Mexican Cornbread

I originally posted this recipe in 2012 and it’s now the end of 2019! Wow the last 7 years has flown by! This meal has been a staple in our family long before 2012 and continues to be Andrew’s favorite meal!

You Will Need:

-1lb ground beef

-1 chopped onion

-1 cup corn meal

-1 cup milk

-3/4 teaspoon salt

-2 eggs

-1/2 cup vegetable oil

-1/2 teaspoon baking soda

-2 4oz cans of rotel

-1 can of corn, drained

-4 cups of Mexican blend shredded cheese

– Slices of jalapeno peppers to taste

Directions:

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees

-Dice onions

-Brown ground beef and onions. Drain & set aside

-In a large bowl mix together corn meal, milk, salt, eggs, oil, and baking soda

-Pour half of the batter into a greased baking dish

-Cover batter with meat/onion mix

-Cover meat with rotel, corn and jalapeno peppers

-Cover with cheese

-Pour over the rest of the batter

-Bake for 45 minutes

A few tips:

If you don’t want to make your own cornbread mix you can us a premade mix! I prefer the Jiffy brand in the little boxes. You will need about 3 boxes if you go that route.

We really like cheese so I probably use way more than 4 cups, I don’t measure. I will pour the bottom later of batter, cover with cheese, pour in meat, cover with cheese, pour in rotel, cover with cheese, top with batter and cover with more cheese.

 

Published by Raising Rowletts

Farmer's Wife. Homeschooling Mom of 4. Coffee Addict. Disney Travel Agent

40 thoughts on “Mexican Cornbread

    1. So weird that you posted this comment today! I actually just made this Thursday night. This time I added more cheese, a can of rotel, and some jalapeno peppers and it was much more flavorful!

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  1. Made this last night. I like that it has no flour. To make it fast and easy, I cooked the meat, onions, green chiles and salsa in my large cast iron pan, then just omitted the oil from the batter, poured it on top, sprinkled with cheese and popped it in a 375 oven. Takes less time because the pan is hot already.

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  2. A version of this recipe was handed down to me by my mother in law. My husband LOVED her Mexican cornbread and always asked me to make it. Of course, I had to, somehow, make it my own. So I started mixing spicy sausage in with the hamburger meat and I use queso blanco cheese. Jalapenos are a nice addition too

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  3. I accidently poured too much of the batter on the bottom so I had to whip up another batch of the cornmeal mix to pour on top. I hope it turns out well.

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    1. Yes, make the cornbread mix as directed then add the beef, corn, rotel, etc as the recipe calls. I do this all the time. I really like the Jiffy cornbread mix that comes in the small box. You will need a couple boxes of it though.

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  4. Well I made it tonight I’ll get back to you on taste. I added ro*tel and a can of diced green chilies, nothing to hot my family is a little sensitive when it comes to spicy. It seems to be one of those full proof recipes. BTW, didn’t have any corn meal used Marie Calendars corn bread mix, after all the first ingredient is Yellow Corn Meal.
    Thank you for sharing.

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    1. So sorry I’m just now seeing this! Yes, the 2 cup bags. I need to change the way that’s worded! When I first started making this recipe there wasn’t bigger sized bags of the Mexican blend.

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  5. So if I use two boxes of rotel,use the same amount on the rest of the ingredients?
    Also the cheese,when you say two bags you mean the 2 cup bags?

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    1. I would still use the same amount of everything even if you use 2 cans of Rotek. Yes, the 2 cup bags. I need to change the way that’s worded! When I first started making this recipe a long time ago there wasn’t bigger sized bags of the Mexican blend.

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      1. How many boxes of Jiffy? and can i use a 9×13 aluminum pan instead since this will be a pot luck?

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  6. I had just a couple questions for you or anyone really. My family and I don’t do spicy, does the jalapeno make it spicy along with the boost of flavor? And I don’t like onions, but my family does. I’ll eat a meal if there isn’t a huge onion flavor, is the onion powder better for that? Thank You for your time. GOD BLESS!

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    1. I don’t do spicy either so I eat around the actual jalepenos and the flavor it adds doesn’t bother me. I also do not like onions so I only use onion powder.

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  7. Goodness, just twik it. If you don’t have something, use what you do have. You can tell what size pan by the amount you have in a bowl. I always add more cheese than it calls for. Anyway, this sounds good and I will be trying it, no questions asked. Lol

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  8. Just made this for dinner and my husband and I both lived it! Will definitely make it again. The only change I made was I used Oldham’s hot sausage. Other then that I followed the recipe exactly. It even looked like the picture. Great Recipe! Keeper

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  9. Just made this for dinner and my husband and I both loved it! Will definitely make it again. The only change I made was I used Oldham’s hot sausage. Other then that I followed the recipe exactly. It even looked like the picture. Great Recipe! Keeper

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