Chili Pot Pie with Cornbread Crust

Note: This article contains affiliate links, which means I receive compensation if you purchase a product through them. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and/or believe will add value to my readers. Home Jobs By Mom reserves the right to overwrite or replace any affiliate, commercial, or monetizable links, posted by users with our own internal tracking. Visit my disclosure page for more information. 

Chili Pot Pie

Pot Pies are one of my favorite winter time meals. They are a very hearty meal that warms my family up. To shake things up a bit I decided to make a Chili Pot Pie with Cornbread Crust. The principles are about the same as making a classic chicken pot pie but this baby is filled with delicious chili. People will think you spent hours creating this masterpiece but the truth is it’s SO easy.

Basically, you just make the chili and cover it with cornbread batter. The end result is amazing! The comforting chili pairs perfectly with the rich and flavorful fluffy cornbread that’s baked to perfection. The best part is you don’t need anything extra to sop up the chili. The cornbread is built right in!

Chili Pot Pie

Serve with your favorite chili toppings like cheese or sour cream. Or with side dishes like coleslaw or potato salad. Whatever floats your boat will pair perfectly with this meal.

Chili Pot Pie

Chili Pot Pie with Cornbread Crust

Want a casserole the whole family will love? This Chili Pot Pie With Cornbread Crust is a fun Tex-Mex variation of the classic family favorite.
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6 people



  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 14 oz can pinto beans
  • 2 tbsp cumin divided in half
  • 2 tsp chili powder divided in half
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 14 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies

Cornbread Crust

  • 2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Combine diced onion with half cumin, half chili powder, and garlic powder with 1 tbsp vegetable oil in a heavy-bottom large saucepan. Cook onions over medium heat until fragrant and softening.
    chili pot pie onions
  2. Add ground beef and break up, then cook with onions over high heat until browned
  3. Add corn, pinto beans, remaining cumin and chili powder and cook for 1-2 minutes to combine flavors.
  4. Add crushed tomatoes and diced tomatoes and stir through. Bring to a bubbling heat for 5 minutes and then turn down to a simmer. Sprinkle chili with 1-2 tablespoons of flour and then stir through chili to thicken sauce. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until chili sauce is very thick.
    chili pot pie sauce
  5. While chili simmers, sift flour, and add cornmeal, salt, and sugar. Stir to combine. Add milk and then eggs and whisk until completely combined. Let stand to thicken while chili finishes thickening.
    chili pot pie batter
  6. Take chili from heat and pour into an oven-proof, deep ceramic baking dish.
    chili pot pie filling
  7. Spread cornmeal mixture on top of chili.
    chili pot pie ready
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes until cornbread is hard to ‘tap’ and lightly browned on top. Remove pot pie from oven and then let stand for 15 minutes before serving. Serve, eat, and enjoy!
    chili pot pie done


Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.


  1. This looks really good and such a neat twist on a favorite comfort food. I pinned this one for sure. Thanks!

  2. This is a recipe that I MUST try. I love both Chili and Pot Pies. I would never have thought of mixing the two! The cornbread crust is brilliant!

  3. I love the concept of Chili Pot Pie! I am seeing this for Sunday dinner, while we watch Sunday night football. Thank you so much for the unique recipe.

Speak Your Mind


Awesome Spring Break Camp Ideas
Awesome Spring Break Camp Ideas For Texans

4 Awesome Texas Spring Break Camp Ideas Spring Break Camp is a wonderful way to give your kids a fun...

How To Pick Gifts For Tween Girls
How To Pick Gifts For Tween Girls That They Will Absolutely Love

3 Ways To Find Out What The Popular Tween Girl Gifts Are When you are a parent, you have the...

How To Keep Children and Teens Healthy
How To Keep Children and Teens Healthy (Mind, Body, And Soul)

This post was sponsored by Boys & Girls Clubs of America as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central...