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Sloppy Joe Corn-Bread Casserole is a hearty, filling, easy to make meal that is sure to satisfy the entire family. Loaded with beef, cornbread, and cheese.
So you just made it home from a long day at work and you realize that you still have to prepare dinner for your family. The last thing you want to do is spend time making something overly complicated and/or that utilizes 3 or 4 pots and pans…and lets not even get started on the hassle of cleaning up afterward. It is no wonder that you find yourself ordering a pizza or take-out instead and calling it a night.
But just in case you feel like cooking up something that is super simple and requires very little effort, then let me tell you right now that there are few dinners that you can whip up during the week in a rush…and Sloppy Joe just so happens to be one of them.
And while making them the good old-fashion way is perfectly acceptable, this recipe puts a new twist on an old classic, by adding corn, cornbread, and cheese!!
Sloppy Joe Corn-Bread Casserole Ingredients:
- 1 (8.5-ounce) box corn muffin mix (Jiffy works great)
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 large egg
- 1 (14.75-ounce) can cream-style sweet corn
- 24 ounce can sloppy joe sauce (or homemade), divided
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 1/2 sweet yellow onion, chopped
- 1 bell pepper, (any color) chopped
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. and lightly spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
In a medium-sized bowl, add the cornbread mix, 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese, milk, egg, and canned corn. Stir until well combined. Pour into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes or just until set.
While the cornbread is baking, heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the butter.
While the butter is melting, chop the onion and bell pepper into small pieces. Add to the pan and cook until just beginning to soften.
Add the ground beef to the skillet and cook until no longer pink. Drain the fat.
Add all but 1/2 of the sloppy joe sauce to the pan with the meat to warm.
Remove the cornbread from the oven and use a fork to prick holes over the cornbread. Pour the remaining 1/2 of the sloppy joe sauce over the cornbread. Spoon the meat and sauce over the baked cornbread and top with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Return to the oven for 15 minutes.
*Original Recipe from Buns in My Oven