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Beef Tamale Cornbread Pie

Cook Time45 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 6 -8 servings


  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup yellow cornmeal
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • tablespoon taco seasoning divided
  • 1 14 ounce can cream-style corn
  • 1 4 ounce can chopped green chiles, drained
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 10 ounce can red enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • cilantro for topping


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Spray a 10" pie dish or 9x9" square baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Stir well to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together oil, milk, egg, 1/2 tablespoon taco seasoning, corn, and green chiles.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, until golden and almost, but not quite set.
  • While cornbread is baking, cook the ground beef. Season with remaining 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning.
  • Once cornbread is baked, poke holes throughout entire pan and pour enchilada sauce over the top. I used almost the whole can, but not quite, because I didn't want my pan to overflow.
  • Sprinkle ground beef on top and then top with shredded cheese.
  • Bake in oven for another 15 minutes until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbling.
  • Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Top with cilantro.
  • Serve and enjoy!