Friday, September 14, 2012

{Recipe} ~ Taco Cornbread Casserole

I'll always remember this recipe as the first one I cooked in my first apartment in Greenville with Lauren. I wanted something simple enough that I knew I wouldn't mess it up. I was surprised at how delicious it was! It also reheats really well. It kind of falls apart when you're trying to remove it from the casserole dish, but presentation shouldn't matter if it tastes good!

Taco Cornbread Casserole
adapted from Debbi Does Dinner

1 package corn bread/muffin mix (I use Trader Joe's - it's my favorite!)
3 cups cooked taco seasoned meat
1 cup (8 oz) sour cream, light
1 cup colby jack, cheddar or mexican cheese, shredded and divided
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 cup shredded lettuce
In a large bowl, prepare cornbread mix based on instructions on the box. Spread into an 8 x 8 pan  sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.  Remove cornbread from oven and spread meat over corn bread.  Combine sour cream, 3/4 cup cheese and onion.  Spread over meat mixture.  Bake for 15 minutes longer or until heated through and cheese is melted.  Sprinkle with tomato, lettuce and remaining 1/4 cup of cheese.  



Leslie Palmer said...

The taco cornbread casserole sounds delish. Will make it for sure.

Susan Gustafson said...

I added a drained can of chili beans (not chili) to the cooked meat.

Cherie in Vernonia said...

gonna make this. Gonna add diced green chiles somewhere :)

lilsusu35 said...

Sounds yummy!! Going to have it for supper.. Thanks for sharing!

brandi tate said...

I'm always looking for new, affordable, and tasty recipe ideas that my children and boyfriend will enjoy. This looks like a winner!!!! I can't wait to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!!!

Michelle Thomson said...

Great recipe. Love how quick and easy it all came together. Very yummy. Definitely making it again (and soon).

Crystal Bemis said...

I had some leftover cornbread that I wanted to turn into a meal, and I found your recipe. I tried it out and it was a big hit with the family!

I created a spreadsheet a few years ago to help me with meal planning, and have been updating it with every new recipe we try and like. It now contains around 90 meals, each categorized by main ingredient (Beef, Chicken, pasta, etc) and meal type (Mexican, Italian, American, etc), with a link to the recipe - yours included! It has saved me so much time with meal planning and making out my grocery list!
After talking with some friends, I thought this spreadsheet might be something worth sharing, so I have made it available from my blog (Pennies and Playdough) to download for free! Now that my readers have your recipe, I'm sure they will be enjoying it as much as we do!