Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Fast and yummy
--Hamburger Pie with Corn Bread Topping

Hamburger Pie with Corn Bread Topping
The Busy Moms’ Make It Quick Cookbook Copyright 2004

1 lb. extra-lean ground beef
1 cup frozen diced onions I used fresh
1 cup frozen diced green bell peppers I used fresh
1 cup tomato sauce
¼ cup water
¼ cups plus 2 tablespoons chunky-style salsa
1 cup canned corn kernels or 2 Tablespoons chopped green chiles, optional I used the corn
1 14 ½ oz. package fat-free honey corn bread mix I used 2 smaller pouches of regular corn bread mix

Spray large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add beef, onions, and bell pepper, cook, stirring frequently, until beef is browned and crumbled and vegetables are tender; drain well. Return beef mixture to skillet; stir in tomato sauce, water and salsa (and corn or green chiles, if using). Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray baking dish with cooking spray; spoon beef mixture into baking dish. Prepare corn bread batter according to package directions; let batter stand 5 minutes to thicken. Drop batter by tablespoons onto beef mixture and spread carefully to cover. Bake 15-20 minutes until corn bread is lightly browned and cooked through.

I know this doesn't look too pretty but I couldn't stop eating it. I'm a big fan of corn bread. This was like chili and cornbread all rolled into one. Very easy and delicious. You could play around with this, adding beans to stretch it out too. It seemed really juicy at first but the cornbread soaked it all up so it wasn't the big mess that I thought it would be.

I am soooo behind on the recipe lists. I really need to update those before the end of the year. I had gotten all caught up and then fell right behind again.

Blast From The Past: Beef and Potato Tex-Mex Hash from September 2006. Another quick and delicious recipe from this cookbook.

Question of the Day: What are you behind on?


ThursdayNext said...

Honestly, coordinating logistic details with friends about dates planned to get together this month. I am behind on menu planning, and the beau and I have NO clue where we want to go on New Years...sigh.

Heather said...

I bet this did taste delicious.

Wanda said...

ACK! Everything! ...Blogging, Christmas shopping, housework, Christmas card sending (IF I get to it at all this year), newsletters sent to the families of our religious ed. students. You name it, I am behind in it.

That casserole looks scrumptious! I love cornbread too.

Anonymous said...

What am I NOT behind on???????


Unknown said...

I'm a newlywed and I HATE cooking! However, I'm pretty good at it when I'm not too lazy to try. I must admit that my husband loving my food encouraged me to go and look for new recipes which was what I was doing when I stumbled upon your blog! I LOVE it!!! I'm going home to try a couple of these today! Keep blogging!