Beef Tamale Pie

A hearty Mexican casserole that will satisfy your hungry kids.

Beef Tamale Pie

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 8


  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup creamed corn
  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can diced green chiles
  • 2 cups cooked beef, shredded
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 (10 ounce) can red enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup pico de gallo
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped


  1. Preheat your oven to 400F.
  2. In a medium size bowl, mix together cornmeal, sugar, salt, baking powder.
  3. Stir in egg, butter, and buttermilk.
  4. Stir in the creamed corn and the green chiles.
  5. Pour the cornbread mixture into a 12 inch skillet. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes. Insert a toothpick into the center of the cornbread until it comes out clean.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool, slightly.
  7. To make the casserole, mix half of the enchilada sauce with the shredded beef.
  8. Pour the other half of the enchilada sauce over the top the cornbread. Top with shredded beef and all the cheese.
  9. Bake the casserole for about 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted and has started to brown on top.
  10. Garnish with pico de gallo, avocado, green onions, and cilantro.

Last Modified on May 30, 2018
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