Mar 292013
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Casseroles are one of my favorite busy night meals.  I can put all of the ingredients together ahead of time and then just put it in the oven to cook when I need to start making dinner.  I don’t need to stand over the stove stirring any pots.  I don’t have to worry about whether or not I cooked it for 27 minutes or 32 minutes.  I can add a few more vegetables or a bit more starch to make it stretch just a bit further.  I can generally substitute ingredients based on what I have in the pantry or what is on sale at the grocery store this week.

Everyone in my home loves Mexican food.  Some Mexican dishes are more labor intensive than others.  So, when I’m having a super hectic day, I turn to this Mexicali Casserole recipe.

Mexicali Casserole Recipe

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Mexicali Casserole
Cuisine: Mexican
  • 1 pound of lean ground beef
  • 1 cup of canned corn
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1¼ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • ⅔ cups of milk
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Spray a 2 quart casserole dish with non stick spray.
  3. Brown the ground beef. Add the diced tomatoes and the canned corn and heat.
  4. Pour into the casserole dish. Sprinkle all but 2 tbsp of the shredded cheese over the top.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  6. Stir in the egg, milk and oil.
  7. Spread it over the top of the hamburger mixture & sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  8. Bake uncovered 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  9. Let it stand for 5 minutes before serving.

What is your favorite Mexican recipe?

About the author: Ellen is a busy mom of two teenagers who left the corporate world in 2008 to focus on a more eco-friendly life.  She lives in rural Vermont where she juggles family, two blogs and a career in social media.  You can find her at Confessions of an Overworked Mom and The Socialite’s Closet.

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

  10 Responses to “Easy Mexicali Casserole Recipe”

  1. Looks yummy! We do a lot of casseroles on busy night, too. big time saver!

  2. This looks SO delicious! My husband can’t have milk products, do you think it would be too dry without the cheese???

  3. On my goodness. An actual casserole Mr. might eat. I say this because the only vegetable he will eat is corn. This looks super easy to put together, so I will give it a try (cross your fingers).

  4. Oh this looks just like my kind of dinner! My family would love this! Love your blog, thanks for sharing this recipe, pinning now! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

    Jen @ Yummy. Healthy. Easy.

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  6. My kids absolutely love this!

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