Authentic Barbacoa de Borrego Recipe (Lamb Barbacoa)

Inside: Learn how to make this delicious and authentic barbacoa de borrego recipe which is a popular Mexican dish for holiday celebrations and more.  This post was sponsored by The Spice Hunter. All opinions are my own.  Growing up on my grandparents’ farm in Mexico meant that we had a lot of fresh meat all the […]

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Inside: Learn how to make this delicious and authentic barbacoa de borrego recipe which is a popular Mexican dish for holiday celebrations and more. 

Barbacoa de borrego on a table with garnish

This post was sponsored by The Spice Hunter. All opinions are my own. 

Growing up on my grandparents’ farm in Mexico meant that we had a lot of fresh meat all the time. We had pigs, cows, chickens, and of course lamb. This, combined with my grandma’s cooking skills, made for some amazing meals. One of those meals that was always a favorite of mine is barbacoa – made with lamb or with beef. 

I previously shared my recipe for beef barbacoa, and it is very popular! Today, however, I am excited to share this recipe for lamb barbacoa, or barbacoa de borrego in Spanish. 

What is Barbacoa de Borrego?

Barbacoa de Borrego is an authentic Mexican dish that is made from lamb meat, combined with delicious herbs and spices. It is traditionally cooked slowly until it is very tender and can be shredded easily. 

In Mexico, my grandma and grandpa would cook barbacoa de borrego in an underground fire pit, wrapped in banana leaves and cooked over a period of many hours. This made for a delicious taste, although it was definitely a lot of work too! At that time, it was the best way to make it because there weren’t all of the great cooking tools that we enjoy today. 

For my version today, I am going to show you how to make it using an electric pressure cooker. You can also make this over the stove using the same spices and ingredients, but using the pressure cooker makes it go faster and doesn’t sacrifice flavor. 

How do you make Barbacoa de Borrego?

Aside from using lamb instead of beef, the method of preparation for lamb barbacoa is different from that of beef barbacoa. Beef barbacoa ends up with a delicious red sauce from the cooking process, while lamb barbacoa is “blanco” meaning that the broth isn’t red. 

barbacoa de borrego ready to be cooked in the pressure cooker

Barbacoa de borrego gets much of its great flavor from the herbs and spices that it is cooked with. Those herbs and spices include some of the following (see recipe for full ingredient list and instructions):

  • Garlic
  • Rosemary
  • Oregano
  • Paprika
  • Salt
  • Cumin
  • Thyme
  • Bay Leaves

For this recipe, I used multiple products from The Spice Hunter, including The Spice Hunter Smoked Paprika, Oregano, Rosemary, and Mexican Seasoning. These products are high quality and add bold flavors to any recipe.

The Spice Hunter spices on a wooden plank

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All of these seasonings are combined with the rest of the ingredients shown in the recipe below, and added to the pot with the lamb. Then you will cook it according to the electric pressure cooker’s instructions. I cooked it on high pressure for about one and a half hours and it turned out great.

barbacoa de borrego post cook

I always use the natural pressure release method as I feel it gives better and more tender results. 

Once it is finished, you remove it and shred it and then it can be served as tacos or as a standalone dish with the caldo. 

Barbacoa de Borrego without caldo

When is Lamb Barbacoa served?

This recipe is most often made and served for celebrations such as birthdays, quinceneras, Christmas, and New Year, but honestly it can be made anytime you want to have a tasty meal to serve a lot of people. 

If there are any leftovers, you can use the meat in sandwiches, burritos, tacos, and more. You can also freeze it and defrost it later when you are ready to serve it again. 

Let me know in the comments below how this turned out for you. 

