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Taco Cornbread Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour

Makes

8 servings

A whole can of chiles adds fire to this cornbread casserole. For less heat, you can use just enough of the can for your taste. —Lisa Paul, Terre Haute, Indiana
Taco Cornbread Casserole Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 envelopes taco seasoning
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 2 packages (8-1/2 ounces each) cornbread/muffin mix
  • 1 can (8-3/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups corn chips
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend or cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • Optional: Shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and chopped red onion

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles, 8-10 minutes; drain. Stir in taco seasoning. Add tomatoes, water, rice and green chiles; heat through, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare cornbread mix according to package directions; stir in corn. Pour half of the batter into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Layer with half of the meat mixture, all the sour cream, half of the corn chips and 1 cup cheese. Top with remaining batter, remaining meat mixture, olives and remaining corn chips.
  3. Bake, uncovered, until cornbread is cooked through, 55-60 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake until melted, 3-5 minutes longer. If desired, serve with lettuce, tomatoes and red onion.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 817 calories, 40g fat (17g saturated fat), 183mg cholesterol, 1982mg sodium, 74g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 4g fiber), 36g protein.

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