 20 minutes in preheated oven for 20 minutes.
 
Cornbread Chili Pie
 
Bake the Cornbread Chili Pie until cornbread is golden brown and firm.  The chili may bubbly up around the edges and that’s just fine. Cut into 6 slices, top with jalapeño slices, (optional) and serve.  

 

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Cornpone Pie

Cornbread Chili Pie or as most southerns call it Corn Pone Pie.    It’s chili topped with cornbread and  baked in a cast iron skillet. This Chili Cornbread Casserole is down-home comfort food.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: Chili Cornbread Casserole, Chili Cornbread Pie, Cornbread chili pie, Cornpone Pie
Servings: 6
Calories: 336kcal
Author: Evelyn

Ingredients

For the Cornbread Topping

Instructions

  • Add the ground beef and chopped onions in a 10 inch cast iron skillet.  Cook and break up the meat as it browns. 
  • Continue to cook until the ground beef is browned and the onions are translucent.
  • Add the tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, chile powder, and beans to the browned beef reduce heat and  cook for 15-20 minutes.
  • As the chili is simmering preheat the oven to 375° F and  start mixing the cornbread.    Add cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt to a large mixing bowl. 
  • Add eggs, melted butter and milk to the cornbread dry ingredients and mix well.  
  • Pour cornbread mixture over the meat mixture and gently (if needed) spread to the edges of the skillet.  Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  • Bake the Cornbread Chili Pie until cornbread is golden brown and firm.  The chili may bubbly up around the edges and that’s just fine. Cut into 6 slices, top with jalapeño slices, (optional) and serve.  

Nutrition

Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 374mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 3mg

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Rhonda

Tuesday 29th of March 2016

Your Aunt Erma is my favorite kind of woman - don't whine, just do what you can!

Jamie Sherman

Tuesday 29th of March 2016

This s my kind of meal!!