Flavorful Tamale Casserole Delight

Flavorful Tamale Casserole Delight

Satisfy your Tex-Mex cravings with this Flavorful Tamale Casserole Delight. Layers of rich flavors, including cornbread, seasoned ground beef, and gooey cheese, come together to create a mouthwatering casserole.


  • 2 small boxes Jiffy Cornbread mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cans red enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups taco/Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • Taco seasoning
  • Salt
  • Cooking spray


  1. Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C) and spraying a 9×13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the Jiffy Cornbread mix, milk, and eggs. Pour this batter into the prepared pan. Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes, just until the middle is set, and the top is a light golden brown.
  3. After baking, use a spoon handle to poke holes in the cornbread. Pour one can of enchilada sauce over the top, letting it soak in.
  4. While the cornbread is baking, it’s time to prepare the savory meat layer. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat. Season it with salt. Once the beef is browned, drain all the grease.
  5. Return the beef to the skillet and mix in taco seasoning and a little water. Simmer the meat for about 10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  6. Stir in one can of enchilada sauce into the meat mixture.
  7. Pour the seasoned meat mixture over the cornbread layer in the baking pan. Spread it evenly.
  8. Top your casserole with the shredded taco/Mexican blend cheese, ensuring a generous coating.
  9. Place the casserole back in the oven at 350°F for an additional 6-8 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  10. Your tamaleasserole is ready to be enjoyed. You can serve it as is or top it with sour cream, diced onions, salsa, or sliced avocado. This dish from Dawn’s Kitchen is sure to delight your taste buds. Enjoy! 🍽️😋