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Mexican Cornbread

November 27, 2013Teresa

2013 – Gluten Free Living

Mexican Cornbread is a wonderful cornbread recipe. It has a little bit of zip due to the can of diced green chilies included in the recipe. It’s got great consistency and body and is made with corn meal (not cornmeal mix), a can of creamed corn, green bell pepper and cheddar cheese. The sour cream, eggs and baking powder give this cornbread a souffle type texture.

The original recipe calls for 2-3 finely diced jalapenos but that’s more heat than our family can handle so I’ve always used the chilies for this recipe instead.

Mexican Cornbread is obviously a great recipe to serve with any Tex-Mex meal or salad, but it’s really a great side for Chili and chowders as well. I actually made up a batch of this cornbread with Chili to take to some friends who had just lost a loved one. Both were quick and easy to prepare and since they love spicy food it was a wonderful combination.

If you’re looking for a good, easy cornbread recipe then look no farther than this one. This cornbread melts in your mouth. The next time you pull out a soup or chili recipe during our cold winter nights, consider making this delicious cornbread as well! This recipe is gluten free for those who need to prepare gluten free foods. I think you’ll agree this cornbread is delectable.

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Mexican Cornbread is a wonderful side with Chili Con Carne.

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This cornbread has green peppers and green chilies. If you want more heat, substitute jalapeno peppers for the chilies.

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If you enjoy cornbread with a little heat, Mexican Cornbread is for you!

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Here’s the cornbread just out of the oven.

Here’s what I did.

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Pour a can of creamed corn into a mixing bowl.

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Add eggs.

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Add sour cream and a can of diced green chilies (undrained).

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Whisk to combine.

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Add corn meal (NOT cornmeal mix) and baking powder.

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Add canola oil.

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Add diced green peppers and sharp shredded cheddar cheese. (You can add jalapeno peppers if you want more heat.)

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Combine ingredients and pour into a 9×13″ baking dish that’s been sprayed with cooking spray. 

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Bake at 400 for 20-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.     

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This is perfect comfort food with a bowl of soup or chili.

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If you choose to use finely diced jalapeno peppers then all the ingredients are processed in a blender first to disburse the jalapeno throughout the whole batch of cornbread.

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To serve: Cut into squares and serve as a side with your main dish.

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Mexican Cornbread is terrific with Chili Con Carne.

Here’s the recipe.

MEXICAN CORNBREAD

(Recipe from Harriett Brown, when we attended First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, Largo, FL)

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This lovely cornbread is made with corn meal (not cornmeal mix), creamed corn, bell pepper, cheddar cheese and diced green chilies. It has a souffle type texture that makes it melt in your mouth. Mexican Cornbread is wonderful served with chili or soup especially on cool, fall nights. If you enjoy a little bit of heat in your foods, you'll find this true southern comfort food.
Mexican Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this souffle style #cornbread is absolutely mouthwatering. It uses either diced #Jalapenos or #GreenChilies plus #CheddarCheese. Terrific comfort food with chili or soup. #TexMex #Mexican #MexicanCornbread #GlutenFree #GlutenFreeCornbread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Mexican Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this souffle style #cornbread is absolutely mouthwatering. It uses either diced #Jalapenos or #GreenChilies plus #CheddarCheese. Terrific comfort food with chili or soup. #TexMex #Mexican #MexicanCornbread #GlutenFree #GlutenFreeCornbread
Instructions
  1. Put creamed corn, eggs, sour cream, peppers in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Blend well.
  3. Mix with remaining ingredients and bake in 9x13” greased pan at 400° until done.
  4. Probably takes 20-30 minutes to bake.
  5. Check with toothpick.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Harriett’s original recipe called for 2-3 jalapeno peppers, seeded. I substitute diced chilies instead.

NOTE: The original recipe said to put the corn, eggs, sour cream and peppers in a blender until well mixed. If you use jalapeno peppers you will want to add this step so the peppers are pureed throughout the entire batch of cornbread.

NOTE:  The original recipe does not include salt. I find with all the other peppers/chilies and cheese that the recipe needs no salt. But you can add 1/2 teaspoon salt in the recipe to increase flavor if you need your foods saltier.

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[b]Mexican Cornbread[/b]
 
Recipe Type: Breads, Rolls and Muffins
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from Harriett Brown, when we attended First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, Largo, FL
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 16
This lovely cornbread is made with corn meal (not cornmeal mix), creamed corn, bell pepper, cheddar cheese and diced green chilies. Sour cream, eggs and baking powder give this cornbread a souffle type texture.
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups [url href=”http://www.pioneerbrand.com/flour-cornmeal/” target=”_blank” title=”pioneer brand cornmeal”]Pioneer[/url] plain cornmeal
  • 1 cup [url href=”http://www.kraftbrands.com/breakstones” target=”_blank” title=”breakstone sour cream”]Breakstone[/url] sour cream
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 4-oz. can of diced green chilies
  • 1/3 cup Canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can [url href=”http://www.delmonte.com/default/” target=”_blank” title=”del monte cream style corn”]Del Monte[/url] cream-style corn
  • 2 tbsp. diced green pepper
  • 1 cup [url href=”http://www.sargento.com/” target=”_blank” title=”sargento cheddar cheese”]Sargentos[/url] grated sharp cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Put creamed corn, eggs, sour cream, peppers in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Blend well.
  3. Mix with remaining ingredients and bake in 9×13” greased pan at 400° until done.
  4. Probably takes 20-30 minutes to bake.
  5. Check with toothpick.
 
