Cheesy Mexican Cornbread

Friends and family will love the bold Mexican flavors in this fun cornbread recipe!

Cheesy Mexican Cornbread: Friends and family will love the bold Mexican flavors in this fun cornbread recipe!

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You guys. This cornbread.

Cheesy Mexican Cornbread: Friends and family will love the bold Mexican flavors in this fun cornbread recipe!

I can’t even.

The green chiles. The taco seasoning. The cheeeeeeeese.

This is what dreams are made of. Cornbread and beautiful cast iron cookware. *sigh*

I’m obsessed with cast iron and am always excited to add a new piece to my collection.

You don’t *have* to have this special pan to make this recipe, but it sure does make pretty little cornbread triangles. Plus, it makes it super easy to flash freeze them for emergency breakfast snacks. Yep, that’s what my life is like. No shame.

Cheesy Mexican Cornbread: Friends and family will love the bold Mexican flavors in this fun cornbread recipe!

I really, really want to try making a cake with this pan. Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a cake that was already baked into slices!? Someone slap me and tell me I’m crazy.

I’m having so much fun with Mexican recipes this year thanks to my super amazing partnership with Old El Paso™. What girl doesn’t need a green chile hook-up? But, for real. I put those things in everything.

Cheesy Mexican Cornbread: Friends and family will love the bold Mexican flavors in this fun cornbread recipe!

The chilies go SO well with the taco seasoning and sweet corn kernels in this recipe. Sweet + Savory makes me a very happy food blogger.

Go forth and make cornbread!

Here’s the Recipe!

Cheesy Mexican Cornbread

Cheesy Mexican Cornbread

Friends and family will love the bold Mexican flavors in this fun cornbread recipe!

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Old El Paso™ Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/3 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup sweet corn kernels
  • 1 can (4 oz) Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Place a 12” cast iron skillet in the oven and preheat the temperature to 375°.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, taco seasoning, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Pour the buttermilk and beaten eggs into the dry mixture and whisk until just combined. Gently mix in the corn kernels and green chiles.
  3. Carefully remove the hot skillet from the preheated oven and place on a protected surface. Use a pastry brush to grease the bottom and sides of the skillet with about 1 tablespoon of the melted butter. Stir the rest of the melted butter into the cornbread batter.
  4. Transfer the batter into the hot skillet and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Immediately top with shredded cheese. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Notes

To prepare this recipe with a 9” wedge pan (as pictured), follow the instructions as written and ladle 1/4 cup of batter into each of the 8 wedge sections. After baking, top each wedge with about 3 tablespoons of shredded cheese. The above recipe will make about 2 1/2 wedge pan batches of cornbread (20 total cakes).
If you like your cheese a little crispy, pop the finished cornbread in the oven and let it sit under the broiler for 30-90 seconds. Keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn!

Nutrition

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 143|Total Fat: 7g|Saturated Fat: 4g|Trans Fat: 0g|Unsaturated Fat: 3g|Cholesterol: 37mg|Sodium: 332mg|Carbohydrates: 15g|Fiber: 1g|Sugar: 4g|Protein: 5g|

Nutrition information has been auto-calculated for your convenience.

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Cheesy Mexican Cornbread: Friends and family will love the bold Mexican flavors in this fun cornbread recipe!

July 29, 2015 | Last Updated on October 18, 2020 by Linda

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