Chipotle Tamale Pie

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By
@HIfoodie

Chipotle chilies gave it a smokey kick to it.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Ingredients

1 Tbsp
butter, room temperature
1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 lb
ground beef
1 medium
onion, chopped
1
green bell pepper, diced
2
garlic clove, minced
2 tsp
ground cumin
1
(15 ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1
(8 ounce) can diced tomatoes
2
chipotle chilies, plus 1 teaspon adobo sauce, from can chipotle in adobo
1 c
grated cheddar cheese
1/2 c
cilantro leaves, chopped
1
(8.5 ounce) package cornbread mix
1
egg
1/3 c
milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven 400 degrees F.

Grease an 8-inch baking dish with the butter and set it aside.

Heat the olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef, onions, green peppers, and garlic. Cook until the ground beef is no longer pink and cooked through. Drain off any excess fat and sprinkle the meat mixture with the cumin.

Add the beans, tomatoes, chilies and adobo sauce to the skillet and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer until slightly thickened (5 minutes). Remove pan from the heat and stir in the cheese and cilantro.

Spread the meat mixture in the prepared baking dish, pressing down on it with the back of a spoon to make an even, compact layer.

Combine the cornbread mix with milk and egg. Spread the cornbread batter over the beef mixture and bake until the cornbread is golden-brown, 20-25 minutes. Let the tamale pie stand for 5-10 minutes before cutting into the squares and serving.