These Chili Stuffed Cornbread Muffins are a fun way to eat your chili and cornbread all in one bite! An easy to make appetizer for game day that uses up leftover chili. You won’t believe how fast they disappear!
Let’s continue with the game day food today and add these Chili Stuffed Cornbread Muffins to your list of appetizers to make for the upcoming Super Bowl. Chili and cornbread go together like peanut butter and jelly. There’s nothing better than scooping up some of that warm chili with a piece of cornbread. Something about the sweetness of the cornbread and the spicy flavors of the chili go so well together. The only problem is you usually need to be sitting at a table or you’ll end up with red chili stains and cornbread crumbs all down the front of your shirt. If you’re just eating it for dinner the table obviously isn’t an issue, but when you’re at a party or watching the big game the seating situation may not be ideal. As a host, the last thing you want is people trying to balance bowls of chili and cornbread in their laps while sitting on your sofa or standing in the living room on your nice light colored carpet.
Luckily these Chili Stuffed Cornbread Muffins solve the balancing act problem and unless you’re a total klutz prevent any embarrassing spills. Oh and they’re super fun to eat, because food stuffed with more food inside is the best!
Making the muffins is so easy. I started with a basic cornbread recipe then jazzed it up by adding in honey for sweetness instead of sugar, cheddar cheese because it’s an essential topping for chili, and green onions for a little bit of a mild oniony bite. Assembling the stuffed cornbread muffins is also easy! I know sometimes people see that a recipe is “stuffed” and don’t want to mess with it because they think it’s going to be too involved or complicated. Not this recipe!
Simply scoop about 1 1/2 tablespoons of cornbread batter into a standard muffin tin then plop one tablespoon of chili into the center of the batter filled muffin cup. Top with another 1 1/2 tablespoons of the batter and that’s it! See nothing complicated about it. I actually have a cookie scoop that holds 1 1/2 tablespoons so it made the process even easier. Add these easy, mess and stress free chili stuffed cornbread muffins to your Super Bowl menu, you won’t regret it!
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