Skillet Cornbread & Chili Pie

Skillet Cornbread & Chili Pie

This warm and hearty Skillet Cornbread & Chili Pie is an easy, one dish meal that's sure to please the entire family!
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Chili is one of my all time favorite meals during the winter. You just can't beat the warm spices and flavor packed bites on a cold day. I always serve cornbread or cornbread muffins alongside my chili, but I decided to kick things up a notch and make a skillet cornbread and chili pie. Because why wouldn't two of my favorites be combined into one dish? It's a win-win!

This dish is so amazingly simple to put together. One skillet is all you need to make a hearty, homemade chili smothered with ooey gooey cheese and a tender cornbread top. Just thinking about it makes me hungry!

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The Martha White Sweet Yellow Cornbread Baking Mix is the perfect topping for this pie. I love the touch of sweetness it adds to the spicy chili. You can find the cornbread baking mix, along with the complete line of Martha White Baking Mixes, at your local Kroger. {Use the store locator to find the Kroger nearest you!}

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Whether you make this dish for a family dinner, a special get together, or to watch the big game, I guarantee the skillet will be empty in no time!

Skillet Cornbread & Chili Pie
Author: Sarah Bates | The Chef Next Door
Serves 6

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup diced onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 pound lean ground beef
15 ounce can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
15 ounce can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
3 Tablespoons chili powder
1 Tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 cup shredded Cheddar Jack cheese

Heat the oil in a cast iron pan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and ground beef and cook, breaking the meat up with a wooden spoon, until browned. Stir in the beans, tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, and paprika. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer and continue cooking for 15 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Prepare the cornbread. Whisk the baking mix, egg and milk together in a small bowl. Remove the skillet from the heat, sprinkle evenly with the shredded cheese, then spread the cornbread batter evenly over the chili.

Bake the skillet for 20 minutes, until the cornbread is brown and the top springs back when lightly touched. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Cut into wedges, or spoon it out, and serve.

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