Cornbread & Bean Skillet
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Cornbread & Bean Skillet

Beans and cornbread skillet recipe that lets you bake the cornbread on top of the bean mixture right in the skillet.

10 min
30 min


1 cup frozen corn

1 (15-ounce) can spicy chili beans, undrained

1 (15-ounce) can light red kidney beans, rinsed, drained

1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained

1 (6.5- to 8.0-ounce) package cornbread mix

8 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Deli American

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine corn, chili beans, kidney beans and tomatoes in 12-inch skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 4-5 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil.

  2. STEP 2

    Prepare cornbread batter according to package directions, stirring in 2 slices chopped cheese. (Do not bake.)

  3. STEP 3

    Spoon cornbread batter evenly over bean mixture. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover; cook 14-16 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from heat. Top mixture with remaining cheese slices. Cover; let stand 1- 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Tip #1

For a sausage flavor to this skillet, omit the kidney beans and stir in 1 1/2 cups frozen sausage-style soy vegetable protein crumbles.


15Fat (mg)
50Cholesterol (mg)
1290Sodium (mg)
53Carbohydrates (g)
11Dietary Fiber
18Protein (g)


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  August 18, 2011

I make this recipe husband loves is even better left over..i use a small can of green chili's instead of tomoatoes with chili's because we like a little more bite

— says Elise
  January 04, 2011

My family had mixed responses: The kids didn't like it (three of them). My sister liked it and me and my dad thought it was lacking something. It is a good meal when you are broke or short on time but the chili part needs some work. It was just so "canned." This whole idea of putting the cornbread in the chili then covering it to bake was a great idea. I think I'll make my own chili next time though.

— says KC
  November 19, 2009

I made this recipe for the first time for company. It was so good!! I softened an onion in the skillet before I added the beans. Every one loved it!

— says karen
  April 18, 2009

I'm not a good cook, but even I can make this easy dish. Tastes great and even my little kids like it.

— says Kathryn
  August 05, 2008

This quick and yummy dinner goes into rotation in our house in the fall and winter.

— says Kristie
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