Cornbread Casserole

By now, most people have seen the yummy recipe videos online. This recipe sort of came from one of those, but I’ve changed it so many times, I don’t even remember what it originally had in it. I do remember it was supposed to be chicken, but ground beef is easier and I’m lazy.

Cornbread casserole is easy, reheats well, and you can make it anything you want.


  • Ground beef
  • Taco or burrito seasoning
  • Cheese
  • Cornbread
  • Beans
  • Ro-tel tomatoes with peppers
  • Corn


You’ll notice I didn’t say what kind of cheese, beans or corn. That’s because you can use whatever kind you want. I like to use chipotle beans, southwest corn and Mexican blend cheese. You can also use as much ground beef as you want. If you’re making a 9 x 13 pan, 2 lbs. makes it good and meaty.

  1. Brown ground beef – drain if needed
  2. Add taco/burrito seasoning and stir
  3. Drain corn and beans if you want. If you like your casserole extra saucy just dump the cans in
  4. Add corn, beans and tomatoes
  5. Stir it all together and let it simmer while you make the cornbread.

In the pan     Simmering

You can either make cornbread from scratch, or use a packaged cornbread mix. The cornbread batter will be poured on top, so make it as thick or thin as you like. A single batch of cornbread batter makes a thin, even layer. If you double the recipe, it cooks up to about the same thickness as cornbread in a 9 x 9 pan.

  1. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray
  2. Pour in meat mixture
  3. OR pour in half the meat mixture, add a layer of cheese, then add the rest of the meat mixture.
  4. Pour cornbread on top
  5. Sprinkle cheese over cornbread.
  6. Bake according to cornbread instructions – probably something along the lines of 400 for 25 minutes.

layers   Topping

I like to serve it with sour cream, but I think it would probably be good with guacamole, too.


As the kids would say, easy peasy! Have fun making it whatever you want, adding or changing anything you want.