Beefy Corn Tomato Casserole

Total Time
1hr
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

A real kid pleaser, but adults love this very tasty harvest casserole too. adapted from Canadian Living (1999)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Slice 1 of the tomatoes; chop remaining tomatoes; set aside.
  2. In a large frypan over medium high heat, cook beef, stirring, for about 5 minutes or until no longer pink.
  3. With slotted spoon, drain off fat.
  4. Transfer beef to paper towel lined bowl.
  5. In same frypan over medium heat, combine green pepper, jalapeno pepper, garlic, chili powder, cumin and oregano.
  6. Reserving pinch of salt, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  7. Cook, stirring for about 5 minutes or until peppers are tender.
  8. Stir in tomato paste and chopped tomatoes; simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened.
  9. Stir in beef and half of the coriander.
  10. In a large saucepan, bring 4 cups water to boil; gradually whisk in cornmeal and reserved salt.
  11. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until creamy and thickened.
  12. Remove from heat; stir in corn and sour cream.
  13. Working quickly, press two thirds of the mixture into bottom of greased 11x7-inch baking dish.
  14. Spread beef mixture over top.
  15. Sprinkle with half of the cheese and top with remaining cornmeal mixture.
  16. Arrange sliced tomatoes and remaining cheese on top.
  17. Place on baking sheet and bake in 375°F oven for about 45 minutes or until top is golden and filling is bubbly.
  18. Sprinkle with remaining coriander.
Most Helpful

TOTAL comfort food! I did omit the jalapeno pepper, since I didn't have any and my kids don't care for them. I added a touch of sugar to the sauce and to the cornmeal mixture. This reminded me of chili without beans layered between a creamy corn layer and a corn muffin top. This was the first time I've cooked cornmeal in water, but it was very easy. I did forget to save a few tomatoes for the top, but it was still pretty and delicious. Thanks for posting!

ColCadsMom August 20, 2007