Try this cornbread baked over a layer of hot sausage and peppers. When it comes out of the oven, carefully flip the whole mixture onto a platter. Serve Upside-Down Sausage and Pepper Cornbread with warmed enchilada sauce. Wouldn’t hurt to add a little cheese on top and guacamole on the side.
Can you do a flip?
Back in the day, I used to spend hours trying to learn how to do a back flip. In my yard. With no spotters. Crazy! I know. In the end, I mastered a handspring but never managed a flip.
This is a flip anybody can do…
After baking Upside-Down Sausage and Peppers, you will carefully FLIP it out of the pan and serve it upside down for a memorable meal. We like to eat it with warmed enchilada sauce poured over the top.
Three different colors of peppers are added to “hot” pork sausage for added color. Although you could use a mix or your own cornbread recipe, our favorite cornbread comes from the back of Lamb’s Stone Ground Corn Meal package. It’s perfect for this recipe due to the sturdy texture.
How to assemble Upside-Down Sausage and Pepper Cornbread
Want to take it to the next level?
Try serving Upside-Down Sausage and Pepper Cornbread with a pot of pinto beans. You will find it tastes fabulous crumbled into the beans and juice. OR, pour canned or homemade enchilada sauce over the top. A cheese sauce or queso would also be tasty. Then again, you might prefer it plain However, we are the condiment family so we like it best with a sauce.
- 1 pound hot sausage
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 yellow or orange bell pepper, diced
- 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
- 1 cup stone ground corn meal (yellow or white)
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk (1/2 milk + 1/2 water)
- 1/4 cup oil or bacon drippings (heat in baking pan until piping hot)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Lightly brown sausage in 10-inch skillet. It will get browner in the oven so don't go too brown now.
- Add onion and peppers to skillet and cook until tender.
- Sprinkle shredded cheese over meat mixture.
- Pour cornbread batter on top. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
- Place serving plate over the top of skillet. Carefully flip cornbread over resulting in the meat layer on top.
- Combine dry ingredients in medium bowl.
- Add beaten egg and milk
- Pour hot oil into batter and stir briefly. Go to step 4 above.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 512 Total Fat: 31g Saturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 22g Cholesterol: 79mg Sodium: 1081mg Carbohydrates: 36g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 6g Protein: 22g
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