Chipotle Cornbread

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Terra Sol Foods, makers of award winning chile pastes, sauces and salts.

Recipe By: Alexandra Weeks
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  • ServesYield 6 servings


    • 1 tsp. chipotle paste (see recipe link below)
    • 3/4 cup coarsely ground yellow cornmeal
    • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
    • 1 tsp double acting baking powder
    • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/4 tsp baking soda
    • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
    • 1 small onion, finely diced
    • 2 1/2 tsp chilled shortening
    • 3/4 cup buttermilk


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
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