Easy taco bake that reheats wonderfully!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
37 mins
total:
52 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook and stir ground beef in a skillet over medium heat until brown and crumbled, 7 to 10 minutes; drain grease. Add taco seasoning; mix well. Stir in salsa and black beans; remove from heat.

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  • Grease a 9-inch pie pan or casserole dish.

  • Mix corn bread mix, milk, egg, honey, and corn oil together in a bowl until batter is smooth; stir in corn. Pour batter into pie pan. Layer ground beef mixture over batter; sprinkle with Cheddar cheese. Top with corn chips.

  • Place in a cold oven; set temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake until sides are golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

394 calories; protein 19.3g; carbohydrates 37g; fat 18.8g; cholesterol 75.1mg; sodium 1232.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2017
The only change was a 4 oz can of green chilies into the corn bread. Didn't add much that I could tell .Didn't hurt it either. I will never add the honey again. It was way too sweet for my taste. I may just take corn tortillas and layer them several deep in the dish and then add the meat/bean mix. I might try adding some cheese to the meat mix too, basically it was good ,just needs tweaking in my opinion. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/11/2019
Not bad...made it per the recipe (I had all ingredients as listed and didn't substitute anything...omitted the honey because the Jiffy cornbread mix is already sweet--glad I did, otherwise, it would've been mega sweet and I might've only given this a two-star rating) although I thought it was a close to being dry. I rinsed and drained the beans...I thnk the next time I'll try not rinsing or draining the beans). Read More
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33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2017
The only change was a 4 oz can of green chilies into the corn bread. Didn't add much that I could tell .Didn't hurt it either. I will never add the honey again. It was way too sweet for my taste. I may just take corn tortillas and layer them several deep in the dish and then add the meat/bean mix. I might try adding some cheese to the meat mix too, basically it was good ,just needs tweaking in my opinion. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2017
I will definitely make this again. I left the honey out of the corn bread as Jiffy mix is already plenty sweet. I also used a whole can of black beans rather than half. The result was delicious and very filling. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2017
Only made 2 changes due to diet. Used ground turkey and gluten-free cornbread mix. But other than that followed exactly and it was amazing. Topped it with shredded lettuce and sour cream. Will make this again at husbands request. Thank you for the recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2019
We loved it! I recommend keeping the honey in the recipe. It actually helps the cornbread get a fine, crispy edge that is delicious. The cornbread is already sweet but adding the honey doesn’t really add any more sweetness and is worth the added texture. The only thing I changed was I added a little more heat. I chopped a few canned jalapeños and added them to the meat mixture. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2019
This is a nice thing to do with left over taco meat. I've made it a couple times now and it goes over really well. This last time I was out of tortilla chips, so to substitute for that I brushed a couple corn tortillas with butter, cut them into strips, and sprinkled them over the cheese. Definitely plan to keep making this! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2017
This was pretty good and my entire family liked it. I used homemade taco seasoning (Taco Seasoning I) and omitted the honey and corn oil. I used a sweet gf cornbread mix and the honey was unnecessary and there was no need for the oil. I did use corn in my cornbread layer. I will be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/11/2018
This was really good! I went with the suggestions and did not include the honey, and it was plenty sweet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2020
So, I made this dish tonight. I made some changes because that is how I roll. I wanted to put my own little spin on it. Here are the changes that I made: meat loaf mix ( less grease to drain, more flavor to the meat), 1/2 of an onion & 1/4 red pepper when meat was browned and drained. I added with the taco seasoning and waited then added salsa (3/4 cup because I had the chunky kind). Okay, the corn bread part. I was born in the north where the corn bread is well corn bread...its kinda dry. In the south it is sweet and soft. Soo, I appreciate the south and their take on everything being sweet like sweet tea, sweet honey butter with biscuits and sweet corn bread. I used creamed corn 1/2 cup. Awesome!!! I buttered the pie pan like it was getting ready for a slip and slide. 33 minutes in an oven that started out cold on 350, I was questioning it. Thinking this person better not be lying to me about this part, because the back up plan was grilled cheese sandwiches. 5 mins to sit. I used a serving pie knife. It came out prefect. The tortilla chips were crushed to the size of corn flakes. It was great. No one talked and when I asked if it was ok my two kids and husband asked when will I make it again and I was told to put a rush on it and do it again. Highly recommend. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2020
I was very skeptical trying this recipe using corn bread, but it was really scrumptious! My hubby loved it! I did not use honey or the oil. Just followed the instructions on back of corn bread box on their ingredients to use. I did use 3/4 cups of drained black beans! It was a great addition to the Taco Pie recipe. My taco pie came out perfect. Was not dry at all. I did use Daisy sour cream to put on top with cut up Avocado and just used crumbled Tostitos chips on top. We definitely will be using this recipe again! Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/11/2019
Not bad...made it per the recipe (I had all ingredients as listed and didn't substitute anything...omitted the honey because the Jiffy cornbread mix is already sweet--glad I did, otherwise, it would've been mega sweet and I might've only given this a two-star rating) although I thought it was a close to being dry. I rinsed and drained the beans...I thnk the next time I'll try not rinsing or draining the beans). Read More
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