Sunday, September 16, 2012

Cornbread Taco Casserole

Cast Party Wednesday


love taco's...well any kind of Mexican-American food.  One thing I adore about this casserole  is how easy it is to throw together and get on the table.  I make the base and then serve all the toppings alongside so each person can have their favorite taco toppings.

The sweetness of the corn bread and the savory of the taco meat is fantastic!  Definitely give this a try and I bet you will love it!



Cornbread Taco Casserole
8.5 oz box corn bread mix (Jiffy, store brand, homemade, or Bob's Red Mill all work) plus ingredients to make cornbread (usually 1 egg and 1/3 cup milk)
1 lb lean ground beef
1 small yellow onion
2 TBS taco seasoning (or 1 packet)
2/3 cup water
1 can drained black beans (or corn, refried beans, or you can omit)
1 cup reduced fat shredded mexican cheese
Toppings
Diced Tomato
Salsa
Taco Sauce
Sour Cream
Greek Yogurt
Shredded Lettuce
Black Olives
Guacamole
or anything else you love to top your tacos with :)

  • Prepare corn bread as instructed on box
  • Grease an 8x8 baking dish
  • Bake corn bread in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15 minutes (keep at this time and temp no matter what the box says!  You will bake longer once the beef and cheese is added)
  • Meanwhile brown ground beef and onion in a skillet, drain
  • Add taco seasoning and water and simmer until thickened
  • Combine beans with meat and spread over top of corn bread
  • Sprinkle shredded cheese over meat mixture and bake 20-25 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted
  • Cut into squares and serve with favorite toppings
This is definitely a great dish to have any day of the week.  It takes no time to make and it tastes great.  The best part is there is no complaining because everyone gets to custom make their own slice of taco casserole. How awesome is that?!?  

Nutritional value is based on 1 serving with no toppings.  This recipe yields 9 servings.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 174 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
404
Calories from Fat
92
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.2g
16%
Saturated Fat
4.6g
23%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
74mg
25%
Sodium
428mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates
49.1g
16%
Dietary Fiber
7.8g
31%
Sugars
6.7g
Protein
30.8g
Vitamin A 4%Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 23%Iron 25%
Nutrition Grade B+
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet





























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34 comments:

  1. This looks great and I like that it's so simple to make. I've pinned the recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. Thanks for sharing :) You will love this one! It is super simple and yummy! Have a great week :)

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  2. I'll take a plate please!! YUM!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

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  3. I like that you set this up as a toppings bar. Of course, being the topping pig that I am, I would use them all. Thanks for sharing with See Ya In the Gumbo this week.

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    1. I love toppings too! It definitely makes life easier by letting everyone control their own toppings :)

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  4. Looks yummy!!! This is a must try recipe! Visiting from The Dedicted House.

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  5. Found and followed you through Hubby Made Me's link party. I just love your blog! Feel free to stop by mine as well :)

    http://www.the-not-so-desperate-chef-wife.com

    Krista

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    1. Thank you so much Krista! I will definitely stop by :)

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  6. MMMmmm! My family will love this! Your newest follower from threekendrickblessings.blogspot.com

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    1. Welcome Julia! It is definitely a yummy, family friendly dish. My kids love this and I loved it growing up. Just as I do now :)

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  7. I love the idea of cornbread on teh bottom! You are welcome to link up on tomorrow's Photo Friday over at Ladies Holiday! Cheers!

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  8. Mmmm, this is something I know I would love to eat! I'm going to make this soon. Stopped by from the Success U linkup. Love your blog!

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    1. Thank you :) I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. It really is a fantastic and easy dish!

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  9. Looks delicious. Will be giving a try very soon!

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  10. This looks delicious! Especially with the cornbread! YUMMY!! I am a new follower and I would love for you to visit me and join my site as well!

    riversrecipereview.blogspot.com

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    1. Welcome Alyssa! I will head over and check it out now :)

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  11. This looks super delicious! Pinning! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  12. Looks yummy! That looks like a recipe the kids will love. I will have to try it!

    Thanks for linking up with Frugal Food Thursday at Frugal Follies!

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    1. Thank you! It is definitely a favorite with my kids :)

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  13. My son is going to love this... this recipe has teenager happiness written all over it. Please share it today on my foodie friday party.

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  14. Hi Erika,
    This is a great Casserole to welcome the fall season, it looks delicious. Hope you have a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you Miz Helen :) I hope you are having a wonderful weekend as well!

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  15. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your awesome recipe has been chosen to be on Today's Feature Post from Cast Party Wednesday! Thank You for sharing your recipe with us!
    ~Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain~
    http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/todays-feature-post-cast-party-59-6/

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  16. That sounds like an awesome combo! I've never tried that before but I would like a plate right now! Thanks so much for sharing at my Throwback Thursday party! Love checking out your recipes :)

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    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

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