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The cornbread is inside the jalapeño. I repeat, the cornbread is inside the jalapeño.

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  • 12 jalapeños
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 box JIFFY corn muffin mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 c. creamed corn, drained (optional)
  • 1/2 c. shredded Cheddar
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped chives, plus more for garnish


    1. Step 1Preheat oven to 350° and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut jalapeños in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Place on prepared baking sheet.
    2. Step 2Cook bacon over medium heat until crispy. Reserving grease, remove from heat and drain bacon on paper towels. When cool, chop into small pieces.
    3. Step 3In a large bowl, combine corn muffin mix, egg, sour cream, and reserved bacon fat and mix until combined. Season with pepper then fold in corn (if using), chopped bacon, cheddar and chives.
    4. Step 4Divide cornbread batter between jalapeño halves and bake until the cornbread is golden, 18 to 20 minutes. Garnish with chives and serve.

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Lauren Miyashiro

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Lauren Miyashiro is a freelance  contributor for Delish, and formerly worked as Food Director. She graduated culinary school in 2016 and mastered the art of the crunchwrap in 2017.

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