: In a skillet, brown the ground beef over medium-high heat. Add chopped onions and red bell pepper
Season the beef mixture with chili powder, cumin, salt, and black pepper. Stir in the corn, black beans
Prepare the cornbread mix according to the package instructions. Most mixes will require adding eggs and milk. Mix until smooth.
In a greased casserole dish, spread the beef and vegetable mixture evenly. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top.
Carefully pour the prepared cornbread batter over the beef and cheese layer. Spread it evenly to cover the entire surface.
Bake in a preheated oven according to the cornbread mix instructions or until the cornbread is golden brown and cooked through.
If desired, garnish with fresh cilantro for a pop of flavor and color. Slice and serve this Cowboy Cornbread Casserole for a hearty Western-inspired meal.