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Mexicali Hamburger Bake

I’m hooked every time I see the word “cornbread!” 




This recipe combines one of the great flavors of the South ~ cornbread ~ with spicy Mexican flavors.  It’s exactly like having salsa with your cornbread and meat. 

I came across this in my Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook and couldn’t wait to try this homey quick recipe.  It’s a zippy ground beef dish with the added goodness of tomatoes, corn and cheese.  Covering it all is a smooth layer of corn bread. 

If you like cornbread and Mexican food, you’ll like this spicy dish!






Mexicali Hamburger Bake

Ingredients:

1½ pounds ground beef
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 (10 ounce) can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
1 cup frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
1 cup shredded Mexican-style cheese, plus 3 tablespoons for topping


For corn bread topping:

½ cup yellow cornmeal
½ cup flour
1¼ teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
2/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons Mexican-style cheese

For olive topping:

¼ cup each of sliced green olives, black olives and pimentos.

Method:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Add beef to a very large skillet.
Season with chili and garlic powders, salt and pepper.
Sauté beef until brown; drain off fat.
Stir in undrained tomatoes and corn; heat through.
Transfer to a greased 2-quart baking dish.

In a medium bow, combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
Stir in egg, milk and oil.
Spread evenly on beef mixture.
Sprinkle with remaining 3 tablespoons cheese.
Bake, uncovered about 30-35 minutes or until topping is set.
Let stand for 5 minutes.
Scatter olive mixture over top.
6 servings

YUM!!!


Be sure to visit my friend, Linda’s blog @My Kind of Cooking for great tips, recipes and cookbook giveaway! 





Comments

  1. You had me at cornbread too Pam!

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  2. That looks really good. I might have to cut back on the spice a bit though.

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  3. This is my kind of meal! I'm saving this for sure, thanks!!

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  4. this is a very satisfying meal especially in this cooler weather

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  5. Oh boy, this looks such comforting meal! Make you stay warm. Thanks so much for sharing. Hope you're having a great day.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  6. Dear Pam! Sorry for not visiting as often as I would like, but summer has meant a house full of family visiting.

    This is a great dish, I really love Mexican food, so I will try it! Big hugs

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  7. Easy . . . Mexican . . . cornbread. You got me on all three of those words. This looks amazing and I will be adding it to my file.

    Thanks, Pam.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  8. Si que tiene una pinta estupenda este plato.

    Saludos

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  9. This really floats my boat. As someone who doesn't really like to bake, I'd probably use a box of cornbread mix. There's also something called spoonbread. I wonder if that could be a topping.

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  10. Mmm...this looks delicious. Gotta love a quickie meal that doesn't look (or taste) like a quickie.

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  11. Oh my please share! looks super tasty.

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  12. Some of my favorite flavors, this sounds delicious. I know we'd love it in this house :D

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  13. Looks like a nice hearty Winter meal, something that is needed around here, Yummy!

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  14. Unlike my sweet southern mother, I've never met a cornbread that I didn't like. She, on the other hand, was aghast that anyone would put sugar in it--not me!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  15. This really sounds interesting, on my 'to do' list. Diane

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  16. This sounds really yummy and filling, i'm going to try it!

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  17. Pam, Mexican comfort food! I'm not big on Olives or Pimentos...but it looked great without them. Another recipe for my wife to play with. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  18. We haven't made this in forever! I love how you forget about favorite recipes. It is cold and rainy here today and this would be so great for dinner, and I think I have all of the ingredients on hand - even better!

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  19. Wow, two in one! A complete, delicious meal! I like that it is a simple and satisfying one dish meal! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. We call this tamale pie, and it's one of my favorite meals. A friends husband makes this, and it's always a treat. I've never made it, but this recipe looks simple enough even for the likes of me!!

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  21. We love anything Mexican! Great blend of flavors!

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  22. i can't find cornmeal near my place, otherwise I would love to try this.

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  23. I love a good casserole topped with cornbread. Delicious!

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  24. Oh yes, cornbread love! This looks delicious, thanks Pam.

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  25. My husband (and I) would GO CRAZY over this! It's a great idea...taking a classic to a whole new level! :)

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  26. Looks way deliciuos. There is not much cornbread can't improve upon! Some of the best textures and flavors in one dish.

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  27. I adore mexican food but have never (surprisingly?) had cornbread. This one looks like a must-try for sure!

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  28. This looks fabulous Pam! Very mouthwatering delicious!
    Have great evening...
    Blessings, Catherine

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  29. I love cornbread as well. This is a kid friendly dish. I know my family will love it. You always post wonderful recipes. :)

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  30. I just made this tonight and it's awesome! I'll link back to you when I post it but I'm going to change the name as I made some tweaks to it. Thanks so much for your awesome recipes!

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