Meaty Corn Bread Casserole Recipe
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Meaty Corn Bread Casserole Recipe

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This casserole is as indulgent as it is delicious; this is stick-to-your-ribs, down-home comfort food at its finest.—Justina Wilson, West Salem, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1-3/4 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 envelope brown gravy mix
  • 1 package (8-1/2 ounces) corn bread/muffin mix
  • 1 tablespoon bacon bits
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 envelope country gravy mix

Nutritional Facts

1 piece w/ 1/3 cup gravy equals 447 calories, 21 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 1345 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the corn, water and brown gravy mix. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Spoon into a greased 8-in. square baking dish.
  2. Prepare corn bread batter according to package directions; stir in the bacon bits, pepper and garlic powder. Spread over meat mixture.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into corn bread layer comes out clean. Meanwhile, prepare country gravy mix according to package directions; serve with casserole. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Meaty Corn Bread Casserole in Simple & Delicious January/February 2008, p43

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Reviewed Apr. 3, 2016

"I thought the recipe was just great.But what I did to adjust it was use lean top siriloin ground beef.Then I used50%lesssodiumbrowngravymixandreduced sodium real bacon pieces,so it would not have as much sodium.All of which I bought at Walmart except for the meat and pork sausage which I got at a natural foods store in Roseville,Ca. Called Sprouts.And it came out just as great and good tasting even with the less sodium. And lean meat."

Reviewed Feb. 21, 2014

"Very good, was enough for two meals for my husband and I. I did not use the white gravy mix, nor the bacon bits but next time I might use 2 brown gravy mix to make it a bit thicker"

Reviewed Feb. 17, 2014

"Both of the gravy mixes have huge amounts of salt in them. Make your own or, alternatively, use only one of them. Frankly, the corn, the corn bread/muffin mix and the bacon bits ALL contain salt too. 1,345 mg. of sodium PER SERVING of this casserole is OUTRAGEOUS!"

Reviewed Jan. 20, 2014

"Quick, easy and delicious. Will definitely make again."

Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"My husband really enjoyed this and I made a few changes to make it healthier. I did not use sausage, but a little more lean beef, I also did not use the gravy on top at the end - it was perfect without this addition. I did add some seasoning to spice it up a bit and paired it with a large salad and carrots. Great!"

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