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Taco Corn Bread Casserole

The other day when visiting Debbi’s blog, she had posted this recipe and I knew I would be trying it soon.  I love corn bread and Mexican food also but combining the two ~ heavenly!

So, this was dinner last night and it was delicious!  Bill and I both fell for it and I will definitely be making it again.  Debbi made it with ground turkey.  I am not much of a fan of turkey, except at Thanksgiving time; therefore, I cooked this great recipe up with lean ground beef.  Then before serving, I dusted it with chili powder. 

This is seriously good as Debbi says and easy too!  Give it a try! 

On its way into the oven

Here’s Debbi’s recipe:

Taco Corn Bread Casserole


1 package (8 1/2 oz) corn bread/muffin mix
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
3 cups cooked taco seasoned ground beef, or meat of your choice
1 can black beans
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
1 can sliced olives (optional, I didn't use)


In a large bowl, combine the corn bread, egg and milk until blended.  Spread into an 8 x 8 pan sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.  Combine taco meat and beans, spread over corn bread.  Combine sour cream, 3/4 cup cheese and onion.  Spread over meat mixture.  Bake for 20 - 25 minutes longer or until heated through and cheese is melted.  Sprinkle with tomato, lettuce and remaining 1/4 cup of cheese. 


Thanks for the recipe, Debbi!

Be sure to visit my friend, Linda’s blog, at My Kind of Cooking for her great cookbook giveaway.


  1. another delicious looking meal. Oh... I love this time of year, makes me want to cook EVERYTHING.
    Have a great day.

  2. This sounds delicious. Bev makes a similar chili pie and this looks like a nice alternative to it.

  3. That is why I love to come and visit you! I am always finding new recipes that are not always known where I live and this one sounds like another keeper.

  4. My kind of comfort food! Love corn bread.

  5. That sounds like a great, easy recipe and I could substitute chicken!...Happy Wednesday, Pam!

  6. Wow, and I just happen to have a bag of cornbread muffin mix in my freeze4r! Now I know what to do with it.

  7. What is better than cornbread and tacos?! Sounds amazing!

  8. Did you double the recipe to fit into a 9x13 pan? I am just wondering if an 8x8 pan would be too small to fit all those toppings on top of the corn bread?
    Going to the store to get the stuff now! Looks fabulous!

  9. Hey Pam. I'm totally with you on this one. I LOVE corn bread/muffins with Mexican food. We get New Mexico green chili's every year and I use them in so many things. Last Sunday morning we made corn muffins with NM Green chili and corn in them. They were fabulous with scrambled eggs w/cheese. Yikes that was a bad day for the old diet. I'm going to try this beautiful from Debbi and you. thanks for sharing it. Keri

  10. YUM, I will definitely print this one out and try it! Very much comfort food!

  11. This looks great and it is such a comforting food. I love the flavors in it.

  12. Holy heck you have been one busy woman by the look of your followers! kepp up the good work and good cooking!

  13. Mmm I love cornbread and I love tacos so that only means that this is one recipe I will be making soon! Thanks for stopping by my blog and following! Can't wait to get more recipes from you!

  14. I'm getting the ingredients, and making this puppy, asap! Yum!!

  15. Que ricos ingredientes lleva tú receta. Deliciosa. saludos

  16. Ooh this recipe looks wonderful! I'll have to check this out!
    Cheers to Debbi!

  17. Leslie, I know what you mean!

    Big Dude, are you going to be posting that chili pie recipe?

    Rita, I got to tell you, this is really good!

    Fallon, comfort food at its best!

    Jacqueline, yes! Chicken would be great with it!

    StephenC, have you got that cornbread mix out of the freezer and cooked this up yet?

    Esi, thanks! Glad you stopped by!

    Eugenia, thanks! Hope you have a good evening!

    Siggy Spice: No, I did not double the recipe for the 9x13 baking dish. It filled it almost to the top of the pan and made good-sized portions. It's sooo good!

    Keri, oh no! I missed your great breakfast! The muffins sound fantastic, mouthwatering good! I'm going to be using green chili's more! You'll love this!

    The Food Hound, yes it is! I will be making this again!

    Katerina, thanks! It's filled with flavor!

    midwesttomidlands, it has been a busy summer. Thanks so much and I will be visiting you soon!

    Kirby, since you love cornbread and tacos also you have to try this!

    ^..^Corgidogmama, this puppy is really good! Wish I could've hoisted it over the state line to share with you. You are going to love this!

    jose manuel, gracias! La comida mexicana es una de mis favoritas. Saludos!

  18. Oh yum, this looks great Pam! I love Mexican food too - might be my favorite and corn bread's a no brainer! Seems like a PERFECT meal for the chilly nights in the months ahead! Thanks!

  19. I need to make this soon- thanks! It has all of the flavors I love!

  20. Thanks for your visit...this looks so so good, love it! :D

  21. I'm making this SOON. For sure.

  22. love love love these and they look fabulous!

  23. Looks good.
    I posted recipe last sunday that's really good.
    Come by soon.


  24. I can see why you wanted to make it...this looks scrumptious. I would sub black beans for the meat, but other than looks like the perfect meal to me. Thanks for sharing!

  25. Lovely casserole. Love to try it soon.

  26. How did I miss this on Debbi's blog?!?!? It looks fantastic. I'm a sucker for anything with cornbread.

  27. Design Wine and Dine, thanks! It is perfect for a fall dinner!

    scrambledhenfruit, great! And thanks for stopping by!

    Julie Harward, have a good day!

    laurie, it's a winner!

    pegasuslegend, thanks for the visit!

    Country Dreaming, thanks and so does yours!

    Monet, black beans are great in it and your way would be delicious!

    Sanjeeta kk, thanks so much!

    Joanne, I wonder that myself sometimes. Thanks for stopping by!

  28. Corn bread is so amazingly good...this casserole sounds delicious!

  29. Look at all of that good stuff going into this casserole, how could it not be great?

  30. Pam, My mother used to make this exact dish for my brother and I when we were younger. Seeing it really does bring back memories of her in the kitchen. =)


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