Moist Mexican Corn Bread Recipe

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Our family enjoys this beef-stuffed corn bread with a simple side dish like stewed tomatoes, beans, slaw or greens.—Elizabeth Sanders, Obion, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 1-1/2 cups cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pimientos
  • 1 pound ground beef, cooked and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese


  1. In a bowl, combine the eggs, sour cream and oil. In another bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt; fold in the chilies, green pepper, onion and pimientos. Add the egg mixture; mix well.
  2. Pour half into greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Top with beef. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. Spoon remaining cornmeal mixture over top. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Mexican Corn Bread in Country Ground Beef 1993, p88

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