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Jiffy Cornbread Casserole with Ground Beef

Jiffy Cornbread casserole with ground beef is a great meal to fix for the entire family.

The cheeseburger casserole recipe calls for a few simple ingredients, is budget-friendly, and feeds quite a few people.

Cheeseburger Casserole

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The cheeseburger casserole dish fed the whole family which included two teenage boys, my husband, and myself and we had leftovers.

Plus, it’s super easy to make, which takes the pain out of making dinner.

If you’re looking for a meal that combines scrumptious cheeseburger with veggies, a cornbread-type of bun, and lots of flavor, this is the recipe–and your pickiest eaters will love it.

If you like cornbread, try Jiffy corn pudding with creamed and whole kernel corn.

Jiffy Cornbread Casserole with Ground Beef

One of the frustrations of having two teenage boys is feeding them and keeping them full.

It’s not an easy task and Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix has come to the rescue more often than once.

The muffin mix is filling and mixes up well with veggies, ground beef, onions, and cheese–plus, the casserole recipe is super easy to make.

If you love cornbread flavors, give these Jiffy Cornbread Pancakes with buttermilk and Jiffy Cornbread hush puppies a try. 

Make the Ground Beef Ahead of Time

I cooked the ground beef the day before while I had a little extra time and when I was ready to make the recipe, I was able to pull it out of the fridge and have the meal in the oven and cooking in less than 15-minutes.

It takes about 30 minutes to cook the meal (if you start out with cooked ground beef), and it’s ready to go.

The best thing about this casserole recipe is that you’re getting almost all of the food groups into one dish.

What do I need for this beef casserole recipe?

(Full printable recipe, measurements, and instructions listed below at the bottom of the post in the recipe card).

  • Cooked ground beef
  • Onion (diced)
  • Can of cream of chicken soup
  • Frozen mixed vegetables
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How Do I Make the Cheeseburger Casserole?

  1. Firstly, mix the Jiffy Cornbread mix, eggs, and 2/3 cup of milk and spread it into the bottom of a greased 9″ x 13″ casserole dish.
  2. Secondly, add the cooked ground beef, veggies, onions, cream of chicken soup, and half of the shredded cheese to a large bowl and mix it well.
  3. Add 1/4 cup of milk to the ground beef mixture and mix.
  4. Thirdly, pour over the cornbread, add the salt and pepper, and top with the remaining shredded cheese.
  5. And finally, bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes and the cheese is melted and toasty on the top.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Step-By-Step Instructions

Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix

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Firstly, start by adding the Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix to a medium-sized bowl. 

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Pour the milk and eggs into the muffin mix and stir everything together. 

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Grease the casserole dish and spread the Jiffy Muffin Mix on the bottom of the pan.

You will need a 9″ x 13″ pan for this recipe, otherwise, you’ll have food pouring over the sides.

Grease the casserole dish liberally and I cannot stress this enough, or you’ll be spending a lot of time cleaning the dish after dinner.

I didn’t really grease mine enough this time and it stuck to the pan.

Should I Bake the Cornbread First?

Some people like to bake the Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix before adding the rest of the ingredients because it will give the cornbread more of a crunch.

But, I like to cook the cornbread and the beef mixture altogether; however, either way will work.

If you do decide to cook the cornbread before adding the casserole to the top, don’t cook it as long as the cornbread directions state because it will come out super dry.

Try cutting the cornbread cooking time in half to see how it comes out.

If you decide not to cook the cornbread first the dish will still taste amazing. I actually prefer that it cooks all together.

I’ve also had a lot of readers say that they like to add the cornbread on top of the cheeseburger ingredients, and that works, too.

Ground Beef Topping Mixture

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Secondly, add the cooked ground beef to a large mixing bowl.

I brown the meat in a skillet, drain the grease, and then add it to a heat-safe mixing bowl.

The Fresh Market offers ground beef at a discount one day a week here in town, so I head down to the store and purchase a handful of ground beef and chicken and save a lot of money.

If you can find a place that offers it for a good price, you can freeze it and really save some money.

I will buy several pounds on sale day and freeze the meat and then cook it throughout the next couple of weeks.

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Next, add the frozen vegetables and diced onions to the bowl.

I only had peas in my freezer, so that is what I used this time.

You can use mixed vegetables or any type of small diced veggies that you like and everyone will get their protein and veggies!

The kids like the mixed veggies with corn, carrots, peas, and butter beans. Adding that to the dish is always a hit, and I’m getting healthy food in them.

Other Vegetable Options:

  • Green beans
  • Diced green bell pepper
  • Green chilies for a Tex-Mex flavor
  • Green onions
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Add the cream of chicken soup, half of the shredded cheese, and the remainder of the milk to the bowl.

Now’s a great time to also sprinkle some salt and pepper over the top. Give everything a good stir. 

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Thirdly, you’re going to spread the food over the Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix. 

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Sprinkle the rest of the shredded cheddar cheese on top of the casserole. 

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And finally, bake the Jiffy Cornbread casserole recipe for 30-minutes or until the cheese is nice toasty and golden brown on top.

Doesn’t it look delicious?! Plenty of melty cheese, hearty meat, and veggies.

This is also a dish that you can make ahead of time and stick in the freezer for a later date and pull it out when you’re ready to cook it.

It’s great if you’re hauling kids all over the place and need to have something ready for dinner, or guests are coming for a visit and you need to prepare food ahead of time.

