In my opinion, this is the ‘worlds best hamburger recipe,’ and it is one of my favorite casseroles. This ground beef and cornbread casserole fits into my busy schedule, and it looks like something special when it is served. It is also another of my quick and easy recipes. Plus, when you make this ‘worlds best hamburger recipe,’ you can stretch a pound of ground beef into a hearty meal that will feed many, or allow you to have leftovers for the next day.
As with many ground beef recipes, this ‘worlds best hamburger recipe’ can be made using ground turkey.
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How to Make the 'Worlds Best Hamburger Recipe'
Gather the ingredients to make the ‘worlds best hamburger recipe’:
1 lb. ground beef, 95% lean
1 onion, medium size, chopped
1 green pepper, medium size, chopped
1 can tomatoes, diced
1 can corn, drained
1 ½ - 2 ½ tsp. chili powder (more or less, depending on how spicy you want it)
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. salt
pepper and sugar to taste
cornbread from scratch, or a mix, your choice
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese, optional
Peel, wash, and chop a medium size onion. Wash and chop the green pepper. Set both aside.
In a four-quart stainless steel casserole pan, scramble, and cook the meat until it is just about done.
Add the chopped onion and green pepper to the meat in the pan, stirring to blend. Cook together for about 10 minutes, on low heat.
Stir the tomatoes and corn into the meat mixture. If the tomatoes are not diced, chop them into bite size pieces. My package of meat was a little larger than one pound, so, to keep the moisture and flavor in balance, I added a little ketchup and a tad bit more of each spice.
Add chili powder, garlic powder, and salt. Pepper and sugar may also be added to your taste. Stir until well blended, and let simmer on low heat, for about 10 minutes, while you fix the cornbread.
Make your favorite cornbread, either from scratch or from a mix, and spread it over the top of the meat mixture. Use only enough cornbread to cover the meat, spreading it out to about half inch thick. Sprinkle the top of the cornbread with paprika and cheddar cheese (optional).
Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven until the cornbread is done. Cooking time will depend on the thickness of the cornbread; check for doneness.
Allow the ‘worlds best hamburger recipe’ casserole to cool about 5 minutes - then cut, serve, and enjoy.In Closing
When I make the ‘worlds best hamburger recipe,’ I use a stainless steel casserole pan, which is both stovetop and oven safe. Therefore, I only have one pan to clean, and it is also attractive for carrying to the table. There are many ways to fix ground beef, and when you can find a sale on this all-time favorite meat, it makes a healthy, hearty meal for your family. And because it is so versatile, it can be used in many recipes: bread pizza with ground beef, spaghetti, bean chili, meatloaf, beef stroganoff, baked beans with ground beef, etc., just to name a few. I hope you will try this ground beef and cornbread casserole, a.k.a., the ‘worlds best hamburger recipe.’