This is a side dish that goes great with turkey and is 100 times better than a "stovetop stuffing." If you take it to a potluck dinner you will be forever doomed to repeat the same dish forever...they demand it year after year. The jalapenos are the key; I chop them very fine. I have used up to 6 tablespoons, but 4 seems about perfect.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch pan.

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  • Combine cornbread mix, 1 cup milk, and eggs in a bowl. Mix until well blended; batter will be lumpy. Pour into the prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove and let cool enough to handle, 15 to 30 minutes. Crumble and set aside in a bowl.

  • Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels, reserve 2 tablespoons grease in the pan. Let bacon cool slightly, about 5 minutes; crumble and set aside.

  • Heat reserved bacon grease over medium-high heat. Cook onion, bell pepper, and celery in the hot grease until soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Set aside.

  • Melt 6 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add corn, cream-style corn, remaining milk, chopped jalapenos, pimentos, sugar, and salt. Cook until heated through, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in bacon and sauteed vegetables. Stir in 2 cups crumbled cornbread. Transfer mixture to a baking dish.

  • Melt remaining butter and stir into remaining 1/2 cup crumbled cornbread; sprinkle over stuffing mixture.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until crumbs are light brown, about 10 minutes. Garnish with sliced jalapenos.

Cook's Note:

For cornbread, look for the preferred 2 tubes refrigerated cornbread twists - you can use these instead of 3 packages of cornbread (corn muffin) mix.

Nutrition Facts

333 calories; 14.2 g total fat; 56 mg cholesterol; 944 mg sodium. 45.5 g carbohydrates; 7.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews

Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2019
This is spicy bacon filled Tex-Mex goodness!!! I used a mixture of fresh and jarred jalapeños. The only thing I would change would be adding more jalapeños because we love the spice. Thanks for a awesome recipe! Read More