Showing posts with label corn bread. Show all posts
Showing posts with label corn bread. Show all posts

Slow Cooker Tamale Pie

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

After a month of posting only goodies (and eating way too many in the process), I guess it's time to get back on the healthy eating bandwagon again and this slow cooker recipe was a  great place to start!  With its cheesy cornbread crust and Mexican meat mixture, this dish got the "7-thumbs'-up" distinction in our family and because it was a slow cooker recipe, it got the busy mommy thumbs' up as well!  If you like your food on the mild side, I recommend substituting a can of plain diced tomatoes  in place of the green chili/diced tomato combination.  We, however, thought it was perfect just the way it was! 

Recipe Source:  Taste of Home

Click here for printable recipe. 

Posted by Lara. 


1 lb. ground beef (I used ground turkey)
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained (for a milder version, substitute a can of plain diced tomatoes)
1 can (11 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
1 can (10 ounces) enchilada sauce
2 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
1 package (8-1/2 ounces) corn bread/muffin mix (I used a Jiffy mix)
2 eggs
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend
Sour cream and additional minced fresh cilantro, optional

In a large skillet, cook beef or turkey over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the cumin, salt, chili powder and pepper.
Transfer to a 4-qt. slow cooker; stir in the beans, tomatoes, corn, enchilada sauce, onions and cilantro.

Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours or until heated through.

In a small bowl, combine muffin mix and eggs;

spoon over meat mixture.

Cover and cook 1 hour longer or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Sprinkle with cheese; cover and let stand for 5 minutes.

Serve with sour cream and additional cilantro if desired.

Makes 8 servings.


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Crockpot Corn Bread

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Look out for new crockpot recipes all week here on Recipe Shoebox.  Jen and I have been experimenting and have some new, no-fuss recipes to share with you,  just in time for the upcoming  holiday season (only 73 shopping days until Christmas)! 

Whenever I make tacos I always feel the need to make corn bread. I love a good moist, flavorful corn bread. (I absolutely love the sweet corn Tomalito from Chevy's , but that's another story and yes, I'm working on duplicating it!).  On warm days when I don't want to turn on the oven, I turn to my crock-pot for making corn bread. This recipe is a great basic corn bread recipe, which could be tweaked in many different ways (perhaps a can of diced green chilies, or some bacon bits, or a sprinkle of cheese).  If you try something good, let me know! 
Click here for printable recipe. 

Posted by Jen.

The Ingredients:

1 1/4 c flour
3/4 c cornmeal
1/4-1/2 c sugar (depends on how sweet you like it)
4 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 egg
1 1/4 c milk
1/3 c melted butter
1/2 c sour cream (optional if you want it more moist)
1 c sweet corn kernels, (optional if you like that sort of thing)
(you could try creamed corn but just use about 1 c milk instead. I would have used it, but I didn't have any one hand)

The Directions:

Thoroughly grease the inside of your crock-pot.
Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
Mix in the wet ingredients so it is all blended and moistened. Pour into the greased crock-pot.

Cover and cook on High for 2.5-3 hours. It will get dark around the edges, but you want to make sure that the inside is cooked. When the inside is cooked through (you know this by inserting a tooth pick), then turn the heat off and remove the lid to let any excess liquid go away.This is a good basic recipe. Have fun doctoring it up. Let me know if you have any other interesting things you like to add to corn bread. I'm always up to try something new.


About This Blog

My name is Lara and while I'm definitely not a gourmet cook, I do love preparing tasty, healthy meals for my family. Finding new recipes to try and sharing the ones we've already fallen in love with is a passion I've had since college and the reason why I've started this blog! With five kids, I'm usually in a hurry, so you'll find most of these recipes kid friendly and simple to make.

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