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Not-So-Corny Tamale Pie

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Looking for a tamale pie, but not crazy about all that corn? This dish doesn't have bits of corn, it is a nice meat-and-beans dish."
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40 m servings 571
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Heat oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat; saute onion until lightly browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Add ground beef; cook and stir until beef is browned and crumbly, 5 to 10 minutes. Mix pinto beans and black beans into beef mixture.
  3. Sprinkle Mexican cheese blend over beef-bean mixture; stir. Mix diced tomatoes with green chile peppers into beef-bean mixture.
  4. Mix corn bread mix, milk, and eggs together in a bowl until batter is smooth. Spread batter over top of beef-bean mixture.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cornbread comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Bake the pie in a 2-quart baking dish or 9x13-inch baking dish if you don't have a cast-iron skillet.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 571 calories; 25 58.2 28.4 110 1611 Full nutrition

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This was a great base recipe. A friend of mine made something very similar with ground italian sausage instead of ground beef. The spiciness was great. I also add in some salsa and more chillies...

I changed an awful lot--late and I didn't have everything. It's a long way to the store. So, after that - it was great, and fast! I used refried beans in place of both cans of beans having neit...

This is a great recipe. It's really versatile. You can use tons of add ins, even in the cornbread mix. I definitely recommend adding in the cheese!

I often forget that it calls for pinto beans so we get it with extra black beans (I love that part, family hates it). Really good either way. SUPER EASY recipe!

This is a great recipe. Fire roasted diced tomatoes are great in it as well.