Nothing says southern cooking like crisp corn bread made in a cast iron skillet. I use a very old skillet that belonged to my great-aunt. It will be passed on for generations. —Geordyth Sullivan, Cutler Bay, Florida
Corn Bread with a Kick Recipe photo by Taste of Home
3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, drained and chopped
6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
In a large bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. In another bowl, whisk egg and buttermilk.
Place butter in an 8-in. cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet; heat skillet in a 425° oven until butter is melted, 3-5 minutes. Meanwhile, stir egg mixture into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in peppers and bacon.
Carefully swirl the butter in the skillet to coat the sides and bottom of pan; add batter. Bake at 425° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 18-22 minutes. Cut into wedges; serve warm.