An Easy Hotdish Dinner for Busy School Nights #CountryCrockCasserole

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2013-06-23 18.54.05
country crock mexican beef & corn hotdish

It’s hard to believe, but the long summer days are quickly coming to an end.  For many of you, school has already stated.  Here in Minnesota school doesn’t start until after Labor Day so we have one more week of summer fun.  I’m savoring this time before the craziness begins.  With two little guys in school this year,  our late afternoons will be filled with homework and lessons.  My supper plans will need to be quick and easy.  But really, I’m always game for an easy, delicious, and fast supper.

I decided to give this Mexican Beef & Corn Casserole (hotdish) a try.  I never know when I create a dish for this first time if it will be a success.  Usually I have mixed results.  My husband might love it, but the kids won’t at all.  Or perhaps my children will like it, but the adults were unimpressed.  It is rare a dish actually makes everyone happy.   I’ll be honest I expected mixed results from this dish.  I was really pleased when everyone loved it!

In fact, leftovers were almost nonexistent!  I’m remembering this for future suppers- make a double batch!

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Like a good hotdish recipe, this casserole calls for a basic mixing of ingredients.  There is no difficult prep work.  Throw it together, cook it up, and dish it out.   Yep, it’s a Minnesota staple.

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Of course the ingredients are not set in stone.  We opted out of sour cream (not fans) and added an extra dose of cheese and cilantro.  You could also add a can of diced tomatoes or green chilies to give it a little kick.  You can visit this recipe and many more by connecting with Country Crock online.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro, (optional)
  • 1 can (15.5 oz.) reduced sodium black beans, drained
  • 1 can (11 oz.) Mexicorn, drained
  • 2 Tbsp. Country Crock® Spread
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 2/3 cup fat free sour cream
  • 1/4 cup shredded low fat cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Cook ground beef in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until beef is done, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, then stir in cilantro.
  2. Combine black beans, corn and Country Crock® Spread in 8-inch baking dish. Top with beef mixture; spread with salsa and sour cream and sprinkle with cheese.
  3. Bake 20 minutes or until heated though and cheese is melted.

country crock mexican beef & corn casserole

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It’s really the melted cheese that puts this dish into the super yummy category.  Everything’s better with cheese, right?

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Now that you have the scoop on a delicious supper time meal, let’s move on to the awesome giveaway portion

One (1) grand prize winner will receive:

  • KitchenAid Gourmet Short Turner
  • Boxed Cheese Grater
  • Oven mitt
  • Country Crock VIP Coupon (good for one free tub)
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Five (5) runner up winners will receive:

  • Country Crock VIP Coupon (good for one free tub)

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Comments

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  63. Lorena Keech says

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  94. I’d make the Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Cauliflower.

  95. Paula Michele Hafner says

    I want to try the Mexican Beef & Corn Casserole. It looks like something that my family would love!

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  121. Julie Goetz says

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  122. I want to try the Easy Breakfast Casserole, thanks!

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    i’d like to try the Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Cauliflower

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  133. I would love to make the Cheddar Broccoli & Chicken Casserole.

  134. Angela Kinder says

    The Apple-Pecan Holiday Stuffing looks delish!

  135. Jennifer Reed says

    I would love to try the On-the-Go Bars for my family.

  136. Karen Drake says

    I want to try the Quick & Easy Bean Dip.

  137. I would love to try the Apple ‘N Cranberry Country Bread! Doesn’t the name just give you the feeling of fall!

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  140. I want to make the Fajita Vegetable Stir-Fry!

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  146. fajita vegetable stir fry

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    Cheddar Broccoli & Chicken Casserole

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    I want to make smothered steak

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    I’d like to try the 1-2-3 Cheddar Broccoli Casserole.

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    I want to make the Easy Breakfast Casserole

  207. Barbara Stenby says

    The early breakfast casseroles look yummy!

  208. Cameron Vedder says

    I’m looking forward to making the Slow-Cooked Breakfast Casserole, for sure!

  209. I’d like to make the Baked Potato Soup.

  210. Paula Tavernie says

    I would love to make The Easy Breakfast Casserole!

  211. melikegarfield says

    Mexican Beef & Corn Casserole looks like a great recipe and I will be trying it soon.

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  213. Easy Mac & Cheese Veggie Chicken Casserole

  214. I’d love to try the Easy Breakfast Casserole.

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  216. Vikki Billings says

    I would love to try the Biscuit-Topped Chicken & Vegetable Casserole

  217. yum! I want to try the biscuit topped chicken and veggy casserole!

  218. I want to try the Easy Breakfast Casserole

  219. Adam Morgan says

    I can’t wait to make the Mexican Beef and Corn casserole!

  220. Daniel Schell says

    This looks delicious. My family is going to love it.

  221. The Cheddar Broccoli and Chicken Casserole would be my recipe of choice!

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    I’d like to make the Easy Breakfast Casserole.

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    Cheddar Broccoli & Chicken Casserole

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    I would like to make the Chocolate Pecan Pie.

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    Aside from this dish I want to make Slow Cooker African Chicken Stew! Looks yummy and easy!

  232. Easy Mac & Cheese Veggie Chicken Casserole.

  233. Beverly Metcalf says

    The Biscuit-Topped Chicken & Vegetable Casserole would taste good on these cooler fall days. Thanks for the contest.

  234. Yummy!

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  237. Carolyn Barnett says

    Cheddar Broccoli & Chicken Casserole

  238. Thanks for the giveaway…we would like to try the Argentinian Beef Stew recipe.

  239. Kurt Wagner says

    I would like to try the Mexican Beef & Corn Casserole. It looks delicious.

  240. I am looking forward to making the easy breakfast casserole

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    Easy Mac & Cheese Veggie Chicken Casserole

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  243. Leah Shumack says

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    Cheddar Broccoli & Chicken Casserole

  245. Chad Bullman says

    Mexican Beef and Corn Casserole will be my dinner tonight!

  246. Cheddar Broccoli & Chicken Casserole

  247. Yummo, this recipe is on the to-do list for this week. We have foods from around the world each night of the week and Mexican is on Sunday 😀

    The kids love eating all different foods, we just started doing it last week and they get to pick. We sit at the table and talk about which country we will do for the next night – great way for them to learn about the world 😀

  248. This looks sooo delicious. Can’t beat a good casserole

  249. Yummy dinner,thanks for sharing the recipe with us : )

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