Dinner is Served!

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It’s an easy meal and filling casserole and moreover, I love the cheesiness of the dinner. My kids loved it and I have a picky eater at home.

Furthermore, we make this casserole dish often because of how filling and delicious it is.

Sides to serve with the hearty weeknight dinner recipe:

What is in a casserole?

A casserole dish usually contains several ingredients including the main ingredient, such as the ground beef, and side items like the vegetables and is cooked in one dish.

I love casserole dishes because you can pretty much throw everything into the dish and cook it.

Can I make this dish ahead of time?

Yes, although I would make up the beef mixture ahead of time and prepare the cornbread when you are ready to bake the dish.

Then add the cornbread to the bottom of the dish, pour the beef mixture over it, top with cheese and bake.

My cornbread came out dry, what do I do?

By its nature, cornbread is crumbly, so you can add two tablespoons of sour cream to the cornbread mixture and that will help keep it from being so dry.

How Do I Store The Jiffy Cornbread Casserole Recipe?

You can store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Variations and Substitutions for Jiffy Cornbread Casserole with Savory Ground Beef

While the classic Jiffy Cornbread Casserole with Savory Ground Beef is undeniably delicious, try different ingredients to get a different version now and again.

  1. Mexican-inspired – add some ingredients such as diced green chilies, black beans, and taco seasoning to get a more Mexican flavor. Top it off with a dollop of sour cream and some fresh salsa for a zesty kick.
  2. Cheesy bacon – stir in some cooked and crumbled bacon for an indulgent experience. The smoky flavors of bacon combined with the sweetness of the cornbread and the savory ground beef create an irresistible combination.

Feel free to get creative and experiment with different flavors and ingredients to make the Jiffy Cornbread Casserole with Ground Beef your own.

More Ground Beef Recipes for Dinner

Can You Freeze Cheeseburger Casserole?

Yes, you can freeze the cheeseburger casserole for up to two months. But, you will need to cover the dish with heavy duty aluminum foil. Do not bake the dish before freezing.

When you are ready to cook it, allow it to thaw out in the freezer 24 hours ahead of cooking.

Jiffy Cheeseburger Casserole

Check out the Jiffy Cornbread casserole card below, grab those ingredients, and start cooking! I love this recipe and I think you’ll love this one, too.

Then, share your comments below and share a picture of your dinner on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share it with us!

This is a hearty weeknight dinner recipe and I think you’ll really love it!

Check out these other easy ground beef recipes, too!

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Jiffy Cornbread Casserole with Ground Beef

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Jiffy Cheeseburger Casserole is a great meal to fix for the entire family. The cheeseburger casserole recipe is budget-friendly and feeds quite a few people. I fed two teenage boys, my husband, and myself and we had leftovers. It's a great meal. 


  • 1 pound cooked ground beef
  • 1/4 cup onion (diced)
  • 10.5 ounce can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables
  • 1/4 cup milk + 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 - 8.5 ounce boxes Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Liberally grease a 9" x 13" casserole dish with butter or non stick cooking spray.

  1. Brown ground beef, drain the grease, and add to a large heat-safe mixing bowl.
  2. Add the two boxes of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix, eggs, and 2/3 cup of milk to another large bowl. Mix everything together and spread into the casserole dish.
  3. Add the diced onion, vegetables, cream of chicken soup, salt and pepper, and half of the shredded cheese to the bowl with the cooked ground beef. Mix everything together well.
  4. Pour the 1/4 cup milk into the bowl and mix.
  5. Spread over the Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix and top with the remaining cheddar cheese.
  6. Bake for 30-minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 servings Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 215Total Fat: 11.8gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 413mgCarbohydrates: 7.9gFiber: .9gSugar: 2.1gProtein: 18.8g

Did you make this recipe?

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Can I use Jiffy corn muffin mix to make corn bread? Yes, it works perfectly for an easy, moist, and sweet recipe.

How to Make Jiffy Cornbread More Moist


Sunday 5th of May 2024

We make this in rotation at our house but definitely cook onions with meat and we only use one box of Jiffy. I also have used different veggies and we found green beans work best for us! Love this quick and easy meal on a busy workday

Julie Pollitt

Monday 6th of May 2024

Great tips! Thank you and so glad you like it! I love green beans!


Wednesday 17th of April 2024

It's a Cheese burger style casserole. With jiffy corn bread on the bottom. Its Really good. As suggested in comments I added cooked bacon cut in approximately 1/2" pieces to the ground beef , cream of chicken soup mixture. Also as suggested in comments I only used 1 box jiffy mix. I think 2 would have been good if your making this for more than 2 people.

Julie Pollitt

Wednesday 17th of April 2024

Thanks for the tips! Love to see variations of this!


Friday 8th of March 2024

I have made this numerous times! We love it!

Julie Pollitt

Friday 8th of March 2024

So glad to hear! Thanks for sharing that!


Monday 12th of February 2024

Because I like something green with my meal I sliced brussell spouts thin and layered the bottom with them and added red and yellow bell pepper along with baby spinach to the ground beef just poured the prepared cornbread mixture (added sweet corn) over the top along with cheese. .....was delicious and hopefully nutritious....

Julie Pollitt

Tuesday 13th of February 2024

That sounds great and I do think it was very nutritious! Thanks for sharing!


Friday 17th of November 2023

Can I halve the recip

Julie Pollitt

Saturday 18th of November 2023

hi Diane,

You definitely can!

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