I've had this recipe since my kids were little. I got it from my beautiful friend Gina.
I box of Jiffy cornbread mix
1 cup of cheddar cheese
1 pound of ground beef
1 can of cream style corn
1 onion, chopped
sliced jalepenos optional.
Mix cornbread mix according to package directions, add corn.
In a skillet brown the ground beef with onions and peppers. Grease a casserole dish. Add half of the cornbread mix then meat, and then cheese. Add the rest of the cornbread mix and then bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until brown.
This is one of the very first dishes my son cooked for himself in his new apartment. He said it was "apartment style" because he didn't make it exactly the way I did, but he said it was good and I'm sure it was! He used whole corn. And he didn't have any ground beef but he did have some angus hamburger patties so he used cooked patties and chopped it up for his meat. It looked fine to me!
You know how I feel about Tex-Mex... I could eat it every single night. It never gets old. I have a similar recipe that I got from Southern Living years ago that is a Chicken Cobbler recipe. It uses bisquick instead of cornbread mix and chicken instead of ground beef. But it also uses an enchilada sauce and it gives it a little "oomph". It got me to thinking why can't you do the same with the cowboy cornbread recipe? Well, you can!
Basically, I only added two things to the recipe above.
Enchilada sauce, and pinto beans.
After you brown your ground beef and onions add a can of enchilada sauce and one can of pinto beans, drained.
Add half the corn mixture, the the beef mixture, cheeese, and the rest of the cornbread mix.
Don't worry if it's not perfect or doesn't cover the whole dish. It's gonna work out, I promise!!!!
Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes. Should be brown on top and a bubbly. Let sit for a few minutes before serving.
This would be wonderful with avocado slices, a dollop of sour cream, or a little salsa as a garnish.
Life on the lake is laid back. When we cook it's far from being fancy affair. It's all about relaxing with friends and family and enjoying comfort food. More often than not it's not all that healthy but boy it sure is good!!!