Diva Tasting: Corn Bread Casserole…

Corn Bread Casserole



2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium yellow onion, chopped

1 large carrot, peeled and chopped

1 large red bell pepper, chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons chili powder

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 ½ teaspoons smoked paprika

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

sea salt to taste

ground black pepper to taste

1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice

1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained

1 cup frozen corn

2 cups vegetable broth

1 tablespoon lime juice


1 ½ cups milk

1 large egg

1 ½ cups yellow cornmeal

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon baking soda

5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1 small jalapeno pepper, chopped


1 jalapeno pepper, sliced

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat until shimmering, about 1 minute. Add onion, carrot, and bell pepper. Mix to combine and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, paprika, cinnamon, salt, and black pepper. Stir and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add diced tomatoes, black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, and corn to the Dutch oven and stir to combine. Pour in broth and lime juice; stir to combine. Increase heat to high and bring chili to a boil, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, uncovered and stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Whisk milk and egg together in a large bowl until well combined.

Combine cornmeal, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a large bowl. Add milk mixture and whisk until smooth. Add melted butter and stir to combine. Add jalapeno and stir to incorporate into the cornbread batter. Remove Dutch oven from the stove. Pour batter over the chili in the Dutch oven. Use a spatula to cover chili completely and smooth the top. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the cornbread comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool for about 10 minutes before serving. Garnish cornbread casserole with sliced jalapeno and cilantro. 10 Servings.


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