1 package (8.5 ounce size) cornbread muffin mix 1 envelope (1 ounce size) Ranch-style salad dressing mix 1 container (8 ounce size) sour cream 1 cup mayonnaise 3 large tomatoes, chopped 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper 1/2 cup chopped green onions 2 cans (16 ounce size) pinto beans, drained 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 10 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled 2 cans (15.25 ounce size) whole kernel corn, drained
Prepare cornbread muffin mix according to package directions; cool.
Stir together salad dressing mix, sour cream and mayonnaise until blended; set aside. Combine tomatoes and next 3 ingredients, gently toss.
Crumble half the cornbread into a 3-quart trifle bowl or large salad bowl. Top with half each of beans, tomato mixture, cheese, bacon, corn and dressing mixture; repeat layers. Cover and chill 3 hours.
A good salad that everyone should try. Instead of the dressing mix and sour cream I just used an 8 ounce container of ranch dip.
Nov 15, 2008
jrajon Member since: September 1, 2004
This was wonderful had several comments. Everyone wanted the recipe.
May 26, 2008
Susan in Los Osos
I had this (or a version) at a potluck recently and said WOW!, I gotta make it for my potluck Monday.
I made some substitutes to lower the fat mainly: only one can of beans; a yellow pepper rather than green & red; a 1/2 bottle of Ranch dressing Lite + about 1 cup plain lowfat yogurt; 2% shredded cheddar cheese; cut most of the fat from the bacon; and only used 2 tomatoes (I forgot the 3rd). I also sprinkled sliced black olived on top (wish I'd thought to put them all through). Plus, since I didn't do it yesterday, I mixed it up with my fingers so that all would get moisture as it wouldn't have enough time to marinate. Other thoughts could be to make the cornbread with pepper jack cheese and throw a little salsa into the dressing!
SO I THINK NEXT TIME I WILL CALL THIS A SOUTHWEST CORNBREAD SALAD, OLE'!
Sep 4, 2007
California transplant who never heard of cornbread salad. Tried it and loved it. This receipe had everything I loved about the one I had tried. Tast even better the second day. All my Tennessee friends loved it too !