Cowboy Cornbread Trifle

It seems like you’ve mixed up two different types of recipes: Cowboy Cornbread and Trifle. However, I can help you create a unique and delicious dish by combining elements from both! Here’s a recipe for a Cowboy Cornbread Trifle:

Cowboy Cornbread Trifle


For the Cornbread:

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs

For the Cowboy Layer:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) corn kernels, drained
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Trifle Layers:

  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup guacamole
  • 1 cup salsa
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)


1. Prepare the Cornbread:

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In another bowl, mix buttermilk, melted butter, and eggs.
  • Combine wet and dry ingredients until just combined. Pour into the prepared baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow it to cool and then cut into small cubes.

2. Prepare the Cowboy Layer:

  • In a skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat until browned. Drain excess fat.
  • Add chopped onions and minced garlic, cooking until softened.
  • Stir in black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Cook for an additional 5-7 minutes, allowing flavors to meld.

3. Assemble the Trifle:

  • In a trifle dish or a large glass bowl, start layering. Begin with a layer of cornbread cubes, followed by a layer of the cowboy mixture, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and salsa.
  • Repeat the layers until you reach the top of the trifle dish, finishing with a dollop of sour cream, guacamole, and salsa on top.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro.

4. Serve:

  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving to allow flavors to meld.
  • Serve chilled and enjoy your Cowboy Cornbread Trifle!

This unique combination of cornbread and trifle layers creates a hearty and flavorful dish with a cowboy twist!

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