Cornbread waffles with chili and fixins’ is one of our favorite weeknight meals. Easy to make and the two flavors were meant to go together!
A FUN (AND TASTY WAY) TO EAT CHILI AND CORNBREAD!
This recipe for Cornbread Waffles with Chili and Fixins’ was inspired by a recent teacher event. We were trying to put together a teacher appreciation meal and they wanted something other than the soup and potato bar they usually have every year. So, I ended up creating this easy recipe idea!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Of course! This recipe is more of a technique or an idea rather than a full recipe. You could make a big ole Crock Pot of Homemade Chili and sit it on the side so folks can help themselves!
Absolutely! Use your favorite brand. You’ll want to prepare the mix using the instructions on the back of the packet. Also, feel free to use your favorite flavors!
I think creating a “waffle bar” is the best way to serve this. Make all the waffles and put them out along with bowls of all the toppings along with the chili and let folks create their own personalized waffle.
Thats a little tougher since it’s hard to make waffles without a waffle maker right? You could purchase one of those mini waffle makers. They are a more affordable option. Or you could make these into cornbread muffins. Once baked, you could split them open and then add the toppings.
I think this would work perfectly with a beef or chicken taco filling. Like my Crock Pot Taco Meat. Ot maybe make it more of a breakfast meal. Use a yellow cornbread mix and add cooked bacon or cooked and crumbled sausage. And then serve with warm maple syrup!
These are great to make ahead of time and store in the freezer. Just wrap them well with plastic then aluminum foil to protect against freezer burn. Store in a ziptop bag. You can then just reheat them in a toaster, toaster oven or air fryer.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- Mexican Style Cornbread Mix
- sour cream, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese (for topping)
HOW TO MAKE CORNBREAD WAFFLES WITH CHILI & FIXINS’:
Preheat your waffle iron to a medium-high setting. If your waffle iron has a number setting, set it to a number 4 (higher if you want a darker, crispier waffle.) My son likes his waffles lightly cooked so I make his first. I like mine a little more well done. Also at this point you will want to start heating up your chili. Pour both cans of chili into a covered pot and heat up until warmed through or pop it into a microwave-safe bowl and heat until warmed through.
In a medium bowl, combine both packs of cornbread mix with eggs and milk. Stir well until combined.
Once your waffle iron is heated, spray with nonstick spray. I like the kind with flour in it.
Pour one cup of cornbread mix onto waffle iron.
Y’all, look at these waffles. They cook up perfectly in the waffle iron.
If you love your cornbread with crispy edges, then you will LOVE these waffles!
Have everyone top their own waffles with what they like. Chili and lettuce, sour cream, shredded cheese and diced tomatoes. This recipe makes 4 large Belgian Waffles or 6 smaller waffles. This would be a great idea for a “Cornbread Waffle Bar”. Just set out all the hot waffles along with all the fixins’ in a bowl and let your friends and family stack it up however they like
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Cornbread Waffles with Chili and Fixins’
- Preheat your waffle iron to a medium-high setting.
- If your waffle iron has a number setting, set it to a number 4 (higher if you want a darker, crispier waffle.)
- Also at this point you will want to start heating up your chili.
- Pour both cans of chili into a covered pot and heat up until warmed through or pop it into a microwave-safe bowl and heat until warmed through.
- In a medium bowl, combine both packs of cornbread mix with eggs and milk.
- Stir well until combined.
- Once your waffle iron is heated, spray with nonstick spray.
- Pour one cup of cornbread mix onto waffle iron.
- Depending on your type of waffle iron, the light will come on or it will beep when ready.
- Once they are all cooked up, it’s time for toppings!
- Top waffles with chili, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sour cream and shredded cheese.
- Lots of ways to change this up! Use any of your favorite cornbread mixes.
- You could also use a beef taco filling instead of chili!
- Or make it like a breakfast waffle. Use the Sweet Yellow Cornbread mix and add cooked bacon or cooked and crumbled sausage. And then serve with warm maple syrup!
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