Mexican Cornbread Casserole

September 9, 2018 • 0 comments

Mexican Cornbread Casserole
This recipe is fun to make and it helps a little meat go a long way. It is one of our favorites at Nature's Roots Farm as it has an excellent taste. Add a side of fresh salsa and a dollop of our sour cream and you are are set.
  • Prep Time: minutes
  • Cook Time: minutes
  • Servings: 4-6

Ingredients

Directions

1. Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a medium-size frying pan.

2. Add the onion and saute until translucent.

3. Add the ground beef, sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper, and cook until  browned. Pour off any accumulated fat. 

4. Combine 1 cup of the cornmeal, the baking soda, salt, and spices in a large bowl.

5. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, the remaining 1/2 cup of the olive oil, eggs, and corn.

6. Stir the liquids into the cornmeal mixture, mixing by hand just until smooth; do not overmix. Set aside. 

7. Grease a large iron skillet, and warm over very low heat.  

8. Sprinkle a thin layer of cornmeal on the bottom, brown slightly, and then pour in half the batter. 

9. Gently spread the meat and onion mixture on top; add the cheese and jalapenos (optional).

10. Pour the remaining batter on top.

Bake for 40-50 minutes, until golden brown; a toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean. 

Reference: The Grass-Fed Gourmet Cookbook

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