Thursday, August 26, 2010

Taco Corn Bread Casserole




I"m not going to lie to you. 

The above picture looks positively scrumptious, right??

Well it was.

But it didn't exactly look like that until the next day. When it was cold.

The below picture is how it came out of the dish when it was piping hot.  Not as pretty. But certainly, just as delicious.  




This was part of my ground turkey freezer day cooking.  I made 4 lbs. of taco meat and separated it into 3 containers.  1 container for 2 meals of tacos, 1 for a taco pasta casserole and one for this delicious corn bread casserole. 

This was seriously good and super easy to make.  Especially with the meat all cooked and ready.  It was a bit higher in calorie with the cornbread bottom but very hearty and filling!  

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Taco Corn Bread Casserole

1 package (8 1/2 oz) corn bread/muffin mix
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
3 cups cooked taco seasoned meat
1 can black beans
1 cup (8 oz) sour cream, light
1 cup colby jack, cheddar or mexican cheese, shredded and divided
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 cup shredded lettuce
1 can sliced olives (optional, I didn't use)

In a large bowl, combine the corn bread, egg and milk until blended.  Spread into an 8 x 8 pan sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.  Combine taco meat and beans, spread over corn bread.  Combine sour cream, 3/4 cup cheese and onion.  Spread over meat mixture.  Bake for 20 - 25 minutes longer or until heated through and cheese is melted.  Sprinkle with tomato, lettuce and remaining 1/4 cup of cheese. 

Total calories = 3252 calories
6 servings = 542 calories per serving


Taco Corn Bread Casserole = 542 calorie dinner

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Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.

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76 comments:

  1. Yum this looks great, it is so good to cook ahead, I did that the first time this year for company and it was great to have precooked meat!

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  2. WOW.... looks great hot and cold... I shall be giving this a whirl....

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  3. This is a dish that would rock at our house during the week, Another great dish, thanks.

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  4. Love the flavors in this one! Sometimes dishes don't photograph well but taste amazing! Adding this one to my list of recipes!

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  5. That looks so good! I think I like the way the one right out of the oven looks better. I love warm gooey things like that :)

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  6. Looks delicious! I love the two different pictures...sometimes I think that warm goopy, just out of the oven look is best :)

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  7. This sounds like something the kids would devour!

    :)
    ButterYum

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  8. Actually both pictures look great to me...I will try this soon.

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  9. I think this would be great for me to bring to work for lunches! Mr. Sleuth doesn't like casseroles... :(

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  10. What a great casserole. I love anything with a Mexican flavor. This is definitely a winner!!

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  11. Oh. My. Goodness.

    This looks so delicious! :)

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  12. That looks so good! I think I will make this tomorrow for my sister and her hubby who will be staying with us this week-end. They will love it!

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  13. I will be trying this soon. It sounds and looks delicious in both pics!

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  14. Debbi, you and I are definitely on the same wavelength... almost all of your dishes make it onto my "recipes to try" list.... sounds so delicious!

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  15. Debbi - That sounds awesome. We make a similar one with BBQ. Why didn't I think of taco sooner?? Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Looks yummy, I am a new follower and I would love a follow back!!!
    http://www.mommykatie.com/

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  17. Yummo! I didn't know you could put the cornbread on the bottom--I've been making something just like this with the cornbread on top, which doesn't slice as nice--the filling doesn't have a platform so it spills off the spatula as you serve. And I have to do the same thing with casseroles--take a pic the next day when it's cold b/c it always looks awful when it's hot!

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  18. Wow! This surely looks very delicious. My mouth is watering.

    Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  19. Yumm!! Looks delish!
    http://www.inspired2cook.com

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  20. this looks delicious. thank you for sharing the recipe.

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  21. BRILLIANT! I never thought about using cornbread instead of shells! I am so going to make this next week!

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  22. This dish looks great, it wouldn't last long here in our house! I love all in one dishes!

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  23. Great recipe! This is something my whole family would love.

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  24. Never thought of a taco casserole...What a fabulous idea! Yum!

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  25. I would love this too! Looks delish!

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  26. I think that the piping hot version looks just as tempting as the cold version. I feel the sloppier something is, the better it will taste. :o)

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  27. I make something similar, but I put the cornbread on top instead of on the bottom. Looks so good. I might have to make that tonight!

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  28. Im totally high fiving you right now. Ive been trying to figure out how to get good casserole pics. They always fall apart, so now I know, if I can be patient and just take the pic the next day out of the fridge, it'll look MUCH better.
    ps. Im bookmarking this. It looks amazing.

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  29. LOL! Well, we never would've known if you hadn't told us! sounds delicious =)

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  30. Wow -- this looks like something I'd love, even if it came out looking like a wild child at first! I love cornbread and Mexican food...plus that sour cream! MMM!

