Beef and Black Bean Cornbread Casserole

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Vickie Parks

By
@Northwestgal

I created this recipe for the Ready, Set, Cook! game (RSC) that we occasionally feature on another cooking site that I frequent. It goes together quickly, so it It makes a great mid-week casserole or hearty lunch dish. The Poblano pepper, black beans, and cumin give it a distinct south-of-the-border flair.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6 to 8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • BEEF AND BEAN LAYER

  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 lb
    ground sirloin (or ground beef)
  • 1/2 medium
    red onion, chopped
  • 2 to 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 large
    poblano pepper, seeded and minced
  • 8 oz
    button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 15-oz can
    black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 14oz can
    diced tomatoes (do not drain)
  • 2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 cup
    monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • CORNBREAD LAYER

  • 1 1/2 cups
    yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 cup
    milk
  • 1 large
    egg, beaten
  • 2 to 3 dash(es)
    hot sauce, or to suit (optional)
  • TO SERVE

  • 1 large
    avocado, peeled and sliced

How to Make Beef and Black Bean Cornbread Casserole

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, saute beef, onion, garlic and jalapeño in olive oil until onion is soft and no pink remains in the beef, about 6 to 7 minutes.
  3. Add mushrooms, drained black beans, tomatoes, cumin, pepper and salt, and cook about 5 minutes or until most of the liquid from the canned tomatoes is absorbed.
  4. Pour beef mixture into prepared baking dish. Use the back of a wooden spoon to smooth the top to make a level surface.
  5. Sprinkle the cheese over the top of the beef layer.
  6. Add cornmeal, flour, baking power, baking soda and salt to a medium mixing bowl, and stir until well blended. Add milk, beaten egg and hot sauce (if using). Stir until well blended.
  7. Pour the cornbread batter over the top of the cheese layer, making sure to completely cover the cheese and beef layers.
  8. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until the cornbread layer is evenly browned. Turn baking dish halfway through baking for even browning. Remove from oven and serve immediately with avocado slices on the side.

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About Beef and Black Bean Cornbread Casserole

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southwestern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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