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In the south, it’s tradition to have black-eyed peas, collard greens, and cornbread before the new year. Today, I’m making cornbread to represent a prosperous new year. And because this is Bobby Boyd Living, we’re throwing in some bacon and jalapeños to spice it up!

Bacon Jalapeno Cornbread Recipe from yours’ truly… It is moist, tender, and packed with delicious spicy flavors. And, it can be served with dipping sauce, chili bowl, or your favorite soups.

Ingredients Needed to Make The Bacon Jalapeno Cornbread Recipe

You only need a few ingredients from your pantry or fridge to make it happen. You’d need:

– Cornmeal

– Salt

– Baking powder

– Baking soda

– Buttermilk

– Egg

– Chopped jalapeno

– Finely chopped Bacon

– A bowl of bacon grease

– Melted butter

How To Make The Bacon Jalapenos Cornbread

First, preheat the oven to 450 F.

Allow the finely chopped bacon to fry without adding any cooking oil. Strain the grease and keep it aside.

Transfer the fried, crunchy bacon into a parchment-lined bowl.

Let’s mix all the dry ingredients. Into a large bowl, add the cornmeal, salt, baking powder, baking soda, crunchy bacon, and chopped jalapeno. Combine all the ingredients using a whisk.

Place the skillet in the oven to preheat for a while

Time for the wet ingredients. Crack the egg into a medium bowl and pour in the buttermilk and 4 tablespoons of bacon grease, then whisk to combine.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix with the whisk until it is smooth and thick.

Take out the skillet from the oven and place it on medium heat. Drizzle a tablespoon of bacon grease and transfer the cornbread batter into it. Use a spatula to spread and even out the surface.

Place the skillet containing the cornbread batter back into the oven and let it bake for 20 minutes.

Once it’s ready, drizzle on melted butter and enjoy it while it’s hot.

>>> Have you seen the 4 Cheese + Bacon Mac and Cheese?

Can You Make This Recipe Ahead of Time

Yes! You can make this deliciousness ahead of time.

You can either mix the dry and wet ingredients and store them separately.

Then mix them and bake whenever you are ready.

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Bacon Jalapeno Cornbread Recipe

This Bacon Jalapeno Cornbread is moist, tender, packed with delicious flavors, and it has a nice kick to it. It can be served with dipping sauce, chili bowl, or your favorite soups.
Prep Time 15 mins
Baking Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • Cast-iron skillet
  • Egg whisk
  • Oven
  • Measuring cups and spoon
  • Mixing bowls

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1 ½ cup Buttermilk
  • 1 small Egg
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped
  • 1 package Bacon, finely chopped
  • A bowl of bacon grease
  • ½ stick Butter, melted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 450 F.
  • Allow the finely chopped bacon to fry without adding any cooking oil. Strain the grease and keep it aside. Transfer the fried, crunchy bacon into a parchment-lined bowl.
  • Let’s mix all the dry ingredients. Into a large bowl, add the cornmeal, salt, baking powder, baking soda, crunchy bacon, and chopped jalapeno. Combine all the ingredients using a whisk.
  • Place the skillet in the oven to preheat for a while
  • Time for the wet ingredients. Crack the egg into a medium bowl and pour in the buttermilk and 4 tablespoons of bacon grease, then whisk to combine.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix with the whisk until it is smooth and thick.
  • Take out the skillet from the oven and place it on medium heat. Drizzle a tablespoon of bacon grease and transfer the cornbread batter into it. Use a spatula to spread and even out the surface.
  • Place the skillet containing the cornbread batter back into the oven and let it bake for 20 minutes.
  • Once it’s ready, drizzle on melted butter and enjoy it while it’s hot.
Keyword Bacon jalapeno cornbread, Cornbread recipe
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Thank you all for being a part of the birth of this new outlet of mine. I wish you good health, wealth, and happiness this new year.

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