Jalapeño Cornbread Recipe

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Jalapeño Cornbread Recipe
Cornbread with beans
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Cornbread with beans

A moist and delicious cornbread with a kick, thanks to the addition of sliced jalapeños.

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Deliver Ingredients


  • 1 ¾ cup yellow cornmeal
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
  • 4 jalapeños, seeds removed and chopped


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, and then add the oil and buttermilk. Add the liquids to the dry ingredients and just combine. Add the cheese and jalapeños and gently mix until incorporated. Pour into greased baking pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Jalapeño Shopping Tip

How hot is that chile pepper? Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Jalapeño Cooking Tip

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.