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Bread Machine Santa Fe Chili Bread

Santa Fe Chili Bread
Try serving this bread with a favorite Tex-Mex dish, or use to make grilled cheddar cheese sandwiches.
Yield 1 loaf



Small Loaf (1-pound bread machine)

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup fat-free refried beans
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 1/4 cups bread flour
  • 1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried onion flakes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Red Star Active Dry Yeast

Medium Loaf (1 1/2-pound bread machine)

  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup fat-free refried beans
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried onion flakes
  • 1 (0.25oz) package (7g) or 2 1/4 teaspoons Red Star Active Dry Yeast

Large Loaf (2-pound bread machine)

  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water (warm, 110-115°F)
  • 1 1/4 cups fat-free refried beans
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 2/3 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons dried chili powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons dried onion flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Red Star Active Dry Yeast


  • Have water at 80°F and all other ingredients at room temperature. Place ingredients in pan in the order recommended by manufacturer. Select basic cycle and medium/normal crust. Do not use delay timer. Check dough consistency after 5 minutes of kneading. The dough should be in a soft, tacky ball. If it is dry and stiff, add water, 1/2 to 1 tablespoon at a time. If it is too wet and sticky, add 1 tablespoon of flour at a time. When cycle is finished, remove bread from pan; cool on wire rack.


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Review & Comments

Patsy Campbell | Reply

Can I get instructions for this recipe (SANTA FE CHILI Bread) for making by hand, instead of bread machine?

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Patsy,

If you click on this link it will bring you to Non-Bread Machine method. In Step 2 there is a note for “Hand Mixing” as well.

Happy Baking!

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