Cornbread and salsa may seem like an odd combination, but it comes together perfectly in this dish. Once you start thinking more about it, it actually makes a lot of sense. Cornbread is often served with Mexican and southwestern meals, so why not blend it with salsa?
Surprisingly, this dish is actually meant to be a breakfast dish. Many cornbread and salsa recipes are intended to be for dinner. This one is unique in that it's meant to be consumed in the morning! It's a hearty and delicious way to start your day.
We hope you enjoy this great recipe. If you do, make sure to check out all of the other fantastic recipes we have available. We have plenty of other breakfast recipes, as well as other dishes inspired by Mexican and southwestern cuisine.
Now, let's focus on the recipe at hand. Read on to find out more about how cornbread and salsa can combine to make a meal your family is sure to love.
Cornbread Breakfast Casserole
This cornbread salsa bake can make a delicious meal any time of day, but it is especially good at breakfast time. The ingredients that are required include corn muffin mix, an egg, milk, ground beef, chunky salsa, and shredded cheddar cheese.
To start, the muffin mix is combined with the milk and egg and then baked in an 8×8 baking dish. The beef is browned, and salsa is added. The mixture is then poured over the cornbread. The whole meal is topped with cheese and then returned to the oven to allow the cheese to melt. Once it is ready, just add salsa and serve.
Other Great Dishes to Try
Of course, this dish isn’t the only cornbread casserole that can make a delicious morning meal. Here are some others you may want to try.
Southwest Sausage and Cornbread Breakfast Casserole: For this dish, the cornbread is prepared in advance. It is crumbled and mixed with cheese, pimentos, garlic, onions, chiles, black beans, and sausage. An egg mixture is poured over the top to bind everything together and it is baked in a casserole dish to make a satisfying breakfast.
Mama Mia’s Saturday Breakfast Casserole: For this dish, the cornbread is prepared in advance in a baking dish. It is then topped with a mixture of brown sausage, onions, mushrooms, peppers, and garlic. The top is covered with cheese and it is baked in the oven for a delicious and filling breakfast.
Cornbread Taco Bake
A cornbread taco bake is a take-off on the breakfast casserole. Contrary to what you may think, it does not contain actual tacos, but rather taco seasoning which gives is a great kick. The recipe we found requires cornbread mix, milk, egg, ground beef, taco seasoning, Mexicorn, Rotel, sour cream, a Mexican cheese blend, and green onions.
You start by preparing the cornbread mix by combining it with the milk and eggs. Mix the ground beef with the corn and Rotel and spread it on top of the cornbread. Spread the sour cream and cheese mixture over the top and place in the oven to bake.
The great thing about this recipe is that you can vary it in so many ways. You can use ground turkey or chicken instead of the ground beef. You can also layer the ingredients in any way you would like.
This cornbread salsa bake is the perfect dish to wake you up in the morning, and with so many possibilities for variations, your family will never get bored. What will you be adding to your bake?Print
- 1 box (8½ ounces) corn muffin mix
- 1 large egg
- ⅓ cup milk
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 cup thick and chunky salsa
- 1 cup (4 ounces) Cheddar cheese, shredded
1. Preheat oven to 400°F. In a bowl, combine muffin mix, egg and milk; stirring just until moistened.
2. Spread in a sprayed 8″ x 8″ baking dish.
3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden.
4. Lightly brown ground beef; drain off fat.
5. Add salsa and simmer 7 to 8 minutes or until excess liquid has cooked off.
6. Pour over baked cornbread.
7. Sprinkle with cheese.
8. Return to oven just long enough to melt the cheese.
Optional: Serve additional salsa to spoon over the top.
- Prep Time: 10 Minutes
- Cook Time: 12 Minutes
- Category: Main Course
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keywords: cornbread taco bake, cornbread breakfast casserole
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