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Recipe: easy mexican-style beef sausage cornbread skillet

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easy mexican-style beef sausage cornbread skillet

Delicious recipe using the Beef Sausage recipe with a Mexican flare.


  • 1 recipe Mexican-Style Beef Sausage (recipe follows)
  • 12 ounces frozen onion and pepper blend (diced or sliced), thawed, drained
  • 1/2 cup no-salt added canned diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 package (8-1/2 ounces) cornbread mix
  • 1/3 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed, drained

  • Sour cream, diced seeded tomatoes, sliced green onions and honey


  1. Preheat oven according to directions on cornbread mix for cast-iron baking. Prepare Mexican-Style Beef Sausage. Add onion and pepper mix and tomatoes; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Mexican-Style Beef Sausage: Combine 1 pound Ground Beef (93% or leaner), 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves, 1-1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika, 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder in large mixing bowl mixing lightly but thoroughly. Heat 9-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat until hot. Add sausage mixture; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 1/2-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare cornbread mix according to package directions, using milk and egg; fold corn into batter. Quickly pour batter over sausage mixture in cast-iron skillet, completely covering sausage mixture. Bake according to package directions or until cornbread is cooked through and golden brown.

    Test Kitchen Tips
    Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.

Nutrition information per serving: 427 calories; 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat; 6 g monounsaturated fat); 91 mg cholesterol; 715 mg sodium; 56 g carbohydrate; 6.4 g fiber; 21 g protein; 5.6 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 1.7 mcg vitamin B12; 3.9 mg iron; 18.5 mcg selenium; 4.0 mg zinc; 98.6 mg choline.

This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of choline.