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Jalapeno Honey Cornbread with Chili

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Jalapeno Honey Corn Bread with Chili
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Jalapeno Honey Cornbread with Chili
Jalapeno Honey Cornbread with Chili

There’s nothing like a hot bowl of chili with an oven-fresh side of cornbread, one of the top comfort foods. Perfect for cold rainy days, cozy up on the sofa and enjoy a warm bowl of chili. Adding Sonoran Spice Jalapeno Powder to the cornbread and chili adds a special touch.

One of the earliest recordings of the American Chili was in 1828, in San Antonio Texas. There are many variations of how chili can be created. Let’s not forget the side, in our case warm jalapeno honey cornbread, yum! You can use other sides such as tortilla chips, tortillas, and even spaghetti noodles.

Adding some jalapeno powder shares a mild heat to the dish. These peppers generally measure between 2,500 and 8,000 Scoville Heat Units. Try to top your chili with a side of sour cream, grated cheese, or by adding fresh jalapeno slices.

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Jalapeno Honey Cornbread with Chili

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 1194kcal
Author Sonoran Spice


  • 9×9 baking pan
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Medium cooking pot


For Cornbread

  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Sonoran Spice Jalapeno Powder
  • 1 cup Whipping Cream
  • 1/4 cup Canola Oil
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 2 Eggs beaten

For Chili

  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 tbsp Sonoran Spice Jalapeno Powder
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Paprika Powder
  • 1 1/2 cup Beef Broth
  • 1 cup Canned Crushed Tomato
  • 15 oz Canned Kidney Beans
  • 7 oz Tomato Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Oil


For Cornbread

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease a 9×9 inch baking pan, set aside.
  • Add together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and jalapeno powder into a medium-size bowl. Give a quick stir to mix everything.
  • Add in whipping cream, oil, honey, and eggs, stir to combine. Do not over mix.
  • Pour batter into the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the pan comes out clean. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

For Chili

  • Add oil to a medium-size pot over medium heat. Add in onion and cook for 3-4 minutes. 
  • Add in ground beef, break-in using a wooden spoon, cook for 5-6 minutes or until the beef is browned, stirring constantly. 
  • Add the jalapeno powder, cumin, tomato paste, garlic powder, and paprika powder to the pot. Stir until well-combined.
  • Add in beef broth, crushed tomato, kidney beans, and tomato sauce, give a quick mix. Bring mixture to boil then reduce the heat to simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Remove fro
  • Cut cornbread to squares and enjoy it with a bowl of chili topped with sour cream and grated cheese.


Calories: 1194kcal | Carbohydrates: 110g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 68g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 244mg | Sodium: 1386mg | Potassium: 1216mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 1350IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 324mg | Iron: 9mg
Jalapeno Honey Cornbread with Chili
Chili topped with sour cream and fresh Jalapeno Cornbread

Did you enjoy making Jalapeno Honey Corn Bread and Chili? Want to use spicy peppers in more recipes but need help? Visit the Sonoran Spice Blog for breakfast, lunch, and dinner ideas. Learn all there is to know about hot peppers, how to cure the hot pepper burn, and other pepper tips!

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