Chipotle Cornbread

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This Chipotle Cornbread recipe was the invention of Andrea Weeks.  An almost ordinary cornbread is enhanced with onions and chipotle paste.  Chipotle paste is not always easy to find so we've included a link to a recipe for making your own. Serve the cornbread right out of the oven with a nice pot of frijoles.  I like to serve this cornbread with our recipe for Carrot Leek Soup.

Recipe By: Alexandra Weeks
  • Prep20 min |
  • Total40 min |
  • ServesYield 6 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

In a large bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and baking soda. Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Cook the onions until soft, about 5 minutes. Add chipotle paste and set aside.

Grease a cast iron skillet (6 inches in diameter and at least 1inch deep), with 1 teaspoon of the shortening and heat skillet in a 450-degree oven for 10 minutes. Add the remaining shortening to the cornmeal mixture and blend until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add the onion mixture and gradually stir in the buttermilk so that batter that barely holds its shape. Stir until just mixed.

Pour batter into the hot skillet and bake it in the middle of a 450 degrees oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan. Place a rack over the skillet, turn skillet over and invert bread onto rack.

Chile Pastes
This recipe is for guajillo paste but the method will work for most any chile including chipotle chiles.
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