Upside-Down Salsa Cornbread

Fran Pickens of Hendersonville, Tennessee, took home first-place honors at the National Cornbread Cook-off in 2001 with this spicy entry.

Yield: Serves 6
Recipe from Oxmoor House

More From Oxmoor House


Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 medium green or red bell pepper, seeded and cut into rings
  • 2 cups Martha White Buttermilk Self-Rising Corn Meal Mix
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 (16-ounce) jar chunky-style salsa
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 425°.
  2. 2. Make the filling: Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 10 1/2-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat until hot. Add the ground beef, onion, chili powder, salt, and garlic salt; cook until the beef is no longer pink, stirring frequently and breaking up any clumps of meat. Remove the beef mixture from the skillet to a bowl. Place the bell pepper rings in a single layer in the bottom of the skillet. Spoon the beef mixture over the rings.
  3. 3. Make the topping: Stir together the corn meal mix, cheese, sugar, salsa, milk, 3 tablespoons oil, and egg in a medium bowl; stir until well blended. Spread the batter evenly over the beef mixture in the skillet. Bake until golden brown, 32 to 38 minutes.
  4. 4. Place a serving plate over the skillet; carefully invert and remove the skillet. Cut into wedges. If desired, this can be served from the skillet: Cut into wedges and carefully turn each wedge upside down onto a serving plate.
My Notes

Only you will be able to view, print, and edit this note.

Add Note

Upside-Down Salsa Cornbread Recipe at a Glance
advertisement
  1. Enter at least one ingredient

Find out what we've got cooking...

Weekly Specials
Get our Free Weekly Specials Newsletter filled with our favorite recipes, seasonal menus, and special features.
We Respect Your Privacy. Privacy Policy