Tex Mex Cornmeal Topping

Tex Mex Cornmeal Topping

This healthy recipe makes a terrific topping for any kind of chilli, mince or vegetarian pie perfect for a quick and easy dinner or lunch!

  • 2 cups Healtheries Ground Cornmeal Flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1cup grated tasty cheese, plus optional cheese to top as preferred


  1. Preheat oven 180°C fanbake (190°C regular bake).
  2. Place the dry ingredients into a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, milk and oil.
  4. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the liquids. Whisk evenly to combine. Mix in 1 cup cheese.
  5. Pour over prepared chilli base – (see below, or use any other meat or vegetable base of your choice). Top with extra cheese if desired.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes or until risen and golden. Serve hot

Serving Suggestions

Pour over a prepared base such as this chilli and mince recipe:

Speedy Texas Beef and Bean Base

  • In a pot place 400g lean mince, 1 tbsp Cajun spice mix, 1 tsp ground cumin, 1 cup water and 400g diced tomatoes in juice.
  • Bring to a simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently so the mince does not clump together. 
  • Add 2 x 400g cans Mexican bean mix or chilli beans, simmer 5 minutes and season to taste.

Nutritional Information

Average Quantity per Serve

Energy 1480kJ (353Cal)
Protein 12.4g
Fat, Total 19.0g
- Saturated 6.6g
Carbohydrate 32.6g
- Sugars 2.6g
Dietary Fibre 1.3g
Sodium 767mg