60-Minute One-Pot Chili and Cornbread

One-Pot Chili and Cornbread is a hearty, satisfying dish that’s ready in 60 minutes. Let your oven do the work while you go about doing other things – like spending time with family or friends over a cup of hot cocoa by the fireplace. Nothing is better than a comforting chili and cornbread dish on cold days when all you want is something warm in your belly. Now, let’s get cooking!

One-Pot Chili and Cornbread is a hearty, satisfying dish that's ready in 60 minutes.
One-Pot Chili and Cornbread

One-Pot Chili and Cornbread Ingredients

Appropriate for: CKD, Non-dialysis, Dialysis

8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ cup onions, diced
  • ¼ cup celery, diced
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeño peppers, chopped
  • ½ cup red or green peppers, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons dried onion flakes
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup tomato sauce, no added salt
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce, low sodium
  • 1 cup kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded


  • ¼ cup cornmeal
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1½ tablespoons butter, unsalted, melted
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ¾ cup milk

How to Prepare One-Pot Chili and Cornbread

  • In a large oven-safe pot, brown ground beef with onions, celery, jalapeños and bell peppers
  • Drain any excess oil
  • Add chili powder, garlic powder, onion flakes, cumin, black pepper, tomato sauce, water, Worcestershire sauce and beans
  • Cook for an additional 10 minutes
  • Remove from heat and layer cheese
  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix cornmeal, flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and sugar
  • In a small bowl, beat egg, melted butter, oil and milk
  • Fold flour mixture and egg mixture together (you should see some lumps, which is fine, don’t over beat)
  • Pour mixture over chili and bake for 25 minutes uncovered, then 20 minutes covered at 350° F
  • Turn off oven and let rest for 5 minutes.

One-Pot Chili and Cornbread Nutrition Facts

(makes 8 servings)

Calories 392
Carbohydrates 33 g
Protein 17 g
Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
Total Fat 21 g
Sodium 335 mg
Potassium 441 mg
Phosphorus 239 mg

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Source: https://www.freseniuskidneycare.com/eating-well/recipes/dinners/chili-cornbread-casserole

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Shree Mulay, MD, is a nephrologist and co-owner of The Kidney Experts. He went to medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Mission Medical College and completed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Shree manages patients at several West Tennessee Healthcare Hospital locations and serves at numerous dialysis locations across the region. He also sees patients at four kidney care clinic locations. Funny, caring and always wanting to help, Shree is passionate about his practice and devotes much of his time to his patients.

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