Hot Tamale Pie Hot Tamale Pie

Serving: 9x13 casserole

Prepration Time: 1 hours 30 min

Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cups diced poblano peppers
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar salsa
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground dried chipotle pepper
  • 2 (8.5 ounce) boxes dry corn muffin mix (such as Jiffy®)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk, divided
  • 4 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 4 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 8 ounces frozen corn, thawed

Methods / Prepration

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Spray a 9x13-inch casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • Cook and stir ground beef in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until meat starts to brown and release juices, about 5 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to medium and stir in poblano peppers, salt, salsa, oregano, and chipotle powder; cook and stir until seasoned beef is crumbly and no longer pink, about 10 minutes.
  • Mix one package of corn muffin mix in a large bowl with 1 egg and 1/3 cup of milk. Whisk to combine. In a separate large bowl, mix the second package of corn muffin mix with 1 egg, 1/3 cup of milk and half the Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses.
  • Spread the prepared corn muffin mixture without cheese into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle corn over the muffin mix, followed by remaining half of the cheeses, then the beef mixture.
  • Spoon the corn muffin mix with cheese on top of the beef and carefully spread over the top with a fork, leaving about half an inch from the edges of the pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, until golden brown.