Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
One dish meal. Wonderful casserole that kids and adults both enjoy. Great when you want to feed a bunch of men!
- 1 lb ground beef
- onion powder (optional)
- garlic powder (optional)
- 3 cups cornmeal
- 1 (15 ounce) can cream-style corn
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 3 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese, divided
- 1 cup oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 3⁄4 cups milk
- 1 (15 ounce) can rotel
- Velveeta cheese (optional)
- Brown ground beef with a little onion and garlic powder, if desired. Drain well & set aside.
- Mix cornmeal, canned corn, sugar, onion, 2 cups shredded cheese, oil, eggs, milk, and Rotel.
- Pour half of cornmeal mixture into a 13 x 9 pan sprayed with Pam.
- Sprinkle browned ground beef on top of cornmeal mixture, and top with thinly sliced Velveeta, if desired. (Adding Velveeta will make a really cheesy casserole.).
- Top with remaining cornmeal mixture.
- Sprinkle remaining 1 cup cheese on top.
- Bake at 350 for one hour.
I thought this was a pretty good, easy to make dish. DH didn't care for it (but he doesn't like casseroles). I do think the meat to cornbread ratio could stand to be a bit higher. I halfed the recipe (since there's just the two of us and I figured I'd be the one eating it). If I made it again, would use twice the ground beef. I did add some taco seasoning into the ground beef along with some onion and garlic. I also added some salsa over the meat when layering. I think this helped give a little more flavor and wetness too. Oh, also added an extra layer of regular cheddar cheese b/c more cheese is always good (but I don't really care for Velveeta). Appreciate having a quick dinner and leftovers heated nicely for lunch for work. Thanks for posting!
This was a easy to put together and it was pretty good too. My son even had seconds and he doesn't usally like mexican type foods. I had a problem with the sides of the dish being a bit dry but I mixed it up a bit with the center and it was ok. Next time I make this I may add some salsa to add a bit more seasoning. I added some minced garlic but next time I may add a little more. Overall we liked it so thanks Bethanna! I will make this again!
Very yummy and very easy!!! I usually stay away from cornbread because I find it dry, but turning it into a casserole fixed that problem! I am so glad to have a cornbread recipe I love. I did add some spices and hot sauce to the meat before I cooked it, and I went ahead and cooked the onion with the meat, instead of adding into the batter. Also (just another personal taste issue), I found it needing a little "punch" overall, so I sprinkled some Frank's Red Hot on top just before serving, and that made it fabulous! Thanks for sharing. I'll definitely make again! Made for PAC Spring 2009.