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
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    home made chilli (i made hot)
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    black food coloring
  • 3
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    green food coloring
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    butter, cold
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    red food coloring

How to Make Dead Man Chilli in a Cornbread Coffin


  1. mix 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.
  2. cut 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
  3. with 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)
  4. set the corbread on one edge of the bottom leaning over to reveal the chilli and hotdogs like a coffin lid
  5. mix 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
  6. put 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

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