Cornbread Chili Cups Recipe

Sponsored DisclosureI was about to start this post with some mumbo-jumbo about the weather getting cooler and that reminding me of chili and lalalalala. But instead, I’m just going to cut straight to the chase: I made these Cornbread Chili Cups for lunch after church on Sunday, and they were scrumptious.

Cornbread Chili Cups recipe

Growing up, we always went out to eat as a family for lunch on Sundays in my family. Phil and I haven’t continued that tradition in our family. We prefer to eat out as a family on Friday nights (usually at our favorite Olive Burger!). For lunch on Sunday, we all come home from church and prepare something together. Jaye loves to help in the kitchen, and she’s starting to get big enough to actually help. But we are also all pretty hungry after church, so a quick meal is much appreciated!

Cornbread Chili Cups recipe, wolf brand chili

Which is where the new chili recipe from Wolf Brand Chili came in handy. Wolf Brand Chili recently improved their recipe, making it thicker and heartier. Everything’s bigger in Texas and everything is also heartier, including the chili. I really enjoyed the thick, rich chili paired with the sweet cornbread cup in this recipe. We liked the “hot” flavor best, though all of them were so tasty.

Chili Party free printables

The Cornbread Chili Cups would make a great appetizer or even entree at a party with friends! If you are using them for that, you can find these cute chili party printables here.

Cornbread Chili Cups recipe

Cornbread Chili Cups Recipe


  • 1 can refrigerated corn biscuit dough
  • 1 can Wolf Brand Chili, any flavor
  • grated cheddar cheese, for topping
  • sour cream or plain Greek yogurt, for topping (optional)
  • chopped green onions, for topping (optional)


  1. Open the can of refrigerated biscuits. I hate opening those things, just waiting and anticipating the “POP!” And even worse if it doesn’t pop, and you have to use a spoon to get it to pop.
  2. Flatten each biscuit with your thumbs until it is quite thin. The biscuits will puff up a BUNCH when baking. In the picture above, the biscuit on the left is straight out of the can, on the right is after I flattened it. I still should have flattened it even more.
  3. Press biscuits into the muffin tin. Make sure to squish them up the sides and over the top edge a bit.
  4. Bake biscuits according to package instructions. For me, that was 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees. If you have pie weights, you could use those to help the biscuits hold the cup shape better.
  5. Once the biscuits have cooked, fill them with chili.
  6. Top with cheese and let them cook a little bit longer until the cheese melts.
  7. Add other toppings, like sour cream and chives. Enjoy!

Cornbread Chili Cups recipe, wolf brand chili

And if that Cornbread Chili Cups recipe wasn’t exciting enough, I’ve got a giveaway, too! Thanks to Wolf Brand Chili, one of you, my lovely readers, will win a Chili Prize Pack valued at $100 buckaroos. Here’s what’s in it:

  • Three varieties of Wolf Brand Chili (Wolf Brand Chili No Beans, Wolf Brand Chili Mild No Beans, and Wolf Brand Chili Hot No Beans)
  • Bamboo Texas cutting board
  • Texas apron
  • 4 soup bowls
  • Coasters featuring a customized Wolf Brand Chili logo

Wolf Brand Chili Giveaway

Here’s how to enter: Easy! Just leave a comment registering your opinion on the age-old chili debate: Beans? or No Beans? Personally, I like beans if I’m just eating a straight bowl of chili. But no beans if I’m enjoying the chili with something else, like a Chili Cheese Dog or Frito Pie.

You must be at least 18-years-old and live in the continental US to win. This giveaway ends at 12:OO AM PST on Friday, October 25th. I’ll draw a winner using Read all the giveaway terms and conditions here.

Wolf Brand Chili is now thicker and heartier than ever, just the way that Texans like it! The new, thicker, heartier recipe can be found every day on the shelves of your local grocery store. 

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So, beans or no beans?


  1. beans, always beans.

  2. I’m also a fan of beans in my chili. These look so tasty!! I love the idea of serving the chili in cornbread cups.
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  3. The chili-topping is calling my name!
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  4. This is a great, creative recipe!
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  5. This is such a great idea! Perfect for family parties!
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  6. No beans if using meat or with beans if going vegetarian. 🙂

  7. I like beans all the way.

  8. Beans in the pot of chili, no beans as an accompaniment on hot dogs and such. I will be making those bread cups full of chili later this week. Thanks for posting. I pinned it too!
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  9. If I’m eating Chili then I opt for beans, but just like you if it’s a chili dog or Frito pie I opt for no beans!

  10. Looks deelish! And I love the idea of the biscuit cups!
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  11. Tracy Scott says:


  12. I need the beans in my chili. My wife does not, but yes add the beans.

  13. Those biscuit cups are genius. And now I’m hungry.
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  14. Tiffanie h says:

    With beans of course

  15. I am like you. I like beans if I am eating just chili, but if it is for hot dogs or frito pie, I prefer it without.

  16. This is a GREAT idea! Sounds delicious and looks simple. Definitely going to try.
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  17. Those look delish!
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  18. What a genius way to eat chili! I’m going to try the cornbread cups ASAP!
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  19. Must admit, I had to read and re read the recipe because I’ve not seen cornbread bisuit dough and my eyes kept fooling me about where the cornbread was in your recipe! I am looking for them in the grocery tomorrow. Already have the Wolfe chili.
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    • I didn’t know it existed either. I found it at our local Kroger with all the other refrigerated biscuits. The texture is like a cross between true Cornbread and a biscuit. I think I bought Grands brand.

  20. These look so yummy!

  21. I’m probably closest to you — beans if they are the main starch, no beans if the chilis is accompanying something.

  22. Beans if it’s homemade or vegetarian, no beans if it’s from a can!

  23. debbie jackson says:

    I love to eat my chili with beans.
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  24. I grew up eating chili with beans, so I guess I’m just used to that and still usually do…but I like chili without beans too.

  25. Brilliant! Can’t wait to try this. Thanks for posting.

  26. Fantastic idea!! Can’t wait to try this out!
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  27. Thanks for linking up these yummy Cornbread Chili Cups to the Sweet Wednesday Link Party! Love that you used refrigerator corn biscuit dough!

    Have a Sweet Day.
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  28. Haylee Morris says:

    No beans!! I also love Turkey Chili the best!

  29. sandra davis says:

    i gotta have the beans in the chili

  30. Since I was born and raised in Texas, I’m a no beans guy. But I married a Northerner who makes her chili with beans. I honestly like it both ways now. But true Texas chili has no beans. I’ll have to try this recipe!

  31. One unique way I eat chili is on a chili-dog pizza. I use chili in place of sauce, with diced wieners, onions and cheese.

  32. Chili con queso!

  33. No beans if it’s going on hot dogs or in a frito pie.

    Beans if it’s a bowl of chili with a side of cornbread.

    These are steadfast rules. Why? I can’t tell you why, it just is.
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  1. […] October: Phil and I enjoyed a nice kid-free weekend in Austin with Chris and Laura, and my new upgraded wedding ring arrived! Jaye and I had a blast exploring the new Bake and Play Cafe in the Lake Highlands area. We started our bathroom remodel with this Modern Playful Bathroom mood board. I did some organizing– making DIY drawer dividers, crafting– making Jaye a DIY Maisy Mouse costume for Halloween, and cooking– making Cornbread Chili cups. […]