If you look at my pinterest search history you will find that 90% of my recipe search terms are “casserole.” I love the convenience of throwing a bunch of tasty things into a baking dish and letting magic happen in the oven. This recipe is especially wonderful as it takes the flavor of a Sloppy Joe and maximizes it with a cornbread base. Talk about savory sweet, this dish is packed with flavor! I chop up a bunch of extra vegetables to add a bit of crunch (and nutrients too I guess) and it is a slam dunk. I adapted this recipe from http://www.bunsinmyoven.com
Serves: 10 Calories: 462.4 per serving Time: 45 minutes
- 1 (8.5 oz) box of cornbread mix
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, divided
- 1/3 cup of milk, I used 2%
- 1 egg
- 1 (14 3/4 oz) can of cream corn
- 2 (16 oz) cans of sloppy joe sauce
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 sweet onion, chopped
- 2 green bell peppers, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 bunch of green onions, chopped
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a 9×13 baking dish
- Mix together the cornbread mix, 1/2 cup of the cheddar cheese, milk, egg, and cream corn.
- Pour this mixture into your baking dish and bake for about 15 minutes.
- While cornbread is baking melt the butter in a large pan.
- Sauté the onion and peppers for 3 minutes
- Add the ground beef and cook until it is no longer pink.
- Drain the fat from the pan. This is important because you don’t want this mixture to be too liquid-y.
- Add all but 1/2 cup of the sloppy joe sauce to the beef mixture and stir it all in.
- By now your cornbread should be done baking. Check for readiness with a toothpick (basically stab the cornbread with a toothpick once and if it comes out clean the bread is done).
- Puncture the cornbread with a fork to create little holes. Spread 1/2 cup of the sloppy joe sauce over the cornbread.
- Pour the beef mixture over the cornbread and spread evenly. Top with the rest of the cheddar cheese and return the baking dish to the oven for 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, let cool for a minute or two, top with green onions and serve.
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*Recipe adapted from http://www.bunsinmyoven.com