3 meals in 2 hours – Taco bake

With how crazy busy our weekend was I didn’t have time for the 1/2 day worth of cooking that I usually do. I had to cram a weeks worth of cooking into about 2 hrs.

In the last post I shared with you the chicken alfredo bake that was inspired by M’s request for something with noodles.

Well N wanted something tacos. But I really dislike tacos during the week there are so many different components to get ready and get to the table. I really wanted to make some kind of casserole.

I have seen different casseroles with meat, beans and corn with a corn bread topping. But would I be able to get N to eat it?

So showed N a picture of a recipe I found that was close. He thought it looked great. So game on!!!


  • 1 large onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 can chili beans
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 15 oz can petite diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 lb ground chuck
  • 1/2 c (or 2 packets) taco seasoning
  • 2 c cheddar cheese grated
  • 2 boxes Jiffy corn bread mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 c milk
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 deg F
  2. Dice the onion and green pepper.
  3. In a large skillet saute the onion and green pepper in some olive oil until the onion is translucent.
  4. Place the onion and peppers in a LARGE mixing bowl along with the corn, tomatoes, and chili beans.
  5. In the same skillet, brown the ground beef.
  6. Drain the beef.
  7. Add the taco seasoning and 1 1/2 c water. Simmer until most of the water has evaporated about 5 min.
  8. Add the taco meat to the bowl with the veggies and mix.
  9. Pour the meat and veggie mixture into a 9 x 13 pan, or divide it between 2 8×8 pans
  10. Top the meat mixture with the cheese.
  11. Mix the jiffy corn bread mix with the egg and milk.
  12. Pour the corn bread mix over the meat and cheese mixture. Make sure it is spread out to all the edges.
  13. Bake in the oven for about 25-30 minutes or until the corn bread is cooked.




About NotYourNormalSteam

I love to make things, food, paper, fabric, the medium doesn’t really matter. I am also an obsessive planner. The day after Christmas I am already working out plans for the next year.
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