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Trailer Trash Cornbread Recipe
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Trailer Trash Cornbread

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"With simple stuff...comes a moist, down-home and wholesome meal, snack, or a fun side dish. I serve this up next to pulled pork sandwiches or as the main event alongside mac and cheese. Can't think of anything more Americana than beans and weenies...unless it's a chili corn dog! Top with shredded Cheddar cheese, it'll make you want to slap your mama."

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Original recipe makes 1 8x8-inch dish Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray an 8x8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir green bell pepper, onion, and celery in hot oil until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in hot dog pieces and cook and stir until hot dogs begin to brown, 6 more minutes. Stir in the chili and heat the mixture thoroughly.
  3. Beat cornbread mix, egg, and milk in a bowl with a spoon until batter is just moistened, and spread half the cornbread batter into the prepared baking dish. Top batter with the hot dog mixture; spread remaining half of cornbread batter over the top.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until casserole is bubbling and cornbread topping is golden brown, about 25 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 12, 2012

I made this as a last-minute dinner idea (I literally remembered at the last minute that I had nothing planned for dinner). I used red bell pepper instead of green, Angus beef hot dogs, and Campbells Chunky Roadhouse Chili. I made little bowls of chopped tomatoes, sliced green onions, shredded sharp cheddar and reduced fat sour cream to top the servings with. My family RAVED about this casserole, especially littlest who can be a little picky. My husband and oldest went back for seconds. This was fabulous--not only was it quick, it also used ingredients I had in my pantr/fridge which made it very cheap to make. This recipe's a keeper!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 13, 2015

I did not care for this recipe.

Jun 04, 2012

This was really good! Very cheap and easy. I put one package of cornbread mix on the bottom of the dish, layered the chili mixture and then topped with half a box cornbread mix. The dish really held together well. We would definitely make again, especially to use up hot dogs and veggies :)

May 21, 2012

This turned out great my son said it was the best. It will be in our rotation for sure. Thank you Terry for a very Tasty recipe.

Sep 22, 2012

Very easy to make, very flavorful and hearty :) Everyone loved it! I suggest using 2 boxes of cornbread mix for a firmer serving. Also i topped with sourcream and shredded cheese!

May 22, 2012

Delish!! A new take on corndogs/chilli dogs!! Ate with shreded cheese on top, mustard and cole slaw on the side. Would be great to use up extra grilled dogs from summer partys!! It's a keeper!!

Sep 26, 2014

I had some cornbread mix to use up and this worked well. I used 1 pack of hot dogs, 2 cans of chili and the onion, green pepper and celery. Next time I would skip the celery, keep the green pepper and the onion, and add red bell pepper, jalapeños and leftovers of my homemade chili.

Sep 07, 2012

OK I didn't have hot dogs so I made this with hamburger and it was so yummy :0) Doing this one again.


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  • Calories
  • 397 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 63 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 24.9 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 13.1 g
  • 26%
  • Sodium
  • 1412 mg
  • 56%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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