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Indian Baked Corn Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:8 servings

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

  • 1. Prepare corn bread according to the package directions. Cool and crumble enough to measure 2 cups; set aside.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. To the drippings, add the celery, green pepper and onion. Saute for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. Transfer to a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Melt the remaining 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.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.