Mexican Fiesta Green Chile Cornbread

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

I made this to go with my vegetarian chili tonight and really enjoyed it! This cornbread has a soft, almost custard like texture. Yum! Adapted from The Everyday Fiesta Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350*F.
  2. Heat the oil in a 9-10 inch cast iron skillet or baking pan in oven.
  3. In a large bowl, sift cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Add remaining ingredients to the bowl; stir mixture together.
  4. Remove the hot pan from the oven; pour in batter.
  5. Bake 25 minutes or until the cornbread is golden brown and the edges begin to pull away from the sides of the pan.
  6. Cool 5 minutes before cutting.
  7. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

I practically swooned over this cornbread! It was a total "comfort food," with its custard like filling and with the slight crunch of the bottom crust. I baked in a cast iron pan. I omitted the green onions and used reg. frozen corn (pureed with a bit of cottage cheese) for the creamed corn. I broiled it for a few minutes at the end. This reminded me of an exceptional polenta, and I have all sorts of ways in mind to use this recipe (polenta lasagna, etc.). Thanks so much Sharon. This is a REAL FIND!

Roxygirl in Colorado February 04, 2011

Nice and moist. We prefer ours a tad sweeter so next time would add more sugar. Had in for 40 minutes and served with soup. Thank you Sharon for posting.

WiGal December 14, 2011

I made this to take to a chili party, and wow did it go over well! I used white self-rising cornmeal b/c I had it to use up (an erroneous purchase by DH) and it worked fine; I just cut the salt to 1/2 t and didn't add baking powder. Like Crafty Lady I found this baked for 35 minutes or so. I also added about 1/2 c cheddar cheese to make it more like a recipe my grandmother used to make. I don't care for sweet cornbread so the 1 t of sugar was plenty. I saw folks from age 2 to 62 enjoying this tonight :). Thanks so much for posting, Sharon! Made for Newest Zaar Tag.

smellyvegetarian January 29, 2011