Tex Mex Chili and Cornbread Waffles

Diane Hopson Smith


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!


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4 to 6
20 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


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  • 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.

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About Tex Mex Chili and Cornbread Waffles

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

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