One-Pan Southwest-Style Beef and Cornbread Skillet
with beans and peppers
Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.
Cook Within: 5 days
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Spice Level: Not Spicy
Contains: Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Soy
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In Your Box (serves 4)
- 16 oz. Ground Beef
- 15 oz. Pinto Beans
- 15 oz. Crushed Tomatoes
- 1 Green Bell Pepper
- 4 Green Onions
- 1½ Tbsp. Chile and Cumin Rub
- 2 tsp. Chicken Broth Concentrate
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You Will Need
- 1 Mixing Bowl
- 1 Large Oven-Safe Non-Stick Pan
Before You Cook
To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:
- Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
- Seafood 145° F |
- Chicken 165° F |
- Ground Beef 160° F |
- Ground Turkey 165° F |
- Ground Pork 160° F
Prepare the Ingredients
Stem, seed, remove ribs, and cut bell pepper into 1/2" dice.Trim and thinly slice green onions.Drain and rinse beans.
Make the Cornbread Batter
In a mixing bowl, combine corn muffin mix and 1/2 cup water until a batter thicker than pancake batter-consistency forms.If too thick, add additional water, 1 tsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached.Stir in shredded cheese and half the green onions (reserve remaining for garnish).
Cook the Ground Beef
Place a large oven-safe non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and bell peppers to hot, dry pan. Break up meat until no pink remains and beef reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 4-6 minutes.Carefully drain excess liquid from pan. Stir in chile and cumin rub, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper.
Add the Sauce and Cornbread Topping
Add beans, tomatoes, chicken base, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 cup water to hot pan. Bring to a simmer.Once simmering, stir occasionally until combined, 3-5 minutes.Add cream cheese and stir until melted and incorporated, 30-60 seconds.Add cornbread batter in dollops, roughly the size of a tablespoon, evenly over beef mixture.
Bake Skillet and Finish Dish
Bake in hot oven until cornbread is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into topping comes out clean, 20-25 minutes.Carefully remove from oven. Pan handle will be hot! Use an oven mitt.Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with remaining green onions. Bon appétit!
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