Cornbread Taco Bake

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 38 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “I’ve been making this dish for about 25 years, and I don’t remember where I got the recipe. It is easy and very good. I sometimes add sliced black olives and frozen corn works just as well as canned.”

    Ingredients

  • 1lbground beef
  • 1 (1ounce) package taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cupwater
  • 1 (15ounce) cans corn, drained
  • 1/2 cupgreen pepper, chopped
  • 1 (8ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 1 (8 1/2 ounce) packages Jiffy cornbread mix
  • 1 (2 7/8 ounce) cans French-fried onions
  • 1/3 cupshredded cheddar cheese
  • Directions

  • In skillet, brown meat; drain.
  • Stir in taco seasoning, water, corn, green pepper and tomato sauce.
  • Pour into 2 quart casserole.
  • Prepare cornbread mix as directed and add half the french fried onions to the batter.
  • Spoon around the outer edge of the casserole.
  • Bake uncovered at 400°F for 20 minutes.
  • Top with cheese and remaining onions.
  • Bake 2-3 minuteslonger.
  • Reviews

  • “Quick to make and tasty!Tastes better the next day.TIP: Don’t forget to get milk and eggs for the cornbread – otherwise, two trips to the store.”

  • “Very quick and easy.I added a can of Rotel to it to spice it up a bit more.Even my husband liked it, and he’s not too fond of dishes with cornbread toppings.”

  • “Nice throw together dinner. I did have to sub a couple of ingredients. I used a can of diced tomatoes (pureed)for the tomato sauce and I had to use up a red pepper. :)”

  • “I liked this but my family didn’t like the cornbread on it. I ate it as intended but the rest of the family took the filling and put it in a burrito and ate it that way. They liked it like that. I made it in a pie pan and didn’t have the fried onions.”

  • “Nice, easy casserole with lots of flavor. We especially enjoyed the addition of the French-fried onions. I made recipe #199955 to sub for the package of taco seasoning as I had none on hand. Also, my pantry was bare of corn so I improvised and used a 15 oz. can of diced tomatoes with the juice in place of the corn and tomato sauce. Then to accommodate DH’s taste buds, I subbed minced jalapeno for part of the green pepper. I made it a one-pan meal by using a cast iron skillet for both browning the meat and baking. This is sure to be a repeat-er for us. Thanks for posting.”

  • “We are always looking for different ways to use ground beef and this fit the bill.It was easy ,quick and best of all the kids liked it. We used more than one pound ground beef so we added some salsa to balance it out.We’ll definiely make this again!”

  • “Quick and easy.Full of flavor!”

  • “Very flavorful casserole that everyone liked.I added in black olives and used salsa rather than tomato sauce.As I didn’t have Jiffy mix I made my cornbread from scratch but it wouldn’t set in the middle, I’ll have to try again with Jiffy and see if that will set properly.Definitely will make again.”

  • “This was a great recipe. My family loves it! So do I, Its fast and easy.”

  • “This was very tasty! I did everything as stated except used a little less water & topped the cornbread/onion mix over the top of the meat mixture (used 1.5-quart dish). The whole fam loved it including my 2-1/2-year-old twins! Thanks for sharing!!!”

  • “This was great! My husband LOVED it and actually ate all of the leftovers, which is very rare. I loved the flavor that the onions gave to the cornbread. I added some green chiles and used salsa instead of tomato sauce. Served with sour cream – yummy!”

  • “Thank you for sharing such a great recipe! This tasted so good and helped me use up some corn bread mix and french fried onions I had on hand. It is so flavorful and yummy, definetly comfort food! So easy to make as well. I will be making this again for sure. Thanks Linda!”

  • “Great dish to make, comes together very quickly and tastes pretty darn good!Followed the recipe exactly and got good results!Thank you for sharing!”

  • “My husband loved it. He was back for more before I could put it away!”

  • “This recipe is great. The enitre casserole was gone within 30 minutes. I have two boys who eat alot… they are 32 & 2 years old respectively. Both ate it without even speaking during dinner, & that is saying something. This is a great recipe as I can adjust & add ingredients as to what I have on hand. I didn’t have any Jiffy Mix as I always make my own cornbread from scratch. I also used ground turkey instead of beef. All substitutions worked out perfectly. Thanks for something so versatile.”

  • “Very tasty for a quick meal. Substituted the tomato sauce with some leftover salsa and a few tablespoons of ketchup. The french fried onions really were the highlight of this recipe, for me at least! Thanks for a winner!”

  • “This got rave reviews, especially from the guys.I used a 4 oz. can of mild green chiles instead of green pepper, and I used a cup of frozen corn instead of canned.Very yummy and would probably be perfect for a cold winter’s night.Tasted pretty darn good in August as well!”

  • “Very good.This dish didn’t even make it until the next day.I wouldn’t change a thing except to serve it with sour cream on the side.Thanks for posting!”

  • “What a nice easy recipe. I took the advice of a previous reviewer and added a can or rotel tomatoes. It gave it a nice little kick. Thanks for posting.”

  • “Good!Added a chopped onion and served with sour cream and salsa.Everyone loved it and it reheated well.”

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