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Chipotle Chili And Cornbread Dumplings

by Matthew Johnson featured in 3 Creative One-Pot Recipes


for 12 servings

  • 2 lb
    ground beef (905 g)
  • 2 tablespoons
    kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon
    black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon
    ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon
    chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon
    smoked paprika, ground
  • 1 teaspoon
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 12 oz
    tomato paste (340 g)
  • 2 cups
    beef broth (480 mL)
  • 12 oz
    chopped tomato, 1 can (340 g)
  • 15 oz
    black beans, 1 can (425 g)
  • 15 oz
    red kidney bean, 1 can (425 g)
  • 1 tablespoon
    apple cider vinegar, optional

Cornbread Dumplings

  • 1 cup
    cornmeal (120 g)
  • 1 cup
    flour (125 g)
  • 1 teaspoon
    baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup
    honey (85 g)
  • ½ cup
    buttermilk (120 mL)
    Calories 439
    Fat 15g
    Carbs 45g
    Fiber 7g
    Sugar 12g
    Protein 30g

Estimated values based on one serving size.



  1. In a large bowl, mix the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt. Mix and make a little well in the center.
  2. Add the milk, eggs, honey into the well, beat the eggs and liquid first, and then combine with the rest of the dry ingredients. Set aside until chili is almost finished.
  3. In a large pot at medium high heat, add the beef, season with salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, cayenne, and cook until it is a deep brown color.
  4. Add the onion, red bell peppers garlic, and chopped chipotles, and a pinch of salt. Cook until caramelized and soft, about 10 minutes.
  5. Add the tomato paste and cook until the tomato paste gets dark and starts sticking to the bottom slightly.
  6. Add in the canned diced tomatoes, beef broth, black beans, kidney beans, and apple cider vinegar (optional). Stir until all is well incorporated. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low to a simmer,
  7. Scoop and shape the cornbread batter into golf ball sized dumplings and place in the simmering chili.
  8. Put a lid on the Chili and steam/simmer the dumplings 20 minutes or until the dumplings are cooked through.
  9. Serve with cheddar cheese, sour cream, and sliced scallions.
  10. Enjoy!




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