Monday, March 21, 2016

Hot Tamale Pie

Hot Tamale Pie

Do you like your comfort food hot and spicy? Then we think you will like this casserole. It has a great south western flavor and is topped with corn muffin. A nice hot dish on a bone chilling day like today in Ontario. The grandkids liked it and it went well with a simple garden salad with lots of spring onions and shredded cheese topping.


cooking spray
2 pounds ground beef
2 cups diced poblano peppers
1 teaspoon salt
1 (16 ounce) jar salsa
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground dried chipotle pepper
2 (8.5 ounce) boxes dry corn muffin mix (such as Jiffy®)
2 eggs
2/3 cup milk, divided
4 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
4 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
8 ounces frozen corn, thawed

Directions :

Prep20 m
Cook1 h 10 m

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Spray a 9x13-inch casserole dish with cooking spray.
Cook and stir ground beef in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until meat starts to brown and release juices, about 5 minutes.
Reduce heat to medium and stir in poblano peppers, salt, salsa, oregano, and chipotle powder; cook and stir until seasoned beef is crumbly and no longer pink, about 10 minutes.
Mix one package of corn muffin mix in a large bowl with 1 egg and 1/3 cup of milk. Whisk to combine. In a separate large bowl, mix the second package of corn muffin mix with 1 egg, 1/3 cup of milk and half the Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses.
Spread the prepared corn muffin mixture without cheese into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle corn over the muffin mix, followed by remaining half of the cheeses, then the beef mixture.
Spoon the corn muffin mix with cheese on top of the beef and carefully spread over the top with a fork, leaving about half an inch from the edges of the pan.
Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, until golden brown.

Looks good and tastes great. I added it to my list of Canadian winter 'comfort foods'.
Have a wonderful day. If you can' t make that happen...'what the hell'.....sit down, put your feet up, have a cup of coffee and watch 'Family Feud'. It's on every damn channel, 7 days a week.

You can substitute red or green bell peppers for the poblano peppers if desired.


  1. Hi Genie ,
    Everyone here loves tamale pie . Aunty put it on the menu every Tuesday , we serve two types , hot and regular .
    Hope things are going good for you and family .
    Happy Easter to you and yours.
    ;-D Nee

  2. Hi Nee
    Tamale pie went over pretty well up here. We want something hot and filling on a cold day to warm us up from the inside out. I am always on the lookout for one pan comfort foods for my list.
    Have a lovely Easter with your family. I bet the kids are getting excited.


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