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taco casserole

Recipe by
Nathaniel Lutz
Georgetown, TX

This makes a tasty casserole the whole family will love! Change the meat mixture to chicken, sausage, ground turkey for more variety. Add more heat if you like, BBQ sauce with your meat works well too.

yield 4 -6 people
prep time 15 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Convection Oven

Ingredients For taco casserole

  • 2 box
    jiffy cornbread mix
  • 2
  • 2/3 c
    whole milk
  • 1 can
    cream style corn
  • 2/3 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1-1.5 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 tsp
    each ~ course ground salt, fresh ground pepper, 2 serrano peppers chopped, 1/2 c chopped cilantro, 2 roma tomatoes chopped, garlic powder, onion powder
  • 2 c
    sharp cheddar cheese shredded

How To Make taco casserole

  • 1
    Brown the ground beef and all seasonings and vegetables. As the meat cooks the tomatoes will soften. Smash into the meat mixture and stir. This provides enough moisture and flavor without adding tomato sauce or water. The meat mixture will thicken slightly.
  • 2
    In a mixer combine cornbread mix, eggs, milk, oil and corn.
  • 3
    Spray a casserole dish with oil and pour half the cornbread mixture.
  • 4
    Pour browned meat evenly over half the cornbread mixture. Top with shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Pour remaining cornbread mixture over top.
  • 5
    Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes until golden brown.