Recipes and Cooking Family-Style Chili and Corn Bread Dumplings Hearty and flavorful, this chili will warm you on even the most blustery of winter evenings. What really sets this dish apart, however, is the brilliant addition of cheesy cornbread dumplings. When buying sweet peppers for the chili, choose those that are firm, heavy for their size, and have shiny, vibrantly-colored skin. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on June 29, 2020 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Scott Little Prep Time: 25 mins Slow Cook Time: 8 hrs Total Time: 25 mins Servings: 6 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 pound boneless beef round steak or boneless pork shoulder 1 cup chopped onion (2 medium) 1 ¼ cup chopped green, red, or yellow sweet pepper (1 large) 1 15 ounce can chili beans with chili gravy, undrained 1 15 ounce can kidney or pinto beans, rinsed and drained 1 14.5 ounce can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes, undrained, cut up 1 cup beef broth 1 teaspoon chopped canned chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce or 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 teaspoon ground cumin ¾ teaspoon garlic salt ½ teaspoon dried oregano, crushed Corn Bread Dumplings Shredded cheddar cheese Green onions, cut into strips (optional) Corn Bread Dumplings 1 ounce package corn muffin mix ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese, Monterey jack cheese, or Mexican cheese blend (2 ounces) ¼ cup sliced green onions 1 egg ¼ cup sour cream Directions Trim fat from meat. Cut meat into 1/2-inch cubes. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, stir together meat, onion, sweet pepper, undrained chili beans with chili gravy, drained kidney or pinto beans, undrained tomatoes, broth, chipotle chile peppers or crushed red pepper, cumin, garlic salt, and oregano. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. If you have an oval slow cooker, using two spoons, drop all of the Corn Bread Dumplings dough into small mounds onto the bubbling mixture in slow cooker. (If you have a round cooker, preheat oven to 400°F. Drop half of the Corn Bread Dumplings dough onto the bubbling mixture. Spoon remaining batter into two or three greased muffin cups. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.) Cover and cook for 20 to 25 minutes more or until a toothpick inserted into a dumpling comes out clean. (Do not lift cover during cooking.) Top each serving with cheddar cheese. If desired, garnish with green onion strips. Corn Bread Dumplings In a large bowl combine corn muffin mix, cheese, and green onions. In a small bowl beat egg with a fork; stir in sour cream. Stir egg mixture into cheese mixture. If desired, substitute 1 pound ground beef or ground pork for the beef round steak or pork shoulder. In a large skillet, brown ground beef or pork; drain off fat before using. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 529 Calories 17g Fat 61g Carbs 35g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 529 % Daily Value * Total Fat 17g 22% Saturated Fat 6g 30% Cholesterol 101mg 34% Sodium 1256mg 55% Total Carbohydrate 61g 22% Protein 35g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.