Mexican Corn Bread Casserole

  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings


1pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
3 jalapeno chiles, seeded and chopped (optional)
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2cups self-rising cornmeal
1cup cream-style corn
1cup buttermilk
2/3cup vegetable oil
1/2cup medium picante sauce
1teaspoon salt
1 1/2 to 2cups (6 to 8-ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese


  1. Brown the ground beef in a skillet, stirring until crumbly; drain.  Combine ground beef, onion, jalapeno chiles, eggs, cornmeal, corn, buttermilk, oil, picante sauce and salt in a bowl; mix well.  Layer the batter and cheese one-half at a time in a greased 9×12-inch or 3-quart baking dish.  Bake at 350F for 1 hour.  Serve with additional cheese, salsa and sour cream.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Newnan Junior Service League’s Simply Southern(Newnan, Georgia, 2008).