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Thursday, August 6, 2009

recipe of the week: cornbread taco bake

i suddenly remembered this delicious dinner my friend emily brought us after i had my daughter. i just had to call her and get the recipe. it is such a yummy, kid-friendly dinner and we loved it! hope you do too.

cornbread taco bake
4 servings

1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
1 can corn, drained (15 oz)
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
1/2 heaping cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 of an onion, chopped
1 envelope taco seasoning

brown beef with onions, peppers and taco seasoning. add everything else and simmer until thickened. put in a greased 9X9 baking dish.

1 8.5 oz package of cornbread mix (i used 52 cent jiffy)
french fried onions
cheddar cheese

make cornbread mix according to package directions. add a few teaspoons of french fried onions to the batter. spoon over the top of the filling. bake in oven according to cornbread package directions, removing a few minutes before it is finished to add a few more french fried onions and shredded cheddar cheese to taste. return to oven and cook until cornbread is cooked through.

1 comment:

Clare said...

I make a similar one, but I use a 9x13 and top the hamburger, corn, creamed soup & taco seasoning mix with tater tots. I also add black beans to make it go even farther. But I'll have to try it next time with corn bread.

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