Southwestern Cornbread Casserole


2 teaspoons vegetable oil
3 medium onions, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained, rinsed
1 can (11 oz) whole kernel corn with red and green peppers, drained
1 can (10 oz) diced tomatoes with green chiles, drained
1 can (10 oz) enchilada sauce
1/2 cup salsa
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 pouches (6.5 oz each) Betty Crocker® cornbread & muffin mix
1/3 cup milk
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (6 oz)
Sliced fresh jalapeƱo chiles, if desired


1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8 (8-oz) individual baking dishes with cooking spray. In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onions in oil 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender.

2. In large bowl, mix beans, corn, tomatoes, enchilada sauce and salsa. Stir in chicken, cilantro and onions. Spoon mixture into baking dishes.

3. In medium bowl, stir muffin mix, milk and eggs just until moistened. Spoon topping by heaping spoonfuls over chicken mixture.

4. Bake uncovered 20 to 25 minutes or until filling is bubbly and topping is golden brown. Sprinkle with cheese blend. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Garnish with jalapeƱos.

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