Step 2: Additional Ingredients

I'll cover some other seasoning options in the last step, but since we're going for a vaguely southwest-style cornbread here, I've assembled the following ingredients:

1 onion, minced
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 serrano chilis, minced
1/4 c roasted tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1/4 c jack cheese, chopped or grated
2 T pesto

Since there's a bit of liquid in the tomatoes and pesto, I added slightly less milk than the 2/3 c usually called for in a two-box situation. This isn't a big deal - just eyeball it. If your mix is too dry you'll notice. If it's too wet, worst case scenario it just won't rise quite as high. We're aiming for a thick, goopy mixture. Lumps are normal, so don't worry about beating the batter perfectly smooth.

Other southwest-ish ingredients you may like to include:
corn (canned is fine - about 1/4 cup)
1 T chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1-2 Tany other type of marinated and/or roasted peppers, chopped
1 T green onions (scallions), chopped
pinch oregano
anything else you particularly like and have on hand
Uhmmm I always wanted to try this, I have not had any since I was a kid, thanks for posting this, will try it~~~~
Cornbread is a great and versatile quick bread. One suggestion I'd make is to procure a cast iron skillet to bake it in. Preheat your oven with the skillet in it and mix your batter. Pour batter into hot skillet and bake. The edges get brown, crusty, carmalized, and delicious. Also it's very easy and just about as cheap to make cornbread from scratch. Enjoy this excellent food!
Sounds yummy Canida! 5/5 I will give it a try.
Cheater! You can't use a mix! Still not bad. 4/5
Bwahahaha. Watch me. ;) I kept trying to make a better cornbread from a non-mix, but finally realized I shouldn't bother being a purist on this one.
Yes but, why would you need to preform partial hydrogenation on lard? And is it still cornbread when there's more wheat flour than anything else? I do like the boxed stuff, but for savory dishes, unsweetened cornbread batter poured into cast iron cookware where a goodly amount of bacon grease is already smoking hot will produce a mallard reaction that's well worth the effort.
Oooh, put up an Instructable!
well, I'm still using a dutch oven because I haven't found a decent cast iron skillet with a ground-smooth interior. It works, but it's not very photogenic.<br/><br/>If I did do one, I'd just be <a rel="nofollow" href="http://deltablues.net/cbread.html">ripping off Junior's page.</a> The only thing I do differently is to preheat the entire cast iron thing in the oven. It seems like he uses the stove, which looks like it works fine.<br/><br/>Oh, and I won't chuck you off the page if you try this, like it, but still like the stuff with the box that has scare quotes around &quot;jiffy&quot;, and not around &quot;corn bread&quot;, which is where those quotes <em>really</em> belong. (i.e. the more wheat flour than corn issue)<br/>
Good point. I should make an ible next time my mom makes some
I'll do a 2 box batch with a 1/3 cup of honey added to make a mock JohnnyCake. Excellent when warm and smothered with butter. :)
I remember going on a field trip when I was a young lad, it was some pioneering history segment. We made cornmeal break (without stuff like meats and green onion), and also made butter in a jar simply by filling it with creame (maybe buttermilk im told?) and shaking it for about 15-20 minutes and butter will start to form :p
ooo *drool* I love cornbread (yes, I was raised in the south) and that makes it even better.<br/>
Mmmmmm delicious. I love melting gross quantities of butter into a piece of warm cornbread, so good. How much is one box of that Jiffy stuff by the way?
I've seen it anywhere from 50-75c/box normally to 8 boxes/$1 during holiday sales. Relatively cheap stuff.
Yummy! 5 *s. I had cornbread made from Jiffy mix today, with cheese added in. With a big bowl of chili.
<strike>Man</strike> Woman, that sounds delicious.<br/><br/><sub>The chili part.</sub><br/>
Haha! It sure was.
Ive never had any.. good ible btw. even if you did use mix.
I remember when I mistaked cornbread for cake. What a tragic, tragic day..
By the way, +5/5 stars.

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