Dinner Tonight: Cornbread Mexican Casserole

A casserole with a cornbread layer…I am so into that.
Shopping List
1 package of cornbread mix (plus the egg and milk to prepare it)
1 pound of ground beef (or substitute ground turkey, pork or chicken)
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon Chili Powder
1 teaspoon Cumin
1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 cup cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Prepare packaged cornbread mix per box instructions.  In a greased 8×8 baking dish, spread cornbread mixture across bottom.  Bake 9-10 minutes or until done.
In the meantime, on the stove, brown ground beef.  Add in onion and garlic and saute about 5 minutes.  Add in next 4 ingredients.  Simmer 10 minutes on low.  Pour ground beef mixture over cornbread, top with cheese and bake 10 minutes or until bubbly.
This is the kind of casserole I want on chilly fall night.  So yummy!
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  • Lauren November 7, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    I've made something very similar with Bisquick…I bet the cornbread version is even better! Can't wait to try it! :).

  • brandonandmandycox November 11, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    We made this and it was yummy – we topped it with fresh cilantro. Crazy part – I think it was even better as leftovers!

  • Monica April 8, 2013 at 12:56 am

    I made this tonight for my husband and I. It was delicious! I had to tell him to stop eating it so we could have dinner tomorrow night. I follow all your blogs! Thanks you are amazing!

  • Jillian Shamblin May 12, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    What did you serve as side dishes with this? I'm looking forward to making it ASAP!
    -Newlywed New-cook

  • Jen February 11, 2015 at 1:18 am

    This looks amazing! Can't wait to try it 🙂