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Flavorful Mexican Corn Bread

 Flavorful Mexican Corn Bread
This tasty corn bread is easy to mix up. I serve it often with a meal or hearty bowl of soup as an alternative to rolls. Cheddar cheese makes it specially flavorful, and the diced peppers add nice color. —Esther Shank, Harrisonville, Virginia
8-10 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 can (8-1/4 ounces) cream-style corn
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Whisk together
  • the eggs, buttermilk, corn, oil, onion and green pepper. Stir into
  • dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cheese.
  • Pour into a greased 10-in. ovenproof skillet or 9-in. square baking
  • pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick
  • inserted near the center comes out clean. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 236 calories, 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 523 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.