Mexican Stuffed Cornbread


Mexican Stuffed Cornbread

Layered Mexican cornbread with ground beef is a weeknight winner!

Mexican Stuffed Cornbread
Mexican Stuffed Cornbread

Jiffy corn muffins are an absolutely delicious side that many families enjoy. However, it is easy to take this simple boxed cornbread mix and turn it into something truly special.

This Mexican Stuffed Cornbread recipe turns a boring corn muffin side dish into a moist, hearty meal that everyone will love.

Stuffed to bursting with ground beef seasoned with onion powder and garlic powder, this meaty, savory Mexican homemade cornbread will knock your socks off.

This easy cornbread recipe also travels well, so this recipe is the perfect opportunity to bring something creative and new to your next party or potluck.

Best of all, you only need a small handful of easy ingredients. If you add this to any meal, you definitely will not regret it.

What to Serve with Stuffed Cornbread

  • Salsa, guacamole, or sour cream
  • Refried beans
  • Side salad with tomatoes and tortilla strips
  • 3 Bean Panzanella Salad


Total TimeUnder 2 Hours


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • Onion powder (optional)
  • Garlic powder (optional)
  • 1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix (plus ingredients listed on back of box to make the cornbread)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese, divided
  • 1 can (15 ounces) diced fire-roasted tomatoes

Stuffed Cornbread


  1. Grease a 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray.

  2. Brown ground beef with a little onion and garlic powder, if desired. Drain well and set aside.

  3. Make cornbread according to package directions.

  4. Add onions and Mexican cheese into the batter. Pour into prepared pan.

  5. Drain the can of diced tomatoes. Scatter the drained tomatoes over the top of the batter.

  6. Sprinkle browned ground beef on top of cornbread batter. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup cheese on top.

  7. Bake at 350 for one hour.

Mexican Stuffed Cornbread

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I completely agree with Princess Carolyn below - stuffed cornbread is a perfect meal! You can really vary the flavoring of the meat and other ingredients, but it's such a natural. My family always serves cornbread with chili, but why not put it all together in one fantastic dish? So many variations we can make, I think this will be a regular thing at my house.

Yum - so tasty and easy!

This was fantastic! All of my favorite comfort foods in one dish.

This stuffed cornbread was delicious. The sweetness of the cornbread paired nicely with the savory flavors of the other ingredients. 10/10 would recommend!

This was so yummy! If you're a person who wishes they could make a meal out of cornbread, then this is the recipe for you (and I'm definitely going to make more meals out of it!).

I had also never had stuffed cornbread before and I love what the toppings did to the texture of the bread. It was soaked up with all of the delicious meat and onion flavor almost like a casserole. I could eat this all day!

The flavors in this cornbread are so fantastic!! I'd never heard of stuffed cornbread before and it was so delicious.


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