Thursday, March 28, 2013

Recipe of the Week: Taco Skillet

I hate to be wasteful!  Last month I needed some yellow corn meal to make some hush puppies for our Oscar party and I ended up having to buy a huge box.

What do you do with yellow corn meal?  You make taco skillet, that's what you do!







1 pound ground beef
1-6 ounce can Mexican style corn (drained)
½ cup cold water
1 packet taco seasoning (1.25 ounce)
Grated Mexican-style cheese
¾ cup Yellow Corn Meal
¼ cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
¾ teaspoon salt
1 cup evaporated milk
1 egg, slightly beaten

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a 10” cast iron skillet, brown ground beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain excess fat.

Stir in corn, water and taco seasoning packet. Cook over low heat for 6-8 minutes or until mixture thickens. Top with cheese.

In a medium bowl, combine corn meal, flour and baking powder.

In a small bowl, mix evaporated milk and egg. Add this mixture to the corn meal, flour and baking powder. Stir until just blended.

Spread over top of the meat/cheese mixture. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

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Recipe courtesy of Google searches; it's amazing how many recipes came up when I typed in what do I do with yellow corn meal!