Cornmeal Waffles with Spicy Chili

Total Time:
1 hr 35 min
20 min
1 hr 15 min

4 to 5 servings

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • Spicy chili, recipe follows
  • Shredded Cheddar, for garnish
  • Sour cream, for garnish
  • Chopped fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish
  • Spicy Chili:
  • 1 pound lean ground chuck
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans ranch-style beans
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (15-ounce) can niblet corn, drained
  • 1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles

Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions.

In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Add milk, oil, and eggs; stirring until smooth. Pour batter onto hot waffle iron and bake in batches. Set aside and keep warm.

Serve with Spicy Chili. Garnish with shredded Cheddar, sour cream and chopped fresh cilantro.

Spicy Chili:

In a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat, brown ground chuck, until beef is crumbly. Stir in onion, bell pepper, garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper.

Stir in beans, tomato sauce, corn, diced tomatoes, and green chiles. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes uncovered, stirring occasionally.

Yield: 10 to 12 servings

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I'm reviewing the waffle ony, which I wanted to use with a different chili recipe. I expected this to be more like cornbread-in-a-waffle. It isn't. In fact, one hardly tastes the cornmeal at all The waffles are far too neutral and diminish the chili instead of enhance it. The texture isn't right for this combination either -- too crisp and dry. Since I'm not rating the chili, I'd give 2.5 stars if I could. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe, but i made cornbread waffles instead! so perfect and fun! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The waffles do need a little flavor. I added a bit of chili powder. The chili......very bad. Never would dream of putting beans or tomatos in chili. So I used my recipe. Great concept I just ran with it with my own chili and a spicier waffle. item not reviewed by moderator and published
When I noticed reviews that said the Chili made the Waffle too mushy, I made the waffle and toppled it with eggs benedict. It was excellent...much better than an English Muffin for the base. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The cornmeal waffles didn't have any corn taste whatsoever. I made my own chili recipe so I can't comment on that, but the waffles ended up just being a weird addition because they didn't contribute any flavor to the dish. Instead they just made it really heavy by soaking up all the chili liquid. I think next time we'll repeat this concept with a cornbread muffin mix that is stronger in flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great chili recipe. I made both the waffles and the chili for fall fest at church and won the chili cook off! First time I had ever tried to make this recipe. It was easy to prepare and reminded my husband of taco soup because of the corn. We have never put corn in chili, but it was quite tasty! I did put in one can of kidney beans for one of the ranch, just because I did not have 2 cans of ranch style beans. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good chili. my kids loved the idea of eatting it off Cornbread waffles, was way to much fun. you can play around with this dish, adding more heat or even jalapenos, to the cornbread mix befor cooking. wich my husband loves! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We had this dish last night and loved it. We have a large family of nine and everyone thought it was cool to eat our chili off of a waffle. We will definately be making this again, not only for ourselves but would make a wonderful dish for when company is coming. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe! I follow it exactly except leave out the green peppers because my husband doesn't care for them. I love the combination of the waffles with the chili...something I never would have thought would go good together. Very filling and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was very good. I only loosely based my chili around this recipe because my boyfriend and I like it a bit spicier. The waffles were great too! They needed a bit more sugar than the recipe call for, but this was a great combo! What an awesome idea! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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