Creamy Mexican Bake

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

I found this in a book called Recipes for a Yummy's really simple and very tasty. I like to add a few chilli flakes to the mix for a little extra heat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  2. Brown the beef with the oil and garlic.
  3. Add the next six ingredients, stir until the mixture boils, then simmer for 15 minutes. Spoon the mixture into four 1 cup ( 250ml) ovenproof bowls ( or one large one!).
  4. Combine the polenta with the boiling water in a large bowl, add the remaining ingredients, beat to combine and allow to stand for 10 minutes.
  5. Spoon the mixture evenly over the beef and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and set.
Most Helpful

This is a nice little "chili" recipe. We have never eaten polenta, and I couldn't find it in my local market (even with assistance) so it was an interesting experience. I ended up making my own polenta using Soft Oven Polenta, which seemed to work just fine. I just cooked that as directed and omitted the boiling water and continued with adding the evaporated milk and cheddar cheese. Next time I would leave out the cinnamon and add a Spanish onion, just to suit our tastes. Thank you for a nice casserole and a new taste experience Noo! Made for PRMR.

ElizabethKnicely March 09, 2014

Great casserole - love the polenta topping. A great lunch or dinner idea and all you need is a salad to go with it. Will definitely keep this recipe handy : ) Made for PRMR, February, 2014.

DailyInspiration February 09, 2014

I simply loved this. The polenta topping is genius and it tastes wonderful when mixed into the casserole below. This easy recipe delivers a lot of great flavor and I will make it again.

Annacia September 25, 2013