Prepare the cornbread as directed on the package and layer in the bottom of a casserole dish that has been prepared with non-stick cooking spray.
Heat a skilled on medium high heat and begin to brown the ground beef. Stir often and break apart the beef until just browned. (About 5 to 6 minutes.)
Add the Cajun seasoning and stir and continue to break apart the beef.
Stir in the garlic until fragrant.
To the beef mixture, add the tomato paste, roux and drained tomatoes. Stir till the mixture is thoroughly combined and heated through.
Add in the vegetables and continue to stir until the mixture is all combined. Salt & pepper to taste and make sure that the seasoning is to your liking.
Cover with the sharp cheddar cheese and bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes.
Garnish with the other half of the thinly sliced green onions and ENJOY!!!
* You can easily substitute ground turkey or ground chicken for the ground beef if you are wanting a lighter version.
** I season each layer as I go with salt & pepper. (Be cautious to not over season this recipe due to the Cajun seasoning that is added. Just lean on the side of caution...fair warning.)
Inspired & Adapted by Kelly Ciepluch's recipe for Cajun Beef Casserole on Taste of Home.