Southeast Dairy Association - South of the Border Chili with Cheesy Corn Muffins

Chili with Cheesy Corn Muffins

Please family and friends with this hearty chili. Cheesy Corn Muffins complement the chili as a satisfying side dish.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 6



  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey
  • 1 cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (16-ounce) can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes with puree
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 12 teaspoon paprika
  • 12 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 12 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 14-12 teaspoon salt
  • 14-12 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cheesy Corn Muffins

  • 1 cup (8 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese,
  • 1 box corn muffin mix (8-ounce)
  • 13 cup lactose-free milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 8 paper muffin liners
  • Shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Chili
  2. In a medium saucepan, cook ground beef or turkey over medium heat, stirring often until brown.
  3. Add onion and cook until onion is tender.
  4. Add water. Stir. Mix in kidney beans, tomatoes and garlic. Stir in chili powder, paprika, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. Top each serving with cheese.
  5. Cheesy Corn Muffins
  6. Preheat oven to 400°.
  7. Insert paper muffin liners into muffin pan. Coat each liner with nonstick cooking spray.
  8. In a mixing bowl, combine corn muffin mix, eggs and milk, stirring well.
  9. Add cheese. Mix thoroughly. Allow batter to sit 2-3 minutes.
  10. Divide batter between muffin cups.
  11. Bake 15-20 minutes until golden brown or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  12. Serve muffins with chili.


Cook time may be 45-60 minutes.

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