Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

I've seen several recipes on the internet trying to duplicate Z'tejas Cornbread, but I believe this is it! The recipe was posted online in the Texas Monthly. The texture of this cornbread is moist and heavy so for best results allow to cool before cutting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all dry ingredients together.
  2. Mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl, add dry ingredients.
  3. Lightly grease a 10- or 12-inch cast iron skillet. Pour in batter. (I preheat the skillet while I'm making the batter.).
  4. Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes, rotating pan halfway through.


Most Helpful

Almost every time that I go to South Coast Plaza here in California, I stop and have lunch at Z'tejas just to have their corn bread. I made it tonight and had to give it the 5 stars because it is like the one in the restaurant but a little bit more moisture. I didn't have to put any butter.
The only cannot stop eating, so good right out of the oven. Thank you for posting this reccipe.

IRuth January 31, 2012

Fantastic! I made very minimal changes - slightly less sugar, doubled the frozen corn and left out the creamed corn (didn't have any) - utterly delicious. This will be my go-to from now on.

Chandani January 02, 2010

Wonderful cornbread, loved the addition of the chilies. Made mine in my cast iron skillet. It was still good the next day, didn't seem to dry out like some cornbread recipes do. Definately a keeper!

Susang September 25, 2009

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