Monday, August 23, 2010

Jalapeño Cornbread with Ground Meat

   If you like cornbread, you will love this.  This casserole is not only very filling, it looks great when you plate it up.  You can serve it alone or with a side order of your favorite style of beans and guacamole.  Now that is a full meal.  Cue the Mariachi band.  Dinner is on the table.

Jalapeño Cornbread with Ground Meat


1 lb hamburger meat
1 package taco seasonings, or chili powder
1 large can cream style corn
1 cup yellow corn meal
1 cup milk
¼ cup bacon drippings
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp baking soda
2 eggs
grated cheese
1 large onion, chopped
5 canned jalapeños, chopped

   Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
   Combine corn meal, milk, eggs, salt, bacon drippings, and corn in medium bowl.  Mix well and set aside.
   Mix taco seasonings or chili powder with hamburger meat.  Brown meat in skillet and drain on paper towel.  Pour half of cornbread battter into well greased baking dish.  Add meat, sprinkle with onion and jalapeño over meat.  Sprinkle some of the cheese on rest.  Top with remaining cornbread batter.  Bake about 45 minutes in preheated oven.  Sprinkle remaining grated cheese over top after about 25 minutes of cooking time.

Notes:  If using cornbread mix leave out the baking soda.

                                   Now that is a real call to the table...