Easy Tamale Pie Recipe

Easy Tamale Pie Recipe

This tamale pie recipe is one of the great American casseroles. This tamale pie is simple to make, and uses Jiffy corn muffin mix to speed things up.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Place a large pan over medium heat and add the beef and peppers. Using a wooden spoon, break up the meat into small pieces while it cooks.
  3. Step 3

    Once the meat is in small pieces, add the salsa, salt, chipotle, and oregano. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Continue to break up any larger pieces of beef as it simmers.
  4. Step 4

    Remove from heat and reserve. Skim any residual fat that comes to the surface.
  5. Step 5

    Lightly grease a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish.
  6. Step 6

    Mix up 1 of the boxes of Jiffy according to directions using 1 of the eggs and 1/3 cup of the milk, and spread evenly in the bottom of the dish.
  7. Step 7

    Top with the corn and then half the cheese.
  8. Step 8

    Spoon over the beef mixture evenly, and press down lightly.
  9. Step 9

    Mix up the other box of Jiffy with the remaining egg and milk and then fold in the remaining cheese.
  10. Step 10

    Spread evenly over the top, leaving a small space (1/2 inch) around the edges.
  11. Step 11

    Place the casserole dish on a baking sheet pan to catch any drips, and place in a preheated 350 F oven.
  12. Step 12

    Bake for 1 hour.
  13. Step 13

    Allow to rest for 15 minutes.
  14. Step 14

    Serve and enjoy.