You can also add a can of drained black beans or pinto beans to the beef before putting on the corn muffin mix. Gives more protein and stretches the dish.
1 lbground beef, lean
1 cchopped onion
1 can(s)ro-tel diced tomatoes and green chilies
1 Tbspchili powder (more or less)
1envelope corn muffin mix (or mix your own)
1/2 cgrated monterey jack cheese
·milk for corn muffin mix
How to Make Chili-Tamale Pie
- Use a heavy, oven-proof skillet. I used a cast iron one. Preheat oven to temperature specified on corn muffin mix.
- Brown beef and onion in the skillet over medium-high heat. Pour off any fat. Stir in Ro-Tel and chili powder. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until sauce is reduced and thick.
- Mix corn muffin mix using the milk for the liquid, and stir in the grated cheese. Spread mixture on top of the beef in the skillet.
- Bake casserole for time specified on muffin mix, usually 20-25 minutes. Allow to sit 5-10 minutes before serving.