Cornbread Taco Bake {Filling}
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
This is such a delicious comfort food!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - small green bell pepper(s)
  • 1 - Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 - tsp ground cumin
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) corn
  • 1 - 8 oz can(s) tomato sauce
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1 - Jiffy cornbread mix**
  • 1 - cup(s) shredded cheese**
  • Garnish: - avocado slices**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Seed and chop the green bell pepper.
  3. Open and drain the can of corn. Open the tomato sauce.
  4. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with the minced onion and garlic powder. Drain and return to the skillet. Stir in the diced green bell pepper, drained corn, chili powder, cumin and salt and pepper. Combine well and bring to bubbling over medium low heat.
  5. Prepare the cornbread mix as directed.
  6. Pour the ground beef mixture into the bottom of baking dish and then pour the cornbread batter around the edges of the baking dish (it might not cover the entire surface of the dish.)
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Add the shredded cheese onto the cornbread and then bake another 5 minutes.
  8. Prepare the salad. Slice the avocado.
  9. Serve Cornbread Taco Bake with avocado slices and salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Brown 2 lbs. ground beef with 2 Tbsp minced onion and 2 tsp garlic powder. Drain and set aside to cool.
  2. Seed and chop 2 green bell peppers.
  3. Open and drain 2 cans of corn.
  4. Open 2 cans of tomato sauce.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the browned ground beef
  • Half of the green bell peppers
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 - 15 oz. can corn
  • 1 - 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • Salt and pepper

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the skillet to reheat and then bake with cornbread topping as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Omit cheese garnish for dairy-free meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Cornbread Taco Bake

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and reheat in skillet. Once warmed through, place in baking dish and add cornbread batter topping. Bake at 350 F for 25 minutes, add shredded cheese and bake another 5 minutes.
Serve with sliced avocados and salad.

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