Notes
Harriett’s original recipe called for 2-3 jalapeno peppers, seeded. I substitute diced chilies instead.[br][br]The original recipe said to put the corn, eggs, sour cream and peppers in a blender until well mixed. If you use jalapeno peppers you will want to add this step so the peppers are pureed throughout the entire batch of cornbread.
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Mexican Cornbread is so easy to whip up. This recipe takes only 10 minutes. This cornbread cooks in a half hour so you can have this recipe made from beginning to end in less than 45 minutes! 

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We love this cornbread served with Chili and other Tex-Mex dishes. Diced green chilies give this Mexican Cornbread a nice kick but it’s not overwhelmingly hot like it would be if I followed the original recipe which calls for THREE jalapenos!

Mexican Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this souffle style #cornbread is absolutely mouthwatering. It uses either diced #Jalapenos or #GreenChilies plus #CheddarCheese. Terrific comfort food with chili or soup. #TexMex #Mexican #MexicanCornbread #GlutenFree #GlutenFreeCornbread

The next time your hungry for cornbread, give this recipe a try!

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Print Recipe
Mexican Cornbread BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
This lovely cornbread is made with corn meal (not cornmeal mix), creamed corn, bell pepper, cheddar cheese and diced green chilies. It has a souffle type texture that makes it melt in your mouth. Mexican Cornbread is wonderful served with chili or soup especially on cool, fall nights. If you enjoy a little bit of heat in your foods, you'll find this true southern comfort food.
Mexican Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this souffle style #cornbread is absolutely mouthwatering. It uses either diced #Jalapenos or #GreenChilies plus #CheddarCheese. Terrific comfort food with chili or soup. #TexMex #Mexican #MexicanCornbread #GlutenFree #GlutenFreeCornbread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Mexican Cornbread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this souffle style #cornbread is absolutely mouthwatering. It uses either diced #Jalapenos or #GreenChilies plus #CheddarCheese. Terrific comfort food with chili or soup. #TexMex #Mexican #MexicanCornbread #GlutenFree #GlutenFreeCornbread
Instructions
  1. Put creamed corn, eggs, sour cream, peppers in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Blend well.
  3. Mix with remaining ingredients and bake in 9x13” greased pan at 400° until done.
  4. Probably takes 20-30 minutes to bake.
  5. Check with toothpick.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Harriett’s original recipe called for 2-3 jalapeno peppers, seeded. I substitute diced chilies instead.

NOTE: The original recipe said to put the corn, eggs, sour cream and peppers in a blender until well mixed. If you use jalapeno peppers you will want to add this step so the peppers are pureed throughout the entire batch of cornbread.

NOTE:  The original recipe does not include salt. I find with all the other peppers/chilies and cheese that the recipe needs no salt. But you can add 1/2 teaspoon salt in the recipe to increase flavor if you need your foods saltier.

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

23 Comments

  • Phyllis Ferguson

    February 25, 2019 at 6:40 am

    I made this last night for a mexican dinner party. I was so disappointed. There was no salt in the cornbread and it left the last very flat. I will try it again, although no when I am expecting guests! This time I will add salt!

    1. Teresa

      February 25, 2019 at 8:10 am

      Hi, Phyllis. This recipe has so much zip from the diced jalapenos or chilies that we’ve never found the need for it. But I will include a note at the bottom of the recipe to include a little salt for those who desire it. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Bev

    January 4, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    Great Recipe! Anyone Who has celiac disease, make sure you use Bob’s baking one to one Flour because it has the Xanthan Gum included. I added 1/4 cup along with Bob’s Red Mill Stone Ground whole grain corn meal. Following the Recipe of 1 1/2 Cups.

    1. Teresa

      January 5, 2019 at 10:25 am

      So glad you enjoyed the recipe, Bev.

      1. Bev

        January 30, 2019 at 1:33 pm

        😇😘😍😇

        1. Teresa

          January 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm

          Hi, Bev. So glad you enjoy the recipe! It’s one of our favorites.

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  • sheila

    December 31, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    I made this tonight and it was good, but after eating it all I taste is baking powder. Has anyone else had this problem? I look at other recipes and Im thinking its more than average.

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      January 1, 2015 at 7:52 am

      I don’t recall it having a strong baking powder taste, Sheila. So I went back to my original recipe and realized that it should be three teaspoons of baking powder instead of three tablespoons. I am SO, So sorry. I will change it immediately. Sorry for the typo.

  • Page

    December 29, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Can it be made in a 10 inch cast iron skillet?

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      December 29, 2014 at 4:36 pm

      Hi, Page, if you have a 12-inch cast iron skillet I think that would be better. But absolutely. Bake it in your cast iron skillet. Check your time, though. I’m not sure if the time will be the same. A 10-inch skillet is smaller than a 9×13″ baking dish so it may take longer, depending on your oven. Also, spread a good amount of butter or oil in your skillet beforehand so it comes out cleanly.

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  • margaret stephens

    October 30, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    I remember this from Sunset Magazine, Mexican Cookbook in the early 1980’s. This is identical to the one I still make today. Thank you for bringing it back. Just thinking, you probably were not born back then, but you need to try it anyway.

    1. Teresa

      October 30, 2014 at 8:31 pm

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        What size is the can of cream corn in this recipe?

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