Mexican Cornbread

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Muffin Goddess

I took the best parts of a few different cornbread recipes, and this is the result. Wonderful and moist, it's a great complement to any chili or stew (such as my recipe for Green Chile Pork Stew). Sorry, not for the calorie counters among us (unless you gather a group and cut it into small slivers to serve).

Top Review by Nimz1466

This was very moist and cake like and sweet, not like any Southern cornbread I've made but I liked this. Different for us. I did cut back on the sugar to 3/4 cups and would probably go down to 1/2 cup just for personal preferences. Served this along side a big bowl of pinto beans. :) Made for Fall PAC 2011

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Lightly grease a 12-inch cast iron skillet (a 9x13-inch baking dish works too, but you won't get the same crust).
  3. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar together.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.
  5. Mix in corn, chilies and cheese.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt.
  7. Add flour mixture to cheese mixture, taking care not to overmix (overmixing makes for tougher cornbread).
  8. The batter doesn't have to be totally smooth.
  9. Pour batter into greased pan, and bake in preheated oven for about 1 hour, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Serve warm for best crust.

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