Monday, August 20, 2012

Kansas Cornbread Salad

Oh how I wish I could give you all a bite of this tasty wonderful salad!

If you've been reading my blog posts within the last couple of weeks, you already know that I was blessed beyond measure to get to visit with Tonya of 
4 little Fergusons. I make a lot of her recipes!!

(And if you missed my post with photos about our visit together, click here 
to read my post "I Heart 4 little Fergusons....A LOT!")

She makes the very best salads and I fell madly in love with this awesome and delicious salad that she made for me. 

I had to make it soon after I got home.  It's so tasty and keeps for days.  It would be perfect for a potluck, picnic or any family get together.  I can just about promise you WILL be asked for the recipe!!!

I especially love 'different...out of the ordinary' dishes and this is one of those. 

I do have to say I like extra dressing and don't use the pinto beans. It makes a lot! 


1 (8-1/2 ozs.) pkg. corn muffin mix 
Additional ingredients to make muffin mix
10 slices bacon
1 c. sour cream 
1 c. Miracle Whip
1 ozs. pkt. ranch salad dressing mix
3 whole lg. tomatoes, chopped & drained
1 - 15 ozs. can pinto beans, drained
1 - 15 ozs. can black beans, drained & rinsed
1 - 15 ozs. cans corn, drained
1 c. chopped red pepper 
(or your favorite color)
1/2 c. chopped green onion
1/2 bunch cilantro, snipped (optional)
2 c. shredded co-jack cheese
(I used 2%)

Bake cornbread mix according to pkg. directions. Cool; crumble; set aside. 
(A panfull works as well as muffins as you will be crumbling it)

Cook bacon until crispy; cool; crumble; set aside.

Combine sour cream, Miracle Whip and dressing mix in small bowl; set aside.

Combine tomatoes, beans, corn, peppers, onion and cilantro in large bowl; set aside. 

In a 9x13 glass dish, layer half of the crumbled cornbread, half of the bean mixture, half the bacon and 1 cup of cheese.  Spread with half of the dressing mixture.  Next, spread remaining bean mixture, bacon, dressing, cheese and end with remaining cornbread crumbles.  Cover and chill. 

I hope this becomes a family favorite for yours as it is for mine!

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  1. that looks really delicious! I'm sure we would love this...we love everything in it! ha. Thanks, dear...yum!

  2. This looks so good! I will definitely have to try it!

  3. Never heard of a cornbread salad but it looks AMAZING! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back to VOTE on Sunday! Tell your friends to vote also for your recipe!

  4. Oh my goodness this looks delicious! I can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday each week to share your wonderful posts. Have a wonderful week ahead :)


  5. I love cornbread salad. Yours looks yummy!

  6. I really shouldn't be looking at this when I'm hungry...nothing else matters and I want that serving right now.

  7. Looks good. I'm gonna have to give this a try. Bacon and ranch dressing makes everything good.