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Mexican Cornbread
Mexican Cornbread is moist inside. Crusty outside. Loaded with yellow corn kernels and diced jalapeno pepper. Cheddar cheese and chopped onions are optional. Use this recipe to make skillet cornbread or muffins. Recipe and photography by Beverly Davis for CornbreadMillionaire.com.
Mexican Cornbread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Mexican Cornbread
Instructions
Mexican “Skillet” Cornbread
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In large bowl, combine self-rising cornmeal mix, sugar (if using), yellow corn kernels (or cream-style corn), sharp cheddar cheese, jarred diced jalapeno peppers, chopped white onions (if using) 2 eggs (beaten), and buttermilk.
  3. Stir until well combined. Set aside.
  4. Grease 9″ cast iron skillet (or other bake ware) with vegetable oil. On top of stove, heat greased skillet over low-medium heat… until oil is sizzling hot (but not smoking).
  5. Greased skillet is hot enough when a small drop of batter sizzles when dropped in hot oil. WARNING: Hot oil may pop out of skillet. Wear an oven mitt and keep face away from skillet with hot oil.
  6. Turn heat off. Carefully pour batter into hot greased skillet. Smooth evenly with back of spoon.
  7. Use oven mitt to carefully place skillet into preheated oven. Reduce temperature to 375 degrees.
  8. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick or knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Serve hot.
Mexican Cornbread Muffins
  1. Grease bottom and sides of a muffin tin with a paper towel dipped in vegetable oil. Or spray each cup with vegetable oil cooking spray.
  2. Fill each cup with cornbread batter (about 3 tablespoons).
  3. Place muffin tin in preheated oven.
  4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes OR until a toothpick or knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Makes 6 muffins. Serve hot.
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