Mexican Shepherd's Pie Haiku: "This was pretty bland. Even served with 'stuff' on the side. Cornbread needed jazz." We had to serve ours w/ shredded lettuce, salsa, grated Mexican-blend cheese, and tomatoes to enjoy this b/c it was fairly bland. I made it as directed except only used 1 lb. of ground beef, which I found was more than enough for a 9X13 pan. As other reviews have mentioned, one cornbread mix doesn't quite cover the surface, but I only had one, so I transferred half of the taco meat mixture to a round pie-dish, bagged and froze the rest for another random taco dinner night, then proceeded w/ just the one packet of cornbread mix on top. Upon serving it (schlooop! It squishes and doesn't quite come out in any wedge that would resemble pie) we realized that the cornbread was just so ... boring. If I were to make this again, I'd add cheese and jalapenos and additional spices to the cornbread mix, and if using 9X13, double the cornbread top, or I don't know, omit it altogether and use crushed tortilla chips instead, and maybe add a layer of refried beans ... OK, now we're getting into "new recipe" territory.
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Mexican Shepherd's Pie Haiku: "This was pretty bland. Even served with 'stuff' on the side....