Check out these others great authentic Mexican recipes

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Authentic Lamb Barbacoa (Barbacoa de Borrego)

Learn how to make this delicious and authentic barbacoa de borrego recipe which is a popular Mexican dish for holiday celebrations and more. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword barbacoa, borrego
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 452kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 Lbs Lamb Meat
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 3 Sprigs Fresh Thyme
  • 2 Tbsp The Spice Hunter Oregano
  • 1 Tbsp The Spice Hunter Mexican Seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp The Spice Hunter Rosemary
  • 1/2 Tbsp The Spice Hunter Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Can beer optional (replace with 1 cup of water or chicken stock if desired)
  • 1/2 Tsp White Pepper
  • 4 Bay Leaves
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 Tbsp White Vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Orange Juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 1/2 Cup Water

Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients except the lamb and the 1 1/2 cup of water in a large bowl and mix well.
  • Add the lamb and make sure it is completely covered in the marinade
  • Cover and let marinate over night or for at least 2 - 4 hours.
  • Add the meat with the marinade to your pressure cooker pot and add a cup and a half of water.
  • Cook on high pressure for 1 and 1/2 hours and release the pressure (natural release is preferred).
  • Shred the meat and then strain the liquid, which can be used as a broth to serve with the meat if desired.
  • The meat can be served on tacos, empanadas, soup, or by itself.

Nutrition

Serving: 1person | Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 62g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 197mg | Sodium: 1368mg | Potassium: 961mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 383IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 7mg

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How to Make Authentic Pico De Gallo

Inside: Learn the authentic way of making Pico de Gallo, which goes great with so many Mexican dishes, including tamales.  This post was sponsored by Del Real Foods All opinions are my own.  Tamales and Pico de gallo are both staples of Mexican cuisine. Today I am going to show you the authentic way to make […]

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Inside: Learn the authentic way of making Pico de Gallo, which goes great with so many Mexican dishes, including tamales. 

Pico de gallo in a brown bowl on a table with chips next to them

This post was sponsored by Del Real Foods All opinions are my own. 

Tamales and Pico de gallo are both staples of Mexican cuisine. Today I am going to show you the authentic way to make pico de gallo and how you can use it to top some delicious Del Real Foods Cheese and Green Chili Tamales. Although I like to make my own tamales, sometimes they can take a lot of time and effort. If you don’t want to make your own pico de gallo or salsa, you can buy Del Real salsa at your local retailer!

Del Real Tamales in packaging

A few weeks ago my oldest son turned 10 and we had a taco bar outside with some family and friends. To go with the tacos, I served the Del Real tamales too and they were a hit! They are easy to heat up and serve at any gathering.

Tamales at a party outside on a table 

Tamales at a taco bar on a table outside

When I don’t have time for that, I am glad that I have Del Real tamales on hand which only take a couple of minutes to be ready! Del Real Foods tamales are made with sustainable wraps instead of corn husks. 

 

What are Del Real’s Sustainable Wraps?

The sustainable wraps deliver the same great flavor as traditional wraps, but they avoid sanitary risks and promote sustainability. By using these wraps, Del Real Foods actually is able to conserve more than 10,000 gallons of water per week at their facilities! 

The sustainable wraps are made of wood pulp, so it is similar to parchment paper although it is stronger. This makes it perfect to help seal in flavor and moisture which is vital for tamales. It is also important to note that these sustainable wraps do not include any chemicals or recycled content. They are also biodegradable, so that is a plus as well. 

These new wraps do not affect the flavor or how you prepare these. You can still microwave, steam, or oven-prep these tamales as shown on the instructions. 

Del Real Foods Tamales come in 5 different varieties:

  1. Pork in Red Sauce
  2. Chicken in Red Sauce
  3. Chicken in Green Sauce
  4. Cheese & Green Chili
  5. Beef in Red Sauce

You can find stores near you that sell Del Real tamales by clicking here. They will be coming out with more flavors this year, so look out for that!

What is Pico de Gallo?

Pico de gallo literally means “rooster beak”, which may not sound appetizing, but I promise it is delicious! It is made of diced tomatoes, onions, and cilantro, mixed together with salt and lime juice.

Pico de gallo in a brown bowl on a table with chips next to them

It is a simple recipe, but it adds so much to other meals, including flautas, eggs, tamales and more! It is perfect if you want to add a touch of freshness to any dish and it is healthy and delicious as well.  

