A chili challenge was laid down in the church parking lot between my husband and our friend, and the time was set and friends invited for a Sunday afternoon chili cook off.
Beans, no beans, secret ingredients, level of spice – no matter what your specific chili preferences are, I think we can all agree that cornbread is an essential sidekick.
And I have a cornbread recipe that will make all of your friends say “wow.” At least all of mine did…
My mother-in-law calls it deluxe cornbread. She uses a few more ingredients, and I use the Jiffy shortcut.
- Box of Jiffy cornbread
- 1 can of creamed corn
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 cup sour cream
I never claimed this was going to induce instant weight loss.
Mix everything together with handheld mixer or Kitchenaid mixer (if you don’t have one, Costco has an unbeatable* deal on the pro style right now) *haha
Bake it about 40 minutes at 350 in your favorite casserole dish so it is still a little doughy on the inside – which makes it more like a soufflé than traditional cornbread.
And yes, I served it in a silver casserole holder. It’s the South, ya’ll.
Who won the chili cook off? Both of the chilis were excellent, but the cornbread was the winner.