Rating: 4.5 stars 4.5
595 Ratings
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  • 1 star values: 5

While this tamale pie has very little to do with its south-of-the-border namesake, it's a really delicious recipe all the same.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9x13 casserole
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Spray a 9x13-inch casserole dish with cooking spray.

  • Cook and stir ground beef in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until meat starts to brown and release juices, about 5 minutes.

  • Reduce heat to medium and stir in poblano peppers, salt, salsa, oregano, and chipotle powder; cook and stir until seasoned beef is crumbly and no longer pink, about 10 minutes.

  • Mix one package of corn muffin mix in a large bowl with 1 egg and 1/3 cup of milk. Whisk to combine. In a separate large bowl, mix the second package of corn muffin mix with 1 egg, 1/3 cup of milk and half the Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses.

  • Spread the prepared corn muffin mixture without cheese into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle corn over the muffin mix, followed by remaining half of the cheeses, then the beef mixture.

  • Spoon the corn muffin mix with cheese on top of the beef and carefully spread over the top with a fork, leaving about half an inch from the edges of the pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, until golden brown.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute red or green bell peppers for the poblano peppers if needed.

Editor's Note:

This recipe freezes well, whether baked or unbaked. If you freeze it unbaked, bake it, covered in foil, for an extra 30-40 minutes until cornbread is golden and casserole is heated through.

Nutrition Facts

640 calories; protein 34.7g; carbohydrates 54.3g; fat 31.8g; cholesterol 145.7mg; sodium 1556.1mg. Full Nutrition
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