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Southern Marriage, Kale & Cornbread

Updated: Mar 28, 2019

Being raised and living in the South we always had 3 staples of life. Bacon, Kale and Cornbread !!!

It was on our tables just about everyday, even during special occasions. So what a better way to Marry them together ( so to speak). The salty bacon, earthy kale and the nuttiness of the corn meal, They all play well together and gives a everyday meal a special occasion feel. And it leaves you with not as many dishes to do at the end of the meal also..LOL. Youll want to make this the next time you need something to make people say " Sweet Baby Jesus, What is this goodness."

Bacon Kale Corn Bread

Serves 8


  • 1-pound Bacon, diced

  • 3-cups Kale, Deveined, fine chopped

  • 1-White Onion, Diced

  • 1-tsp Country Bling Dust ( 1/2cup salt, 2 tsp Pepper, 2-tsp onion powder, 1-tsp Cayenne)

  • 3-TBSP Honey

  • 4-TBSP Bourbon (optional)

  • 1-tsp onion powder

  • 2-cups Self Rise Yellow or white corn meal

  • ½-cup Cream or milk

  • ½-cup Chicken or Veggie Stock

  • 2-cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400

  • In a cast iron Skillet, cook the bacon till crispy, then add the onion and kale and sprinkle the Country Bling Dust over kale and onions, cook for 3-5 mins.

  • Add the bourbon and light on fire to cook off the alcohol, Stir and cook for 2 mins.

  • Take off to cool.

  • In a medium mixing bowl place the corn meal, cream, stock and honey mix well, it will be a little thick.

  • Then add the cheese, and bacon kale mix and stir to combine

  • Pour into a medium size Iron skillet that’s been sprayed, and bake for 25-30 mins or until golden brown.

  • Serve with Bourbon Molasses Butter

Bourbon Molasses butter

  • 1-Pound Butter, room temp

  • 2-tsp Bourbon

  • 1/4 –cup Molasses

  • Stir all together with a spoon.


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Nancy R Curtis
Nancy R Curtis
Oct 20, 2018

please instruct on keto substitutions for corn meal. Thank you!!


Jason Smith
Jason Smith
Jan 04, 2018

Jason, I’m your neighbor from Tennessee. I can attest to the fact that these three main ingredients go together beautifully- I just never cooked ’em all in the same big cast iron skillet. Thank you for this recipe, can’t wait to try it. You’re the homemade apple butter on my hot biscuits- love ya to pieces! And congrats on your new website, I already have it bookmarked💜

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