My friend Jenny makes the best cornbread I have ever put in my mouth. I think that it is really her mom’s recipe, but I have only eaten Jenny’s so she is getting all of the credit. I hounded her for this recipe. Borderline stalked. This cornbread could be considered a meal, it is has so much going on, but it is ridiculously delicious and my favorite thing to eat with chili. If you have been reading Baked Bree for some time, I am guessing that you may have noticed that I use very little packaged foods and make almost everything from scratch. This recipe starts with a cornbread mix and I make no apologies for it. It is how Jenny makes it, and it is not my place to make any changes. I will say this however, use a mix that has some sugar in it. The reason that this cornbread is so amazing is that it is sweet and salty, crunchy and creamy. The mix that I used was far too healthy. I am not sure what I was thinking, I was in Whole Foods and picked up the first mix that I saw. I would recommend a Krusteaz cornbread mix or Trader Joe’s has a really good cornbread mix also.
1 stick butter
1 large onion
2 cans green chilies (or you can use fresh jalapenos, it depends on how spicy you want it)
salt and pepper Cornbread mix
1 can creamed corn
1 large container sour cream
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Melt the butter in a large saute pan. Saute the onion and chilies until soft, about 10 minutes.
Mix together the cornbread mix, creamed corn, and egg.
Spread the cornbread mixture into the bottom of a 9×13 pan coated with cooking spray.
Spread the onion and chili mixture over top.
Dollop sour cream over the top of the onion mixture. I do not like to spread it out, I like it be in clumps like this.
Cover the top with the shredded Cheddar cheese.
Bake the according to the mix directions. Mine took about 18 minutes.
Serve with your favorite chili recipe. Or not. You can eat it straight out of the pan. I promise it is the best cornbread recipe ever. Thanks Jenny! I promise that I will leave you alone now. Unless of course you have something else fabulous to share.