Moist Mexican Cornbread

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.


10 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Our family enjoys this beef-stuffed cornbread with for a snack or even a simple entree. —Elizabeth Sanders, Obion, Tennessee
Moist Mexican Cornbread Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup 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 chiles, 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 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 chiles, green pepper, onion and pimientos. Add the egg mixture; mix well.
  2. Pour half into greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with beef. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. Spoon remaining cornmeal mixture over top. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese. Bake at 350° until a toothpick comes out clean, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 448 calories, 32g fat (9g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 490mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 16g protein.