Cornmeal Waffles with Spicy Chili

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 35 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 1 hr 15 min
  • Yield: 4 to 5 servings
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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


  1. Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions.
  2. 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.
  3. Serve with Spicy Chili. Garnish with shredded Cheddar, sour cream and chopped fresh cilantro.

Spicy Chili:

  1. 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.
  2. Stir in beans, tomato sauce, corn, diced tomatoes, and green chiles. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes uncovered, stirring occasionally.
  3. Yield: 10 to 12 servings