Corn con Carne

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Corn con Carne

Corn con Carne
Number of Servings: 4 Total Preparation Time: 15 to 30 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 15 to 30 minutes Source: The Food Hound (
Food Groups: Dairy, Vegetables, Protein
Holiday: Halloween
Main Ingredient: Beef , Egg & Cheese, Vegetables
Meal Type: Lunch Entrée, Dinner Entrée
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium
Origin: Mexican & Spanish
Special Features: Kids Love It, Kids Can Help Make It , Meals for one or two

The Food Hound adapted this recipe from Seriously Good


1/2 pound ground Beef
1/4 teaspoon Salt (use less if using a salt-containing seasoning below)
1/4 teaspoon ground black Pepper
1 tablespoon ground Cumin
1 tablespoon Southwest seasoning (recommend Penzey's, taco seasoning or more chili powder)
2 teaspoons Chili powder
1 teaspoon dried Oregano
1 tablespoon Olive oil
1 Onion, peeled and diced
1 green Pepper, diced
1 1/2 cups Corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
2 Garlic cloves, large, finely chopped
1 4 ounce can chopped green Chiles
1 can diced, fire-roasted Tomatoes, undrained
1/4 cup black Olives, pitted and chopped
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided


1. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Add ground meat and season with salt (if using) and the rest of the seasonings (through oregano). Cook until browned all over. Transfer meat to a separate bowl, set aside.
3. Reduce heat to medium and heat olive oil in skillet. Add onion, pepper and corn. Saute until onions are translucent (and until corn is thawed, if using frozen corn). Add garlic and cook 1 minute longer. Add tomatoes, chiles and olives and cook until most of the juice has evaporated.
4. Add vegetable mixture and 1 cup of cheese to meat mixture and stir until thoroughly combined. Taste and adjust seasonings to taste.
5. Spread mixture in an 8x8" baking dish coated with cooking spray and top with remaining 1 cup of cheese. Bake 30 minutes until bubbly.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 370
Total Fat: 19 g
Saturated Fat: 7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat:
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 946 mg
Carbohydrates: 20 g
Protein: 29 g
Fiber: 4 g
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Calcium: 307 mg

Cook's Notes:

This recipe is incredibly versatile: you can adjust the heat/seasonings to taste, and you could even add beans or substitute them for the meat. Dish is especially good when served with guacamole!

Nutrition calculated using extra lean ground beef and reduced-fat Cheddar cheese. To decrease the fat content further, substitute extra lean turkey for the beef. In addition you can substitute part-skim lite mozzarella for half of the cheese mixed with the lite cheddar cheese or decrease the cheese content in the dish.

Use less salt and/or southwest seasoning and fresh corn to reduce the sodium in this dish.