Chili Casserole with Cornbread

From Betty's Soul Food Collection... Chili and cornbread partner in a homey one-dish dinner bake.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 6

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
jar (16 oz) Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
2
cups Progresso™ dark red kidney beans (from 19-oz can), drained
1
can (14.5 oz) diced peeled tomatoes, undrained
1 1/2
cups Green Giant ® Valley Fresh Steamers™ Niblets® frozen corn
3
teaspoons chili powder
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1
pouch (6.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ cornbread & muffin mix
1/3
cup milk
1/3
cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1
tablespoon sliced green onion (1 medium)

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In 12-inch skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in salsa, kidney beans, tomatoes, corn, chili powder and cumin. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated.
  • 2 Meanwhile, make cornbread as directed on pouch, using milk. Spoon cornbread batter around outside edge of ungreased 12x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish. Spoon hot beef mixture into center. (Casserole will be full.)
  • 3 Bake 18 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese; bake 4 to 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and cornbread is deep golden brown. Sprinkle with green onion just before serving.

Expert Tips

Fresh fruit and a mixed-green salad are good ideas for serving with chili and cornbread.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
1110mg
1110%;
Total Carbohydrate
57g
57%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
24g
24%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.