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Easy Taco Cornbread Casserole Recipe

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Taco cornbread casserole is a delicious and simple dinner for when you get to craving Tex-Mex. Cornbread that is topped with seasoned meat, Mexican-corn, black beans, green Chili’s and a sour cream topping. Give this Mexican taco cornbread casserole a try today.

Pile on your favorite toppings and grab a fork and dive in to this cornbread taco bake. It’s a quick weeknight dinner that the whole family will enjoy. Now don’t confuse this with a taco pie recipe, this bake is a bit different.

cornbread taco bake on plate with tons of toppings

I love Mexican food and am always searching for new recipes to try. While I love my steak fajitas, sometimes we just want something new. Give this dish a try and let me know what you think. Check out my Texas Trash bean dip as well for a Mexican recipe.

  • Simple everyday ingredients
  • Tex mix flavor 
  • Mexican Ground Beef Recipe
  • Ground Beef Dinner Recipe
  • Budget friendly recipe for the family
  • Kid friendly flavor 
  • Easy Weeknight Dinner
  • Easy steps to make 
ingredients on a counter for taco bake

Ingredients

Cornbread + Ingredients on package – Use any brand of cornbread you want. We did Jiffy then you will add in the ingredients on the box as well. 

Ground Beef – I used 90/10 beef, but you can use any ratio you want or even swap with ground turkey. 

Taco Seasoning – Learn how to make your own taco seasoning if you want. Or buy any brand you enjoy.

Black Beans – Drain and rinse your beans for this recipe. 

Mexicorn – This is a canned corn that is paired with red and green peppers. 

Green Chiles – We used mild but if you want added spice go right ahead. 

Sour Cream – The sour cream topping on this bake was awesome. It adds a fantastic creamy texture that is undeniably scrumptious. 

Shredded Cheese – I used a blended cheese. You can use pepper hack, Monterey Jack, cheddar, etc. 

Substitutes and Variations 

Here are some swaps from the Mexican cornbread casserole you can do to change the flavor of it just a bit.

  • Swap the cornbread with Bisquick for a different option. 
  • Leave out the black beans or swap for pinto beans or kidney. 
  • Use ground turkey instead of ground chuck. 
  • Swap taco seasoning with chili seasoning for a tasty alternative. 
  • If you do not like sour cream you can leave it off and top with shredded cheese and bake. 
  • Go ahead and leave meat out for a vegetarian dinner idea.

How to Make

Full directions for this recipe are in the printable recipe card, featured at the bottom of the post.

collage how to make cornbread in pan

Step 1: Prep pan and preheat oven. In a bowl add your cornbread, and ingredients it calls for on the back. Mine was an egg and mix. 

Step 2: Pour cornbread into the pan and bake for 10-15 minutes. You want to get mostly cooked. 

Mexican dinner idea

Step 3: Cook your ground beef until it is no longer pink. Then pour in taco seasoning and water. Mix and let cook a minute or two. 

Step 4: Now pour in black beans, mexi-corn, and green Chili’s. Mix to combine then remove from heat. 

Step 5: In a small bowl add sour cream and 11/2 cups cheese and mix. 

shredded cheese with sour cream topping

Step 6: Pour beef mixture evenly on cornbread. Then top it with the sour cream mixture followed my a topping of the remaining shredded cheese. 

Step 7: Bake 15-20 minute or until cheese on top is melted. 

Step 8: Dish up the Mexican cornbread bake and top with diced tomatoes, lettuce, salsa, black olives or any of your favorite toppings. 

Storage of Leftovers

If you don’t eat all of your taco bake simply store any leftovers in the fridge for 2-4 days. Then reheat as you would like or pack for lunch. 

In terms of freezing leave off any toppings and freeze for later. The cornbread taco casserole will store for 2-3 months when stored properly. 

Thaw in the fridge overnight then reheat and enjoy. 

ground beef taco casserole on plate

Topping Ideas

  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Guacamole or Avocado
  • Green Onions
  • Diced Olives
  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa or Pico De Gallo
  • Etc.

Pro Tips 

  • Make sure to drain and rinse the beans. 
  • Drain off green Chiles and corn as well or it will be too watery. 
  • Using a rubber spatula with light pressure made it easier to spread the sour cream on without pulling up meat mixture. 
  • You can double the recipe and use a 9×13 pan. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common questions about this ground beef cornbread casserole. It is such a great dinner idea I hope you enjoy the taco meat and cornbread mixture together.

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mexican cornbread with beef on plate

Taco Cornbread Casserole

Yield: 9x9
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Serve up this taco cornbread casserole that is bursting with Tex-Mex flavor. A taco cornbread bake that is cornbread, seasoned ground beef, black beans, mexicorn, and more. A must make weeknight dinner idea.

Ingredients

  • 1 box cornbread, 8x5 ounces + Ingredients on Box
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2-3 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 can Mexicorn, 11 ounces, drained
  • 1 can Green chiles, 4 ounces
  • 1 can Black beans, 15.25, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheese

Instructions

  1. First preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and prep a 9x9 or 8x8 pan. Then make up the cornbread as directed on the box.
  2. Pour the prepared cornbread in the pan and bake for 10-15 minutes. You want the cornbread to be lightly golden around edges.
  3. While cornbread is cooking cook up the ground beef until no longer pink. Then drain off fat. Add in taco seasoning and the water and stir till coated.
  4. Add in the black beans, green chiles, and the mexicorn. Stir until mixed and set aside.
  5. In a new bowl place your sour cream and 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese. Mix till creamy.
  6. When cornbread is done, remove and pour the meat mixture on top, followed by spreading on the sour cream mixture. Then top with the remaining shredded cheese.
  7. Bake another 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  8. Dish up your taco cornbread casserole and pile on all your favorite toppings.

Notes

Cornbread - I used Jiffy Cornbread for this recipe. You can use any brand you like. Just make sure to use egg, milk, or oil whatever it callls for on the box to mix up properly.

Toppings - We did tomatoes, olives, and shredded lettuce along with some salsa. Feel free to add on what you enjoy.

Meat - You can leave the meat out for a vegetarian dinner or swap beef with turkey if you prefer.

Store - Store the leftover cornbread taco casserole in the fridge for 3-4 days. Then reheat as you would like.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 465Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 116mgSodium: 799mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 27g

This information is automatically calculated by third-party software, including but not limited to the Create or Bake Me Some Sugar. For accurate nutrition, I suggest running the ingredients in your own system to get a more accurate reading. Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.

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