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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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