Mexican Cornbread Casserole

March 19, 2023

mexican cornbread casserole

Our favorite weeknight meal - completely customizable to whatever ingredients you have on hand. It is the perfect one pot dish and is great for leftovers. 

 

INGREDIENTS:

1-2 lbs D&D ground beef
1 large onion, diced (or use onion powder)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 bell pepper diced 
1 can diced tomatoes with green chilis, drained (Rotel brand) or salsa
1 cup corn

1/2 cup black beans
1 tsp cumin
½ tsp chili powder
½ tsp dried oregano
¼ tsp paprika
salt and pepper to taste

1 box corn muffin mix (+ ingredients)
Optional - ~1 cup Mexican shredded cheese & Sour cream/plain Greek yogurt

 

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven.

In a large skillet, brown ground beef and onion until cooked. 

Add the garlic and bell pepper to pan, cook until softened. 

Stir in Rotels, corn, cumin, chili powder, oregano, paprika, salt and pepper. Heat thoroughly and set aside. Stir in a few tablespoons of Greek yogurt or sour cream if you would like to add some creaminess to the mixture. 

In a large bowl, mix together corn muffin mix. 

Sprinkle cheese over beef mixture, pour corn muffin mix over the top of mixture and bake according to corn bread package directions. Be sure that the edges of the pan are bubbly and corn bread is cooked through. 

Let rest for 10 minutes or so prior to serving. Top with your favorite toppings. 

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