Probably Big Daddy Patty’s favorite salad of all time. This is a salad that you’ll WANT to take to your next family reunion or potluck, especially if you’ve made it in a beautiful glass trifle bowl so everyone can see all the layers. They will be salivating before you can even set it down.
2-3 cups crumbled cornbread (1 jiffy corn bead mix, baked according to package directions andcooled)
12 slices bacon, cooked until crisp, crumbled
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
1 oz. package dry ranch salad dressing mix
4 Roma tomatoes, chopped
1 – 15 oz. can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
3 cups frozen sweet corn kernels, thawed
1 sweet red pepper, membranes and seeds removed, diced
1 bundle scallions (green and white parts both)
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Combine mayonnaise with sour cream and ranch salad dressing mix; set aside. Combine tomatoes, pinto beans, corn, red pepper, and green onions in a large mixing bowl. Using a 3-4 quart glass serving bowl, layer half of the crumbled cornbread, bean mixture, bacon and cheese. Spread with dressing and repeat layers. Cover and chill overnight.
Makes 12-14 servings
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