Chili Pie Recipe

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This is a Tex-Mex favorite with a chili 'filling' that gets smothered in cheese then topped with cornbread batter 'crust' and baked in the oven for a cheesy, spicy finish.

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Servings: 8


Cost per serving $1.41 view details


  1. 1. In a large skillet saute onion in oil until soft and translucent, seasoning with salt and pepper. Add garlic and saute until fragrant. Remove 2/3 of the mixture from pan and set aside. Add green chiles with their juices and saute for 2-3 minutes. Remove and set aside in a separate bowl.
  2. 2. In the same skillet brown ground beef, crumbling it as it cooks. When cooked through carefully drain grease. Add the onion mixture, Chile powder, Worcestershire, oregano, paprika, cinnamon, nutmeg, red pepper and water. Mix thoroughly and continue cooking over medium-low heat as you add the tomatoes with juices, the beans and corn. Mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  3. 3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a 9x13 inch casserole dish. Pour the meat mixture in and spread evenly over bottom. Sprinkle two cups of the cheese over top.
  4. 4. In a large bowl combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt.
  5. 5. In a separate medium bowl whisk the eggs, milk, butter and sour cream. Add this mixture to the dry mix and stir together.
  6. 6. Add the onion/green chile mixture and the remaining cup of cheese. Stir in. Pour over top of the meat mixture. Spread evenly. Sprinkle Chile powder over top.
  7. 7. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes clean from center of cornbread. Let set for 10 minutes before serving.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 311g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 489  
Calories from Fat 217 44%
Total Fat 24.62g 31%
Saturated Fat 14.59g 58%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 113mg 38%
Sodium 1212mg 51%
Potassium 485mg 14%
Total Carbs 47.43g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5.7g 19%
Sugars 6.82g 5%
Protein 20.41g 33%
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  • Maralyn D Hill
    This is easy and tasty.
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    • redkathy
      This is a great everyday meal! Love the cornbread topping. Replace a tablespoon of the green chile with diced fresh jalapenos for a bit of heat in the cornbread!
      I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
      This is a variation
      • Claudia lamascolo
        this looks so good!

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