The traditional version also has diced jalapenos, which I love. However, if you aren’t a fan of spicy food, you can omit it. 

Some people like to add it to their guacamole as well, which gives it an extra flavor that is hard to beat. 

How do you make Pico de Gallo?

Pico de gallo is one of the most simple recipes that you can make. To start, you will want to dice the tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and jalapenos if you are using them. Next, combine those ingredients in a bowl and mix well. 

tomato, onion, jalapenos, cebolla and cilantro in a bowl

Pico de gallo in a bowl with a jalapeno next to it

The next step is to squeeze the juice from one lime into the bowl and mix together. Finally, add salt to taste before serving alongside your favorite Mexican dishes. 

This is one of my favorite recipes, simply because it is so easy and yet adds so much flavor. I love other salsas as well, but a lot of them can take longer to make, so pico de gallo is a great alternative.

Pico de gallo in a brown bowl on a table with chips next to them

It uses fresh ingredients as well, so you can feel good eating it and sharing it with you family. 

I would love to know in the comments below how it turned out for you – let me know!

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Pico de gallo in a brown bowl on a table with chips next to them
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Authentic Pico De Gallo Recipe

Learn the authentic way of making Pico de Gallo, which goes great with so many Mexican dishes, including tamales.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Pico de gallo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 17kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Onion
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes
  • 1/2 Bunch of Cilantro
  • 1/2 Jalapeno
  • 1 Lime
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Dice the tomatoes, onion, cilantro, and jalapeno and place in a medium sized bowl
  • Add the juice from one lime and mix together
  • Add salt to taste a little bit at a time.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Person | Calories: 17kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 294IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

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Authentic Mexican Pozole Blanco Recipe

Inside: Find out how to make this delicious and popular Mexican recipe called Pozole Blanco. It is great to serve large crowds and is always a hit! This post was Sponsored by T-Fal. All opinions are my own.  If you have followed me for a while, you know that I am a fan of pozole. In […]

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Inside: Find out how to make this delicious and popular Mexican recipe called Pozole Blanco. It is great to serve large crowds and is always a hit!

Pozole blanco in a brown bowl with hot salsa and tostadas

This post was Sponsored by T-Fal. All opinions are my own. 

If you have followed me for a while, you know that I am a fan of pozole. In fact, I already have two different varieties on this website, including Pozole Rojo and Pozole Verde. I love these recipes because they remind me of Mexico and because they are so delicious! They are especially perfect for cold winter days here in Colorado when I need something to warm me up. I also choose pozole when I am entertaining for small groups here at home, since it is easy to make and serves many. 

Today, I am going to share a third variety of pozole, called Pozole Blanco. The main difference between this version of Pozole is that it does not have red or green chiles to give it the color that the other ones do. That said, it is usually served with a spicy salsa on the side, so you can still get that flavor if you want it. 

How Do You Make Pozole Blanco?

Some of the ingredients you need for Pozole Blanco are:

  • Chicken
  • Hominy
  • Chicken Broth

This recipe is actually pretty easy to make. You will always start by adding the chicken, fresh herbs, garlic, and onion together in a large pot and letting them cook together. You will add the hominy next after removing the large herbs, garlic and onion from the broth.  After the pozole is done cooking, you can add some garnishments, such as raddish, lettuce, onion, tortilla chips, cilantro and lime. 

Pozole blanco close up shot with garnishes

Traditionally, pozole blanco is served also with a very spicy chile de arbol salsa. Warning – this is very spicy, so you can omit it if you prefer or use a more mild salsa. For those of you brave enough to try it, the recipe is below. 

When I made it this week, I used a couple of favorite new kitchen items – one of the pots and one of the frying pans from my T-Fal Easy Care Cookware Set. This is a 20 piece set that has everything you need. I love this set because the quality non-stick interior makes cooking and clean-up quick and easy. I usually handwash my cookware because I prefer to, but these are dishwasher safe so when you are in a hurry to clean up you don’t have to worry about that!

