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Recipe of the Day: Sloppy Joe casserole with something extra

Cornbread Topped Sloppy Joe Casserole
Cornbread Topped Sloppy Joe Casserole

CORNBREAD TOPPED SLOPPY JOE CASSEROLE

1 pound lean (at least 80 percent) ground beef

1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)

1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce

1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon yellow mustard

1 pouch (6.5 ounces) golden corn muffin and bread mix

1/3 cup milk

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 egg

1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 ounces)

Heat oven to 350 degrees. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until brown; drain. Stir in tomato sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until boiling; keep warm.

2 In small bowl, stir corn bread mix, milk, oil and egg just until moistened; batter will be lumpy.

3 Spoon hot beef mixture into 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup of the cheese. Spoon corn bread batter evenly over top.

4 Bake 25 to 35 minutes. or until toothpick inserted in center of topping comes out clean. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup cheese over hot casserole. Makes 6 servings.

Tips: Make sure the sloppy joe mixture is piping hot when you spoon the batter on top, so that the corn bread bakes all the way through.

Betty Crocker

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