Beef Tamale Casserole

Beef Tamale Casserole – sweet cornbread crust topped with seasoned beef, enchilada sauce and cheese. A real crowd pleaser! Everyone always cleans their plate!! Such an easy Mexican casserole recipe!!!

Beef Tamale Casserole - sweet cornbread crust topped with seasoned beef, enchilada sauce and cheese. A real crowd pleaser! Everyone always cleans their plate!! Such an easy Mexican casserole recipe!!! Jiffy Mix, eggs, milk, creamed corn, hamburger meat, taco seasoning, enchilada sauce and cheddar cheese. Make it tonight! You won't be disappointed!

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Stop what you are doing and get the ingredients together to make this Beef Tamale Casserole for dinner TONIGHT! It is crazy good!! We could not stop eating this yummy Mexican casserole. Sweet cornbread topped with seasoned beef, enchilada sauce and cheese. I mean, what’s not to love? Top the casserole with your favorite taco toppings. We used a little sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, jalapeños and a squirt of lime. I’m getting hungry just writing about this dish!

Beef Tamale Casserole - sweet cornbread crust topped with seasoned beef, enchilada sauce and cheese. A real crowd pleaser! Everyone always cleans their plate!! Such an easy Mexican casserole recipe!!! Jiffy Mix, eggs, milk, creamed corn, hamburger meat, taco seasoning, enchilada sauce and cheddar cheese. Make it tonight! You won't be disappointed!

This Beef Tamale Casserole is super simple to make. It starts with a box of Jiffy Cornbread Mix. I love the hint of sweetness in the Jiffy Cornbread Mix! You are going to mix up the cornbread base and pop it in the oven. While the cornbread bakes, make the beef enchilada mixture with ground beef, taco seasoning, and enchilada sauce. Take the cornbread out of the oven, top with the beef enchilada mixture and cheese. Put the casserole back in the oven and finish baking.

Beef Tamale Casserole - sweet cornbread crust topped with seasoned beef, enchilada sauce and cheese. A real crowd pleaser! Everyone always cleans their plate!! Such an easy Mexican casserole recipe!!! Jiffy Mix, eggs, milk, creamed corn, hamburger meat, taco seasoning, enchilada sauce and cheddar cheese. Make it tonight! You won't be disappointed!

The casserole takes less than an hour from start to table. We served this with some black beans and Mexican rice for a quick and delicious weeknight meal. We had the leftovers for lunch and it was just as good! I love when I can get two meals out of one night of cooking! Give this a try ASAP! I promise that you won’t be disappointed.

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Beef Tamale Casserole

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Beef Tamale Casserole – sweet cornbread crust topped with seasoned beef, enchilada sauce, and cheese. A real crowd pleaser! Everyone always cleans their plate!! Such an easy Mexican casserole recipe!!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8.5oz) pkg cornbread mix
  • 1 (14.75-oz) can creamed corn
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 (1-oz) package taco seasoning
  • cup salsa
  • 1 (10-oz) can enchilada sauce

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF. Coat a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine muffin mix, corn, eggs, milk, and 1 cup of the cheese. Pour into prepared baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook ground beef until no longer pink. Drain fat. Add taco seasoning packet and salsa. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Toss beef in enchilada sauce. Pour beef mixture over cornbread and top with remaining cup of cheese. Bake for and 20 additional minutes.
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes and cut into 6 or 8 squares. Top with favorite taco toppings, if desired.

Notes:

Can substitute ground turkey for ground beef.
I used a box of Jiffy Mix cornbread mix.

Steph

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Beef Tamale Casserole - sweet cornbread crust topped with seasoned beef, enchilada sauce and cheese. A real crowd pleaser! Everyone always cleans their plate!! Such an easy Mexican casserole recipe!!! Jiffy Mix, eggs, milk, creamed corn, hamburger meat, taco seasoning, enchilada sauce and cheddar cheese. Make it tonight! You won't be disappointed!
Beef Tamale Casserole - sweet cornbread crust topped with seasoned beef, enchilada sauce and cheese. A real crowd pleaser! Everyone always cleans their plate!! Such an easy Mexican casserole recipe!!! Jiffy Mix, eggs, milk, creamed corn, hamburger meat, taco seasoning, enchilada sauce and cheddar cheese. Make it tonight! You won't be disappointed!
Beef Tamale Casserole - sweet cornbread crust topped with seasoned beef, enchilada sauce and cheese. A real crowd pleaser! Everyone always cleans their plate!! Such an easy Mexican casserole recipe!!! Jiffy Mix, eggs, milk, creamed corn, hamburger meat, taco seasoning, enchilada sauce and cheddar cheese. Make it tonight! You won't be disappointed!
Beef Tamale Casserole - sweet cornbread crust topped with seasoned beef, enchilada sauce and cheese. A real crowd pleaser! Everyone always cleans their plate!! Such an easy Mexican casserole recipe!!! Jiffy Mix, eggs, milk, creamed corn, hamburger meat, taco seasoning, enchilada sauce and cheddar cheese. Make it tonight! You won't be disappointed!
Beef Tamale Casserole - sweet cornbread crust topped with seasoned beef, enchilada sauce and cheese. A real crowd pleaser! Everyone always cleans their plate!! Such an easy Mexican casserole recipe!!! Jiffy Mix, eggs, milk, creamed corn, hamburger meat, taco seasoning, enchilada sauce and cheddar cheese. Make it tonight! You won't be disappointed!
Beef Tamale Casserole - sweet cornbread crust topped with seasoned beef, enchilada sauce and cheese. A real crowd pleaser! Everyone always cleans their plate!! Such an easy Mexican casserole recipe!!! Jiffy Mix, eggs, milk, creamed corn, hamburger meat, taco seasoning, enchilada sauce and cheddar cheese. Make it tonight! You won't be disappointed!

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Comments

  1. OMG this recipe sounds absolutely amazing. I love EVERYTHING I the ingredients. The only problem I have is that there are only 2 of us. How can I make this in two different size (what size pans). Can it be made and frozen (if made in two different pans). Truly wanna make this but need to downsize the recipe, or at least know how to make and freeze one (if possible).

    Thanks a million, Janet

  2. Could I make this without the creamed corn? I have all the rest of the ingredients on hand, and I'm trying to be lazy and not go to the store. It looks so delicious I want to make it for dinner tonight!

    1. I've never tried this without the creamed corn. You can certainly give it a try. You will probably need to substitute something for the creamed corn as it does add liquid to the cornbread mixture.

    1. Masee – What a great idea! I have never made this in the crockpot. Unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot answer with certainty. As always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications.

  3. I have a question about this recipe….Is the cornbread supposed to be cooked ALL the way? Am currently making it now (I think i may have used a slightly smaller dish!) and after 20 minutes its still a big jiggly in the middle! Just want to know for next time! Thanks!

    1. It will take longer in a smaller dish to cook. The cornbread should be fully cooked after the whole baking time. It won't be fully baked before you add the beef and cheese.

  4. I made this yesterday, and, between 2 of us, it's almost gone. This is really delicious, and, very easy. This gives me a new recipe to add to rotation! Thanks!

  5. I have made this several times (it was your chicken version but I would use ground beef) and it's a family favorite! I do use the bigger can of enchilada sauce because we like it wetter. And I use close to 2lbs of beef (or ground turkey). So good!

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