Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe is a favorite of my whole family; even the child who hates meat. I like to experiment with different cheeses or different salsas. I think there are supposed to be 6 servings in this dish but because everyone has seconds it serves 5 with no leftovers. For more servings increase to 1 1/2 lb beef and increase corn bread to 2 boxes and cheese accordingly. Bake in 9x9 or larger casserole dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground beef, and drain excess fat.
  2. Add water, taco seasoning, and salsa.
  3. Cook for 15 minutes or until water is reduced.
  4. Place beef in small casserole dish.
  5. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup of cheese.
  6. Mix corn bread according to package directions and add remaining cheese.
  7. Mix.
  8. Spread corn bread on top of beef.
  9. Bake at 400 degree for 20 minutes or until corn bread is golden brown on top.
Most Helpful

4 5

Vicki, first I would like to say that I am pleased to be giving your your first review on the very first recipe you posted! We really enjoyed this recipe! I made it for dinner last night and the leftovers are calling me from the frige! One note to others that try this recipe, be careful of the size of cornbread mix you use! The one I bought was too big for this recipe. I could have doubled the meat mixture and it would have worked well. But all in all, this is a quick yummy recipe that works well for a "middle of the week" dinner for busy people who work alot!

5 5

I have made this before and tried it again when I saw this recipe. It was a big hit back then and even more so the second time around. This dish, green salad and a pitcher of sweet tea = a yummy, easy dinner.

4 5

I gave this 4 stars. I love this recipe. I've made this recipe many times since the first time I made it in 2007. My 6 yrs old niece and 4 yrs old newphew didn't like it the first time I made it. But I've made since then and my newphew who is now 5 really likes it. I thought this was so good. I made it almost as directed except I used cornbread muffin mix. I made mine with medium salsa which turned to be hot for the kids. I happen to discover tonight I made a small boo-boo. I've been cooking my beef, draining it then cooking it with the water, salsa and taco seasoning. This makes the ground beef mix really thick like sloppy joes. I think this would be good with corn as mentioned by another reviewer. I think it would be good with some kidney beans in the meat mix. I also think this would be great with sloppy joes mix under the cornbread mix. Thanks for posting a really yummy recipe. Christine (internetnut)