Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Lori Stephens of Hendersonville, TN was the grand prize winner of the 2010 National Cornbread Cook-Off with her Bacon and Gorgonzola Cornbread Sliders with Chipotle Mayo recipe. The National Cornbread Cook-Off is held in April of each year in conjunction with the National Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg, Tenn., and is sponsored by Martha White and Lodge Cast Iron.
Bacon and Gorgonzola Cornbread Sliders with Chipotle Mayo
Crisco Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
2 (6.5 oz.) packages Martha White® Yellow Cornbread Mix
1/2 cup Martha White All-Purpose Flour
1 1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup sour cream
1 large egg, lightly beaten
3 tablespoons chopped chives
8 slices Benton’s® bacon, cooked and crumbled
3/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
2 tablespoons butter
1 medium yellow onion, sliced into thin rings
1 1/2 pounds ground chuck
1 large egg
1/2 cup Italian style bread crumbs
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
12 small slices cheddar cheese (1/2 ounce each)
Chipotle Mayo
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped with 1 teaspoon of adobo sauce
1. Heat oven to 400F. Spray 2 cast iron straight-sided muffin pans (6 cups each) with no-stick cooking spray. Stir together cornbread mix, flour, milk, sour cream, and egg in medium bowl until well blended. Stir in chives, bacon, and cheese. Fill prepared muffin pans 3/4 full. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. (Any remaining batter may be made into additional muffins.)
2. Melt butter in a 12-inch cast iron skillet over medium-low heat. Add onions. Cook until onions are translucent, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove onions and set aside.
3. Combine ground chuck, egg, bread crumbs, garlic, salt, and pepper in large bowl. Blend well. Divide into 12 equal portions. Pat out into thin burgers. Cook in skillet over medium to medium-high heat until done. Top each burger with slice of cheese.
4. Combine mayonnaise, chipotle pepper and adobo sauce. Slice cornbread to make buns. Spread thin layer of chipotle mayo on top and bottom. Place burger on bottom halves. Top with onions. Place top on burger.
Makes 6 servings (2 sliders each)


Debi Bolocofsky said...

These look amazing. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party and would love to have you share this with everyone. Here is the link to the party.
Debi @ Adorned From Above

Kalamity Kelli said...

We love sliders at our house and this looks wonderful! I must try soon. Saw you on Thursday Treasures!

AshTreeCottage said...

My husband will flip over these!

Susan and Bentley

Miz Helen said...

Hi Libby,
I can sure see why this recipe is a winner. A tray of these will just be perfect for a upcoming event! Hope you have a fantastic weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Hillary Miller said...

Hi Libby,
Your Bacon and Gorgonzola Cornbread Sliders with Chipotle Mayo looks tasty
You can submit your Bacon and Gorgonzola Cornbread Sliders with Chipotle Mayo pics on It is a food photography site where members can submit all food pictures that make readers hungry :)
I am already hungry to see these photos btw, LOL

Anne @ Domesblissity said...

Oh yum Libby! These look so good. Wish I could try one right now. It's a real pleasure to have your post at my linky party. Thanks so much for linking up at Thriving on Thursday.

Anne xx

Jann Olson said...

Hi Libby,
I can see why they won. They sound and looke totally delicious!
Thanks for sharing them with Share Your Cup.

Debi Bolocofsky said...

Thanks so much for sharing at last Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party. This weeks party is live. The link to the party is
Can't wait to see you there.
Have a great week.