El Sombrero Corn Bread Recipe
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El Sombrero Corn Bread Recipe

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This moist, cheesy corn bread is easy to stir together and pop in the oven just before dinner. Vary the number of peppers to suit your taste.—Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups cornmeal
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 365 calories, 24g fat (8g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 535mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cornmeal, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, corn, sour cream and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in 1 cup cheese and jalapenos.
  2. Transfer to a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve warm. Yield: 9 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as El Sombrero Corn Bread in Taste of Home April/May 2009, p69

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Debra Torres User ID: 4566970 180053
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2013

"I liked that this corn bread included some other ingredients besides just cornmeal and flour like so many others, but for us, the taste just didn't come together. Maybe it needed more salt, or more cornmeal ( I was a little low and substituted with flour), but it did come out a bit mushy and greasy. Sorry, not a fan."

scrambledwithcheese User ID: 1233902 99028
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2011

"Horrible. Came out swimming in grease, and was coarse and crumbly. Just awful. Flavor was not good."

milosmommy User ID: 3662215 123160
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2011

"It needed to cook longer than the recipe states. There was a whole lot of cheese in this bread but it didn't enhance the recipe. I wanted to love it and even used it as my weight watchers cheat! So not worth it!"

Bree's Kitchen User ID: 5158348 180604
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2011

"Every corn bread recipe I have tried so far has had a pile of sugar in it & I don't like sweet corn bread. This one is absolutely perfect. Moist & tasty. Thanks. I now have the recipe I will always be using. I don't have to look any further."

cherrylady User ID: 1073547 105114
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2011

"I keep looking for the perfect corn bread recipe. This was not it for us. Too much cheese."

Hannah0418 User ID: 1795891 168065
Reviewed May. 7, 2010

"i didn't like the "bite". also, it turned out crumbley, maybe i did something wrong. my search for the perfect corn bread continues ..."

estella111 User ID: 1094229 98968
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2010

"the best i've ever had very moist a eazy to make"

linsvin User ID: 1584655 105113
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2010

"This turned out so moist. Next day even better, surprisingly. Make sure you finely chop your jalepenos so the "bite" is just perfect..."

MY REVIEW User ID: 1360041 123157
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2010

"This is a great recipe. Made it tonight to go with Crock Pot Bean Soup. We used only one Jalapeno Pepper, but will stretch to 2 the next time I make this. I used Sharp Cheddar Cheese. I will make this again. My Husband Loved it. It is very Moist and Tasty."

aqubas User ID: 669489 168064
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2009

"This was the best cornbread I have made, the peppers and cheese make it very flavorful. Went perfect with my hearty chili!"

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