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Mexican Cornbread Casserole

Cornbread and Ground Beef Mexican Casserole Recipe - easy and delicious. Perfect for Cinco De Mayo or family dinner - www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

4 from 2 reviews

Delicious family meal

Ingredients

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The Bottom Portion – The Meat Portion

  • 1 pound of ground beef – I like to get sirloin ground beef
  • 1 medium sweet onion – chopped
  • 3/4 cup of chunky salsa
  • 1 package of taco seasoning mix
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 1 can of sweet corn drained
  • 1 small can of sliced olives – drained

The Cornbread Portion

  • 1 cup of yellow corn meal
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 3 tsp. of baking powder
  • 1 tsp. of salt
  • 1/4 cup of oil
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of shredded Mexican Style shredded cheese
  • 1 (4 0z.) can of diced green chiles, drained

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray a square 10×10 inch casserole dish with cooking oil
  3. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with the chopped onions
  4. If needed – drain any grease. If you used sirloin, you probably won’t have any to drain
  5. Stir in the salsa, taco seasoning and water
  6. Cook until thick – just a few minutes
  7. Add the drained corn and drained sliced olives – stir in
  8. Pour the mixture into your casserole dish
  9. In a large bowl, mix the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt
  10. In another bowl, mix the oil, milk and egg
  11. Mix the wet and dry cornbread ingredients together
  12. Add the cheese and chiles into the cornbread mixture and stir those in
  13. Spread the cornmeal mixture over the meat mixture
  14. Bake for about 35 minutes – check corn bread for doneness by inserting a toothpick in. If it comes out dry, you’re good to go
  15. Optional serving suggestions: sour cream and cilantro

Notes

  • I’ve gotten some comments that say using a larger pan works better for making sure the cornbread is cooked through. I adjusted the 8 inch square pan to a 10 inch, which is what I used the last time I made this. A 9×13 would also work well. Thank you for the feedback everyone. I hope you enjoy the recipe.
  • I’ve also learned that a lot of you like to add extra beef to make this a heartier meal. If you plan on adding extra beef, don’t forget to add more taco seasoning – 1 packet per pound and adjust the amount of water accordingly. 🙂