Bacon Beer Cornbread.
And it’s only Tuesday.
It’s gonna be a looooong week.
I’m totally not though.
Believe it or not I made this cornbread BEFORE the beans. I don’t know. I was just feeling cornbread. I wanted it with bacon, and figured hey… while I’m at it I’ll add some beer. Then spread some butter on it while it’s still hot. Then die because I don’t know what could be better.
But not, so I could then top it with bourbon beans.
That was really my life’s train of thought.
I tried things out a bit differently this time by baking my cornbread in a loaf pan. I loved it but if that’s not your thing, feel free to bake this in a baking dish for big, fat squares. However… if you do that, be aware that you can’t make other delicious things like, um… cornbread french toast? Or cornbread sandwiches? Or cornbread toast spread with peanut butter and topped with chocolate chips?
Bacon Beer Cornbread
[adapted from my fluffy cornbread recipe]
makes 1 loaf
6 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped
1 1/2 cups finely ground cornmeal
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 cup of your favorite beer
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup sour cream
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a loaf pan (mine is 10x5x3) with non-stick spray. Heat a skillet oven medium heat and add chopped bacon. Stir and cook until crispy and fat is rendered, then remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel. Turn off heat but don’t discard bacon fat.
In a large bowl, mix together cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together milk and eggs. Add milk and eggs to dry ingredients, mixing until combined, then add in sour cream and beer. Mix and add in butter and leftover bacon fat, mixing until batter is somewhat smooth but just combined. Fold in bacon. Pour batter in loaf pan, then place pan on a baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until top is golden. Let cool for 20-30 minutes, then remove from the pan and slice.
Tomorrow I’ll try not to clog your arteries. Maybe.
93 Comments on “Bacon Beer Cornbread.”
ohh, this sounds interesting!
I made a Jalapeno Beer Cornbread on my blog a few months ago, beer is such a great addition to cornbread. And so is bacon, of course.
I haven’t tried beer in cornbread yet but I will now! I pretty much like to sneak beer into as much as possible.
I appreciate this recipe because it is indulgent and impressive but it seems easy to make — which is good for me, because I have decided to label myself a “novice home cook” — whatever that means. This bread makes me want to cancel my dinner plans, go home and bake! Thank you for sharing such delightfulness with us!
YUM!! this is perfect. i don’t mind the artery clogging haha
Genius. Simple as that.
As a Texan, I realized that I don’t really need a reason or season to have cornbread. Bring it on – especially the beer part. :)
I sort of want to stop everything and make this right now, but I fear I might never eat anything else ever again.
Love cornbread! Love bacon! Love beer! Love it all!
I did stop and made it…..very nice, especially with the remaining sour cream and Guinness. Thanks.
I want to make this and the beans right this minute. Love!!!
The world is a better place when bacon and beer are involved. And also carbs. In other words, this bread makes the world a better place.
Is there something I can substitute for the whole wheat pastry flour?
Thanks Jessica :)
This made me so happy :)
The bread looks delicious. It’s not not my diet right now as I’m cutting out all glutin, and I have to say my digestive system is working better than before. That said, my reason for writing is … Are you aware of GMO ‘s ? I would love to see you educate your audience on that subject. Million’s Against Monsanto might be a place to start. Our planet, our dear Mother is being destroyed and with it our health and our children’s health and so on. I could continue but I think I’ll leave it at that with a simple message with the hope that it may trigger some curiosity in yourself and your readers so that we might help our mother restore and heal. Thanks , Thimbleberry
so clever! nice work, I will remember this one for next BBQ. :)
I too have an obsession with magazines. Maybe there is a 12 step program. If not, we can start one.
I made this this morning…… and I can’t make anything with beer & bacon and not add jalapenos, so I did :) I can’t decide if I want to use the bread for BLT’s for dinner tonite or make square burgers and toast the bread as a bun. I just had a Burnin’ Love burger at Red Robin last weekend and it had a jalapeno cornbread bun that was deelish!
I love you. That is all.
Love everything about this!
Holy cow, this looks so delicious! It’s all of my favorite things mixed together.
I want to be you when I grow up!
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I’m wondering if you think I could sub plain yogurt for the sour cream?
Have you ever made a version of cornbread without wheat flour? Any suggestions for a gluten-free version?
I never have… I honestly am not familiar with gluten free flours – so sorry!
I made muffins for today’s bbq and they turned out yummy. Cooked at 375 degrees 12 to 14 minutes. Love your blog, read it every day :0)
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Bacon and beer is a sick combo.
Made this the other night when we had a few of my partner’s co-workers over for dinner, and I apparently had several proposals of marriage this morning! Needless to say, it was delicious, and not terribly difficult to make either. I highly, highly recommend :)
You had me sold at bacon…, beer…, and cornbread.
I’m going downstairs to the store to buy some bacon
I’m loving this. I divided it into two small pans and added a little honey to one of the loaves.
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Jessica, excellent corn bread! I combined that recipe with my own cornbread casserole recipe and stepped over the precipice of dang good to damn good… mine involves homemade baked beans with pulled pork, medium cheddar and jalapeno / jack cheese, sliced thick smoky broiled bacon slices, and then the cornbread batter poured over the casserole and baked…. it is guaranteed to make you go to bed miserably stuffed!