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Corn Bread Taco Bake Recipe

Corn Bread Taco Bake Recipe

The corn bread and beef bake together in the same casserole dish, making this entree convenient. It's packed with delicious seasonings, and the cheese and onions make an attractive topping. Everyone who tries it likes it.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

Reviews for Corn Bread Taco Bake

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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."

terristaats User ID: 7069557 135402
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2013

"I didn't have any of the french fried onions on hand so I used chopped green onions in the cornbread mix and on top with the cheddar cheese. Yummo!!"

Chairman921 User ID: 6665210 55058
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2012

"Very good recipe! Next time I make it I will make a little extra of the meat/sauce mix to serve with it as it does tend to be a little dry if reheating. Still, tasty addition to our normal meal rotation."

luckydime User ID: 5716686 89444
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2011

"Made this a couple weeks ago. Everyone in my family loved it. Making it again tonight."

nchantedangel User ID: 5121780 135401
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2011

"I switched the hamburger with turkey burger to make it a little more healthy. My family LOVED this recipe! We'll definitely keep it in the weekly meal rotation!"

kellermeanie User ID: 5496136 95018
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

"Took this as a dish for Thanksgiving and kind of hurt the hosts feelings when everyone asked for a to-go plate of my casserole."

arstephia User ID: 1238521 205615
Reviewed May. 18, 2010

"My whole family liked this. I did make a variation though. I omitted the green peppers and added a can of black beans (rinsed) to stretch it a bit. It fit into a 9x13 pan nicely. I also did not put the french onions on top after it had baked. I will save the other half can for the next time I make it since they are pricey."

ajah54 User ID: 1424763 140354
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2010

"This was great, I used ground turkey instead of the ground beef and 1/2 cup pf shredded cheese. I put the the corn bread around the edge of the beef mixture and my husband and I loved it. I would make it again. Very easy and quick to make on a busy night.

Linda B. of Hope Valley, RI"

allaboutcookies86 User ID: 4740624 64446
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2010

"My husband and I enjoyed this VERY much! We liked how it had the spices from the taco seasoning then you have the sweetness from the cornbread and that they go together so well. As others said it is VERY easy to make and it is something I will make during the week when I have limited time to make a nice dinner. This is GREAT and would recommend it to any of my family or friends looking for something different to eat! Will definitely make again! Thanks for the Wonderful recipe!"

donna914 User ID: 2673055 88330
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2010

"My husband and I thought this was a very tasty dish. It is simple to assemble & cooks up quickly. My only suggestion would be to really check to make sure the cornbread is cooked all the way through. I didn't do this, as it looked to be done, and found that portions of the cornbread topping were NOT fully cooked. We ate around it and enjoyed it nonetheless. We too omitted the onions, as I am not a fan. Will make again..."

redraspberryjello User ID: 1526571 94965
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2009

"We love this recipe. I make my own taco seasoning mix using individual spices. I use more cumin, chili powder and crushed pepper. I leave out the french-fried onions when I make it. (It seems like they are too pricey and never go on sale.)"

LilChic User ID: 2720410 70212
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2008

"Very good! I find its better if you use only 1 lb of ground beef and use Taco Bell brand taco seasoning. Over all its Easy and tasty!"

erin39 User ID: 339653 70211
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2008

"This recipe was very good whole family liked it. I made a few changes. I added an onion when I browned the beef. Also added a can of black beans drained and substituted canned green chiles for the green pepper. Will definitely make it again!"

joyce lange User ID: 2963404 48754
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2008

"10 of us attended a Mexican theme dinner, dress-up, drinks, hats and palm tree funtime.

This is very tasty and filling. 5 ladies brought something different from canapes to dessert. Will make this recipe again.
Joyce Lange, Ontario, Canada"

shelli24fan User ID: 987346 64445
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2008

"This meal was very good, and very simple to make, not alot of time!! Will deffinitely make again!!"

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