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Flavorful Mexican Cornbread

This tasty corn bread is easy to mix up. I serve it often with a meal or hearty bowl of soup as an alternative to rolls. Cheddar cheese makes it specially flavorful, and the diced peppers add nice color. —Esther Shank, Harrisonville, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8-10 servings


  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 can (8-1/4 ounces) cream-style corn
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, corn, oil, onion and green pepper. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cheese.
  • Pour into a greased 10-in. ovenproof skillet or 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 236 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 523mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • lurky27
    Mar 30, 2012

    Husband loved it, I thought it was okay. I think I prefer corn bread without pepper & onions, but husband devoured it.~ Theresa

  • shecooksalot
    Feb 6, 2012

    This corn bread was okay. The main problem I had is that it was very crumbly. If I were ever to make this again, I would probably omit the onion. It is very easy to make however. I have a different corn bread recipe "Makeover Ultimate Corn Bread" from Taste of Home that I prefer.

  • robillm
    Nov 10, 2009

    Since I prefer a less crumbly cornbread, I found this recipe to be excellent. It was savory like a Southern cornbread and sweeter like a Northern cornbread. As I have a dairy allergy, I substituted Almond Breeze and 2 T lemon juice for the buttermilk and left out the cheese altogether (I have yet to find a cheese substitute that I think tastes good). Also, as I prefer a finer ground cornmeal, I used a fine ground masa harina rather than regular cornmeal. As none of these changes should affect the texture of the finished product I think mine was close enough to the original to say it was an excellent recipe. I will make this again.

    Mar 27, 2009

    Did not like it. Too moist. Tastes like a sweet western omelet instead of corn bread.