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CORNBREAD TACO BAKE

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Welcome to a fusion of flavors that promises to delight your taste buds and add a creative twist to your dinner routine! Today, I’m excited to share with you a recipe that combines the heartwarming comfort of cornbread with the spicy zest of tacos. The “Cornbread Taco Bake” is a perfect dish for those who love to experiment with flavors and enjoy the best of both worlds. This dish is not only easy to prepare but also offers a versatile serving option for any occasion, whether it’s a casual family dinner, a potluck with friends, or a festive gathering. Let’s embark on a culinary journey that brings a delightful twist to traditional recipes, ensuring that your mealtime is anything but

Ingredients:

● 7 ounce packet cornbread mix
● ½ cup milk
● 1 large egg
● 1 pound ground beef
● 3 Tablespoons taco seasoning (or 1 packet)
● ⅓ cup water
● 11 ounce can Mexicorn, drained
● 10 ounce can Rotel, drained
● 2 cups sour cream (see my notes below)
● 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (divided use)
● ½ cup chopped green onions

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OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:
● shredded lettuce, sliced olives, diced tomatoes, taco sauce

Instructions:

1️⃣ Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray a 9×9-inch (or 2 1/2 quart) baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

2️⃣ Combine cornbread mix, milk, and egg in a bowl. Stir well.

3️⃣ Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and bake for about 15 minutes.

4️⃣ Meanwhile, cook and crumble the ground beef in a skillet over medium heat until no longer pink, then drain any excess grease.

5️⃣ Add taco seasoning and water to the beef and stir to combine.

6️⃣ Mix in Mexicorn and Rotel. Stir well and simmer for a couple of minutes.

7️⃣ Once the cornbread is cooked, remove it from the oven, and cover with the ground beef mixture.

8️⃣ In a separate bowl, combine sour cream with ONE cup of the shredded Mexican cheese blend and green onions.

9️⃣ Gently spread the sour cream mixture on top of the ground beef mixture.

🔟 Sprinkle the top with the remaining cup of shredded cheese.

1️⃣1️⃣ Bake for about 25 minutes until heated through and cheese is melted.

1️⃣2️⃣ Allow to cool for a few minutes before slicing. Serve with optional toppings: shredded lettuce, sliced olives, diced tomatoes, taco sauce.

Enjoy your delicious Cornbread Taco Bake!

As we wrap up our culinary adventure, I hope this “Cornbread Taco Bake” brings a burst of flavor and joy to your table. It’s a dish that promises to be a crowd-pleaser, with its irresistible combination of fluffy cornbread, savory taco-flavored beef, and creamy, cheesy topping. Perfect for any day of the week, this bake is a testament to the magic that happens when two beloved dishes come together. Don’t forget to personalize it with your choice of optional toppings to make it uniquely yours. Whether you’re gathering around the table with family or enjoying a cozy night in, this Cornbread Taco Bake is sure to satisfy your cravings and leave you looking forward to your next culinary adventure. Happy cooking, and enjoy every delicious bite!

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