Critter Fritter Casserole

Critter Fritter Casserole

Kelly

"This year at the Texas State Fair, I had a treat called a Critter Fritter, which was a deep fried battered, meat-filled jalapeno. The combination of tastes was so great, I decided to try and replicate it in casserole form at home. The following is what I came up with."
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Ingredients

1 h 5 m servings 838 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings

Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 838 kcal
  • 42%
  • Fat:
  • 61.4 g
  • 95%
  • Carbs:
  • 31g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 40 g
  • 80%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 213 mg
  • 71%
  • Sodium:
  • 1491 mg
  • 60%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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Directions

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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef, and cook, stirring to crumble, until no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Remove meat with a slotted spoon and set aside. Drain off most of the fat, leaving enough to coat the bottom of the pan. Add onions to the fat in the pan; cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes. Return the meat to the skillet and season with garlic powder, salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder and oregano. Mix in jalapeno slices and cook until heated through. Transfer this mixture to an 8 inch square baking dish.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together the cornbread mix, butter, milk and egg. This can be done while the meat is cooking. Spoon over the top of the meat mixture in the baking dish, then top with shredded cheese.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is golden brown and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Cool slightly, then cut into squares to serve.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

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After making this numerous times more, I realized that it holds together a little better if you put the cheese on top of the meat and then top all of that with the cornbread mixture.

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The reason I am giving this a 3 is because it had a funny texture. The bottom meat part was crumbly, nothing held it together. You need to add probably 3/4 c. ketchup to the meat, or add chees...

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After making this numerous times more, I realized that it holds together a little better if you put the cheese on top of the meat and then top all of that with the cornbread mixture.

The reason I am giving this a 3 is because it had a funny texture. The bottom meat part was crumbly, nothing held it together. You need to add probably 3/4 c. ketchup to the meat, or add chees...

This recipe was awesome! I only made one change (well, besides following the instructions from the other comments about putting the cheese directly on top of the ground beef), I used green chil...

My family and I loved this. The bottom of mine was not crumbly, the corn bread mix was thin enough that is went down into the meat. So it was perfect! I cooked this for the first time last we...

Easy to make and it tastes good. I added the cheese before the corn mix and forked down a bit once I poured the cornbread mixture on and it all stuck together once baked. I thought the spice was...

Really good! Mine turned out a little dry but I think that is because I used Veal instead of Beef and there isn't as much fat.

Good Recipe! I added tomatoes and extra cheese to meat mixture and served with sour cream. Delicious

Easy to cook and really good

Very dry! Meat was crumbly & didn't hold to the top crust. Good flavor, but not very good texture!!

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