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Beef Tamale Pie

This recipe is easy to make and something different for family dinner!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: family dinner, tamale pie
Servings: 8 people


  • 2 boxes corn bread mix (like Jiffy)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup creamed fiesta corn
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • kosher salt
  • ground pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2/3 cup red enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1 cup sredded Monterey Jack


  • Preheat oven to 400°. Grease a 9 x 13 Pyrex dish 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.