Beef and Toasted Mexican Cornbread Sandwich

Beef and Toasted Mexican Cornbread Sandwich

Serves 4



  • 250 g yellow cornmeal

  • 85 g plain flour

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • 2 tbsp caster sugar

  • 1 tsp fine sea salt

  • 100 g mature cheddar, grated

  • 2 medium eggs, beaten

  • 250 ml milk

  • 125 ml vegetable oil (sunflower)

  • 3 spring onions, finely chopped

  • 1 medium green chilli, seeded and finely chopped

  • 1 tsp crushed chilli flakes


  • 8 slices cold roast Scotch Beef PGI, shredded into strips

  • Handful of shredded lettuce

  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and diced

  • A little zest and the juice of half a lemon

  • 1 tsp finely chopped red chilli or a dash of hot pepper sauce

  • Salt and black pepper

  • 4 tsp soured cream

  • 4 tsp chilli and tomato jam

Cooking Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190░C and grease a 1 litre loaf tin.
  2. To make the cornbread, mix together all the dry ingredients and the grated cheese in a large bowl and make a well in the centre.
  3. Lightly whisk together the eggs, milk and oil then stir in the onions and chillies.
  4. Pour the egg mixture into the dry ingredients and mix lightly with a spoon then pour into the loaf tin. Bake in the oven for about 45-55 minutes until well risen, firm to the touch, crunchy and golden brown. Cool a little in the tin for about 10 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack until cold. (It is delicious to eat when warm but will cut more easily when cold).
  5. Toss the avocado with the lemon zest, juice, chilli and season to taste.
  6. Heat a griddle pan and toast the cornbread slices until golden brown and crisp.
  7. Start with a layer of shredded lettuce, then beef, a pinch of salt, avocado mixture, soured cream and chilli jam. If that is not enough chilli for you, top the whole thing with a preserved jalapeno chilli. Eat with a knife and fork!

Where can I buy Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork?

Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork are available at most supermarkets, usually at the butcher counter. Just ask the counter staff if you’re not sure.

You can also buy Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork at independent butchers.

Find your nearest at our sister site below.

Scotch Butchers Club

If you’re not in the mood for cooking, Scotch Beef PGI is also served at many quality restaurants. Find one near you at our sister site below.

Scotch Beef Club

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