Mexicali Hamburger Casserole


Hamburger, salsa, and corn are covered with corn bread for a bake that's homey and quick.

Mexicali Hamburger Casserole
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 ½ pound lean ground beef

  • 1 15 ounce can Mexican-style diced tomatoes

  • 1 ½ cup frozen whole kernel corn, thawed

  • ½ cup finely shredded Mexican cheese blend, plus 2 tablespoons, divided

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup yellow cornmeal

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • cup milk

  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil

  • 1 Recipe Fresh Tomato Toss, (see recipe)

Fresh Tomato Toss

  • 1 cup red grape tomatoes, halved

  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped cilantro

  • ½ cup remaining frozen whole kernel corn

  • cup green olives, halved (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In 12-inch skillet cook and brown beef; drain off fat. Stir in undrained tomatoes and 1 cup of the corn; heat through. Transfer to greased 2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of cheese.

  2. For corn bread topping, in medium bowl combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir in egg, milk, and oil. Evenly spread on beef mixture. Sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoons cheese. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes or until topping is set. Let stand 5 minutes.

Fresh Tomato Toss

  1. In bowl stir together tomatoes, cilantro, remaining corn, and if desired, green olives, halved; spoon over servings. Serves 6.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

506 Calories
27g Fat
38g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 506
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 125mg 42%
Sodium 603mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 9.4mg 47%
Calcium 242.3mg 19%
Iron 4.5mg 25%
Potassium 557mg 12%
Folate, total 56.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 2.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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