Simple Delicious Tamale Pie with your choice of ground turkey, beef or veggie meat with seasonal veggies, topped with a delicious cornbread crust.
Here’s an easy weeknight dinner recipe for Tamale Pie that can be made with ground chicken, turkey, beef or keep it vegetarian and use ground vegetarian “meat”.
The flavorful Mexican-spiced filling is cooked on the stovetop then topped with a simple cornmeal batter before baking in the oven. When it comes out, it is transformed into a golden cornbread-crusted pan of deliciousness!
Why this recipe works:
What I love about this recipe is how fast and easy it is to put together, letting the oven do half the work. It is also very adaptable- use whichever meat or veggie meat you like!
The flavorful base can be achieved with ground meat – chicken, turkey or beef- or try vegetarian ground “meat”,
How to make Tamale Pie:
- In a nutshell, make the flavorful filling on the stovetop with veggies and your choice of meat.
- Season the filling and top with cornbread batter, then put the whole skillet right in the oven.
- The Cornbread will bake over top of the filling and when it comes out it will be golden, puffed and delicious!
Add cheese for extra richness, or leave it off for a leaner option. Jack cheese or cheddar or mozzarella would be good here!
Spread the batter over the stew, then top with jalapeños. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 400F.
Into the oven it goes to bake!
When it comes out the crust will be golden and crispy.
My husband loves this topped with a little sour cream and I like to add slices of avocado.
Simple Delicious Tamale Pie, a simple weeknight meal, easily vegetarian adaptable and perfect for weeknights! Let us know what you think in the comments below.Print