Mexican Chili + Naughty Cornbread Recipe

We had this on Sunday for our family dinner and SO many of y’all sent DM’s asking for the recipe. This is SO easy to make and the clean-up is even easier! It is low-fat, high in fiber, and VERY yummy! I love adding sour cream, cheese, avocados, and tortilla chips. You can also add tomatoes, chopped onion, cilantro, salsa, guacamole, olives, or anything else you’d like!

EASY Mexican Chili

  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 can black beans
  • 2 cans fat-free refried beans
  • 1 can Ranch Style beans
  • 1 can sweet corn
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 can rotel original
  • 1 pkg. taco seasoning dry mix
  • 1 pkg. Hiden Valley Ranch dry mix (3 T)
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion

Brown meat with chopped onion. Put in large Crock-Pot with all remaining ingredients (Don’t drain the cans before!). Cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-6. THAT’S IT!!

Naughty Cornbread

  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 1 box jiffy corn muffin mix
  • 1/4 cup Canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk

Mix ingredients well, pour in greased 9×13 dish. Bake at 350 for approx 40 minutes. (I usually end up covering mine with foil half way through because it’s browning on the top faster than the inside is cooking. So I’ll just check after 30 minutes by sticking a knife in to see how gooey the inside is. Once the top is browned and it’s not gooey anymore inside, it’s ready!)



  1. Virginia
    March 30, 2020 / 4:54 pm

    Thank you SO much for sharing!! 😋😋

    • Janene
      March 31, 2020 / 10:08 am

      Of course, Virginia! Hope y’all love it as much as we do!

  2. Jessica
    March 30, 2020 / 9:21 pm

    Yum! Making this something this week. Cant wait to try it!

    • Janene
      March 31, 2020 / 10:07 am

      Woo hoo! Let me know how it goes after you make it! xo

  3. Cherie
    April 2, 2020 / 12:33 am

    Yummm looks delish def gonna give this a go this week.
    Thank You Janene so much for sharing this and your Sweet family and for keeping us entertained during our quarantine ;
    Love and Blessings To You All
    Stay Safe & Be Well
    Cherie ~ Connecticut

    • Janene
      April 16, 2020 / 9:10 am

      AWW, Cherie! Thanks for leaving such a sweet message here. I appreciate your kindness! xo

  4. Shannon
    April 2, 2020 / 4:02 pm

    Getting the ingredients for these tonight! Making it this weekend! I love cornbread and can’t wait to try this recipe!

    • Janene
      April 16, 2020 / 9:10 am

      Shannon, I hope you loved it as much as our family does! It’s delish!

  5. Danielle
    April 2, 2020 / 9:25 pm

    We made your chilli tonight it was delicious! We slow cooked it for 5 hours it was perfect!

    • Janene
      April 16, 2020 / 9:11 am

      Danielle, that’s awesome! FIve hours is perfect, I bet it was yummy!

  6. Alexis
    April 4, 2020 / 10:41 am

    Making this tomorrow for family day! I’m so excited to see how it turns out!!

    • Janene
      April 16, 2020 / 9:17 am

      Yay! Hope your sweet family enjoyed your labors, haha. It’s a hearty meal! xo

  7. Kelsey
    May 31, 2020 / 12:35 am

    Hi! I tried your chili at a friend’s house and asked for the recipe because it was so good! However I’m having a hard time finding ranch style beans in my area, do you have any suggestions on an alternative? Thank you!

    Also, this was hands down the best corn bread I’ve ever made!

    • Jessica
      September 9, 2021 / 8:47 am

      This is my favorite chili recipe! My husband doesn’t even like chili that much and loved this!

      • Janene
        September 9, 2021 / 9:01 am

        ahhhh! I love that yall love it as much as we do. Thanks for sharing, Jessica!

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