A colorful summer salad with great flavor. Whenever I share this dish at a potluck, I am always asked for the recipe.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 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). Prepare the cornbread mix according to package directions, stirring green chilies, cumin, oregano and sage into the finished batter. Spread into a greased 8 inch square pan.

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  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the top springs back when lightly pressed. Set aside to cool completely.

  • In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, sour cream, and Ranch dressing mix. Set aside. Wrap bacon in paper towels, and cook in the microwave until crisp, about 45 seconds per slice. Crumble, and set aside.

  • Crumble half of the cornbread into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Pour half of the beans over the crumbled bread, half of the mayonnaise mixture, half of the corn, tomatoes, peppers, green onion, bacon and cheese. Repeat the layers ending with cheese on top. The dish will be very full. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

459.7 calories; 14.5 g protein; 33.3 g carbohydrates; 44.1 mg cholesterol; 1255.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2011
The trick to this dish is giving it a try! I've made it many times as a side for bbq, but it is almost a meal in itself. Great with cold sliced ham too. Now I just usually make plain cornbread, may throw in the can of chiles or maybe not. There are plenty of other things going on so to me the extras in the cornbread are not essential. Tips: Mix up your dressing in advance, add the beans and allow the mixture to meld for a couple of hours in the fridge. It seems to make the dish more flavorful. If you're going to the trouble to put this together, make the dressing as stated! Bottled ranch---noooo! It's too wet and just does not have the creamier texture and tang you'll get by using sour cream. Cut the cornbread into tiny cubes before removing it from the pan. Makes for a better for presentation and it holds up longer. Once layered, this still needs more than 2 hours in order to reach max flavor---more like 6-8 or overnight, covered, in the fridge. Yummy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/29/2010
it was okay fro me...expected more flavor i guess... everyone else liked it okay... it wasn't bad but it wasnt great..wont make it again. Read More
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116 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 85
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2011
The trick to this dish is giving it a try! I've made it many times as a side for bbq, but it is almost a meal in itself. Great with cold sliced ham too. Now I just usually make plain cornbread, may throw in the can of chiles or maybe not. There are plenty of other things going on so to me the extras in the cornbread are not essential. Tips: Mix up your dressing in advance, add the beans and allow the mixture to meld for a couple of hours in the fridge. It seems to make the dish more flavorful. If you're going to the trouble to put this together, make the dressing as stated! Bottled ranch---noooo! It's too wet and just does not have the creamier texture and tang you'll get by using sour cream. Cut the cornbread into tiny cubes before removing it from the pan. Makes for a better for presentation and it holds up longer. Once layered, this still needs more than 2 hours in order to reach max flavor---more like 6-8 or overnight, covered, in the fridge. Yummy! Read More
(56)
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2011
The trick to this dish is giving it a try! I've made it many times as a side for bbq, but it is almost a meal in itself. Great with cold sliced ham too. Now I just usually make plain cornbread, may throw in the can of chiles or maybe not. There are plenty of other things going on so to me the extras in the cornbread are not essential. Tips: Mix up your dressing in advance, add the beans and allow the mixture to meld for a couple of hours in the fridge. It seems to make the dish more flavorful. If you're going to the trouble to put this together, make the dressing as stated! Bottled ranch---noooo! It's too wet and just does not have the creamier texture and tang you'll get by using sour cream. Cut the cornbread into tiny cubes before removing it from the pan. Makes for a better for presentation and it holds up longer. Once layered, this still needs more than 2 hours in order to reach max flavor---more like 6-8 or overnight, covered, in the fridge. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2006
This was a huge hit at our gathering. I'm not a big fan of pinto beans so I put substituted them for black beans instead. The tomatoes peppers & green onions weren't mentioned in the directions so I just mixed them in with the corn and it was WONDERFUL!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2006
This is awesome!! And I make this so often that I don't actually need the recipe anymore. I leave out the bacon (just because it's a pain to deal with) and instead of layering I just mix everything together and I add a small layer of shredded cheese on top. It looks wonderful and it tastes even better! Thanks for a great recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2007
I found that the amounts of cumin oregano and sage in the corn bread is so little you can't taste it through all the other ingredients. Tried doubling them but still didn't notice so I save myself the trouble and omit it. This is a wonderful salad unique flavors great for potlucks. Makes huge amount I often half it still using most of the corn bread. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2005
fun colorful and delicious yet unique. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2006
Fantastic! Instead of the regular ranch packet I got the fiesta ranch for an extra kick and I didn't have sage so I put in a little taco seasoning with it. I took it to a 4th of July BBQ and it disappeared! Thanks for an awesome recipe! I've already had to share it! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2006
i take this salad to just about every outing i go to. one woman stood by my pan until i claimed it just so she could get the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2007
This recipe was a hit!I took it to a picnic and everyone raved.I was a little hesitant at first but it was very good.I bought a pre made cornbread from the bakery at the supermarket and also bought already cooked bacon because I was in a hurry and everything turned out perfect.This recipe made a lot so I took the leftovers home and the next day took the rest to another party and it tasted just as good.I will certainly make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2007
To be honest I didn t particular like it but my family loved it! (I am very peculiar? )....since I had kids coming over I cut the chili peppers in half the suggested amount and I mixed everything because I imagined it would be prettier all together AND I WAS RIGHT! I loved the presentation... Really was a hit! PS/ I had 13 adults 5 kids.I still have leftovers!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/29/2010
it was okay fro me...expected more flavor i guess... everyone else liked it okay... it wasn't bad but it wasnt great..wont make it again. Read More
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