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Smoked sausage with peppers and onion, seasoned, tender and topped with a blanket of cornbread.

Savory Sausage Cornbread Cobbler - Smoked sausage with peppers and onion, seasoned, tender and topped with a blanket of cornbread.

This easy skillet supper is about as old-timey as it gets, and you really can’t go wrong with a cornbread casserole dinner like this!

To Make This Recipe You Will Need:

  • beef smoked sausage
  • red bell pepper
  • green bell pepper
  • medium onion
  • garlic
  • oregano
  • red pepper flakes
  • diced tomatoes
  • kidney beans
  • salt
  • pepper
  • water
  • cornmeal (I use yellow, stone ground)
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • buttermilk
  • egg
  • Parmesan cheese
  • 12 inch cast iron skillet (or other oven-safe skillet of that size)
  • slotted spoon
  • bowls
  • whisk
  • wooden skewer/toothpick

You can watch me make this recipe in the video below

peppers and onion on a wood cutting board

To begin, preheat your oven to 425°(F).

Cook the diced smoked sausage in a 12 inch cast iron skillet with the butter until it is lightly browned. (You can use any oven-safe 12 inch skillet or casserole for this recipe.)

smoked beef sausage in a cast iron skillet

Scoop out the browned sausage with a slotted spoon and place it in a bowl. Set that aside for now.

smoked sausage in an antique green glass bowl

Cook the peppers and onion in the drippings until they are tender and the onions are slightly golden.

peppers and onion in a cast iron skillet

Add in the minced garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, diced tomatoes, kidney beans, water salt and pepper. Return the smoked sausage to the skillet. Stir together.

sausage cobbler filling in a cast iron skillet

Allow this to simmer on low heat while you prepare the cornbread topping.

Making the Cornbread Topping

Combine the all-purpose flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a mixing bowl. Stir together.

In another small bowl, beat the egg. Then add in the buttermilk, and stir to combine.

Add the buttermilk mixture to the dry ingredients. Stir with a whisk until just combined.

Stir in the Parmesan cheese.

Use a spoon or spatula to spread out the sausage mixture evenly in the skillet.

Spoon the cornbread topping all over the top of the sausage mixture.

unbaked cornbread cobbler in a cast iron skillet

Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cornbread is slightly golden around the edges, and tests done with a toothpick.

Allow the cobbler to rest in the pan for 5 minutes before serving.

Smoked sausage with peppers and onion, seasoned, tender and topped with a blanket of cornbread.

Enjoy!

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Savory Sausage Cornbread Cobbler - Smoked sausage with peppers and onion, seasoned, tender and topped with a blanket of cornbread.

Savory Sausage Cornbread Cobbler

Constance Smith – Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Smoked sausage with peppers and onion, seasoned, tender and topped with a blanket of cornbread.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Entrées – Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 881 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 24 oz smoked beef sausage, diced
  • 1 Tb butter
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 onion, medium, diced or sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, more or less, according to taste
  • 15 oz diced tomatoes, canned
  • 15 oz kidney beans, canned, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 c water, or broth (beef/vegetable)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground

For the Cornbread Topping

Instructions
 

Making the Filling

  • To begin, preheat your oven to 425°(F).
  • Cook the diced smoked sausage in a 12 inch cast iron skillet (see note) with the butter until it is lightly browned.
  • Scoop out the browned sausage with a slotted spoon and place it in a bowl. Set that aside for now.
  • Cook the peppers and onion in the drippings until they are tender and the onions are slightly golden.
  • Add in the minced garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, diced tomatoes, kidney beans, water salt and pepper. Return the smoked sausage to the skillet. Stir together.
  • Allow this to simmer on low heat while you prepare the cornbread topping.

Cornbread Topping

  • Combine the all-purpose flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a mixing bowl. Stir together.
  • In another small bowl, beat the egg. Then add in the buttermilk, and stir to combine.
  • Add the buttermilk mixture to the dry ingredients. Stir with a whisk until just combined.
  • Stir in the Parmesan cheese.
  • Use a spoon or spatula to spread out the sausage mixture evenly in the skillet.
  • Spoon the cornbread topping all over the top of the sausage mixture.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cornbread is slightly golden around the edges, and tests done with a toothpick.
  • Allow the cobbler to rest in the pan for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

You can use any oven-safe 12 inch skillet or casserole for this recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 881kcalCarbohydrates: 76gProtein: 35gFat: 48gSaturated Fat: 21gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 2198mgPotassium: 977mgFiber: 11gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1358IUVitamin C: 51mgCalcium: 423mgIron: 7mg

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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