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tamale pie

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Carolyn Haas
Whitewater, WI

My husband requested this for Cinco de Mayo and I hadn't made it in years. I tried to remember how I had made it before. I'm pretty sure I used to add sliced black olives - but I had none! Maybe next time. I added a can of black beans, too, which wasn't in my original.

(1 rating)
yield 4 -6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For tamale pie

  • 1 Tbsp
    grape seed oil
  • 1
    small onion, chopped
  • 1/2
    red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2
    poblano, chopped
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced or grated
  • 1 c
    frozen corn
  • 1 can
    diced tomatoes, 14 oz can
  • 1 can
    chopped green chilies, 4 oz can
  • 1 can
    black beans, drained and rinsed, 14 oz can
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 box
    cornbread mix
  • 1
  • 1/3 c
  • 1/2 c
    shredded mexican style cheese
  • cilantro, sour cream, salsa (optional garnishes)

How To Make tamale pie

  • 1
    Heat oil in large cast iron pan. Add onions and saute until they start to turn golden. Add peppers and ground beef. Break up ground beef as it cooks.
  • 2
    When ground beef is no longer pink, add garlic, tomatoes, beans and corn. Add about half the can of green chilies. Stir in the seasonings and 1/2 of the cheese.
  • 3
    Preheat oven to 400ºF. Make cornbread - combine mix, egg, milk together. When evenly moist, add the rest of the green chiles and cheese. Spoon over top of meat mixture.
  • 4
    Bake 20-25 minutes until cornbread starts to turn a golden brown. Let cook for 5 minutes before serving. Add garnishes if desired.