We have a number of recipes here at the Meat Shack for cornbread as there are so many variations on the recipe depending on your preference. This is a particular favourite of mine with Meat Dust incorporated and topped with Jalapenos for a firey kick. Not for the faint of heart! Head to the store to grab your Meat Dust today from Amazon.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Author jacksmeatshack


  • 4 Tbsp bacon dripping or Rapeseed oil
  • 240 g Cornmeal
  • 60 g plain flour
  • 1 Tbsp Baking powder
  • 1 Tspn Kosher salt
  • 1 Large egg
  • 480 ml Buttermilk


  1. Preheat the oven to 230C.  Put the oil in your cast iron skillet and pre heat in the oven whilst you prepare the ingredients.
  2. In a bowl stir the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt and MEAT DUST.
  3. Whisk together the buttermilk and egg in a separate bowl.
  4. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until well mixed.  Remove the cast iron pans from the oven and pour the excess oil into the mixture and given one last quick mix.
  5. Pour the mixture into the cast iron pans and bake for about 20 minutes or until brown and pulling away from the sides of the cast iron.

  6. Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely before removing the bread from the pan.  Then tuck in!