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Cowboy Cornbread Casserole

Cowboy Cornbread Casserole is an easy ground beef casserole recipe loaded with bacon, baked beans and corn with Jiffy cornbread baked on top.

Cowboy Cornbread Casserole is an easy ground beef casserole recipe loaded with bacon, baked beans and corn with Jiffy cornbread baked on top.



Cowboy Cornbread Casserole is a hearty dinner recipe using hamburger meat.

Cowboy Cornbread Casserole is an easy ground beef casserole recipe loaded with bacon, baked beans and corn with Jiffy cornbread baked on top.

The bottom layer is a mixture of ground beef, baked beans, crumbled bacon and corn all tossed in barbecue sauce and then topped with Jiffy cornbread, cheese and more crumbled bacon.

Cowboy Cornbread Casserole is an easy ground beef casserole recipe loaded with bacon, baked beans and corn with Jiffy cornbread baked on top.

This cornbread casserole recipe takes about forty-five minutes from start to finish and serves six people.

Cowboy Cornbread Casserole is an easy ground beef casserole recipe loaded with bacon, baked beans and corn with Jiffy cornbread baked on top.

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To make this cowboy casserole I started by chopping up eight slices of bacon.

chopped raw bacon on a cutting board

I dumped the chopped bacon into a large skillet over medium-high heat.

I spread the bacon pieces out into a single layer.

bacon pieces cooking in a skillet

I left the bacon to cook, stirring and flipping occasionally, until it was nicely browned and crispy.

cooked bacon pieces in a skillet

Then I used a slotted spoon to transfer the cooked bacon to a plate lined with paper towel.

cooked bacon pieces on a plate

I added some lean ground beef to the skillet with the bacon grease.

raw ground beef in a skillet

I also added some diced onions to the pan.

diced onions and ground beef in a skillet

I crumbled the ground beef well as it cooked.

ground beef and diced onions cooking in a skillet

Once the ground beef was fully cooked, I reduced the heat to medium and drained the grease from the pan.

cooked ground beef and diced onions in a skillet

Then I added a can of Bush’s Original baked beans to the skillet.

baked beans on top of cooked ground beef and diced onions in a skillet

I also added some frozen corn kernels.

baked beans, frozen corn kernels and cooked ground beef in a skillet

I stirred all of the ingredients together well.

corn, beans and ground beef in a skillet

Then I added some Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce to the skillet as well as some salt, pepper, onion powder and about 2/3 of the cooked bacon pieces.

bbq sauce, onion powder, salt and pepper on top of corn, beans and ground beef in a skillet

I stirred well again.

I left the meat mixture to simmer while a I prepared the cornbread batter.

I dumped two boxes of Jiffy cornbread mix into a large mixing bowl.

Jiff cornbread mix in a mixing bowl

I added eggs and milk to the bowl.

eggs and milk on top of jiffy cornbread mix in a mixing bowl

I stirred all of the ingredients together well.

cornbread batter in a mixing bowl

Then I sprayed a 9 x 13 inch baking dish well with cooking spray.

I poured the meat mixture into the baking dish and spread it out evenly.

ground beef, corn and bean mixture in a baking dish

Then I poured the cornbread batter over the meat mixture and spread it out evenly.

jiffy cornbread batter on top of ground beef mixture in a baking pan

I placed the dish in the oven and baked until the cornbread was golden brown on top.

cornbread casserole after baking

Then I removed the dish from the oven and sprinkled some shredded cheese on top.

shredded cheese on top of cornbread casserole

I sprinkled the remaining cooked bacon pieces on top.

crumbled bacon and shredded cheese on top of cornbread casserole

I returned the dish to the oven and continued baking the casserole just until the cheese on top was fully melted.

I removed the dish from the oven and allowed the casserole to sit for five minutes.

Cowboy Cornbread Casserole is an easy ground beef casserole recipe loaded with bacon, baked beans and corn with Jiffy cornbread baked on top.

Then the cowboy casserole was ready to slice and serve.

Cowboy Cornbread Casserole is an easy ground beef casserole recipe loaded with bacon, baked beans and corn with Jiffy cornbread baked on top.

This barbecue ground beef cornbread casserole is packed with flavour.

Cowboy Cornbread Casserole is an easy ground beef casserole recipe loaded with bacon, baked beans and corn with Jiffy cornbread baked on top.

