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Tamale Pie

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Tamale Pie is a delicious combination of cornbread, enchilada sauce, taco meat, and cheese. I love it because it is in an all in one meal! I don’t have to make any side dishes if I don’t want to (which I don’t!). 

Tamale Pie is one of my husband’s favorite meals. My children eat this really well too! Plus it makes fantastic leftovers! 

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You can use your favorite cornbread recipe, either homemade or from a box mix. If you need a delicious homemade recipe, check out this simple golden cornbread. This recipe can be made gluten free if needed. 

Mix up your cornbread, put the batter in a deep cast iron skillet or baking dish. Make sure the sides are deep enough because you will be adding a lot more ingredients to this dish. Bake the cornbread according to package directions or per recipe instructions.

While the cornbread is baking, brown one pound of hamburger. Add taco seasoning. If you want a homemade, naturally gluten-free taco seasoning, check out my blog post Homemade Taco Seasoning.

Remove hamburger from grease, then add one can of corn and one can of black beans, drained and rinsed. 

After the cornbread is cooked, remove from the oven. Use a fork and poke holes all over the cornbread, just like you would with a jello poke cake. HAHA! Every time I do this I think tamale enchilada poke cake! 

Then use your favorite red enchilada sauce and pour it on top of the cornbread. 

Add the beef, corn, and beans on top of the cornbread. 

Top with shredded Colby-Jack cheese. Pop the whole thing back into the oven and bake for 20 minutes, until the cheese is all melty. 

Serve with your favorite toppings, such as diced tomatoes, sour cream, and cilantro. 

Enjoy!!!
Anna

Tamale Pie
Yield: 8 servings

Tamale Pie

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Tamale Pie is a delicious combination of cornbread, enchilada sauce, taco meat, and cheese.

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe of your favorite cornbread (see blog post for GF recommendation)
  • 1 can red enchilada sauce
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • taco seasoning (see blog post for GF recommendation)
  • 2 cups shredded Colby-Jack cheese
  • Optional Toppings:
  • diced tomatoes
  • sour cream
  • cilantro

Instructions

  1. Mix up your cornbread, put it in a deep cast iron skillet or baking dish. Make sure the sides are deep enough, because you will be adding a lot more ingredients to this dish. Bake the cornbread according to package directions or per recipe instructions.
  2. While the cornbread is baking, brown one pound of hamburger. Drain grease and add taco seasoning.
  3. Add one can of corn and one can of black beans, drained and rinsed, to the ground beef.
  4. After the cornbread is cooked, remove from the oven. Use a fork and poke holes all over the cornbread, just like you would with a jello poke cake.
  5. Then use your favorite red enchilada sauce and pour it on top of the cornbread.
  6. Add the beef, corn, and beans on top of the cornbread. 
  7. Top with shredded Colby-Jack cheese. Pop the whole thing back into the oven and bake for 20 minutes, until the cheese is all melty. 
  8. Serve with your favorite toppings, such as diced tomatoes, sour cream, and cilantro. 

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  • Dianne August 31, 2019, 8:31 pm
    I needed a GF dish for a friend so I made one GF for her and one with a box of cornbread for my family. So easy and tasty that I'm making again two days later for a carry-in. I like adding a bit of taco sauce on top too.
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy September 1, 2019, 12:51 pm
      Hi Dianne, Yay! We are so happy that you like this recipe and the addition of taco sauce sounds good! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving us a nice message. Linda & Anna

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