Tex-Mex Chicken Tamale Pie
Indigenous people in Mexico make a version of this delicious pie with meat, chile peppers, and tomatoes, which is wrapped in a masa dough and foil and cooked over a campfire. This sumptuous cheese-topped pie might be considered the Tex-Mex version! It takes a lot of prep time but prep can be done a day ahead and the results are well worth the effort.
Substitute shortening for the lard if preferred.
Substitute asadero cheese for the Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese blend if preferred.