TFAL Easy Care Cookware set

This is important when I am entertaining, since I would rather spend time with my friends and family than cleaning up. I also love that all T-fail non-stick cookware is 100% toxin free, which gives me peace of mind when I make food for my friends and family. 

You can buy T-fal Easy Care products in-store or online at Walmart. 

Spice Bag Trick

As you can see above, this recipe includes a lot of fresh herbs, spices, and other ingredients that are better off removed at the end of the cooking process. In order to avoid picking each piece out, I like to use a spice bag.

TFAL pot with spice bag for pozole blanco

The concept is simple, you add the larger spices and ingredients that don’t typically dissolve (i.e. bay leaves, onions, oregano, etc.) and just drop it in during the cooking process. Then, prior to serving you remove the bag. This helps to maintain the delicious flavor, but also makes sure your guests aren’t accidentally getting big bits of herbs and onions!

This worked really well for this recipe, so I definitely recommend it to save time and effort. 

This is definitely one of my favorite recipes to make and I hope that you enjoy it as well. Please let me know in the comments below how it turned out!

Pozole blanco on a table ready to eat

Pozole blanco in a brown bowl with hot salsa and tostadas
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Authentic Mexican Pozole Blanco

Find out how to make this delicious and popular Mexican recipe called Pozole Blanco. It is great to serve large crowds and is always a hit!
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword pozole, Pozole blanco
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 10 Cups
Calories 170kcal

Ingredients

For the Pozole

  • 6 cups Water
  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 can Hominy 25 oz
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Rosemary
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Oregano
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Thyme
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Marjoram
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 tsp salt more or less to taste

For the Chile de Arbol Salsa

  • 4 chile de arbol
  • 1 Chile ancho
  • 1 Chile guajillo
  • 3 garlic
  • salt
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil or other oil

Accompaniments

  • chopped radish
  • limes
  • Tortillas Strips
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Chopped Onions
  • Avocado

Instructions

For the Pozole

  • Bring the water to a boil in a large pot and add the salt.
  • Add the following ingredients either to a spice bag or directly to the water: rosemary, oregano, marjoram, thyme, bay leaves, garlic, and onion. If using the spice bag, close it and add to the water.
  • Immediately add the chicken breasts and cook over medium high heat until the chicken breasts are cooked through. Remove the spice bag if using. If not using, remove the onion, garlic, bay leaves, and other herbs and dispose of them.
  • Remove the chicken, shred, and then add it back to the broth.
  • Add the hominy and bring to a boil for 15 minutes.
  • Serve hot with the the chile de arbol salsa (if desired) and the other accompaniments.

Chile de Arbol Salsa (Very spicy!)

  • Remove the stems from the chiles, and then saute all of the ingredients in a frying pan with the oil for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add all ingredients (including remaining oil) to a blender and blend well. You can add a small amount of water or broth for a thinner consistency.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 530mg | Potassium: 278mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1188IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg

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Authentic Mexican Pan de Muerto Recipe

Inside: Learn how to make this delicious and authentic “pan de muerto” recipe so that you can celebrate the day of the dead this year with your family and friends.  Para Espanol, Haz Click Aqui.  What is “Pan de Muerto”? Pan de muerto is a homemade bread that is very popular in Mexico. It is […]

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Inside: Learn how to make this delicious and authentic “pan de muerto” recipe so that you can celebrate the day of the dead this year with your family and friends. 

Pan de muertos on top of a dia de los muertos placemat

Para Espanol, Haz Click Aqui

What is “Pan de Muerto”?

Pan de muerto is a homemade bread that is very popular in Mexico. It is traditionally made in October and November to celebrate the festivities related to the day of the dead (or dia de los muertos in Spanish). 

You can decorate it and make it in different ways, but it should always have a base flavor of orange, which gives it a great taste! 

What is the Day of the Dead?

Day of the Dead is celebrated each year on the first and second of November and the tradition is that our family members who have passed on are permitted to visit their family members who are still living. 

If you are familiar with the Disney movie “Coco“, you probably know what I am talking about since it does a great job of explaining the tradition. If you haven’t seen it yet, I strongly recommend it so you can understand this cherished tradition. It is definitely one of my favorite movies!

