Mexican Cornbread Casserole

Mexican cornbread casserole is simple, easy, and delicious. Makes the perfect weeknight meal when life is busy and your short on time, serve with tortillas for dipping and dinner is done.

Casseroles are the ultimate weeknight meals, growing up we use to eat this amazing creamy parmesan chicken ritz casserole, or my mom would make tuna noodle casserole, both family favorites.

Mexican cornbread casserole in a white casserole dish on a white background with a wooden serving spoon on the left and diced jalapenos on the right, topped with cilantro and sour cream, by The Food Cafe

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Mexican Cornbread Casserole

If you love to make casseroles this Mexican cornbread casserole recipe is calling your name.  Simple to make, delicious to eat, and perfect for the hustle and bustle of a busy week.

A super quick hack to this recipe is using a box of jiffy cornbread that will cook up crispy and golden brown on the outside and soft and buttery on the inside.

Mexican cornbread casserole in a white casserole dish with a spoonful missing with a gold spoon in casserole, by The Food Cafe.

Are you ready for your cinco de mayo party?  Well if not, let this Mexican cornbread casserole be on your list to serve all your family and friends.

Serve along side some tortilla chips, fresh guacamole, and salsa to turn your casserole into the most amazing dip.  Don’t let this easy Mexican cornbread casserole miss your shopping list of things to buy, everyone will love it.

How do I make Mexican cornbread casserole?

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Spray a 9×13 casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.  In a large skillet sauté ground beef until no longer pink, add in diced onions, corn, black beans, and diced green chilies and sauté an additional 3 minutes, pour into prepared casserole pan.
  2. Prepare cornbread according to package directions and add in grated cheddar cheese.  Mix to combine and pour over the top of the beef mixture.
  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes until cornbread is golden brown, drizzle with sour cream and chopped cilantro and serve.

A slice of Mexican cornbread casserole on a white place with a gold spoon drizzled with sour cream and topped with chopped cilantro, by The Food Cafe.

If you love cornbread you could also make this sensational sloppy joe cornbread casserole perfect for any night of the week as well and just as easy to make.

What is cornbread?

Cornbread consists of cornmeal and is a quick leavened bread.

What does cornbread taste like?

Cornbread can taste differently depending on if you make it homemade or if it comes from a box.  It can taste sweet or cake like and can have canned or fresh corn mixed in with it.  It often times can be crumbly and perfect for putting butter or honey on or dipping into chilis.

Mexican cornbread casserole in a white casserole dish with a brown wooden spoon inserted into casserole on lower left side, by The Food Cafe

What does cornbread go with?

Cornbread goes with so many things, particularly foods that have a rich sauce like stews, soups, and baked beans, so you can dip your cornbread in and get every last morsel.  This Mexican cornbread casserole is the perfect of both worlds all baked into one.

If you are looking for a delicious and hearty dinner for your family or want to bring some heat to your Cinco de Mayo party this Mexican cornbread casserole will be just what the party ordered.

Mexican cornbread casserole

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Mexican Cornbread Casserole

Servings: 6 people
Mexican cornbread casserole is simple, easy, and delicious. Makes the perfect weeknight meal when life is busy and your short on time, serve with tortillas for dipping and dinner is done.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1 LB ground beef
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 15 oz can of corn drained
  • 1 15 oz can black beans drained
  • 1 7 oz can diced green chilies
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 1 box of jiffy cornbread mix made to package directions
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 9x13 casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. In a large skillet sauté ground beef and season with taco seasoning until no longer pink, add in diced onions, corn, black beans, and diced green chilies and sauté an additional 3 minutes, pour into prepared casserole pan.
  • Prepare cornbread according to package directions and add in grated cheddar cheese. Mix to combine and pour over the top of the beef mixture.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until cornbread is golden brown, drizzle with sour cream and chopped cilantro and serve.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro, sour cream, and jalapenos (optional)
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mexican cornbread casserole
Author: Shannon

Nutrition

Calories: 430kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 73mg, Sodium: 586mg, Potassium: 659mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 7.8%, Vitamin C: 15.4%, Calcium: 18.4%, Iron: 19%

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