Beefy Jalapeno Cornbread

1 cup plus 1 T yellow corn meal, divided
1 cup milk
2 eggs
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup bacon drippings
1 17-oz. can cream style corn*
1-1/2 lb. ground beef
1 large onion
1 8-oz. pkg. cheddar cheese, shredded
4 jalapeno peppers, finely chopped

Combine 1 cup corn meal, milk, eggs, soda, bacon drippings and corn in a bowl. Mix and set aside.

Saute ground beef until lightly browned, drain thoroughly and set aside.

Sprinkle remaining corn meal in a greased 10-1/2 inch iron skillet. Sprinkle evenly with beef, top with onion, then cheese. Add peppers evenly on top. Pour remaining batter over top.

Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until golden brown.

6-8 servings.

*If you are making this gluten-free, be sure to check the label on the creamed corn to make sure it has no wheat gluten in the ingredients.

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