Tamale Pie

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Tamale Pie

Tamale pie is a classic comfort food that combines the flavors of a traditional tamale with the convenience of a casserole. This dish is easy to make and perfect for feeding a crowd, making it a great option for busy weeknights or potluck dinners. The result is a hearty and satisfying meal that will warm you up from the inside out. So, grab your apron and get ready to enjoy a delicious and comforting tamale pie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Servings 8
Calories 343 kcal


  • cooking spray
  • 1 corn muffin mix box such as JIFFY
  • 1 egg large
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup creamed corn canned
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil extra-virgin
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin ground
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Kosher salt
  • black pepper freshly ground
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • cup enchilada sauce red
  • 1 cup cheese cheddar shredded
  • 1 cup cheese Monterey jack shredded


  • Preheat oven to 400°. Grease a large oven-safe skillet with cooking spray. In a large bowl, whisk together corn muffin mix, egg, sour cream, and creamed corn. Transfer to prepared skillet and bake until golden, 20 minutes. Let cool.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion, cumin, and chili powder and season with salt and pepper. Cook until soft, 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute more. Add ground beef and cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 6 minutes. Drain fat.
  • Poke entire surface of cornbread with a fork and pour over enchilada sauce. Add beef and top with cheeses.
  • Cover with foil and bake until cheese is melty, about 20 minutes. Switch oven to broil, remove foil, and broil until cheese turns golden, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Paulson Pursuits is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.


Calories: 343kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 19gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 377mgPotassium: 265mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 581IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 249mgIron: 2mg
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