If you're a fan of comfort food, this Mexican Cornbread Casserole Recipe is a delicious full meal. It's a delicious recipe for any night of the week and a great way to add a fun new flavor to the dinner table. Grab your casserole dish and get ready to make this yummy dish.
A lot of people question if this is truly a main dish, but I assure you that this loaded ground beef casserole is a one-dish meal. Not only does it have a delicious fluffy cornbread mixture on top, but underneath that goodness is loads of flavor waiting. Pair that with the added taco seasoning and the black beans, and you've got a hearty meal that just needs a few of your favorite toppings to make it unique.
This taco cornbread casserole would be delicious for a spin on Taco Tuesday night or a great way to use up some hamburger meat from the freezer, too. The whole family will appreciate all the layers to the hearty dinner, and you just might find that it's the best way to add a new dish to your weekly meals.
Speaking of great flavors, be sure to try this Hamburger Corn Casserole Recipe for another tasty option.
Ground beef - Be sure to drain the grease well once cooked. You can use lean ground beef to cut down on some of the fat.
Taco seasoning - For flavor. We like to make our own homemade taco seasoning.
Black beans - Canned beans are great for casseroles because they're soft and ready to use.
Cornbread mix - Use your favorite brand.
Whole kernel corn - This adds a nice texture and sweetness.
Green chiles - For flavor and a pop of heat.
Sour cream - Helps not to have a dry casserole.
Milk - To thin out the cornbread batter.
Eggs - Helps bind the ingredients together to bake.
Onion - Use a sweet onion and dice small.
Salt - For flavor.
How To Make Mexican Cornbread Casserole
Step One: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Step Two: Add the lean ground beef to a skillet and brown. Drain the grease and then stir in the taco seasoning.
Step Three: Add the cooked ground beef to a greased 9X13 baking dish.
Step Four: Top the beef with black beans and minced onion.
Step Five: Stir all the rest of the ingredients until the mix is smooth.
Step Six: Pour that mixture on top of the beef and beans and spread it out.
Step Seven: Put the dish in the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes or until it is golden brown.
Step Eight: Remove and serve.
Add your favorite taco toppings - A dollop of sour cream, lots of cheese, Rotel tomatoes, and even some green chilies go well with this jiffy cornbread casserole.
Make your own cornbread mix - I'm all for ease when it comes to making this dish, which is why I like to use Jiffy corn muffin mix from the box, but if you want to make your own cornbread batter and have a wonderful recipe to use, go for it. A nice sweet cornbread would taste great with the taco meat.
Add different types of beans - Black beans are great for fiber and protein, but you could also add pinto beans or other types of beans.
Change up the ingredients - One of the great things about Mexican food is that recipes are really versatile. You can add chili powder or red pepper flakes for added heat, diced green bell pepper for crunch and flavor, or even drizzle a little bit of honey on top of the layers of fluffy cornbread.
What can I add instead of the ground beef mixture?
If you want to cut down on some of the fat content of this easy recipe, you can use cooked ground turkey meat or cooked chicken as well. This will change the nutritional value on the recipe card but still gives this dish a great flavor and taste.
How do I store leftovers of this easy Mexican casserole recipe?
Make sure that you let the casserole get to room temperature before covering it with plastic wrap or a lid. You can then keep it stored in the fridge. Plan on eating the leftovers within 2-3 days.
When would be a good time to serve this casserole recipe?
Mexican recipes like this are great for Cinco de Mayo or just a fun way to make a hearty weeknight or weekend meal. Just gather the ingredients, give time for the cook time, and dig in anytime you want!
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
- 1 can black beans
- 8.5 oz cornbread mix
- 1 can whole kernel corn
- 1 can green chiles
- ¼ cup sour cream
- ¼ cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp finely chopped onion
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Brown the beef in a skillet. Drain well and stir in taco seasoning.
- Add to a greased 9x13 baking dish.
- Top with black beans.
- Stir together all the remaining ingredients until smooth.
- Spread on top of the beef.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve with sour cream and salsa.