The Day of the Dead is so special to me, because it gives me the opportunity to remember loved ones who have departed. As I have shared many times, many of the recipes that I share on this site are as a homage to my abuelita (grandmother) who I grew up calling “mama” out of love and respect. She was the person who taught me everything about cooking and not a day goes by that I do not think about her. 

Each year on the Day of the Dead, I put her picture on our altar, along with my other ancestors, and I remember and share the memories that I have of all of them. Besides adding pictures to the altar, I also make some of their favorite foods and add them to the altar. For my abuelita, her favorites were always tamales and coffee. On those days, I love to sit and talk to them and I can always feel them close by.  

day of the dead altar with pictures and food

It is important to me that my children learn about my culture, including the Day of the Dead. To make that day even more fun, I always invite them to help me make this delicious pan de muerto. It has a delicious orange flavor and a great texture. After making the pan de muerto, we always watch “Coco”, invite family over and eat some authentic Mexican food. 

At the end of the night, we sit down in front of the altar and share stories about the people whose pictures we placed on the altar so that the new generation of family members can learn about them and remember them. 

Pan de muerto dough before being cooked

dough before cooking it

Pan de muerto on a dia de los muertos tablemat

One of my most treasured memories from growing up is of the morning of the Day of the Dead. I remember that my abuelita always woke us up early to go and tidy up the headstones and take flowers to the cemetery. The cemeteries were always full of people on those days of people who were going to visit their ancestors as well and leaving them their favorite objects and food.

While the adults would clean up, all of the kids would play in the surrounding area and it was always like a big party. After a little while, my abuelita always called us over to eat the extra food that she had prepared. This was important, because the tradition said that you couldn’t take anything from the tombs of the dead. If you did, you would be cursed and they wouldn’t be able to visit you anymore. 

We always would sit underneath a big tree and listen to my abuelita as she shared stories about her mom and dad who had passed away when she was still very young. Through those stories, I was able to feel like I knew them personally and that I knew who they were. That is one of the reasons that the Day of the Dead is so important to me – because I want my kids to get to know their ancestors through the stories that I can share about them. 

After returning home from the cemetery, the rest of the day was a big party. We would light candles to show the way, we added more food to the altars, and we made pan de muerto with hot chocolate.

Pan de muertos represents the tomb, and the designs on top represent bones. It is so delicious and such a special way to celebrate and remember our loved ones who have passed on.

How do you celebrate the Day of the Dead?

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Pan de muerto with sugar on top and day of the dead decorations
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Authentic Pan de Muerto Recipe

Learn how to make this delicious and authentic "pan de muerto" recipe so that you can celebrate the day of the dead this year with your family and friends. 
Course bread, Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword pan de muerto
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 20 Pieces of Bread
Calories 267kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups Bread Flour
  • 3/4 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Milk Lukewarm
  • 1/4 Cup Orange Juice
  • 3 Tbsp Active Dry Yeast
  • Zest from one orange
  • 1.5 Sticks Butter
  • 3 Eggs Room Temperature
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 2 Tbsp Orange Blossom Water Optional
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Tbsp Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Melted Butter For coating bread after it bakes.
  • 1 Cup White Sugar For coating bread after it bakes.

Instructions

  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine the milk, the yeast, 2 tablespoons of flour, and 1 tablespoon of sugar and then cover it and let it rest in a warm place for about 10 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the remaining dry ingredients, including the orange zest. Then add the butter and the eggs (one by one) as you mix it all together with a stand mixer or a hand mixer. Add the vanilla, orange juice, and orange blossom water (if using).
  • At this point, add the mixture that you set aside, which should be activated and ready to use.
  • Continue mixing until a slightly elastic dough is formed. It should not be very sticky. This can take up to 20 minutes depending on the temperature where you live.
  • Place the dough in a pre-greased bowl and cover with a paper towel or slightly damp towel. Make sure to roll the dough around so that it has some of the oil on all sides so it doesn't dry out as it rises. Let rise for one hour in a warm place.
    Pan de muerto dough before being cooked
  • After the dough has doubled in size, cut it into 4 equal-sized pieces. Take three of them, and form three smooth balls of equal size and place them on a pre-greased baking sheet. Cut the last piece into three equal pieces, forming the "bones" that you will then add on top of each piece of bread. See image.
    Pan de muerto dough before cooking it
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C) and bake for 45 minutes, or until the bread is cooked through.
  • Remove from the oven and brush with melted butter before rolling and coating each piece with white sugar.
    pan de muerto para dia de los muertos
  • Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1Piece of Bread | Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

