Welcome to Goodies With Bacon!
Won’t you join me in the castle kitchen here in the land of bacon? Baconia is the place to be if you like bacon like we do and every Saturday I share a recipe with you that has this PAWSOME item in it. It can be a side dish or main dish or dessert but whatever it is – it has bacon as an ingredient. Today’s recipe has a little HEAT in it – hot peppers……………some people love them and others stay away from them – in this recipe you really could “take ’em or leave ’em”…………..but it sure is tasty stuff with a bowl of chili.
Bacon Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread
- 5 slices bacon
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- ¼ cup white sugar
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 3 extra large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 (8 ounce) package shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
- 3 jalapeno peppers, diced
- Step 1
Fry bacon in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate; reserve remaining bacon grease in skillet. Crumble bacon.
- Step 2
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place skillet with bacon grease in oven.
- Step 3
Combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk milk, buttermilk, butter, and eggs in another bowl; stir milk mixture into flour mixture until just combined. Batter will be slightly lumpy. Fold in Cheddar cheese and jalapeno peppers. Allow batter to rest at room temperature for 10 minutes.
- Step 4
Pour batter into hot skillet and sprinkle with crumbled bacon, gently pressing bacon into batter.
- Step 5
Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before slicing.
YES INDEEDY – it does sound good………………spicy and delicious………………….and my Mom and Dad who do love cornbread with their chili say this is the perfect compliment. I must admit as a cat (even though I’m a King) I don’t care for spicy. Humans are crazy for it sometimes though – apparently!
Humans do the craziest things…………..
Have a super weekend everyone and I’ll look for you back here in my kitchen NEXT Saturday with another baconized recipe for you to try………………………..