Not-So-Corny Tamale Pie

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"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 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 571 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 25 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 58.2g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 28.4 g
  • 57%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 110 mg
  • 37%
  • Sodium:
  • 1611 mg
  • 64%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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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.


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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. Fire roasted diced tomatoes are great in it as well.

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