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Corn Bread Taco Bake

 Corn Bread Taco Bake
The corn bread and beef bake together in the same casserole dish, making this entree convenient. It's packed with tempting seasonings, and the cheese and onions make an attractive topping. Everyone who tries it likes it.
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.