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This Texas Wildfire Cornbread says it all in its name! It’s got a special Texas kick to it and makes a perfect companion to a warm bowl of Texas Chili Beans. Cornbread mix plus a few simple ingredients and you’ll be on your way to a delicious, fluffy and spicy Texas cornbread.

Cornbread is the perfect companion to so many dishes. It’s a southern staple and I’m so glad it came into my life when I moved to Texas! I’m now the kind of person that cannot have a bowl of chili unless it’s accompanied by a great piece of warm cornbread.

texas cornbread is fresh out of the oven

Keeping it Simple

Ryan has a fantastic skillet cornbread he makes completely from scratch every Thanksgiving. Everyone loves it!

Once in a while, though, I like to take a cornbread mix and put a twist on it.

this is the best ever cornbread to have with chili

As you probably know by now, I like to keep things easy in the kitchen. So I buy a quality cornbread mix and add some simple ingredients to make it special. In this case, I was looking to create a deliciously spicy cornbread!

A Spicy Kick to a Southern Favorite

As good as a plain traditional cornbread is, I tend to enjoy it with a kick! The only problem I have when I make cornbread with a kick is that I tend to eat more of it by itself instead of as a side dish!

this spicy delicious chili jalepeno cornbread is perfect to have with chili

This Texas Wildfire Cornbread definitely has some spice to it. It’s so easy to make and other than the cornbread mix, it only requires a few extra ingredients.

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I love using this cornbread mix because of its simple ingredients. You can still use this recipe with your own favorite cornbread mix or even with your from-scratch cornbread.

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A Delicious and Spicy Texas Cornbread

This Texas Wildfire Cornbread is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. It’s perfectly fluffy and the taste of jalapeños is on point!

texas wildfire cornbread has jalepenos, chili powder and red pepper flakes

My family really loves this cornbread, with the exception of my littlest who doesn’t really eat super spicy foods. All my other kids are pros at spicy foods! My husband takes the cake though, he can eat spicy food better than most Hispanic people!

Kitchen Prep Tools, Utensils & Appliances

Before we get started, here is a list of the kitchen prep tools, utensils, and appliances I used to make this recipe.

Prep Tools & Utensils

These are the items you’ll need to prep and make this recipe:

  • To chop the jalapeños I pulled out my aqua knives and a cutting board. These flexible cutting boards are so convenient for chopping and moving food around the kitchen. Much easier than trying to move around a wood cutting board. They’re also easy to rinse off quickly to use again.
  • I used a couple of mini pinch bowls to hold the red pepper and chili powder.  They are super convenient for holding dried herbs and spices.
  • These are my day-to-day prep bowls. They’re light and have a non-slip ring on the bottom so that they don’t slide around while prepping food. I also love that they are colorful. Perfect for putting a smile on your face while whipping up a fresh batch of Texas Wildfire Cornbread.
  • I always use my butterfly measuring spoons for every recipe. I also needed some measuring cups for measuring the cheese and jalapeños and a small liquid measuring cup for the buttermilk.
  • To mix up the cornbread mixture, I used this pretty whisk.
Appliances & Cookware

I used this beautiful baking dish for this cornbread. I have the whole set and love them! They’re just so much prettier than a pyrex.

Serving Platters & Dishes

I cut a few slices of cornbread and served them on this aqua serving platter. The rectangular shape is perfect for serving this type of side dish.

Now it’s your turn to give this cornbread recipe a try!

I have included some tips and tricks below the recipe card to help you make this amazing cornbread recipe even better.

Texas Wildfire Cornbread

this southern cornbread is so delicious and perfect with chili
DifficultyBeginnerPrep Time10 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time50 mins

Ingredients

 1 box cornbread mix (I use Fleischmann's Simply Homemade Cornbread Mix)
  cup buttermilk
  cup butter (melted)
 1 egg
 ½ cup jalapeño peppers (chopped)
 ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
 1 tbsp chili powder

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 375°.

2

Add the cornbread mix, buttermilk, butter and egg in a mixing bowl and stir until all ingredients are fully mixed.

3

Mix in the jalapeños, cheese, red pepper flakes and chili powder into the cornbread mixture.

4

Spray an 8" x 11" baking dish with cooking spray and pour the cornbread mixture into it.

5

Bake for 40 minutes.

Kitchen Prep Tools, Utensils, and Appliances

These are some of the kitchen prep tools, utensils, and appliances that were used to make this recipe:

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Ingredients

 1 box cornbread mix (I use Fleischmann's Simply Homemade Cornbread Mix)
  cup buttermilk
  cup butter (melted)
 1 egg
 ½ cup jalapeño peppers (chopped)
 ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
 1 tbsp chili powder

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 375°.

2

Add the cornbread mix, buttermilk, butter and egg in a mixing bowl and stir until all ingredients are fully mixed.

3

Mix in the jalapeños, cheese, red pepper flakes and chili powder into the cornbread mixture.

4

Spray an 8" x 11" baking dish with cooking spray and pour the cornbread mixture into it.

5

Bake for 40 minutes.

Texas Wildfire Cornbread

Tips & Tricks

Here are a few tips & tricks to help you make this cornbread recipe your own:

  • Make it extra corny. Add some whole kernel corn to give this cornbread a bigger and better corn taste. Add ½ – 1 cup of any kernels: fresh, canned, or frozen.
  • Any cornbread mix will do. The Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade cornbread mix that I use in this recipe is awesome. It’s the closest to homemade you can get in a box. It tastes great and is so easy to make, but many other cornbread mixes will work. Just make sure to pick a mix that does NOT already contain milk or eggs.
  • Make it from scratch. What tastes better than boxed cornbread mix? Cornbread made from scratch! But sometimes, I just don’t have time for that. However, when I do have some energy and some minutes to spare, a good from scratch cornbread is always my preference. When using a from scratch recipe, make sure to omit any duplicate ingredients like the eggs and milk.

Serving Suggestions

Here are a few ideas for serving your cornbread:

  • Serve with a bowl of chili. Nothing pairs better with chili than cornbread. So, serve this cornbread alongside a warm bowl of Texas Chili Beans.
  • Butter it up. Cornbread is best when it’s buttered up so go ahead and spread your favorite butter on top.
  • Enjoy it on its own. This cornbread is so good that I’ll just cut a slice, butter it up and have it by itself.
This Texas Wildfire Cornbread says it all in its name! It's got a special Texas kick to it and makes a perfect companion to a warm bowl of Texas Chili Beans. Cornbread mix plus a few simple ingredients and you'll be on your way to a delicious, fluffy and spicy Texas Cornbread. #cornbread #recipe #easyrecipes