Monday, December 5, 2011

Improvisational Mexican Cornbread

I'm always looking for quick and tasty recipes (although I'm not sure that I can actually call this a recipe...) to prepare for weekday meals with things we have on hand.

Lucky for me, my friend Bret, came up with this Mexican Cornbread that you can basically make however you want! It's AWESOME!

First, you start with your base... some Trader Joe's Cornbread. In a large bowl mix together the ingredients on the box.

Then the improvisation comes into play. You basically just throw whatever you want into the cornbread mix. We threw some Rosis's Organic Precooked Chicken (an awesome buy from Costco that makes meals go SO much faster), diced green chiles, and drained/rinsed black beans. You can also add canned corn (although there already is some corn  kernals in the cornbread), cheese, and really anything else you can think of that goes good with the ingredients you have already added.

Then you grease a Pyrex dish, pour the mixture in and bake per the instruction on the cornbread box. 

And voila!!

A sweet and savory improvisational meal in 35 minutes!

Do you have any quick and easy meals that you make on a weeknight? If so, please share!


  1. Ooooh! I LOVE that cornbread! I totally need to try this one. We have gotten so bad about making real meals.

  2. Thanks, Jen! It is one of my better concoctions. I heard y'all made it and inspired me the other night...but :( we were out of the mix. Time for a TJ run...

  3. Yum! Never thought of something like this. Sounds easy!