I love when comfort food is also inexpensive and easy to make! One of my favorites is a big pot of beans and then some corn bread to go with it. Recently I was cleaning out my pantry to use up all the odds and ends in there. I found I had a variety of dried beans and decided to make a bean soup. I threw them all in the crockpot with some seasonings and ended up with an awesome bean soup!
Whenever I make a big pot of beans I like to either serve it with warmed corn tortillas and salsa or cornbread. Tonight I decided to experiment and use some of my Candied Jalapenos in a cornbread. I love corn bread, but I also love the sweet corn cakes that are served at many Mexican restaurants. So I came up with a recipe that is a combination of both corn bread and corn cakes…and it turned out quite YUMMY!!! The texture is very moist but loved the bit of crunchiness around the edges.
Candied Jalapeno Cornbread
1 cup Masa Trigo (comes in a bag and is used to make tortillas)
1/2 cup corn meal
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
3 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup oil
3 tbsp. minced candied jalapenos
1 cup corn kernels (I used fresh corn cut from the cob)
Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add wet ingredients and mix well. Finally stir in jalapenos and corn. Pour into greased 9″ x 9″ pan. Place into preheated 375 degree oven and bake for about 40-45 minutes.