Tex Mex Chili and Cornbread Waffles

Diane Atherton


Next time you grill out or grill in, throw on a few extra pieces of steak to use for another day. You are not limited to just steak; chicken, pork, roast, turkey would also work great.

This is a drier version of chili that I like to serve over cornbread waffles.

Hope you enjoy!


★★★★★ 1 vote

4 to 6
20 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 lb
    grilled steak (i used new york strips) (you could use other cuts of meat if desired)
  • 1/2 large
    onion, chopped
  • 1 large
    bell pepper, chopped
  • 1
    jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped (remember to wear gloves when working with hot pepper and keep hands away from face)
  • 2 Tbsp
    cooking oil
  • 2 tsp
    chili power (can use hot if desired)
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper, optional (i like a little heat)
  • 1
    (14 oz) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 c
    corn, fresh or frozen (thaw if frozen)
  • 1 large
    red tomato (fresh out of the garden if possible), diced
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 1/2 c
    self rising yellow corn meal
  • 1/2 c
    self rising flour
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 large
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
    butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 c
    corn, fresh or frozen (thaw if frozen

  • ·
    cheese, shredded
  • ·
    sour cream
  • ·
    jalapeno rings
  • ·
    black olives
  • ·
    sliced avocado

How to Make Tex Mex Chili and Cornbread Waffles


  1. CHILI: Slice grilled steak into thin bite size pieces; set aside. Saute onion, bell pepper and jalapeno in oil over medium heat until slightly tender; add steak and heat. Add remaining ingredients and heat through.
  2. CORNBREAD WAFFLES: Stir together cornmeal, flour, salt, cayenne, & sugar. In another bowl mix egg, milk, butter and corn.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir until moistened.
  4. Bake in a preheated waffle iron until crisp and browned.
  5. Serve with your favorite toppings.

Printable Recipe Card

About Tex Mex Chili and Cornbread Waffles

Course/Dish: Chicken, Beef, Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

Show 12 Comments & Reviews

Chicken Breast Recipes You Need In Your Menu Rotation

Chicken Breast Recipes You Need in Your Menu Rotation

Kitchen Crew

Low in fat and high in protein, chicken breasts are a healthy and easy dinner option. If not cooked properly, though, they can be dry and not something the family...

11 Tasty Chicken Casserole Recipes

11 Tasty Chicken Casserole Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Who doesn’t love an easy weeknight meal? We know we do! These easy, yummy and delicious chicken casseroles that will be your new go-to recipe for family dinners.

How To Make A Delicious Rosemary Roasted Chicken With Potatoes Recipe

How to Make a Delicious Rosemary Roasted Chicken With Potatoes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Impress your family and friends with this delicious rosemary roasted chicken with potatoes. It's anything but a basic roasted chicken. The chicken is stuffed with apples, bacon, sweet onion, and...