1. Preheat oven to 450°. Place bacon in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet, and place in hot oven 5 to 10 minutes or until fat is rendered.
2. Mix cornmeal and next 3 ingredients in a medium bowl. Remove skillet from oven, reserve bacon strip for another use, and stir 1 tablespoon grease into cornmeal mixture. Pour batter into hot skillet, and bake 20 minutes or until slightly brown on top.