Bacon Cheddar Cornbread

My sis begrudgingly took a square of this cornbread home. I begged her to because I wanted it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When she emailed me later requesting more, I couldn't resist the opportunity to gloat.

I followed the instructions on a Publix cornmeal package. Adapt your favorite brand by adding the following:


  • 6 bacon slices
  • .25 cup mild cheddar
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp finely diced shallots
  • .25 tbsp dried oregano
  • Cook the bacon to a crisp. Set aside to drain but reserve enough grease to lightly coat the frying pan. Saute the garlic and shallots until they soften. Meanwhile, crumble the bacon. Before adding wet ingredients, stir the oregano into the cornmeal. Repeat with the cheese. Add the wet ingredients and mix until the batter is almost completely moistened. Gently stir in the bacon. Cook according to package instructions.