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Indian Baked Corn

 Indian Baked Corn
Corn is a popular side dish at our family gatherings, and this deliciously different recipe may be why! So colorful and zesty, it's a blue-ribbon winner and a time-tested treasure.
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8-1/2 ounces) corn bread/muffin mix
  • 4 bacon strips
  • 1/3 cup each chopped celery, green pepper and onion
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter,divided
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn
  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Prepare corn bread according to the package directions. Cool and
  • crumble enough to measure 2 cups; set aside.
  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove
  • to paper towels; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Crumble
  • bacon and set aside.
  • To the drippings, add the celery, green pepper and onion. Saute for
  • 2-3 minutes or until tender. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  • In a saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter. Stir in the milk, corn, jalapeno,
  • pimientos, sugar, salt, vegetable mixture and bacon. Add 1 cup corn
  • bread crumbs. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until heated through.
  • Transfer to a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Melt the remaining

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Indian Baked Corn (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • butter; toss with the remaining crumbs. Sprinkle on top of batter.
  • Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until bubbles around the edges
  • and is golden brown. Yield: 8 servings.