As you can guess, it's the jalapeños that give this cornbread a kick. If you find it too spicy, simply cut back on the number of jalapeños you add to the batter.
Ever wonder why Jalapeño peppers are so hot? Well check out this article on Jalapeño Peppers to find out more. The Scoville Scale is the industry standard for measuring how hot a pepper is. You might want to check it out if you are not used to eating Jalapeño peppers.
🥛 Buttermilk Substitution
If you don't have Buttermilk on hand, you can use this trick as a substitute: Add one tablespoon of lemon juice to a measuring cup. Add milk and fill to the 1 cup measurement line. Stir the mixture together and let sit for 5 minutes.
🌶 How to Handle Hot Peppers
The capsaicin in hot peppers is what makes peppers hot. If you handle hot peppers gloveless, it’s a guarantee that you’re in for a nasty case of chili burn, both on your fingers and anywhere you rub. Like your face. Ouch!
Even if you wear disposable gloves, be careful about what you touch. The gloves are going to protect your fingers, but touching any part of your body with the gloves after you’ve handled hot peppers can lead to severe chili burn. Resist the temptation to rub your eyes. Wait until you’ve removed your gloves and washed your hands thoroughly with soap.
🌡️ How Hot are the Peppers
The Scoville Scale is the measurement that tells you the spiciness of a given type of pepper.
|Pepper Type||Spiciness Rating|
|Bell Pepper||0 on the Scoville Scale|
|Banana Pepper||0-500 on the Scoville Scale|
|Poblano Pepper||1000-1500 on the Scoville Scale|
|Jalapeño Pepper||2500-8000 on the Scoville Scale|
|Tabasco & Cayenne||30,000-50,000 on the Scoville Scale|
|Habanero Pepper||100,000-300,000 on the Scoville Scale|
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📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Spicy Cowboy Cornbread recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Cornbread Mix, Buttermilk, Eggs, Canola Oil, Mexican Blend Cheese, Cream Corn and Jalapeños.
🥣 How to Make Spicy Cowboy Cornbread
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk all the ingredients until smooth. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 baking dish.
Bake for 50-60 minutes until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool completely before serving.
Spicy Cowboy Cornbread
- Baking Dish
- 3 boxes Cornbread Mix
- 2 ½ Cups Buttermilk
- 3 Eggs, beaten
- ½ Cup Canola Oil
- 2 Cups Mexican Blend Cheese, shredded
- 1 Can Cream Corn
- ½ Cup Fresh Jalapeños, finely iced
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk all the ingredients until smooth. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 baking dish.
- Bake for 50-60 minutes until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
- Let cool completely before serving.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.