Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Five Ingredients or Less

This is a Family Favorite:

Mexican Cornbread:
2 boxes or two 12-muffin recipes of corn muffin mix
(Krusteaze is our favorite)
2 lbs ground beef
2 cups salsa of your choice
1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, jack, whatever you like best)
* optional 1 can corn , 1 small can jalapenos
Preheat oven to 350.

Brown the ground beef. (You can spice this up, if you like.) Drain, add the salsa, and set aside. Follow the directions on your muffin mix, while your beef is browning; let set for a few minutes for a brief "rising" before beating down. (You can add a can of drained corn to the muffin mix before rising, if you like.)

Spread half of the muffin mix onto the bottom of a jelly roll baking pan (8"x12" or so). Crumble all the ground beef on top of the muffin mix. Add the jalapenos, if desired. Sprinkle with the shredded cheese. Pour the remainder of the muffin mix on top of the cheese and smooth out.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until cornbread is done in the middle.

Our kids like this with extra salsa and sour cream.

* For fewer growling tummies than we have at our house, halve this recipe.

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Kimberly said...

my boyfriend and i made this for dinner tonight...we had a blast making it together and it was D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!! super simple, too. thanks for the great recipe we'll use again and again and again!

Soutenus said...

We are making your recipe right now as a pajama party midnight snack in our house! The kids are so excited to be staying up, watching old movies and eating "at midnight."

Cheers and blessings from pajama-party-central in Texas!

Bia said...

This sounds really good . . . and easy! I am printing it out now.

Lisa said...

Kimberly ~ I'm so glad you liked it! It is easy, isn't it?

Peggy ~ Now there's a midnight snack! HOw fun! Hope it turned well! &:o)

Bia ~ This is definitely a staple for us around here, and one of the most requested recipes. Besides "Chicken in the Trees." I might have posted that one before, I'll have to check...