Dinner Tonight: Beefy Cornbread Casserole


I love, love, love a good casserole!  One of my most clicked recipes is my Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Casserole (you people love that recipe!), so I thought I’d do another spin on a casserole with a yummy cornbread topping.  Thanks to my Hometown Harvest book, I found the perfect method to tweak and share with you.  This time though, we use the oven!

Such a simple and hearty dinner for your family!

Shopping List
1 pound of ground beef (or use ground chicken or turkey!)
1 onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 (8 oz) package of cornbread mix (I used Jiffy)
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
Sour Cream and/or shredded Cheddar Cheese to garnish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease (I used Pam) an 8×8 inch baking dish and set aside.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown your ground beef and onion until cooked and crumbly.  Stir in the next 4 ingredients and reduce heat to low.  Simmer together about 5 minutes and then pour your ground beef mixture into your prepared baking dish.

In a small bowl, mix your dry cornbread mix with your milk and egg.  Pour batter over your ground beef mixture.  Bake uncovered about 20 minutes or until cornbread is nice and browned on the edges and the casserole is bubbly.  Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before cutting into squares and garnishing with sour cream and/or shredded cheese.

This recipe serves 4 adults but could be easily doubled and prepared in a 9×13 inch baking dish.

This is just one of those feel-good suppers.  Enjoy!

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  • kristinwithani November 14, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Seriously, yum.

  • Allie Wrigley November 14, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Love it. This reminds me of a dish we used to have as a child.. my mom called it Corn Pone Pie. Wonder where the name came from. Of course, there was cornbread on top but my mom would also put corn in with the meat. I haven't ever made this for my own family. Going to give it a try tonight. Thanks for the reminder and blast from the past.

  • Amie November 14, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    I am going to try this tonight!! I also like Allie's post about adding corn, I may do that too šŸ™‚

  • Amie November 15, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    So I made this lastnight and the hubby liked it and I did too BUT I was wondering if you had any suggestions on what I could do to make it just a tad less sweet?? I'm not good at making adjustments to recipes so I thought I'd ask for your opinion. My thought was a little less ketchup but is there something else I could add in it's place? Thanks!

  • Mix and Match Mama November 15, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    To make it less sweet, use only 1 or 2 tablespoons of brown sugar instead!

  • Autumn November 15, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Seriously, I find myself pinning nearly every recipe you post to my "Yummy in my Tummy" board… I love how easy and just plain delicious your recipes are!

  • A year of Change November 19, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Hi Shay, I recently stumbled upon your blogs and I love them! I have two picky step-kids and this meal was a huge hit. I cut the brown sugar in half since I'm not a big fan of sweet things and it was perfect. I served it with green beans & a cucumber, tomato, avocado salad. I'm looking forward to trying some of your other recipes in the near future.

  • Deena November 20, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    I made this last night & it was a winner with my family. I may make it slightly less sweet next time but won't take out too much since my son liked the sweet part. Loved how easy it was plus I keep all the ingredients on hand.

  • Mish January 5, 2014 at 12:15 am

    HI! I love, love. love your blogs and your recipes!! I am a stay at home mom of 3 and I love how easy these recipes are to get on the table! My family loved this recipe. Have you ever made it in a 9X13 dish? Would I just double it? I was thinking of taking this to a recipe exchange party and wanted to make sure I had enough.
    Thanks šŸ™‚

  • Mix and Match Mama January 5, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Yes! Just the double the recipe and make it in a 9×13 pan! Enjoy!

  • Diana September 14, 2015 at 12:32 am

    Made this today. It was delicious! So easy to make too!