24Feb2013Southwest Cornbread Skillet If you follow me on Facebook, you may be aware a bit ago I was in the market for a cast iron skillet. I’ve always had the same set of Cooks Essentials cookware from QVC that I received at my bridal shower. I really can’t complain, they helped me make some delicious meals over the years! But they are showing their wear, especially in my everyday 12 inch skillet. I settled on this Lodge 12-Inch Pre-Seasoned Skillet and let me tell you, it was like Christmas when this thing arrived! I was a little apprehensive over how to take care of it, but it’s seriously not scary at all. I just wait for the skillet to cool down a bit, wipe it down a few times with a wet rag, and then rub some vegetable oil into the skillet. Done! I’ve cooked quite a bit with this skillet in the past two weeks, but I was REALLY excited to use it with some cornbread mixes Martha White gave me to try out. Your family will LOVE this Southwest Cornbread Skillet!! Just a little bit of heat, with amazing taco flavors, make this a complete meal with only one dirty pan. Gotta love that! Southwest Cornbread Skillet 1 lb ground beef 1 packet taco seasoning 1/2 cup water 15oz can corn, drained 15oz can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 pouch Martha White Mexican Cornbread mix 1 egg 2/3 cup milk Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brown ground beef in cast iron skillet and drain. Add taco seasoning and water, cook on medium heat until most liquid is absorbed. Stir in corn and black beans, remove from heat. In a small bowl, beat egg and milk. Stir in cornbread mix. Pour batter over ground beef filling in skillet. Bake at 400 for 18-25 minutes or until cornbread is golden brown. I would love for you to share your favorite skillet recipe with me! While you’re at it, you should enter the 17th Annual National Cornbread Cook-off hosted by Lodge and Martha White. First prize is $5,000 cash, a 30-inch stainless steel gas range, and special gifts from Lodge and Martha White. WOOHOO, I hope I win! Hurry, entries need to be in by February 28th! *Update* Giveaway is now over folks, thanks to those of you who participated! Linking up to these fabulous parties. Check them out! This was a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Martha White. All opinions are 100% mine.