Recipe by 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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ground black pepper
canned jalapeno slices, drained and chopped
1 (8.5 ounce) package
corn muffin and bread mix
unsalted butter, melted
shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
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 cheese. Instead of covering the top of the cornbread part with the shredded cheddar, next time I will probably add the cheese into the meat mixture. We doused ours in ketchup to eat it. I will try again, because the flavor was really good (I doubled the onion and salt).
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 chiles instead of jalapenos - wasn't quite as spicy as it could have been. We served it with sour cream - I think we'll add a bed of lettuce next time. I'm also wondering if I reduce the amount of ground beef and substitute some refried beans, if the flavor would change drastically or if it would just help hold the bottom together a little more. My daughter wasn't crazy about the corn bread part (but she's not a bread eater) but loved the meat. Oh, and, instead of using a boxed mix of corn bread, I mixed up 1/2 of a batch of "Homesteader Cornbread" (it's another favorite recipe of ours from allrecipes) and poured that on top - absolutely delish!! Thank you for your wonderful creation!
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 week and we are having it again tonight.
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 very balanced. Leftovers were good too. Thanks for a great recipe :)
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
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Critter Fritter Casserole
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 553
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