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Cornbread-Topped Skillet Chili Recipe

Cornbread-Topped Skillet Chili Recipe

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How To Make Cornbread-Topped Skillet Chili

Top your favorite skillet chili with cornbread batter, bake in the oven for 30 minutes and you’ve just made yourself the ultimate comfort food.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1lbground turkey,or beef
  • 1cuponion,chopped
  • 1cupgreen bell pepper,chopped, or any color
  • ½jalapeño,finely chopped
  • 2tspgarlic,minced
  • 2canstomato sauce
  • 1cantomatoes,diced
  • 1cankidney beans
  • 1tbspchili powder
  • 1tbspbrown sugar,light or dark, packed
  • tsporegano,dried
  • 1tspsalt
  • 1tspcumin

For the Cornbread Topping:

  • 1cupcornmeal
  • 1cupall purpose flour,spoon & leveled
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • tspsalt
  • ½cupunsalted butter,melted and slightly cooled
  • ¼cupbrown sugar,light or dark, packed
  • 1large egg,at room temperature
  • 1cupbuttermilk,or whole milk, at room temperature
  • 1cupcorn,fresh, frozen, or canned, optional


  1. In a large oven-proof skillet over medium heat, heat the oil for 1 minute. Add the ground turkey, onion, peppers, jalapeño, and garlic.

  2. Sauté until browned and cooked through, breaking up with a spoon as you go for about 10 minutes.

  3. Stir in the rest of the chili ingredients then reduce to medium-low heat. Cover and allow to simmer for 15 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  5. Whisk all of the cornbread ingredients together in a large bowl. Remove the chili from heat and spread the cornbread batter on top.

  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until the cornbread is golden on top and cooked through. Serve warm.


  • Calories: 486.26kcal
  • Fat: 20.15g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.35g
  • Trans Fat: 0.53g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.54g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.72g
  • Carbohydrates: 57.19g
  • Fiber: 7.28g
  • Sugar: 15.48g
  • Protein: 21.93g
  • Cholesterol: 94.10mg
  • Sodium: 930.67mg
  • Calcium: 161.45mg
  • Potassium: 898.34mg
  • Iron: 4.96mg
  • Vitamin A: 173.64µg
  • Vitamin C: 29.89mg
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