Enchilada Cornbread Casserole

Enchilada Cornbread Casserole | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image by: Simply Mamá Cooks


This enchilada cornbread casserole also known as tamale pie is the perfect family dinner. It is a recipe by Simply Mama Cooks on Youtube, made with different savory flavors, a little bit of spice and homemade cornbread mix. This is one of the best version of this dish that you can easily make at home. Read on for the full instructions.



  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 lb of lean ground beef
  • 1 beef bouillon cube
  • 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 fl oz of water
  • 1 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese (shredded)

For the cornbread mix:

  • 1 cup of yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon of cooking oil
  • 14.75 oz can of creamed corn
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 to 2 large jalapenos (diced)
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)

Note: you can also use storebought cornbread mix


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Step 1:

Add 2 tablespoons of oil into a pan and put the ground beef. Next, add the beef bouillon, ground cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, and cracked black pepper. Break the meat down and mix all the ingredients.

Step 2:

Add the all-purpose flour and water. Mix it and let it simmer until the sauce thickens. Taste and add more seasoning if needed. Turn off the heat and let it set and cool for 10 minutes.

Enchilada Cornbread Casserole Ingredients
Image by: Simply Mamá Cooks


Step 3:

Make the cornbread mix. In a bowl add yellow cornmeal, all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Give the dry ingredients a good mix. Next, add one large egg, oil, creamed corn, milk, shredded cheddar cheese, and jalapeno. Combine all ingredients.

Step 4:

Grease a 12 x 8 baking dish with butter. Add half of the cornbread mixture and spread evenly on the bottom of the pan. Next, add the ground beef mixture. Sprinkle the 1 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese on top. Pour the remaining cornbread mix into the baking dish. Spread evenly to cover the cheese and beef.

Enchilada Cornbread Casserole Instructions
Image by: Simply Mamá Cooks


Step 5:

Bake uncovered in a preheated oven at 400 degrees F for about 22 to 25 minutes. Once done, let it cool for 10 minutes before serving.


Enchilada Cornbread Casserole

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