Cajun Beef Casserole Recipe

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Cajun Beef Casserole Recipe
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Cajun Beef Casserole Recipe

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Your little ones who refuse to eat veggies won’t complain one bit when you bring this cheesy casserole with a corn bread crust to the table. For picky eaters, try using less Cajun seasoning. —Kelly Ciepluch, Kenosha, Wisconsin
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8-1/2 ounces) corn bread/muffin mix
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare corn bread batter according to package directions. Spread into a greased 11x7-in. baking dish.
In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add tomatoes, vegetables, tomato paste and seasoning. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Pour over batter. Sprinkle with cheese.
Bake, uncovered, until golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Sprinkle with onions.
Freeze option: Omit onion topping. Cool baked casserole; wrap and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°; bake as directed, increasing time as necessary for a thermometer inserted in center to read 165°. Sprinkle cooked casserole with onions. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cajun Beef Casserole in Simple & Delicious December/January 2012, p19

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 449 calories, 19g fat (9g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 916mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 6g fiber), 25g protein.

  • 1 package (8-1/2 ounces) corn bread/muffin mix
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare corn bread batter according to package directions. Spread into a greased 11x7-in. baking dish.
  2. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add tomatoes, vegetables, tomato paste and seasoning. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Pour over batter. Sprinkle with cheese.
  3. Bake, uncovered, until golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Sprinkle with onions.
  4. Freeze option: Omit onion topping. Cool baked casserole; wrap and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°; bake as directed, increasing time as necessary for a thermometer inserted in center to read 165°. Sprinkle cooked casserole with onions. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cajun Beef Casserole in Simple & Delicious December/January 2012, p19

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sunnie56 User ID: 2360539 277571
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2017

"If the corn bread is on the bottom of the pan, how do you get a corn bread crust?"

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Andrea User ID: 9181698 276388
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2017

"This is a very easy to prepare recipe that is great tasting. I make it with ground chicken instead of the beef and usually use just frozen peas. I don't bother thawing them first as they heat up just fine in the skillet. I have also used taco seasoning in place of the Cajun seasoning and find both really good."

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polarbear6233 User ID: 4465555 228437
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2015

"This reminded me of shepherd's pie - with cornbread and cajun seasoning instead of mashed potatoes...on the bottom. I have to admit the first few bites are...interesting. This was a new concept and took some getting used to. But I still want to make it again! With the cornbread, I thought it might be a rather heavy meal, but was surprised to find that it wasn't. I was very glad that I saw the other reviews saying to leave the liquids in - the recipe certainly needed it. I did not have the right size pan and had to make this with a deep 8x8 pyrex (which fits more than my 9x9 pan. I don't recommend using the 8x8... Things I will change for next time: 1) pre-cook the mixed vegetables. They were not mushy enough. 2) I won't use the standard bag of mixed vegetables (peas, carrots, corn, green beans, lima beans) - the carrots and the lima beans just didn't go with the rest, especially with how hard they were."

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odersbach1963 User ID: 8129461 222509
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2015

"This is a great tasting recipe, I liked it, easy to prepare, ideal for late weeknight cooking"

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gaillfarmer User ID: 2815942 187525
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2014

"I found this recipe to be rather dry & tasteless. If I decide to make this again I won't drain the tomatoes & will add more spice."

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Shoes58 User ID: 2519954 126001
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2014

"AWESOME!! NOTHING BETTER THAN COMFORT FOOD!"

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4Huskers User ID: 5191012 196551
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"This was very good and so easy. It is always helpful to read other reviews before making any dish and I took the suggestion of not draining the tomatoes. I think it needed that extra liquid. I was a bit generous with the cajun seasoning as we like things pretty spicy and considered adding a can of green chilies but didn't have any! The corn bread was excellent with the meat mixture! We will definitely make this casserole again!"

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atallwoman User ID: 7114217 181274
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2013

"If I had made it like the recipe it would have been bland. I put in 2 tsp of chili powder, dissolved 1 beef bullion cube in 1 cup water and boiled the mixture for 30 minutes - NOT 5! The veggies were very well cooked - the way we like them."

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aircondo User ID: 4024701 184500
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"my family (including 2 kids) enjoyed it; i used fresh chopped broccoli instead of the frozd vegs; i didn't use the cajun seasonng but added some salsa. the cornbread crust came out nice. and you could never have enough shredded cheese!"

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lgaudet User ID: 569953 138841
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2013

"This was disgusting. No one liked it"

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