Rating: 4.71 stars
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

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.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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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 oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • 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.

  • Sprinkle Mexican cheese blend over beef-bean mixture; stir. Mix diced tomatoes with green chile peppers into beef-bean mixture.

  • Mix corn bread mix, milk, and eggs together in a bowl until batter is smooth. Spread batter over top of beef-bean mixture.

  • 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

571 calories; protein 28.4g; carbohydrates 58.2g; fat 25g; cholesterol 109.9mg; sodium 1611.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/19/2014
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 and spices to add flavor. I think i used cayanne pepper and chili powder. After it's baked the the corn bread topping is slightly golden brown, top with sour cream! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2014
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 neither. No peppers in the tomatoes either - I'm deathly allergic to them (hubby puts his in on the side). I upped the cheese layer and made a standard batch of cornbread instead of mix (don't use mixes). Cut down to four servings (for two) had enough for a rerun for lunch. We really like it and hubby said "save it!" Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2015
This is a great recipe. Fire roasted diced tomatoes are great in it as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2016
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! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/30/2021
I did make it but with my own corn bread mixture. It was really good except a little dry and I didn't put any cheese. I'm going to try it again and go exactly by your recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2021
Added corn to the beans and meat and cheese in the cornbread. It was awesome! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2020
Delicious. I did add additional cheese, kidney beans, black olives and used a different cornbread mix plus seasoning. this was very easy to make and is a keeper for sure. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2021
I thought it was too bland. I decreased hamburger to 1 pound. Substituted the rotel with 1 can of fire roasted tomatoes and 1can of green chilis. I increased cheese to 1 cup. I added 2 TBSP of chili powder and 2 tsp of cumen. I did add 1 cup of corn. The the changes it was delicious. BTW it makes a lot.if you wanted to use a fry pain it would need to be quite large. I used 9x13 and that was perfect Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2016
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! Read More