Saturday, May 26, 2012

Cowboy Cornbread

      Adapted from a National Hot Dog and Sausage Council's recipe, this Cowboy Cornbread tastes like a cheesy, Southwestern corn dog.  Just the right amount to make in your 8 inch dutch oven, double the ingredients if you want to make it in your 10 or 12 inch oven.  Mine baked for 25 minutes with 8 coals around the base of my 8 inch oven and 13 briquettes on the lid.  A kid friendly recipe for sure and with some baked beans and coleslaw on the side you've got the fixings of a gourmet campfire feast.

Cowboy Cornbread
4 hot dogs, coarsely chopped or sliced
1 8 oz. can corn, drained
1 8.5 oz. package Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup milk
4 oz. (2/3 cup) shredded Monterey Jack Cheese with jalapeno peppers, divided

     Lightly oil or spray 8 inch dutch oven.
     Combine corn muffin mix with milk, egg, hot dogs, corn and 1/3 cup of cheese; mix until just combined.
     Pour into prepared dutch oven.
     Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
     Sprinkle remaining cheese on top of cornbread.
     Bake for 5-10 minutes more or until cheese has melted and cornbread is lightly brown around the edges.
     Serve warm, makes 4 servings.

Combine all ingredients and pour into well oiled 8 inch oven

Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes then top with remaining cheese

Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until brown around edges

Like eating a cheesy corn dog with a kick


  1. That sounds like a fun dish to do outside. My taste buds are jumping around with that picture of yours. NICE

  2. Thank you, it really was good, everyone gobbled it up. Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great weekend and can rest up from all that planting! Liddy

  3. Hey Liddy, Tried this the other night. All the kids liked it and my husband said the recipe was a "keeper". Thanks!

  4. So glad everyone liked it and thanks for the feedback! Liddy

  5. Hi Liddy,

    Corn Muffin Mix is unknown here in germany.
    How can I substitute it?

    1. Hi Outlaw, you can make this by using your favorite corn bread recipe. Just add the hot dogs and corn to the batter, bake at your usual time then top with cheese right before removing from the oven. Hopefully you can find ground corn meal to make it from scratch or maybe find a different corn bread mix in your grocery store. Good luck! Liddy

  6. we are embarking soon on an 8 day canoe trip, and this will be one of our meals (thanks btw for a fantastic website!)
    will i have any major issues making this portion in a 10" dutch oven? i do not have an 8". i will be lining the oven with foil for easy clean up.


    1. Hi Ginny, thanks for stopping by. Yes, you can make this in your 10 inch dutch oven, it will be thinner, also keep an eye on it, you might have to shorten your cooking time. Have a safe trip, sounds like quite an adventure, Liddy

    2. well, a watched pot never boils, but perhaps a keen eye on a dutch oven will prevent burning. :) thanks again!