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Mexican Pot Pie

March 18, 2015
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This hearty dinner calls for beef, corn, black beans and a zesty tomato sauce with a spicy cheddar cornbread topping! A family-filler-upper for sure!
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T-ball is about to start here in our town and I have one 6 year old little boy who is OVER THE MOON excited. Actually, I have a 3 year old who is just as excited, even though he'll just be sitting with me on the sidelines cheering his brother on. If I'll be honest, I'm a bit excited too! I really love that we're getting into the "kid" stage of things and I find it so fun to watch the boys learn to do new things. I like being the one to encourage them when they get hurt and don't want to play anymore. It happens to them all, doesn't it? I mean, playing sports is pretty much a given that you'll get hurt at some point, but it's such a great life lesson for them to learn not to give up.

Despite our anticipation of the fun spring activities coming up, you know what I'm not so excited over? Busy weeknights. Ugh. They can be such a drag, and I for one do NOT have extra levels of energy at the moment! If you're not aware, I'm growing a human being at the moment. ;)

Dinner is one of those things where if you don't plan to succeed, you plan to fail. I feel like I've read that on a high school poster somewhere, HA! It's true, though! The weeks that I don't plan or just don't feel like planning, we're cranky because it gets to the point where we're all starving and I either stress out finding something to make with the stuff I have in our pantry, or I quick pick us up something to eat. Two experiences I don't want to repeat! 

I really love dinners that I can either make ahead of time, or are all-in-one meals. Casseroles are one of those dinners that fit into that criteria for me, and this Mexican Pot Pie is perfect! I really love that it has all our favorite taco-like flavors in the meat filling, and then it's topped with cheesy and a bit spicy cornbread on top. It's yummy and it fills my family - win/win situation right here!

Whether you're trucking your kids to the baseball field, dance studio, or piano teacher's house - this is a wonderful dinner to keep in your recipe box for those super busy weeknights!

Mexican Pot Pie

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 14 oz carton Campbell's Soups for Easy Cooking, Mexican Style Tomato variety
  • 14 oz can corn, drained
  • 14 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 11.5 oz box Southern cornbread mix
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 1/3 cups oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 7 oz can diced green chilies, drained
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Cooking Directions
  1. Brown ground beef in large pan, drain, and return to pan. Add in Mexican Tomato soup, corn, and black beans.
  2. Pour into the bottom of a 4 quart casserole dish.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat cornbread mix, milk, oil, and eggs until smooth. Stir in chilies and cheddar cheese.
  4. Pour over meat filling in casserole dish. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 - 35 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out crumbly from the cornbread layer.
  5. Allow casserole to rest 5 minutes before serving.

You can certainly use a smaller can of diced chilies, or omit completely, if your family prefers a more mild flavor. The chilies though are definitely pretty mild as it is, though. I actually added a small dollop of sour cream to my dish. Yum!

I was surprised to discover on my grocery trip to Walmart, that there actually four different varieties of these new Campbell's Soups for Easy Cooking: Savory Portobello Mushroom, Creamy Herb & Garlic with Chicken Stock, Sweet Onion, and Mexican Style Tomato - the flavor I used in this recipe. I'm planning on trying all four in place of my usual "cream of ____ soup" called for in a lot of casserole recipes - since it contains the same amount as the canned soups. You won't believe how much flavor is packed into those cartons! 

Be sure to grab this money-saving coupon before you go shopping for $0.75 off (coupon launches on 3/13 and is valid for one month)! Check out all the recipe ideas at Campbell's Soups for Easy Cooking site - which flavor are you most excited to try? What family favorite recipe will you incorporate it into? Leave your ideas in the comments! 

Campbell's shares TONS of recipe ideas on their social media pages, make sure you're following: Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest.
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2 comments on "Mexican Pot Pie"
  1. Oh my goodness, this looks so good!! Im going to have to make this for my family!

  2. I'm horrible about planning meals ahead of time. And I'm always missing at least one ingredient I need! Love this recipe idea! #client