I've used a chunky salsa with plenty of built-in seasonings as the basis of the meat filling. I could have used a cornbread mix for the topping, but I find them too sweet. Besides, it's easy to do a from-scratch cornbread if you assemble the components while the meat filling cooks.
Recipe courtesy of Jean Anderson
Save Recipe Print
Yield:
Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

For meat filling: 
For corn bread topping:

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 

To prepare meat filling, heat oil in 11- to 12-inch, deep, oven-proof skillet over moderate heat 1 minute. Add onions, garlic, and stir-fry mix and cook, stirring, until onions are limp and golden, 5 to 8 minutes. Add chili powder, oregano, and beef, breaking up clumps. Cover and cook 10 minutes. Blend in flour, add salsa and tomato paste, stirring well to incorporate, then add corn and simmer uncovered 5 to 10 minutes, stirring often, until meat shows no signs of pink. Season to taste with salt and pepper, mix in cilantro, and set off heat.

To prepare corn bread topping, combine flour, cornmeal, and all remaining dry ingredients in bowl and make well in center. Combine buttermilk, oil, and egg in 1-quart measure, dump into well in dry ingredients, and mix briskly just until dough holds together. Spread on top of meat filling, leaving 1- to 1 1/2-inch margin all round. 

Bake uncovered until bubbly and brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve at once.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Sushi Brain 00:53

This sushi brain is the most delicious way to creep out your friends.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Boston Cream Pie

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Pecan Pie

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Upside-Down Pumpkin Pie

Recipe courtesy of Hungry Girl

Upside-Down Apple Skillet Pie

Recipe courtesy of Sandra Lee

Michael's Upside Down Apple Pie

Recipe courtesy of Michael Wolf

Tamale Pie

Tamale Pie

Recipe courtesy of Betty Fussell

Tamale Pie

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.