Corn Bread Taco Bake Recipe
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Corn Bread Taco Bake Recipe

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The corn bread and beef bake together in one casserole dish, making this entree convenient. It's packed with tempting seasonings, and the cheese and onions make an attractive topping. —Vicki Good, Oscoda, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 package (8-1/2 ounces) corn bread/muffin mix
  • 1 can (2.8 ounces) french-fried onions, divided
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 575 calories, 27 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 91 mg cholesterol, 1,443 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the corn, tomato sauce, water, green pepper and taco seasoning. Spoon into a greased 2-qt. baking dish.
  2. Prepare corn bread mix according to package directions for corn bread. Stir in half of the onions. Spread over beef mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle with cheese and remaining onions. Bake 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and a toothpick inserted into corn bread layer comes out clean. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Corn Bread Taco Bake in Country Woman July/August 2003, p29

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habenaroman User ID: 7905288 264997
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2017

"We LIKE it."

Iluvshihtzus User ID: 7720728 264574
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2017

"It's good like written but a couple picky family members didn't want the onions in the cornbread. lol. I made it again but made my chili recipe and topped it with the Corn Muffin Mix. Hubby loved that! My chili is more like a Taco chili so it had the Mexican touch. JGa2595176, as you suggested, I like the crunch of tortilla chips or Fritos corn chips as well."

JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 252742
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2016

"Very good flavor. Made as directed, but added those famous black beans that so many suggested in the reviews. Was worried the corn bread topping wouldn't puff up (seemed thin), but in the end was a beautiful dish. Would make again. Served with tortillas chips and a green salad. Nice meal."

PatsCookin User ID: 2406774 230715
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2015

"Made this tonight and it was very good! I added a 4 ounce can of green chiles to add a little spice, but that is the only change I made. I also like the idea of adding black beans. Will try that the next time. I will be making this again and again."

Bobosbo User ID: 6145477 221097
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2015

"nice change from tacos!"

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 128114
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2014

"As a volunteer food editor I read through the reviews before preparing. Glad I did! At the suggestion of another reviewer I added a can of black beans. This made a very large dish that easily fead a house full of hungry teenagers. Plus, easily reheated for late-comers. For dessert we had ToH recipe for Cinnamon Cream Cheese Squares. A perfect evening!"

crott1975 User ID: 7891149 55059
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2014

"Really easy to make. I used only 1/2 a green pepper as they sometimes overtake flavor. I did however add a small can of sliced black olives and chopped green chilies. Also, I'm sure I added more cheese to the top than necessary. I think these additions are probably why I avoided the dry problem some other reviewers had. The sweet corm bread and spicy meat went very well together. I probably won't make it monthly, but it will go on the comfort food list with tater tot casserole and others."

smovakpro User ID: 7788336 64447
Reviewed May. 2, 2014

"SO easy to make, and I even tried a vegetarian version! I made a short little blog post about it, here: I ran out of sour cream, or else that would've been SO yummy paired with this! Next time I'll try it with beef, but I'm looking forward to trying it with chicken, too!"

DELLQ User ID: 1699038 140358
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2013

"Made many times very tasty and easy to make."

kpkaren User ID: 2650977 135403
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2013

"Made this recipe exactly as stated. It was a little spicy to our liking, however, after putting a dollop of sour cream on top it cut the spicy taste a bit. I have other recipes that call for the taco seasoning mix and I usually don't use the whole packet. Also, thought it was a little dry. Would have liked a little more moisture. May experiment with a smaller, deeper dish so the mixture is not so spread out and may not dry out as much."

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