Friday, October 16, 2009

Taco Cornbread Bake

Taco Cornbread Bake (Serves 4)
(adapted from this recipe)

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1/2 c. water
1 1/2 cups frozen whole kernel corn
1 cup pureed salsa
1 batch corn bread batter (see below)
1/2 c. shredded Cheddar cheese

Brown meat; drain. Stir in next 4 ingredients. Pour into 8x12 baking dish. Prepare corn bread batter. Spread over meat. Top with jalapeƱos if desired. Bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Top corn bread with cheese. Bake 5-7 minutes.

Corn Bread Batter
1 cup corn meal
1 cup flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 egg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
pickled jalapeƱos (optional)

Mix dry ingredients, add milk egg and oil, mix just enough to moisten dry ingredients.

This made a great meal! I'm already plotting making it again. I think I could work beans into the base somehow - either some black beans or some refried beans as another layer. It was hot and hearty.


  1. My husband would LOVE this, and I have all of the ingredients on hand! I may make it today. Thanks!

  2. This recipe was great. My husband and I loved it!