Kick off your shoes, find a nice spot on the patio, and enjoy a dinner that encourages you to take a load off. Country Comfort Casserole is as relaxing and hearty as it sounds, topped with fluffy cornbread and filled with rich and savory beef and onions. It's got everything you'd want out of a meal, especially when topped with your favorite cheeses or herbs. Country Comfort Casserole will become a go-to when you need to put your feet up and just enjoy life!
IngredientsFor the filling: • 1 pound ground beef • 1 large onion, chopped • 2 small cloves garlic, minced or pressed • 1 (11-ounce) can corn kernels, drained • 1 (10.75-ounce) can condensed tomato soup, undiluted • 1 cup water • 1 tablespoon chili powder • 1 teaspoon salt For the cornbread topping: • 1 (8.5-ounce) box corn muffin mix • 1 egg • 1/3 cup milk Optional garnishes: • cheddar cheese, grated, to taste • sour cream, to taste • parsley, to taste • cilantro, chopped, to taste • red onion, chopped, to taste • green onion, sliced, to taste
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Lightly grease a 2-quart baking dish.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef and onion until the meat is no longer pink and the onions are translucent, for about 7-10 minutes.
Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Drain the fat from the skillet.
Stir in the corn, tomato soup, water, chili powder, and salt.
Reduce the heat to low and let the mixture simmer for about 15 minutes.
Transfer the beef mixture to the prepared baking dish.
In a medium bowl, stir together the cornbread mix with the egg and milk.
Spread the batter over the beef mixture.
Bake until golden brown and the topping is cooked through, about 18-20 minutes.
Let stand for 5-10 minutes.
Serve with your favorite garnishes.