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Southwestern Corn Bread Salad

Author: Southern Made Simple


  • 1 package of your favorite style cornbread mix
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 3 small tomatoes chopped
  • 5-6 slices of thick cut bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1 small green bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 can fiesta style corn drained
  • 1 can Luck's Pinto Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can Luck's Black Beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 jalapeno peppers seeded and sliced
  • 2-3 green onions sliced
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • I packet dry ranch seasoning mix


  • Prepare corn bread according to package instructions, or use your own favorite family recipe!
  • Allow bread to completely cool and then lightly crumble into the bottom of a trifle or salad bowl.
  • In a small bowl, combine mayo, sour cream and ranch mix. Set aside.
  • Sprinkle about 1 cup's worth of shredded cheddar cheese over the crumbled corn bread
  • Spoon half of the salad dressing mixture over the shredded cheese.
  • Layer the remaining ingredients in the following order: Black beans, corn, pinto beans, 1/2 of the bacon, tomatoes, green and red bell peppers, remaining salad dressing, and topped with additional bacon bits, green onions and jalapeno slices. Garnish with a dollop of sour cream and serve!

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