Recipe by Chef John
"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."
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diced poblano peppers
1 (16 ounce) jar
ground dried chipotle pepper
2 (8.5 ounce) boxes
dry corn muffin mix (such as Jiffy®)
shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
frozen corn, thawed
Awesome recipe idea! I like another person used canned RoTel and I added minced garlic and onions while the meat cooked. I then topped it with sour cream when I served it!
We didn't really enjoy this one. Was fun to try it and was very quick and easy to make.The poblano's didn't have much flavor. Reading over this, I bought cornbread mix...is that different than corn muffin mix? It wasn't a hit with the meat mixture. Only two out of 6 enjoyed it and had seconds. I threw some ghost pepper salsa on it to spice it up which was good. We should have used more cheese too.
All things considered, this is a simple but tasty recipe that I keep changing to find new combinations of ingredients. I think the cornbread on the top and bottom is a bit much for me but my son likes it this way. I have moved to putting the cornbread mixture on the top only making for less cornbread and more ingredients. The poblano peppers help make this dish different. This has become a regular in our meal rotation due to its simplicity.
This was really good! Based on all the reviews, I took a little from everyone. (thanks to all the good cooks who took the time to write a review)
I used ground turkey, added chopped onion,garlic and serrano pepper to meat while it was cooking. I used Taco seasoning, oregano, Rotel diced tomato's and green chilies and a can of black beans rinsed and drained. It was great!
this is a great place to start! i used less ground beef, added a drained can of black beans, and used rotel instead of salsa and in place of the peppers i just used 1 green pepper. i pretty much doubled the cheese in both places. it was FANTASTIC. i'm going to divide it up and freeze it in single sized portions so i can enjoy this for a while! next time i'm going to use lentils instead of ground beef for a meat free meal. to penny pinch you could leave the bottom layer of cornbread out and just make the top portion and it'd be just as good, but i like the extra layer in there.
Ok, took me awhile to find this recipe because I only saw the video once prior to making it lol. Thusly I did change a few things, relatively minor. First, we have no Jiffy cornmeal mix up here so I made a double cornbread recipe and split it. No Poblano's either so I chopped up a red and a green bell pepper. I didn't thaw my corn. The spice amounts I guessed at and while I was a little light on the salt, it was fine. I subbed in just a very little bit of red pepper flakes instead of the chipotle powder because we like just a wee bit of heat. I upped it a bit more by using a pre-mixed bag of shredded cheddar, jack and colby cheese with hanbanero and jalapeno peppers. I used maybe a 1/2 cup of cheese. The end result was and is wonderfully edible. A dish that will go in the rotation!
Yep! It's a keeper!
There are only two of us, so I cut the recipe in half, and baked in an 8 x 8 brownie pan. I was careful to keep the layers separate, so it looked as gorgeous as shown in Chef John's video (see photos: it was submitted by "Denise"-thanks)! I came close, but the Jiffy mix fools you: wet it looks like a thin layer, but cooked it puffs a LOT, so it blends heartily with the meat layer. I still had a good layering going on when served, and it tasted delicious. Easy, worth-it recipe. Even great the next day.
Great recipe. My family really liked it. I used 4 large poblano peppers, which was just under a pound total. I only cooked it 50 minutes, and I could have probably taken it out of the oven after about 40 minutes, because it seemed slightly dry. Other than that, great recipe. Thanks, Chef John...another winner!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Hot Tamale Pie
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 286
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