Friday, November 6, 2009

Upside Down Taco Pizza

Okay.  I don’t know what’s gotten into me lately, but I’ve been on a little bit of a new recipe kick.  I know Adam is just LOVING it…especially because this is completely out of the norm.  I’m usually all, “hey, so you want Honey Bunches of Oats or Rice Krispies?!”  BUT here lately, I’ve been tryin’ out some new things.  Dinners that are quick and EASY.  Now, mind you, I didn’t say healthy or low fat…but just downright YUMMY!  If you love taco meat, cheese, & cornbread, you’ll LOVE this little ditty of a recipe!!  It’s UH-mazing!! 

***This is totally not my own creation.  I definitely “borrowed” this from someone ;)***


1lb. ground beef

1 packet of taco seasoning

1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese {I used the Mexican style cheese blend}

1 box of JIFFY corn muffin mix  {my FAVORITE!!!!!}

***Make SURE you use an 8x8 pan…NOT the one I’m using in the pictures.  The cornbread will cook evenly in about 20-22 minutes in an 8x8.  If you use something different….like I did…you’ll have a really doughy center after 25 minutes of cooking.  I’m just sayin’…***

Preheat ovhn to 400 degrees.  Brown meat in pan.  Drain and stir in taco seasoning & 3/4 cup water.  Cook on low for 5 minutes.  In a separate bowl, mix the corn muffin mix according to the package.  Remove meat from stove & place in an 8x8 baking dish.  Cover with cheese.  Take the corn muffin mixture and pour on top of the cheese.  Cook for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown :) 


OH.MY.GAWH.  Y’all.  A little slice of Tex-Mex heaven with every.single.bite.  There’s just somethin’ about corn muffins & taco meat that seriously make my mouth water.  It’s a MUST try and a soon-to-be staple here at Team Carroll Headquarters. 



  1. This is super yummy!! I made this and added some black beans, drained can of rotel, and some corn over the beef and then put cheese and the cornbread mixture and it was so good!

  2. I made this last night and YUM! I used Penzey's Taco Spice (don't know if you have that spice store in TX but you can get their catalog. Best spices ever,YUMMY), Miracle Maze (Sweet Cornbread) and added corn and peppers Mexican mix. OMG! It was the best thing ever! My husband hates taco spices and he ate seriously over half of the dish. My kids were even fighting over it!

  3. I make something very similar to this, but I use a pack of taco seasoning, a pack of ranch dip mix, a can of corn, a can of cream of mushroom soup, a can of corn and a can of mushrooms (I tell myself that this makes it healthy....) top with a layer of shredded cheese then the cornbread mixture (Jiffy, as well- even though my husband thinks it's a secret family recipe cornbread...) it is UNBELIEVABLE. Even my picky 15 year old stepson loves it (as do my 16 month old, 6 year old, 9 year old & 38 year old...)

  4. FYI- A few years later, I still make this for my family. SO EASY! I had to look it up tonight because my husband is cooking dinner for the first time in years and I needed the directions for him.