Super Moist Mexican Cornbread Recipe

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You can’t beat the flavor in this Mexican cornbread recipe.

I believe the secret is in the sauteing of the onions and garlic. I haven’t found a cornbread recipe yet that specifies that you saute the onions for 25 – 30 minutes.

This little difference makes a huge difference in flavor in my opinion. Try it and see what you think.

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Fabulous Mexican Cornbread Recipe:


  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cream style corn (pureed in a blender)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1-3 jalapeno peppers,depending on your desire for heat, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 – 4 oz. can of green chiles (I use ortega brand) minced and drained
  • 1 1/4 cups grated, mild cheddar cheese or monterey jack, or a little of both
  • 3/4 cup whole milk


In a large bowl add the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sea salt, and sugar and mix well.

Saute the onion in the olive oil for 20 – 30 minutes, starting out on medium high heat and then lowering to low after the onion starts cooking. Stir frequently. At the end of 30 minutes the onion should have cooked down to about 1/2 of what you started with and be a golden brown.

Add the minced garlic and saute an additional 5 minutes being careful not to burn the garlic. Stir constantly.

Remove the onion/garlic mixture to a small bowl.

Add a little more oil to the pan and saute the jalapeno for 8 – 10 minutes on medium high heat.

Add the jalapeno and green chiles to the onion/garlic mixture.

Now add the cream style corn, butter, milk, and egg to the dry ingredients and mix until just moistened. Do not over mix.

Stir in the onion, garlic, jalapeno, green chile mixture, and cheese till just mixed in.

Pour the cornbread mixture into a greased 9 inch square glass oven-proof dish. Bake at *375 degrees F for 25 -30 minutes. Test for doneness by inserting a tooth pick. If it comes out clean you know it’s done. Enjoy!

If you like a little more heat in your cornbread, don’t hesitate to add more jalapenos to the recipe.

I think this will be one of the Mexican cornbread recipes you will make again and again.You can enjoy it with Mexican food and any other.

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