Dead Man Chilli in a Cornbread Coffin

David Henson


My wife had a carry in dinner at work with a prize for the creepiest recipe. So I made Dead Man Chilli in a Cornbread coffin! She wo first place: 4 Hours off paid!! and a ribbon!!

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3 box
cornbread mix ( i use jiffy) mix as directed
home made chilli (i made hot)
black food coloring
green food coloring
butter, cold
red food coloring

How to Make Dead Man Chilli in a Cornbread Coffin


  • 1mix your corbread according to the package. add several drops of black food coloring till mixure is black pour into a bread loaf pan bake coated with cooking spray in 400 degree oven till a butter knife comes out clean. let cool comlpetely.
  • 2cut hot dogs in 1/4ths lenghth wise and boil in water till they curl up.

    place bottom of cornbread coffin on a plate or platter
  • 3with a long knife cut the top 1 inchof the corn bread gentley and set aside, with a sharp knife cut a rectangle out of the bottom of corn bread leaving 1in. walls and bottom, fill with chilli add hotdogs sticking out of chilli( to resemble worms)
  • 4set the corbread on one edge of the bottom leaning over to reveal the chilli and hotdogs like a coffin lid
  • 5mix the red food coloring to about table spoon of butter mix till red place in a sanwich bag with a small corner removed for decorating the coffin lid
  • 6put the corn meal with green food coloring in a food processor to blend, place the colored corn meal around the coffin to resemble grass

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About Dead Man Chilli in a Cornbread Coffin

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids