Mexican Corn Bread Recipe
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Mexican Corn Bread Recipe

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I work at an elementary school, and a couple times a year we have a gathering where everyone brings a favorite dish to pass. A friend shared this delicious corn bread and it was a big hit. -Sandy Gaulitz, Spring, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:18-24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 18-24 servings


  • 2 packages (8-1/2 ounces each) corn bread/muffin mix
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn
  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) sour cream
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 159 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 229mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine corn bread mix and onion. Combine the remaining ingredients; add to the corn bread mixture just until moistened. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  2. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until lightly browned and the edges pull away from sides of pan and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 18-24 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Mexican Corn Bread in Taste of Home October/November 2002, p35

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casmon User ID: 8527631 232371
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2015

"I have made this several times for my family, as well as, potlucks. It is always a crowd pleaser and has people asking for the recipe. It is definitely a keeper!"

TNbluffbaker User ID: 46423 228859
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2015

"I took this to a potluck and it was gone in no time! My family doesn't like spicy food so I omit the onion and jalapeno. It's definitely a keeper."

jjheineman User ID: 3582857 218784
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2015

"I took this to a Chili Cook-off last night as a side. Everybody loved it. I made as posted and it was very moist & had lots of flavor. Even people that do not eat cornbread loved this one. Thanks for sharing."

Moosiemom User ID: 432474 51239
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2013

"I served this recipe for company and my 89 year old parents, everyone loved it! Everyone wanted the recipe, a definite keeper!"

Black Lady User ID: 3107669 44148
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2013

"I have not made this as yet, can't seem to find Cornbread mix in Canada. Do you know where I can get it?"

kshea User ID: 2698812 205179
Reviewed May. 20, 2012

"If you want a mexican corn bread, this is the best! I use Krusteaz honey cornbread mix - it's the best!"

dmwoods84 User ID: 4067793 116256
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2011

"I have taken this to many church dinners and have always been asked to give the recipe to someone. My husband loves this!"

KKCOSSEY User ID: 2444824 65106
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2010

"Awesome cornbread..nice and moist with super flavor and texture"

mamamowe15 User ID: 4646310 44147
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"WOW! This is like restaurant quality cornbread. Going to make it again soon with ribs! YUMMY!!!"

xxsassyxgirlxx User ID: 2747400 88448
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2009

"I made this recipe for the first time a couple years ago, and it has become a staple for my family! They love it, and always request I make it on the holidays. Thanks so much!"

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