Deliciously spicy cowboy cornbread casserole: a hearty and nutritious One-dish meal

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Cowboy Cornbread CasserolePhoto byShelby Law Ruttan

Casseroles make dinner so easy and area everyone always loves when I make this Cowboy Cornbread Casserole recipe! A little bit of sweet heat is added to the ground beef along with veggies and black beans for a delicious and nutritious one dish meal the whole family will ask for more of.

Cowboy casserole is made with simple ingredients that even the picky eater in the family will be willing to eat. It is a heart main dish under 500 calories per serving that feeds 8-10 hungry people!

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Lean ground beef: I like to use 90/10 for this recipe to keep the fat counts lower

Onion: an aromatic that adds flavor

Red bell pepper: adds color and sweetness to the dish

Jalapeno: adds a spicy heat to the dish, adjust to your own tolerance (or leave it out if you wish)

Garlic: I like to use fresh garlic cloves, but jarred minced garlic works here also

Salt: added to taste to enhance flavors

Barbecue sauce: my families all time favorite is Sweet Baby Ray's Sweet and Spicy BBQ Sauce and that is what I used in this recipe

Canned black beans: or use what you have on hand, pinto beans or red kidney beans are a good choice

Canned corn: or use 1-½ cups thawed frozen corn

Gochujang paste: I highly recommend using this! You don't have to but this fermented Korean chili paste adds a ton of flavor to the dish.

Jiffy corn muffin mix: there are several types of this cornbread mix out there, I used the honey cornbread mix

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Grumpy's Honeybunch is a food blog written and shared by Shelby Law Ruttan, who is also a cookbook author. Shelby shares family recipes, healthy diet recipes, keto and low carb recipes, along with the everyday diet.

Raleigh, NC

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