Mexican Cornbread Recipe

Mexican Cornbread Recipe:


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white cornmeal
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 can Mexi-corn, drained
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper (adjust to taste)
  • 1 tsp Crisco (for greasing the skillet)


1. Preheat Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).

2. Grease Cast Iron Skillet:

  • Place 1 teaspoon of Crisco in a cast-iron skillet and melt it in the preheating oven. Ensure that the bottom and sides of the skillet are well-greased.

3. Mix Dry Ingredients:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, white cornmeal, and red pepper.

4. Add Wet Ingredients:

  • Add the egg, oil, and buttermilk to the dry ingredients. Mix until the batter is well combined.

5. Incorporate Vegetables and Cheese:

  • Stir in the drained Mexi-corn, diced onion, diced green pepper, and shredded cheese into the batter. Ensure an even distribution of ingredients.

6. Pour Batter into Skillet:

  • Pour the batter into the preheated, greased cast-iron skillet.

7. Bake:

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until the cornbread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

8. Cool and Slice:

  • Allow the Mexican cornbread to cool for a few minutes before slicing.

9. Serve and Enjoy:

  • Serve warm and enjoy this flavorful Mexican Cornbread!


  • Customize the level of spiciness by adjusting the amount of red pepper or adding chopped jalapeños.
  • Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese for varied flavors.
  • Serve the Mexican Cornbread alongside chili, soups, or as a delicious side dish.

This Mexican Cornbread is a savory and slightly spicy treat that’s perfect for complementing your favorite Mexican-inspired meals or enjoyed on its own. The combination of cornmeal, vegetables, and cheese creates a moist and flavorful cornbread that’s sure to be a hit.

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