Mexicali Spoon Bread Casserole

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins

In the mood for something Mexican and/or cornbread?! This is a delicious combination of both and a real family-pleaser!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown beef, onions, green pepper, and garlic over medium heat.
  2. Drain off any fat.
  3. Add remaining ingredients.
  4. Heat through.
  5. Pour meat mixture into baking dish; I use a 13"x 9" pan.
  6. Make Cornmeal Topping: Mix milk, cornmeal, and salt in saucepan.
  7. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture thickens.
  8. Remove from heat and stir in cheese and eggs; mix well.
  9. Immediately pour onto beef mixture and spread evenly.
  10. Bake at 375 for about 40 minutes, until golden.
  11. Serve with sour cream and any other of your favorite Mexican garnishes!


Most Helpful

Surprising hit with my family!! I tried green chilies since I had no olives & added a pinch of sugar with the chilie powder. Good for a change.. Surely a keeper!

Joan Harrell May 25, 2001

Really tastey and filling. I made this in two stages. First I made the meat mixture the night before and the corn meal topping the night I served it, then I put it together and put it in the oven. I used chiles too and replaced 1/2 lb of beef with kidney beans. I also saved the corn for the topping (I did drain it). I like highly seasoned food and felt this was seasoned perfectly.

Tracy L. September 18, 2001

This is the BEST casserole I have ever made. I made enough to have leftovers only there weren't any! Next time I am going to double the cornbread topping. It was absolutely fantastic. My husband has spent a lot of time in Mexico and Southern California and found this better than most of the dishes he's had from that area.

Tweetygal January 02, 2002

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