This recipe relies on peppers and chilies to dress up two rounds of corn bread. We like to serve slices alongside salsa and light sour cream -Robyn Oro of Raytown, Missouri
- 2 cans (4 ounces each) whole green chilies
- 1 large sweet red pepper
- 2 packages (8-1/2 ounces each) corn bread/muffin mix
- 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn
- 1 can (11 ounces) Mexicorn, drained
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup egg substitute
- Coat two 9-in. round baking pans with cooking spray. Slice green chilies in half lengthwise; pat dry. Place six chili halves skin side down in a star burst pattern in each pan. Cut red pepper into twelve 1/4-in. slices and two 1-in. circles. Place slices between the chilies and circles in the center.
- Place corn bread mix in a large bowl. Combine the cream-style corn, Mexicorn, cheese, water, egg and egg substitute; stir into corn bread mix just until moistened. Pour into prepared pans.
- Bake at 425° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Immediately invert onto serving plates. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Quilt-Topped Corn Bread in Light & Tasty August/September 2005, p35
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