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mexican cornbread casserole

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Angela (Grammy) Derby
Charlotte, NC

The only problem I had with this dish was... no leftovers! This is a super easy casserole that your family will love. A little spicy and a little sweet, perfect combination with the cornbread and taco meat.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Definitely add this Mexican cornbread casserole to your dinner menu. It's quick to throw together and easy on the budget. The meat is full of flavor from the taco seasoning and a little punch from the Rotel. Corn and cheese help to mellow the flavors and not make this very spicy. Sweet cornbread on top is perfect and marries together to make a wonderful casserole with a Mexican flair. This is the perfect size for a family, but if you have hearty eaters you may want to double the recipe.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mexican cornbread casserole

  • 1 lb
    ground beef, lean
  • 1
    packet taco seasoning, medium
  • 3/4 c
    chopped onions
  • 1 1/2 c
    shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can
    Rotel with green chiles, 10 oz can
  • 1/2 can
    corn, drained (or all of a small can), 8.75 oz can
  • 1/2 can
    red kidney beans, drained & rinsed, 16 oz can
  • 1 box
    cornbread mix (I used Jiffy), 8.5 oz
  • 1
  • 1/2 c

How To Make mexican cornbread casserole

  • Pan sprayed with cooking spray.
    Preheat oven to 400'F. Grease or spray with cooking spray a 13X9" pan.
  • Browning meat and onions.
    Brown meat with onions.
  • Taco seasoning added to the browned beef.
    Add taco seasoning and cook thoroughly, stirring to blend in the mix.
  • Rotel, corn, and kidney beans added to the skillet.
    Add Rotel, corn and kidney beans.
  • Ground beef mixture poured into the baking dish.
    Pour into greased 13x9" pan.
  • Preparing cornbread in a bowl.
    Prepare cornbread according to directions with 1 egg & 1/2 cup milk.
  • Cheese and cornbread mixture poured over the ground beef.
    Top meat mixture with cheese. Pour over cheese and lightly press in a bit.
  • Cornbread casserole baking in the oven.
    Bake for 15-20 minutes. (per cornbread package directions)