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Upside-Down Cowboy Cornbread

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Upside-Down Cowboy Cornbread
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 8
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Why settle for plain cornbread when you can make this beautiful, decadent version loaded with peppers, cheese and bacon?

Ingredients

4
slices thick-sliced bacon, chopped (4 oz)
1
large red bell pepper, sliced into 1/4-inch rings
2
pouches Betty Crocker™ cornbread & muffin mix
2
eggs
1
cup milk
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ diced green chiles
2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
1
bunch sliced green onions, greens and whites separated (about 1/2 cup whites and 1/2 cup greens)

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In 10-inch cast-iron skillet, cook bacon over medium-low heat until just crispy. With slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towel-lined plate; set aside. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon drippings; discard or reserve for another use.
  • 2 Place pepper rings in single layer in drippings in skillet, and cook 1 to 2 minutes or until peppers soften. Remove skillet from heat. Turn peppers, keeping in single layer.
  • 3 In large bowl, mix both pouches cornbread mix, eggs and milk. Stir in reserved bacon, chiles, cheese and green onion whites.
  • 4 Gently pour batter over pepper rings. Bake 28 to 33 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center of cornbread comes out clean.
  • 5 Run knife around edge of cornbread. Let cornbread cool 10 minutes.
  • 6 Place plate over skillet, and carefully flip over. Remove skillet. Cut into 8 wedges. Top with green onion greens.
Tips  

Serve with all your favorite Mexican toppings, from sour cream and salsa to cilantro and pickled jalapeños.

Want to spice things up? Substitute pepper Jack cheese for the Cheddar.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
(
Calories from Fat
150
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
26%
(
Saturated Fat
8g
38%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Sodium
690mg
29%
Potassium
230mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
41g
14%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
3g
)
Protein
15g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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