Thursday, February 10, 2011

Spicy Cajun Cornbread Casserole + Mardi Gras Boogie

Here's another Cajun favorite that will melt in your mouth and will surely become one of your faves! The savory, spicy flavors in this fabulous casserole are out of this world and are the perfect comfort food for a chilly day. Serve with a tossed salad for a hearty meal. Bon appetit!

Spicy Cajun Cornbread Casserole

4 tbs.'s butter, melted
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg, beaten
1 (4 1/2 oz.) can green chilies, drained

5 eggs, beaten
1 cup milk
Salt to taste
1 tsp. Cajun seasoning
Few shakes Tabasco sauce
1 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
1 lb. bulk pork sausage or 1 lb. ground beef
1 (14 oz.) can whole kernel corn, drained, (optional)
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

In large bowl, add baking soda to buttermilk and set aside for 5 minutes.. Add all of the other crust ingredients and mix well. Pour into a buttered 13x9 inch baking dish and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, in large skillet,  brown sausage or ground beef, with the Cajun seasoning and Worcestshire sauce and drain excess oil. Add onion, peppers, and garlic, and saute with meat for 5 minutes. Add a little more Cajun seasoning, if desired.

In large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, salt and Tabasco. Layer meat and veggie mixture over crust . Top with cheese. Pour egg mixture over the top and bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes, or until set. Garnish with sour cream and fresh cilantro or parsley. Cest bon,cher!

Mardi Gras Boogie

I've had several requests for some Mardi Gras Boogie. Here's a little clip of some Mardi Gras-ing going on at Fred's Lounge in Mamou, La. Fred's is a local landmark and is famous for it's Saturday morning dances, beginning at 8:30 a.m.! Let the good times roll, cher!


Pat Tillett said...

I've eaten something that sounds like this, but doesn't look nearly as good as this! Yum!

Joanne said...

Well Marguerite, it's dinnertime here right now. How I wish I was pulling this delicious casserole out of my oven ... sigh.

Eddie Bluelights said...

I was listening to the Mardi Gras Boogie as I was spiritually tucking in to that fabulous mouth watering, saliva stimulating, taste bud teasing Spicy Cajun Cornbread Casserole. Hey that looks like treat to die for. C'est tres bien!! . . . as with all things you serve. Enchante cher! (How's me French? LOL)

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Arlee Bird said...

that casserole sounds very tasty and looks good too.

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Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Sounds fantastic. And since I'm not hungry right now, I don't have to run to the fridge after reading this!

annies home said...

my oh my tasty tasty looks so delicious

Melynda@Scratch Made Food! said...

I need to make this! thanks

judi/Gmj said...

yep this is going to bee good!! Lol, Fred's looks a little to ?? frisky?, no that's not the word, more... ?? beer at 8:30 am is ?? I can do a bloody mary though!

Marguerite said...

Pat- Thanks, and I bet it didn't taste nearly as good as this one does, either.:) Thanks for coming by!

Joanne- Thanks for your nice comment, cher. Just follow the recipe, it's so easy! Happy weekend!

Eddie- Merci beaucoup for your sweet comment, cher! It IS "to die for" and I'm glad you enjoyed it! lol Glad you liked the Mardi Gras boogie, too. Have a fun weekend!

Lee- Thanks so much, so glad you like it and hope you give it a try! Have a great weekend!

Trish- Thanks, it is delicious! So glad that you came by! Have a wonderful weekend!

shopannies- Hi and welcome! Thanks so much for the nice compliment and for stopping by! Nice to meet you!

Miz Helen said...

Bonjour Marguerite,
I just about wore myself out doing the Bayou Boogie at Freds, but I loved every minute of it. I still have enough energy left to eat some of your wonderful Cajun Cornbread Casserole. Thank you so much for bringing the music and casserole to Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

Nancy said...

Yum. I may try this very soon. Thanks!

John said...

Looks like a good sized meal to go to work on. Must be warming up over there now.

Drick said...

love these types of casseroles don't ya know, a meal in one dish and soooo good - like this version with all the Cajun flavor

nanny said...

It's breakfast time, still on cooking break but oh I could go for a plate of your casserole....i love the combination of it is wonderful.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Just popped by
To say another Hi
LOL ~ Eddie

Mary Bergfeld said...

This really sounds delicious. I'll have to give it a try. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Linda Starr said...

I once had a cornbread casserole and I remember I loved it, so glad you posted this as I love cornbread and a little spice to go along with it takes it over the top, can't wait to try this one. Happy Valentines.

Marguerite said...

judi- Thanks, it is very good! Fred's really rocks on Sat. mornings and plenty of beer drinking, too. But a bloody mary would work just as well! lol

Mizz Helen- Hi and welcome to Cajun country! I'm so glad you enjoyed the boogie and I hope you try the casserole. Thanks so much for stopping by, and you're so welcome, cher, I will!

Nancy- Thanks, glad you like it and hope you give it a try. You can omit the meat, and add veggies, for a vegetarian version and it would be fab! You're welcome!

John- Thanks, it is high in protein, for sure. It was 72 degrees today and is supposed to be warm, all week and it feels wonderful!

Drick- Merci beaucoup, cher, glad you like it! It's easy to make, and I hope you try it! I like to add a few jalapenos, too! Cest bon!

nanny- Thanks for the nice comment, cher! It's fab for breakfast, too! You'll have to give it a try when your new kitchen is finished.

Miz Helen said...

Congratulations, you are featured on Full Plate Thursday this week 2-17-11. Please stop by and pick up your Red Plate...hope to see you soon.

Magic of Spice said...

Oh, the crust alone has me hungry...amazing dish full of the comforts of home and beyond. And lovin' the clip as always, bringing the right mood to me :)

Desi said...

I saw this over at Full Plate Thursday and had to stop by! That looks so good, and I'm lovin your cajun blog! I am your newest follower :)

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