Basic Chili & Cinnamon Sugar Cornbread

The stormy winter weather we are having in Minnesota called for chili and cornbread!  This was my very first time making chili, if you can believe it!  I’ve ordered chili at restaurants and enjoyed it at my friend’s and families houses but never made it.  One of my best friends has the most delicious recipe for spicy cornbread that she makes with chili.  It is not spicy as in spicy hot but spicy as in cinnamon and sugar!
Since I try to watch my sugar intake I altered the recipe to use Truvia in place of some of the sugar but you can use all brown sugar if desired.
Place flour, brown sugar, Truvia (or brown sugar), shortening, cornmeal, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl.
Cut in shortening until the mixture is in small crumbles.
Add eggs and sour milk.
Pour into a greased 11×7 pan and sprinkle with cinnamon and Truvia (or granulated sugar).  Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes.
Cinnamon Sugar Cornbread
adapted from my friend’s recipe

1 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 1/2 Tbsp Truvia (or use 1/2 cup of brown sugar)
1/3 cup shortening
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
1/2 cup sour milk (1/2 cup milk & 1 Tbsp vinegar)
1 egg
1 egg white
Cinnamon & Sugar for sprinkling on top

Put milk and vinegar in a bowl and set aside to sour. Place flour, brown sugar, Truvia (or additional brown sugar), shortening, cornmeal, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl. Cut in shortening until the mixture is in small crumbles. Add eggs and sour milk. Pour into a greased 11×7 pan and sprinkle with cinnamon and Truvia (or granulated sugar).  Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes. (May take longer if using all brown sugar)

In case anyone is interested in how I made my very simple chili:

Basic Chili
Adapted from my mom’s recipe

1 lb hamburger
Brown hamburger with a little dried onion, sprinkle of Worcester sauce, a dash of garlic, seasoned salt and pepper.

2 cans chili beans in mild sauce
1 can tomato soup
1 can water
Pour the chili beans, tomato soup and water into a pot.  Add browned hamburger and warm over medium heat, stirring often until the chili is hot.  I let mine simmer for about 1 hour stirring occasionally, until we were ready for dinner.

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Comments

  1. Looks delicious and your pictures are beautiful!

  2. This looks fabulous!

  3. Oh my goodness Tonia…that looks amazing!! My kids LOVE cornbread, but they will go crazy over this stuff. Thank you so much for sharing, I will be making this within the week!! :)

  4. YUM!
    I’ve never thought to make cinnamon cornbread with chili but I must try this :) Chili is one of my favorite foods of all time, how did you end up liking it?

  5. That cornbread looks delicious… I would have never thought about cinnamon!!!! Yummy!!!

  6. Gorgeous foodie pic & I have never heard of cinnamon cornbread but sounds good to me. Pinning for sure!

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  8. What a perfect dish to have during this last blast of winter.

  9. Won’t be long and I’ll be looking for recipes like this Tonia. Looks so hearty.

    Anne xx

  10. that cornbread looks yum! Everytime I make a batch it ends up like a brick, not sure what I’m doing. Cinnamon sounds like a great addition!

  11. Yum that looks wonderful, the cinnamon sounds like a great flavor combination with the Chili! Your photography is beautiful!

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