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Great fusion between Southern and Mexican comfort food. Mexican Cornbread Casserole is super easy to make and your kids will love it.

Cornbread Mexican Casserole

Great fusion between Southern and Mexican comfort food. Mexican Cornbread Casserole is super easy to make and your kids will love it. 
Course Main
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Quinn Caudill


  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey
  • 2 Tbsp. taco seasoning
  • 1 (4 oz) can diced green chilies, divided
  • 2 boxes Jiffy corn muffin mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup 1% milk
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
  • 1 (12 oz) package frozen zesty corn and black bean blend, such as Private Selection by Kroger's
  • 1 cup Herdez Roasted Pasilla Chile Mexican Cooking Sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375° F
  2. In a large pot, cook bacon until crisp over, medium-high heat. Remove bacon and place on paper towel to drain. Crumble and reserve for cornbread mix.
  3. In the same pot add onion and cook for 5 minutes until translucent.
  4. Add ground turkey to onions and cook until meat is browned. Drain off excess grease. Stir in 2 oz. of green chilies and 2 Tbsp. taco seasoning. Cook for 2-3 minutes until seasoning is combined.

  5. Add frozen zesty corn and black bean veggies and Herdez Roasted Pasilla Chile Mexican Cooking Sauce; simmer on medium-low for 5 minutes.
  6. While meat is simmering, make cornbread mix.
  7. Place 2 boxes of dry cornbread mix in a large bowl.
  8. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and milk.

  9. Add egg mixture, reserved bacon, remaining green chilies, and 2/3 cup shredded cheese to cornbread mix. Stir just to combine. Do not overmix.

  10. Lightly grease a 9*13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  11. Pour half of the cornbread batter into the bottom of the dish.
  12. Spread meat mixture over batter.
  13. Top with remaining cornbread batter and sprinkle with 1/3 cup cheese.
  14. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. from oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

If using 1 lb of ground beef instead of ground turkey, (use only one box of corn muffin mix, 1 egg and 1/3 cup milk). Bake in a 9*9 dish.

For a sweeter cornbread substitute 1 box of Jiffy corn muffin mix with 1 box of Jiffy yellow cake mix

This is the first time I have used Herdez Mexican Cooking Sauce . I was pleased with the flavors. Herdez makes 4 varieties of the cooking sauces. I like the fact there is no preservatives but the sodium is a little high.