Monday, August 15, 2011

Cornbread Taco Casserole

This lovely recipe is an adaptation to a 1950's version I found.
It is fairly quick, healthy, and cheap to make.
Best part? It fills tummies to the brim:).

Is anyone else struggling with food prices like I am? 
It is ridiculously expensive to feed our family right now. 
I am so thankful we have the garden!
I am going to try and post a few recipes that are family friendly and economical over the next month or so. 
I really want to get to the heart of eating well and spending less.
Maybe we should have a link party and share recipes? 
That way, we could print them out and have a whole collection of ways to save money on meals.
 I am totally not trying to be a pessimist...just prepared...because I have a feeling things could get worse before they get better.

So far, I have canned jams and frozen 15 pounds of blueberries, 2 quarts of raspberries from our garden, peas and beans. 
Our garden is really late this year.
I am hoping to:
can 30 quarts of beans
 freeze about 200 ears of corn
 put up 40 quarts of applesauce
 15 prepared pies
20 quarts of carrots
 40 quarts of peaches and pears
20 quarts of frozen peas
20 quarts of tomato sauce
50 quarts of salsa

It's a big list, but I am trying hard to accomplish it!

Here is the recipe!

Cornbread Taco Casserole
  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 onion chopped
  • ½ cups Chopped Bell Pepper
  • 1 can (15 Oz. Size) Crushed, Or Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 can {or equivalent} kidney beans
  • 1 pkg. taco seasoning
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 package (8.5 Oz. Size) Jiffy Cornbread Mix, Or Your Favorite, Prepared
  • {Or make your own....recipe HERE}

Ground beef and add onion and peppers until they are translucent.
Add 1 cup water and taco seasoning.
Add tomatoes and kidney beans, drained.
Pour into a 9x13 inch dish and top with prepared cornbread.

Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until cornbread is golden brown.

It's delicious served with green beans, a salad, and applesauce:).


I am sharing HERE!


Gumbo Lily said...

I love this kind of food and made similar things when I had 5 kids at home.

Your canning/freezing list is just wonderful. I'm planning a canning/freezing list myself. I may have to buy some tomatoes at the local markets cuz I'll be lucky to get any ripe tomatoes this summer. Slow garden.

Julia said...

I don't even have a ripe tomato yet either, Lily!! I may have to buy a box, too:). I just love visiting your blog!


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Ironstone and Pine said...

This sounds delicious and a good stand-by, easy love to know what else is in that recipe book from the 50's!! please continue to post some meal ideas, it's something i know i struggle with all the time!!

Anonymous said...

Yum, this looks wonderful. I love the idea of recipe sharing. Food prices really have gone up and presently it looks as if they will continue to do so... We too are trying to put up all our produce.

How is poppy doing?? Well I hope.
Robin from the Roost

Unknown said...

Totally in on the recipe link party! That would be a great one! Love the recipe. Will be trying it out this week.

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Sandy said...

Sounds so good Julia!
I still have to try your white bean enchilada too!
My kids are so picky when it comes to new meals - with beans in it!
Maybe because we are more pasta minded?
Have a lovely week!

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