I created this Mexican ground beef casserole when I wanted something different that I could make ahead if I wanted to. Double the recipe for company!



Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef and onion in the hot skillet until beef is browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease.

  • While the beef is cooking, make stuffing. Bring water and butter to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in stuffing mix; cover. Remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

  • Stir diced tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, and hot sauce into the beef mixture. Simmer for 2 minutes. Add corn and Cheddar cheese. Simmer until cheese is melted completely, about 1 minute. Transfer mixture to a casserole dish. Spread cornbread stuffing evenly over the top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until browned, 20 to 30 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

You can use shredded Mexican-style cheese instead of Cheddar.

For a healthier option, use ground turkey and low-fat cheese.

Editor's Note:

The directions for making the stuffing are based on the particular brand mentioned. Follow instructions on the box if using a different brand.

Nutrition Facts

455.5 calories; protein 23.8g 48% DV; carbohydrates 32.9g 11% DV; fat 25.8g 40% DV; cholesterol 92mg 31% DV; sodium 1306.8mg 52% DV. Full Nutrition

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Nice and easy dinner. I added seasoning salt and garlic powder to the meat, since I wanted a little something extra. Delicious topped with a bit of sour cream. Read More