Savory Mexican Cornbread

by Cathy Pollak
Print Email

jalapenocornbread.jpgIf you are planning a Cinco de Mayo feast, you are going to need a satisfying side dish to accompany your meal. A Savory Mexican Cornbread is the perfect canvas for sopping up the sauce. And for those of you who can't have your food touching (you know who you are) it's okay to keep it on a separate plate.

This cornbread does not have a dense, hockey puck-like consistency. Instead it is cakey and very moist. Void of any overwhelming flavor, it makes the perfect sidekick for an already flavorful meal. It melds nicely.

I know lots of people stick with their Jiffy cornbread from a box but this has such a better consistency and does not take much effort to put together. If you are like me and enjoy your cornbread sweet, butter and honey are a stunning addition to each slice. You must try it.

Savory Mexican Cornbread
Inspired by Easy Mexican Meals

1-1/2 cups (6 oz) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 can (8.5 oz) cream-style corn
1 can (4 oz) chopped green chiles
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Optional garnishes: Jalapenos, cilantro, honey and butter

In a large bowl mix cheese, buttermilk, vegetable oil, eggs, corn and green chiles. In another bowl mix cornmeal, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to cheese mixture; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.

Generously spray a 1-1/2 quart casserole dish with cooking spray. Pour mixture into casserole. I garnished the top with some jalapenos and cilantro but it's totally optional. Bake 40 to 50 minutes in a 375°F oven or until cornbread is a deep golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cooking times are going to vary based on width and height of the pan you use. My dish was 10" in diameter and 1-3/4" deep. My cooking time was 41 minutes.

Cool in the pan 10 minutes and slice into wedges. Serve warm. Drench in honey and butter if you desire.

– Recipe courtesy of The Noble Pig

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

 

restaurant news

Authentic Japanese at Yabu
Los Angeles
by David Latt

saba.jpgLiving in Southern California, we enjoy rich ethnic diversity. Those of us who explore culture through cuisine are very happy about that. Located in West Los Angeles, Yabu, which has a devoted...

Read more...
The Royal China Restaurant
London - British Isles
by Carolan Nathan

royalchina2When visiting London recently and wanting to try some of the vaunted restaurants there I was fortunate to find The Royal China Restaurant which together with its sister/brother Sun aptly called...

Read more...
Noah's Arzak
Europe
by Bruce Cormicle

arzakoutside.jpgDateline 2011:  San Sebastian, Spain – 3 Star Michelin "Arzak"
(Number 8 in the Top Fifty Restaurant's of the World poll)

God may have texted Noah to board the Ark with his family, seven pairs...

Read more...
Three Fat Boys in Astoria
New York
by Michael Tucker

ImageCall out the riot squad! Barricade the streets! Lock up your daughters! The Three Fat Unemployed Actors’ Lunch Club is on the loose again — this time in the far reaches of Queens at the wonderful

Read more...