Bacon Cheddar Chili Cornbread

Gluten Free Living – 2016

Oh, my goodness, prepare yourself for the B-E-S-T Bacon Cheddar Chili Cornbread ever! Yes, yes, a thousand times, Y-E-S!!! This cornbread is loaded with bacon, cheddar cheese and green chilies. I thought my Bacon Cheddar Cornbread was delicious, and my Jalapeno Cheddar Honey Cornbread was out-of-this-world! Even my Bacon Jalapeno Cornbread made with Gruyere cheese is sensational. But Bacon Cheddar Chili Cornbread tops them all. Why? After frying the bacon in a cast-iron skillet, I poured the mixture into the bacon grease before baking in the oven. The bacon grease permeated the cornbread so that it was so delightful, if I hadn’t been making this for another recipe, I would have eaten the whole skillet of cornbread by myself!

A couple of weeks ago I wanted to make a cornbread salad. I decided not to use the easier Jiffy cornbread mix or Ranch Dressing Mix. Instead, I decided to make my own recipes from scratch to increase flavor. While you can use a nitrate-free, sugar-free bacon, I used my favorite Wright’s bacon instead. I also used gluten free flour instead of regular, and the rest of the ingredients were healthier and clean-eating. 🙂 This cornbread is a take-off from my Bacon Cheddar Cornbread but has amped up flavor due to the green chilies added. All I can say is that “mouthwatering,” doesn’t give adequate credit to how wonderful this cornbread really is. It’s sensational. No kidding.

As stated earlier, I used the cornbread for a Cornbread Salad recipe, although only about half was needed for the trifle dish. So if you do decide to use this recipe like I did, there’s still plenty to have as a side with soup, salad or your favorite entree. You and your family will absolutely drool over Bacon Cheddar Chili Cornbread. That is, if you allow anyone else to get their hands on it. :))

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Bacon Cheddar Chili Cornbread is absolutely the BEST cornbread you’ll ever eat. Savory bacon seasons the cornbread throughout. It is just wonderful.

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Here I’ve cut the cornbread into cubes to use in the Cornbread Salad.

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But there was enough cornbread left over for a few samples for the cook. Yay.

 

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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Place cornmeal (I used stone ground), gluten free flour, cheddar cheese, egg, sour cream, green chilies, baking powder, baking soda and buttermilk in a mixing bowl.

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Fry bacon in a cast iron skillet. Remove bacon to drain on paper towels. Break into small pieces and set aside. Do NOT drain bacon grease from skillet.

Add honey, molasses, bacon and bacon grease.

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Stir with a wooden spoon to combine.

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There will be a good bit of grease in the cast iron skillet. Tilt skillet so grease covers the entire skillet. Pour cornbread mixture into skillet. The brown spots on the top are the grease coming up to the top. I know this is not politically correct in today’s culture. But this old-fashioned way to cook just rocks!

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Bake at 425 for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven.

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Bacon Cheddar Chili Cornbread is such a delightful recipe. It’s great served with Chili.

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If you’re looking for a terrific cornbread recipe, then you need to give this one a try. Bacon, cheddar cheese and green chilies provide all the flavor you could possibly want.

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If you enjoy bacon in recipes, you’ll go head-over-heels for this cornbread.

 

Here’s the recipe.

BACON CHEDDAR CHILI CORNBREAD

(My own concoction)

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This amazing cornbread is filled with bacon, cheddar cheese and green chilies and baked in a cast iron skillet. It is so scrumptious that it's beyond words. Gluten free.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
Bacon Cheddar Chili Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #cornbread is absolutely spectacular! #bacon #cheddarcheese and #greenchilies make this so mouthwatering you'll be drooling from the first bite! #glutenfree
Instructions
  1. Fry or microwave bacon.
  2. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Reserve at least 2 tbsp. grease.
  4. Break bacon into small pieces when cool.
  5. Set aside.
  6. Mix all ingredients until well blended.
  7. Pour into a greased 8x12” baking dish and bake at 425° for 20-25 minutes.

 

[b]Bacon Cheddar Chili Cornbread[/b]
Recipe Type: Breads, Rolls and Muffins
Cuisine: Southern
Author: Teresa Ambra – my own creation
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 16
This amazing cornbread is filled with bacon, cheddar cheese and green chilies and baked in a cast iron skillet. It is so scrumptious that it’s beyond words. Gluten free.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup [url href=”http://www.wayside.org/planning-your-visit/grist-mill” target=”_blank”]Longfellow’s Wayside Inn[/url] grist mill cornmeal
  • ½ cup [url href=”http://www.pamelasproducts.com/products/baking-mixes/pamelas-baking-pancake-mix/” target=”_blank”]Pamela’s[/url] gluten free baking and pancake mix
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup buttermilk or soured milk
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 tbsp. Grandma’s molasses
  • 2 tbsp. bacon grease
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese or cheddar jack cheese
  • 6 slices [url href=”http://www.wrightbrand.com/” target=”_blank”]Wright[/url]smoked bacon, crisp cooked, broken into small pieces
  • 4-oz. can diced green chilies
Instructions
  1. Fry or microwave bacon.
  2. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Reserve at least 2 tbsp. grease.
  4. Break bacon into small pieces when cool.
  5. Set aside.
  6. Mix all ingredients until well blended.
  7. Pour into a greased 8×12” baking dish and bake at 425° for 20-25 minutes.
Notes
To sour milk, measure milk into a glass measuring cup. Add a tablespoon of white vinegar. Allow to sit on counter approximately 5 minutes until mixture curdles and thickens.[br][br]To bake in a cast iron skillet: fry bacon in skillet, remove to paper towels and drain. Remove 2 tbsp. bacon grease to mixing bowl with other ingredients. Leave remaining grease in skillet and tilt skillet so all sides are covered with a thin layer of bacon grease. Pour cornbread mixture into skillet. Bake at 425° for about 20 minutes.

 

Bacon Cheddar Chili Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #cornbread is absolutely spectacular! #bacon #cheddarcheese and #greenchilies make this so mouthwatering you'll be drooling from the first bite! #glutenfree

This tasty cornbread is also great served with a country-style breakfast.

Bacon Cheddar Chili Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #cornbread is absolutely spectacular! #bacon #cheddarcheese and #greenchilies make this so mouthwatering you'll be drooling from the first bite! #glutenfree

Each piece is filled with bacon pieces and green chilies.

Bacon Cheddar Chili Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #cornbread is absolutely spectacular! #bacon #cheddarcheese and #greenchilies make this so mouthwatering you'll be drooling from the first bite! #glutenfree

You can see the cornbread layer in the bottom of this Cornbread Salad. All I can say is that this cornbread was SO much better than using a Jiffy mix. Bacon Cheddar Chili Cornbread is fantastic. I hope you give it a try.

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