Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins
Hey! I found this in a cookbook that recognizes different kinds of food from around the world. My brother made this in the 7th grade for 'Food and Consumer Science' (FACS, or Home Ec) as the meal made on his own. Everyone loved it, and I came across it the other day, and decided to post it! This can be served with warm flour tortillas and additional toppings can be put on like guacamole, chopped tomatoes, or sour cream. It is your choice!
- 1 lb ground beef (lean)
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 (8 ounce) bottle taco sauce (or salsa, picante, ketchop, or other spiced tomato sauce)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- pepper, to taste
- Tabasco sauce, to taste (or any other hot sauce)
- hot chili pepper, to taste
- 2 -3 tablespoons cornmeal
- 1 1⁄2 cups whole kernel corn (fresh or frozen, not canned)
- 1 cup sliced ripe olives
- 2 ounces shredded cheddar cheese (1/2 cup) or 1⁄4 cup crushed corn chips or 1⁄4 cup taco shell, if desired (to garnish)
- Heat oven to 375 degrees.
- Brown ground beef and onion over medium heat; drain.
- Stir in tomato sauce, taco or other sauce, salt, pepper, Tabasco, chiles, and cornmeal, adjusting for"hot" taste preference and desired thickness.
- Stir in more cornmeal, if desired.
- Stir in corn and olives.
- Transfer mixture to casserole dish; cover and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until bubbly and heated through.
- Top with cheese immediately on removing from oven so cheese melts.
- Garnish with corn chips just before serving to keep them crisp.
- Serve with a cool fresh vegetable such as cucumber slices, avocado, or lettuce leaves, if desired.
This was an easy, delicious casserole. I think it would also be great as a burrito stuffing. I may halve the amount of meat & add beans next time. Great recipe!