Ready for a new dimension to the ever-popular taco? Don't mess with a packaged taco seasoning, make your own without the added stuff you don't want! Taco flavor in a casserole - so simple to make and enjoy!
1 pound lean ground beef1 small onion, chopped1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix, or 2 tablespoons homemade seasoning, recipe below1/3 cup water1 cup frozen corn1 (8.5 ounce) box cornbread mix, prepared1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
ToppingsSliced green onionsFresh shredded lettuceFresh sour cream
- Preheat oven to 450° F.
- Grease an 8x8x2 inch baking dish. Cook ground beef, onion until beef is cooked. Combine taco seasoning and water in a bowl. Add seasoning mixture and corn; cook an additional 5 minutes.
- Spread prepared cornbread mix into prepared baking dish. Spread beef mixture over cornbread.
- Bake, uncovered, 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; do not over bake. Sprinkle with cheese and let stand 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut into 6 equal pieces and serve with toppings.
(makes about 1/2 cup)
3 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons onion powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon paprika
1½ teaspoons turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
Combine above ingredients and place in a small jar with a tight fitting lid. Store the seasoning in your pantry to use when a recipe calls for taco seasoning packets. Making your own seasoning removes all the unneeded chemical, sugar and extra sodium.