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Favorite Mexican Cornbread

I love to cook and my supportive and encouraging mom finally convinced me to submit this recipe. I often serve this corn bread with chili. —Donna Hypes, Ramona, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    9 servings


  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg, room temperature, beaten
  • 1 can (8-1/4 ounces) cream-style corn
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 cup bacon drippings, melted
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Honey, optional


  • Combine first five ingredients in a large bowl; set aside. In another bowl, combine buttermilk and egg; add corn and remaining ingredients. Add to dry ingredients; stir just until combined. Pour batter into a greased 8-in. square baking pan.
  • Bake at 400° for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before cutting into squares. Serve warm. Drizzle with honey if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 235 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 583mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • tyansia
    Feb 7, 2018

    This recipe is easy to throw together in less than five, let it bake while the soup or stew simmers. I made it without the bacon, and threw in a can of roasted chilis (4oz) to accompany vegetarian chili.

  • 2124arizona
    Jul 2, 2017

    This corn bread is soo good especially along side soup or stew! Yum!

  • raphsmom
    Jun 6, 2010

    This is a gread recipe. I have used it (minus the bacon drippings, and I use the exact amount of finely chopped green pepper instead of the onion) many times. I got the recipe from a Taste of Home magazine a couple of years ago and I love it. It goes great with beans or something that does not have a very strong flavor because this bread certainly does.

  • Isolda
    Dec 30, 2009

    I love this recipe! I sometimes include some chopped green chilies, but most of the time I make it just the way the recipe states.