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  31. Thanks for linking this up at The Motivation Station - scrumptious! This is going on my menu plans for this week :-)

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  32. Looks super yummy n colorful !!! Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe !!!

    - Smita
    www.littlefoodjunction.blogspot.com
    ( fun food ideas for picky eaters )

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  33. This looks so yummy! It is funny how sometimes food that has sat a day looks better in photos than freshly cooked/baked! lol.

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  34. Oh my gosh this looks good. What a fantastic combination of flavors!!!

    www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

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  35. I cant believe that each serving is only 500 calories. Looks yummy!

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  36. Your casserole looks delicious! I love all the layers!

    Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

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  37. Yum! I'm going to have to try that one!
    suchakingdom.blogspot.com

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  38. I linked to this on my menu plan this week over at MM's Missions. I'm making it tonight but with some changes. I'll post it on my recipe blog Seaside Simplicity soon :-)

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  39. This one really looks so great! I like the colors, too! Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Loved it and posted it today :). Thanks again my dear.

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  41. This recipe looks too good to be true :-) I'm going to put this in my favorites. I'll let you know how it turns out for me. Thanks.

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  42. Why being on the low carb am I here. I am gonna cook this soon for the eaters. Oh yeah they will love it! In fact all your stuff would make my eaters happy and suprise they will be healthier, too. Like the idea of ground turkey for taco meat. We gotta put it on the list.

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  43. I made this for dinner! SO GOOD! Thanks!

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  44. This looks DeLiCiOuS ♥ I love anything with "taco" in it!

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  45. Made this last week. AMAZING!! I can't believe all the flavor!! Thank you for sharing!

    Chrissy @ ForMamas

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  46. Made it and the family, including two toddlers loved it! On the recipie list now. Thanks

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  47. I made this! And it as delicious. Loved it!

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  48. Made this tonite -- with some tweaks to suit my family. Loved it! Thanks!!

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  49. This was so cheap, easy, and delicious! Yummo!

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  50. Made this last night. It was delicious! I added some avocado on the top as well. Thanks for sharing!

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  51. Trying this one out tonight! Im super excited about it. I think the kids are going to love it!

    ty

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  52. My kids loved this one! Just wondering if anybody has the complete nutritional break down for it.

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  53. anyone ever tried this with chicken?

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  54. Sorry, not healthy. Probably delicious, however, not healthy at all.

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  55. Thank you for a yummy recipe my whole family loved. That's 5 kids, so big accomplishment :) I have an idea to solve the problem of the "sloppy" appearance when serving right out of the oven. Taco Corn Bread Casserole MUFFINS! I wish I had thought of this when I made it. Perfect serving size for kids, great for individual toppings if you have picky eaters or diverse tastes... I'm trying it this way next time!

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  56. Just made this...very tasty! I used Trader Joe's Cornbread mix and followed the directions on the box to mix it. Also used ground turkey for a healthier alternative to beef. Used light sour cream, lite shredded cheese. FYI this does not fit in a regular 8 x 8 x 2...must be in a deep dish 8 x 8 pan.

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  57. I don't have a Jiffy cornbread mix...could I substitute bisquick?

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  58. In the oven right now lets see how it turns out. Very easy recipe.

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  59. I put the corn bread on top & browned it, Yummy

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  60. Tried this last week, my husband LOVED it!!

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  61. Love, love, loved it! Great hit with the family & friends.

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  62. Love, love, loved it! Great hit with the family & friends.

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  63. Love, love, loved it! Great hit with the family & friends.

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  64. I made this for dinner tonight. It was a huge hit! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

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  66. I made this and it was so delicious! The leftovers were awesome too! Thanks for sharing!

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  67. Whoa this recipe came out fantastic! I really enjoyed making it. Found it pretty easy to duplicate in the kitchen, and my family loved it. Thank you! Keep up the great work!
    Karachi Food

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  68. I also made this with Trader Joe's corn mix -- Net wt 15 oz -- so added two eggs, 2/3 cup milk and no oil (as suggested by Trader Joe's box). I figured all the oil was coming from the hamburger. I would also put in a larger or deep dish pan. Used Yogurt and cheese instead of sour cream. Also sauteed the onions. With these few minor changes, -- still delicious!

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  69. I did a blog post about this recipe on my new blog, http://snickerdoodlesandfudgesicles.blogspot.com/2013/12/my-attempt-at-taco-corn-bread-casserole.html. I changed a couple of things, like eliminating the black beans, no one here will eat them. We liked the version that we made. Thanks for the recipe, and I linked to this page on my blog.

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