It seems to me that autumn is one of the busiest times of the year for a lot of people. Even if you or your kids aren’t going back to school, there seems to be an increase in workload and productivity for everyone once the weather starts getting colder. And while the hustle and bustle of fall can be great, it can often make it difficult to get dinner on the table. Quick, easy, and hearty meals are most welcome on busy fall weeknights, and that’s exactly what this meal is all about.
This “recipe” for Cornbread Waffles and Chili is dead simple, but it’s warm and comforting for chilly evenings, and it’s something that the whole family is sure to enjoy!
First, start by preparing your favorite cornbread batter. I used the stuff from the box, but if you’ve got a favorite recipe, feel free to use it. You could also whip up a batch of my Gluten-free Cornbread batter! (Note: I used the muffin recipe on the box, neglecting to see that there was a slightly different recipe for waffles on there as well. They still turned out great though, so there’s probably a lot of leeway for recipes in the waffle maker!)
Spoon the batter into a greased and preheated waffle maker, and cook until golden brown.
Next, top your cornbread waffle with a heaping ladle of your chili of choice (I used a can of chili I already had in the pantry.) Don’t forget to top it all off with your favorite chili toppings! We like cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, lettuce, and crushed tortilla chips for a little bit of extra crunch. Pretty much anything goes as far as chili toppings go, so get creative!
And that’s all there is to it! You can have a warm and tasty dinner on the table in just about 10 minutes.
Next time you have one of those crazy-busy autumn evenings, you’ll be thankful you had this recipe handy! :-)
What is your favorite “dinner in a jiffy?”
Cornbread Waffles & Chili
- cornbread mix
- cheese sour cream lettuce, tomatoes, corn chips, etc
- Start by preparing your favorite cornbread batter.
- Spoon the batter into a greased and preheated waffle maker, and cook until golden brown.
- Top your cornbread waffle with a heaping ladle of your chili of choice.
- Top with your favorite chili toppings!