Cornbread Mexican Pizza

What’s my inspiration?
It’s pizza…need I say more?  Oh wait, Mexican pizza, even better!  I saw a version of this recipe on the food network years ago.  Over time, I have tweaked it and dumbed it down so it’s quicker to make.  The original version I saw made the cornbread & spice mixture from scratch.  I figured out over time that I could save time and money by using pre-packaged cornbread and store-bought taco seasoning.  After I figured that out, this dish went from being a weekend dinner to a quick and easy weeknight dish.  So dang good!!!

Tips:

  • Do you like a little spice in your life?  Add some cayenne pepper or Sriracha to the ground beef mixture.  Yum!!

    Sriracha

  • If you like a thicker “crust”, you can make this same dish in an oven proof skillet instead of a jelly roll / cookie sheet.  You may just need to cook the cornbread a little longer since it’s thicker.
  • Make sure to dice the green pepper, onion, tomato and lettuce before you start.  Makes things less hectic in the kitchen.

What you need:

Betty Crocker Cornbread mix

Crust:

  • 2 packages cornbread & muffin mix (I use Betty Crocker)
  • Eggs, Butter & Milk according to cornbread & muffin mix directions.

Topping:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 package taco seasoning (I use McCormick)

    Taco mix

  • 1 packages shredded cheese (mexican, colby jack, cheddar, etc)
  • 1 green pepper – finely diced
  • 1 small onion – finely diced
  • 1 tomato – finely diced
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Sour cream & taco sauce for topping if desired
What you do:
  • Pre-heat oven to 400
  • Lightly grease jelly roll / cookie sheet (cookie sheet needs to have raised edges – about 1 inch)

    Jelly Roll Pan

  • Mix up both packages of cornbread according to directions
  • Spread cornbread mix evenly into jelly roll pan
  • Bake in oven about 10 – 12 minutes or until edges are slightly brown – remove from oven
  • While cornbread is cooking, brown ground beef
  • Add taco seasoning & water to ground beef according to taco seasoning directions
  • Spread ground beef evening on top of corn bread
  • Sprinkle shredded cheese on top of ground beef
  • Sprinkle diced green peppers and onions on top of cheese
  • Return pizza to oven and bake for 7-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly – remove from oven
  • Top with shredded lettuce & diced tomatoes
  • Serve with sour cream and taco sauce if desired!
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4 thoughts on “Cornbread Mexican Pizza

  1. It was so tasty. I couldn’t get an edge with the crust but all of the toppings stayed on 🙂 keep posting recipes!

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