Beef and Cornbread Bake

Beef and Cornbread Bake

Beef and Cornbread Cake
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Picante sauce magnifies the flavor of this cheesy beef and corn casserole recipe with a cornbread topping that's sure to please. Beef and Cornbread Bake is easy to make and will be ready in less than one hour! It's a great weeknight meal because it's simple and hearty. Bake until it is golden brown and then dig in! A ground beef casserole like this one is a winner every time. Give it a try this week and then tell us what you thought of it.


Preparation Time15 min

Cooking Time20 min

Cooking MethodCasserole, Oven


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
  • 3/4 cup Pace Picante Sauce
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (16-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 (8-ounces) package of corn muffin mix


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Cook the beef and oregano in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until the beef is well browned, stirring often to break up the meat. Pour off any fat.

  3. Stir the picante sauce, tomato sauce and corn in the skillet. Cook until the mixture is hot and bubbling. Stir in the cheese. Pour the beef mixture into a 2-quart shallow baking dish.

  4. Mix the corn muffin mix according to the package directions. Spread the batter over the beef mixture.

  5. Bake for 25 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

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