On the Menu: Southwest Cornbread

Southwest Cornbread

Active Prep Time: 30 minutes 
Bake Time: 30 minutes


1 lb ground beef
1/2 onion – chopped finely
Salt and pepper – to taste
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 8 1/2-ounce box corn bread and muffin mix
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
1 can cream-style corn
2 cups pepper jack cheese – shredded


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Butter the bottom and sides of a large casserole dish.

Brown and drain ground beef and onion.  Add seasoning and stir well.

In a small bowl, combine corn bread mix, egg, milk, and corn.  Stir well.

Pour 1/2 cornbread mix in casserole dish.  Add ground beef and spread evenly.  Add cheese evenly.  Add remaining cornbread mix.

Bake for 35 – 40 minutes.

My Changes:

When browning the beef, I added a minced garlic clove and beef base in addition to what the recipe calls for. I may have also added some chili powder and a smidge of cayenne at the last minute but don’t tell my hubby that. He’s blissfully unaware *evil grin*.

My Thoughts:

I did enjoy this recipe but I think I’ll make some additional changes the next time. The cornbread, while delicious, kind of overpowered…well just about everything else. I think I may try cutting the cornbread mixture in half and only putting it on top when baking. I would also add more corn (regular corn, not cream style).

Recipe & Image Source: The Meal Planning Mom Blog


  1. Wait, I don't see any fruit in there! Bahahahahaha!

    Well it would be great if it weren't for the meat! LOL

    1. You could try it with your meatless chili. I bet it would be good.

    2. Actually it might be better with chili because of the stronger flavors.

  2. Looks tasty look looks tasty but like heartburn waiting to happen

    1. I (thankfully) didn't have heartburn probs after eating it.


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