Cornbread and chilli is not a comfort food for me. It’s good but culturally, if you want to comfort me with food, boiled chicken and rice or the sausage casserole thing (affectionately called noely poley in our family) is where it’s at. Also for maxium comfort they need to be cooked by my mother (which very rarely happens!)
You may have noticed though that I’ve been spending quite a bit of time with the Baxters, and chilli with cornbread is one of Kathy’s comfort foods (also soup, K is big on soup!)
Anyway, this is the recipe she uses and they are really good with soup and easier to make than bread.