Hamburger Corn Bread Casserole Recipe
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Hamburger Corn Bread Casserole Recipe

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Welcome friends in from the cold with a comforting dish that all ages will love. A layer of corn bread makes this meal-in-one both filling and delicious! Kathy Garrison - Fort Worth, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) Ranch Style beans (pinto beans in seasoned tomato sauce)
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 339 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 722mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 6g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add beans, tomatoes, chili powder and Worcestershire sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes.
  2. Transfer to an 11x7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. For topping, in a small bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt. Combine egg, milk and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Spoon over filling; gently spread to cover the top.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 14-18 minutes or until filling is bubbly and a toothpick inserted into topping comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Hamburger Corn Bread Casserole in Healthy Cooking February/March 2009, p53

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annrms User ID: 2649709 243971
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2016

"We had this for supper tonight along with a chopped salad. We thought it was delicious. We liked that there was more “filling” than cornbread.

After reading the reviews, I decided to use a corn bread mix. I chose Hodgson Mill Whole Grain Corn Meal & Wheat Flour Cornbread Mix.
I didn't have an 11x7 pan so I used my Corning 8x8 deep dish casserole. It worked find, but I had to bake it for 24 minutes. It's a keeper!"

[email protected] User ID: 8002122 242229
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2016

"easy, peasy recipe. I use frozen, precooked ground turkey (I buy 3 lbs at a time & cook on weekends, freeze, ready to use). I also add a can of hominy, undrained. Once bean/meat mixture comes to boil, I add 1 tsp cornstarch to thicken. I, too, use Marie Callendar's corn bread mix. Great for cold days!"

habenaroman User ID: 7905288 240124
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

"Taste was very good. I suggest draining the tomatoes before adding to meat mixture."

farrellL User ID: 5967920 227769
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2015

"This recipe was eatable but no big wow factor. Won't be making this again!"

Chickermunker2 User ID: 7847785 178052
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2014

"I love this recipe. I take a few shortcuts: chunky salsa instead of canned tomatoes; a favorite pepper spice mix (doubled) instead of just chili; and Marie Callendar's cornbread mix instead of homemade. My fiance likes it so much he immediately boxes up the leftovers to take with him to work the next day."

KatandSing User ID: 5956648 111095
Reviewed May. 7, 2014

"Delicious. I also added frozen spinach."

jbug827 User ID: 1013132 163772
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014

"Very good and simple recipe. easy to keep ingredients on hand for a last minute quick supper. Everybody liked it!"

bakkermom User ID: 2838038 182149
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2013

"Delicious. I used fire roasted tomatoes and added thawed bell pepper and onions (a mix purchased frozen from store) into the Jiffy cornmeal mix. A Keeper!"

dklapatch User ID: 7042309 177898
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2012

"The topping is the key. The filling needs some zing for the ones that like spicy. Two kinds of peppers, celery, Chile beans. garlic, ketchup, little brown sugar, bit of brown mustard, if there's a little to much liquid dust with corn starch to thicken. Double the topping, cook filling in a dutch oven, spread the doubled topping over the hot filling and bake as directed about 13-14 min. You have your self a southern Tex Mex dish, browned around the edges crisp topping,,,,I will make again"

susnan User ID: 4129354 165603
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2012

"quick and easy! My husband loved this casserole. It was last minute and I didn't have all the ingredients. I used Bush's chili Beans instead of Ranch Style Beans and omitted the chili powder. I also used Jiffy Corn Muffin mix for the topping. Next time I will sprinkle on shredded cheese before adding the topping."

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