Cornbread Taco Pie
Making dinner from leftovers does not have to be hum-drum.
I had cooked ground beef (left over from taco night) and corn (left over from another meal) what to do…what to do. Roast the corn, make a taco pie and cover it in yummy corn filled cornbread. Sounds like a perfect plan, and lucky you…you get a recipe for the filling, the cornbread and the taco seasoning. 🙂
This recipe could easily be made vegetarian, add beans instead of meat.
Here’s what I’m using.
- 1 lb. cooked ground beef and/or cooked beans
- 2 tsp chopped garlic
- 1/2 can of corn (or 3 ears of roasted corn de-cobbed) I roasted the (pre-cooked) corn for 30 min @ 350 degrees, I sprinkled the corn with salt and olive oil and wrapped it in foil.
- 1 can of diced tomatoes
- 1 cup of salsa (homemade)
- 1-4 TBSP taco seasoning, depending on desired spice level (see recipe at the bottom of the page)
- 3/4 cup of water
Cornbread recipe (this recipe is adapted from a recipe found on the corn meal package)
- 1 cup of corn meal
- 1/3 cup of flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 2/3 cup of milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3 TBSP veg oil
- 3 TBSP honey
- 1/2 can corn or three ears of the roasted corn, de-cobbed.
Mix all the ingredients together (except the corn) once the cornbread mix is ready add the corn and give it a gentle stir. Pour over the taco pie filling. Or, to make cornbread muffins, scoop it into muffin tins and bake for about 20 min. @ 450 deg F
To make the Taco pie. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees F.
Add all the filling ingredients to a large, oven safe pot, cover and simmer on the stove top for 20 min. stir every 5 min.
Sprinkle the filling mixture with cheese and top with cornbread mix(recipe above). Cover and bake for 40-50 min. Remove lid and bake for 10-15 more min. (Leaving the lid on for most of the cooking time allows the cornbread to cook fully, If you are worried that the cornbread is not fully cooked…cut the cornbread all the way to the filling tilt your knife sideways and see if there is any goopy cornbread areas.
Serve with a salad. Enjoy.
Taco seasoning recipe.
I bought a pre-made taco seasoning so I could duplicate the flavor. Silly? Perhaps, but it was the best way to be able to really duplicate a flavor we like.
- 1 tsp chili pepper
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp oregano
- pinch of red pepper
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
mix well and store in a sealed container.