Monday, March 25, 2013

Mary Connealy's Hamburger Cornbread Casserole!

Raising four girls on a Nebraska farm, Mary Connealy is a master at coming up with quick, wonderful meals and desserts. Some come from her mother Dorothy Moore, some are from her late mother-in-law Marybelle Connealy, but all are recipes Mary used (and uses!) to take care of things between working her day job and writing the books we all love to read!

Here is her Super Quick casserole for Speedbo ... And any day!

Hamburger Corn Bread Casserole

1 lb. hamburger (browned)
Onions and Green peppers if desired.

2 T. catsup (up here in the far north  we'un's call that Ketchup, Mary. No offense meant, 'course.)
1 t. chili powder
1 t. salt
1 can tomato soup

Mix. Pour into casserole dish. 

Prepare a box of Jiffy Corn Bread Mix. Spread on top.

Bake at 4000 for 25 minutes. This is easy to under-bake, then the cornbread is doughy. That's gross.

(Now you see her gift for writing and presentation, RIGHT???)  :)


  1. Hmmm...I could try a vegetarian version of this with the dreaded tvp or maybe some of that tofu hamburger I've never been brave enough to try BUT I don't think there's such a thing as corn bread mix up here.

    May it NOT be snowing wherever you are today!

    1. NO CORNBREAD MIX IN CANADA? Wow, so shocking!

  2. As Ruthy would say... Oh. My. Stars. This sounds SO GOOD!!! I can't wait to try it. Must add ingredients to my list now (I don't keep Jiffy mixes on hand).

    Thanks for sharing, Mary!

    1. I have tried making corn bread MANY TIMES and I've never made it better than this little box. If you've got a corn bread recipe you life, go ahead and use it. But this is super easy. The sauce on the hamburger is just perfect. It's not fancy so I'm not sure why.

    2. I mean, "A cornbread recipe you LIKE!"

  3. Quick and easy, that's the way I like them.

    Delicious tomato-soup-infused? That's the way my family likes them.

    I think we'll all be happy :)

    Thanks, Mary!

    BTW - my reviewer's copy of Swept Away is in the mail, winging its way across South Dakota. I can hardly wait!

    1. Jan, this is really good and no fail and, like all my recipes, it takes about as much time to prepare as it takes to brown hamburger. Longer cooking time but all you need is a timer and head back for the computer!

  4. First, Swept Away looks MARVELOUS.... and I can't wait to dive in either, Jan!!!!

    Second, doesn't this sound 'down home' fun???

    And delish?

    And we will not count calories....

    Kav, no Jiffy mixes or Crusteaz up there? Dagnabbit.

    1. No calories in this one, Ruthy. I insisted on that.
      Honestly it's not high cal is it? It's just bread and meat for heaven's sake. You oughta get to eat THAT!!! Wait'll you see my hamburger DONUT recipe.

  5. ps, why isn't the spelling for catsup Ketchup standardized? Merriam Webster need to get their act together!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!