If you are looking for an easy but delicious ground beef casserole recipe, then you need to try this Cowboy Cornbread Casserole!

Cowboy Cornbread Casserole is an easy ground beef casserole recipe loaded with bacon, baked beans and corn with Jiffy cornbread baked on top.

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Ingredients You’ll Need to Make This Cowboy Cornbread Casserole:

  • 8 slices bacon (chopped)
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 cup diced yellow onions
  • 16 oz Bush’s Original baked beans, not drained
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 cup Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 17 oz Jiffy cornbread mix ( 2 boxes )
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend

How to Make Cowboy Cornbread Casserole:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Add the chopped bacon to a large non stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Spread the bacon pieces out into a single layer.
  4. Leave the bacon to cook, stirring and flipping occasionally, until it is nicely browned and crispy.
  5. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cooked bacon pieces to a plate lined with paper towel.
  6. Add the ground beef and diced onions to the skillet with the bacon grease.
  7. Crumble the ground beef well as it cooks.
  8. Once the ground beef is fully cooked, reduce the heat to medium and drain the grease from the pan.
  9. Add the beans and corn to the skillet with the cooked ground beef and stir well.
  10. Add the BBQ sauce, salt, pepper, onion powder and 2/3 of the cooked bacon pieces to the skillet.
  11. Stir all of the ingredients together well and leave the mixture to simmer while you prepare the cornbread batter.
  12. Dump both boxes of cornbread mix into a large mixing bowl.
  13. Add the eggs and milk to the bowl and stir all of the ingredients together well.
  14. Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish well with cooking spray.
  15. Pour the meat mixture into the baking dish and spread it out evenly.
  16. Pour the cornbread batter over the meat mixture and spread it out evenly to cover all of the meat.
  17. Place the dish in the oven and bake until the cornbread is golden brown on top. 16 – 18 minutes.
  18. Remove the dish from the oven and sprinkle the shredded cheese on top.
  19. Sprinkle the remaining bacon pieces on top.
  20. Return the dish to the oven and bake just until the cheese on top is fully melted. 3 – 5 minutes.
  21. Remove the dish from the oven and allow the casserole to rest for about 5 minutes before slicing.
  22. Serve and enjoy!
Yield: 6 people

Cowboy Cornbread Casserole

Cowboy Cornbread Casserole is an easy ground beef casserole recipe loaded with bacon, baked beans and corn with Jiffy cornbread baked on top.

Cowboy Cornbread Casserole is an easy ground beef casserole recipe loaded with bacon, baked beans and corn with Jiffy cornbread baked on top.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon (chopped)
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 cup diced yellow onions
  • 16 oz Bush's Original baked beans, not drained
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 cup Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 17 oz Jiffy cornbread mix ( 2 boxes )
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Add the chopped bacon to a large non stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Spread the bacon pieces out into a single layer.
  4. Leave the bacon to cook, stirring and flipping occasionally, until it is nicely browned and crispy.
  5. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cooked bacon pieces to a plate lined with paper towel.
  6. Add the ground beef and diced onions to the skillet with the bacon grease.
  7. Crumble the ground beef well as it cooks.
  8. Once the ground beef is fully cooked, reduce the heat to medium and drain the grease from the pan.
  9. Add the beans and corn to the skillet with the cooked ground beef and stir well.
  10. Add the BBQ sauce, salt, pepper, onion powder and 2/3 of the cooked bacon pieces to the skillet.
  11. Stir all of the ingredients together well and leave the mixture to simmer while you prepare the cornbread batter.
  12. Dump both boxes of cornbread mix into a large mixing bowl.
  13. Add the eggs and milk to the bowl and stir all of the ingredients together well.
  14. Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish well with cooking spray.
  15. Pour the meat mixture into the baking dish and spread it out evenly.
  16. Pour the cornbread batter over the meat mixture and spread it out evenly to cover all of the meat.
  17. Place the dish in the oven and bake until the cornbread is golden brown on top. 16 - 18 minutes.
  18. Remove the dish from the oven and sprinkle the shredded cheese on top.
  19. Sprinkle the remaining bacon pieces on top.
  20. Return the dish to the oven and bake just until the cheese on top is fully melted. 3 - 5 minutes.
  21. Remove the dish from the oven and allow the casserole to rest for about 5 minutes before slicing.
  22. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 757Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 206mgSodium: 1622mgCarbohydrates: 81gFiber: 7gSugar: 25gProtein: 46g

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