Hamburger Corn Casserole

Indulge in this mouthwatering Hamburger Corn Casserole! This scrumptious dish combines ground beef, pork sausage, corn, tomatoes, olives, and cheese, all baked to perfection with a cornbread topping. Perfect for weeknight dinners or potlucks, this comforting casserole will be a hit with your family and friends.

Two servings of hamburger corn casserole in white bowls.

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Hearty Dinner Casserole Recipe

This ground beef corn casserole is a hearty dish filled with hamburger, sweet corn, sausage, tomatoes, and more. What’s more, this casserole reheats very well, so you can enjoy it for a second meal.

If you love digging into a warm, hearty, and satisfying casserole on a cold day, this beef and corn casserole recipe is for you. It’s even more comforting than a thick wooly sweater!

Why You Should Try This Hamburger Corn Casserole Recipe

This tasty ground beef corn casserole will feed your family and give you leftovers, thus cutting down on your food prep time. Also, this casserole is super economical and won’t break your food budget.

It’s a great ground beef and corn casserole if you’re hauling kids all over the place and need to have something ready for their dinner appetites. Or, you have guests coming to visit, and you need to prepare something scrumptious ahead of time. This easy-as-pie main dish is sure to go straight to the front of your recipe box.

Why Does This Hamburger Corn Casserole Recipe Work So Well?

  • With minimal and readily available ingredients, this hamburger casserole is easily assembled on any given day of the week.
  • No weird time-consuming methods are involved; just layer your ingredients and pop your ground beef and corn casserole in the oven.
  • This ground beef corn casserole recipe is easily adaptable, so you can add or substitute whatever you like.
  • It’s an amazing casserole to bring to potlucks or tailgates, especially if you have a casserole carrier.

Beef and Corn Casserole – Ingredients You Will Need

Nothing fancy that will entail you running all over town to find. Here’s your ingredient list:

  • Ground beef
  • Pork sausage
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Canned corn kernels
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Cornmeal
  • Onion 
  • Garlic 
  • Black olives
  • Chili powder
  • Salt
Hamburger corn casserole ingredients on a tray.

Ingredient Notes

  • For the best taste, use at least 80/20 ground beef. Lean ground beef has less flavor.
  • You can use fresh, frozen, or canned corn. If frozen, defrost it before using it for the casserole.

Hamburger and Corn Casserole – How to Make It

This ground beef corn casserole is so easy to put together – it’s one of those basic dump-and-bake recipes! Here’s what you do:

  1. Brown the meat together with the onion and garlic in a large skillet and drain off excess liquid.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, corn, olives, chili powder, and salt, and bring to a boil.
  3. Transfer the beef mixture to a 9-inch square baking dish.
  4. Combine the cornmeal, milk, and eggs.
  5. Pour over the meat and sprinkle cheese on top.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 40 to 50 minutes.
  7. Garnish with chopped green onions if desired.

To make a large casserole, double the ingredients and use a 13 X 9-inch baking pan.

Collage of making hamburger corn casserole.
Two servings of hamburger corn casserole and two forks.

Recipe Variations

  • Meat: Substitute ground chicken or turkey.
  • Cheese: Vary the cheese – Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack, Gouda, American, mozzarella, Swiss, provolone.
  • Veggies: Add any vegetable that you like. For instance, red peppers or peas would taste good and add some color. 

What to Serve With Hamburger Corn Casserole

This is a filling casserole all by itself. However, are some serving suggestions:

How to Store Casserole Leftovers

Refrigerator: Store leftover casserole in an airtight container in your refrigerator for 2 to 3 days.

Freezer: Allow the casserole to cool to room temperature. Transfer the cooled leftovers to a freezer-safe container. Freeze it for up to 3 months.

Make Ahead Freezer: Why not make an extra unbaked casserole and freeze it for later? Line the pan of the one you want to freeze with foil, place in the fridge until cool, and then transfer to the freezer. When frozen, lift the casserole out of the pan using the foil and wrap it tightly. When it’s time to bake your frozen casserole, simply return it (still in the foil) to the pan and add 15 more minutes of baking time.

Note: Be careful if you use a casserole dish made of ceramic or glass. Placing it cold directly into a hot oven can cause it to shatter.

Overhead view of hamburger corn casserole in two bowls.

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Recipe by Virginia McDowell. Jefferson City, MO. 1980.

Two servings of hamburger corn casserole in white bowls.

Hamburger Corn Casserole

Hamburger corn casserole is a hearty dish made with beef, pork, cornbread, and much more.  This hearty casserole will fill many bellies.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Casserole Recipes, Ground Beef
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 424kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 pound pork sausage
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 16 ounces canned whole tomatoes
  • 16 ounces canned corn drained
  • 20 to 24 black olives
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a dry skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef, pork sausage, onion, and garlic until the meat is browned; drain. Return the drained meat to the skillet.
  • Stir in the tomatoes with juice, drained corn, olives, chili powder, and salt and bring to a boil.
  • Transfer the mixture to an ungreased 9×9-inch baking dish.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the cornmeal, milk, and eggs and whisk to incorporate. Pour this mixture over the meat in the baking dish. Sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top.
  • Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until golden brown.


Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 1018mg | Potassium: 510mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Vitamin C: 6.8mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 3mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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