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taco pie

Taco Pie

I've also seen this called tamale pie. Whatever name it goes by, it's delicious!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican


  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 1 small onion diced fine
  • 6 cloves garlic diced fine (or 1 Tablespoon jarred minced garlic)
  • ¾ pound ground beef OR 2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt or a heaping ¼ teaspoon table salt
  • 1 15 oz can whole corn drained
  • 1 15 oz can diced fire roasted tomatoes drained
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar or colby jack cheese
  • 1 box cornbread mix + ingredients to make it per package directions


  • Preheat oven to 450 °F.
  • In a 12" or 14" oven proof skillet, sauté the onions in the oil until softened, about 3 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook for another 30 seconds, then add in ground beef (or beans) and cook through.
  • Season mixture with chili powder, cumin and salt.
  • Add corn, tomatoes, and cheese, stir together well and flatten the mixture out evenly in the pan. Remove from heat.
  • Make the cornbread mix according to package directions and pour into the skillet, smoothing it evenly over the filling.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes until cornbread is golden.
Keyword taco pie, taco tuesday, tex-mex