Here is one that is easy to throw together and in my house the ingredients are always on hand (or easy to substitute).
Messy Mexican Casserole
Brown in skillet:
- 1 lb ground beef (more if you have larger appetites to feed)
Drain fat and return beef to skillet.
Add to the beef:
- 1 can of Ro-Tel (or if you are out of Ro-Tel like I was….one can of diced tomatoes and one can of chopped chiles. I know you are SHOCKED that I was out of Ro-Tel…so was I. My handsome fella used the last can and didn’t tell me!)
- Taco Seasoning packet
- 1 can of corn, drained
Mix and heat thoroughly.
- one box of cornbread mix of your choice according to package directions (mine requires an egg and 1/3 c of milk)
Place meat mixture in a baking dish.
Pour cornbread mix over the meat mixture.
Bake at 350 until the cornbread is golden. ( that was about 20-25 minutes for me)
Take out of the oven, break up the cornbread and stir it together with the ground beef mixture.
Sprinkle over the casserole:
- shredded cheese of your choice (I used taco blend)
Place the casserole back into the oven to melt the cheese.
I served it with my typical sides of fresh fruit and carrot sticks for a meal that made everyone happy.