 

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Delicious and Easy Jalapeno Cornbread Recipe

Inside: Find out how to make the most delicious jalapeno cornbread using simple, but tasty ingredients.  We received a free Wolf Gourmet® Elite Countertop Oven with Convection in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.  In Mexico, corn is an important part of the diet. You can find many different types of food that […]

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Inside: Find out how to make the most delicious jalapeno cornbread using simple, but tasty ingredients. 

jalapeno cornbread on a cutting board

We received a free Wolf Gourmet® Elite Countertop Oven with Convection in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own. 

In Mexico, corn is an important part of the diet. You can find many different types of food that use corn – including Mexican street corn, esquite, and of course corn tortillas. 

That is why it is no surprise that I still love making recipes with corn here in the US. One recipe that I have always enjoy is cornbread. The standard version yuo find in the US is good, but I like to add some spice. That is why I created this delicious version of jalapeno cornbread to share with all of you.

The best part about this recipe is that you can use a cornbread mix, and just dress it up a bit to get all of the tasty flavors that you would expect from jalapeno cornbread. 

How Do You Make Jalapeno Cornbread

In order to make this cornbread, you will start with a box of cornbread mix from the store. However, you won’t just be following the instructions on the box. 

In addition to the mix, this recipe calls for chopped jalapenos, creamed corn, cheddar cheese, chopped tomatoes, cilantro, and bacon bits.

All you have to do to make it is mix all of the ingredients together and pour them into a pre-greased pan before baking in your oven. 

Since this is a side dish, sometimes the main ovens are busy making the main dish. That is why I love to make this recipe and others in my Wolf Gourmet® Elite Countertop Oven with Convection. It is the perfect size to fit on my countertop and it looks super sleek as well! 

Wolf Countertop Oven with Convection

box showing wolf countertop oven

I got one of these a couple months ago, and I have been using it ever since. I love that it has seven cooking modes – baking, broiling, toasting, reheating, and more. Although I didn’t use it for this recipe, it also has a built-in temperature probe so that is really convenient when you need to get the temperature just right. 

For this recipe, I used the baking pan that came with the oven and the results were great! I definitely recommend this as a second oven – especially because it doesn’t take up a ton of space!

jalapeno cornbread in the oven

cornbread after being baked in a baking pan

What can you serve with Jalapeno Cornbread?

One of the good things about this side dish is that you can serve it with a wide variety of main dishes. Check out some options below:

Whatever you decide to serve this with, I am sure it will be a hit! Let me know in the comments below how it turned out for you. 

Jalapeno Cornbread in squares

jalapeno cornbread on a cutting board
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Delicious Jalapeno Cornbread Recipe

Find out how to make the most delicious jalapeno cornbread using simple, but tasty ingredients. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cornbread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 Pieces
Calories 186kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 box cornbread mix 8.5 oz
  • 1 egg may vary based on package instructions
  • 1/3 cup milk may vary based on package instructions
  • 1 can creamed corn
  • 1 jalapeno chopped
  • 2 roma tomatoes chopped
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup bacon bits

Instructions

  • Prepare the cornbread mix according to the package instructions. Please note, the egg and milk listed above are commonly required ingredients in these mixes, but you should follow the instructions for the brand that you use.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  • Add to a pre-greased baking dish and bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out cleanly.
  • Serve immediately or when cooled.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Piece | Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 433mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 288IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 1mg

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