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Tamale Pie Recipe

Lil' Luna
Tamale Pie is bursting with spice and hearty meat with a fabulous crust of tamale goodness and filled with beef, chiles, cheese and more. It is a delicious one pan meal and easy to make!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 10 ounce can red enchilada sauce
  • 2 4 ounce cans green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 8.5 ounce box corn muffin mix plus ingredients called for on the box


  • Preheat the oven to 350.
  • In a 10 inch oven-proof skillet, cook the ground beef, crumbling it into pieces as it cooks. When the ground beef is browned and cooked through, drain the grease. Add the enchilada sauce, one can of green chilies, the chili powder, and the cumin to the skillet, and stir to combine. Sprinkle 1 cup of the shredded cheese on top.
  • Prepare the corn muffin mix according to the directions on the box, then stir in the remaining can of green chilies and the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese. Spread the batter in an even layer over the beef mixture in the skillet.
  • Bake 35-40 minutes, until golden brown on top and cooked through. Let cool 5-10 minutes before serving.
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