Mexican Ground Beef Casserole


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!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • ¼ cup salted butter

  • 1 (6 ounce) package cornbread stuffing mix (such as Stove Top®)

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with jalapeno

  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco®), or more to taste

  • 1 (8.75 ounce) can sweet corn, drained

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Stir both cans of 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.

  5. 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 (per serving)

456 Calories
26g Fat
33g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 456
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 14g 68%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 1307mg 57%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 6mg 29%
Calcium 215mg 17%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 355mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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