Sunday, April 13, 2014

Easy Taco Tamale Pie

Blogging has not been on my list of most important  things to do in the past few months, but I've tried out several new recipes and found a few that I wanted to share over the next couple of weeks.  I used a cast iron skillet so that this dish became a one  pan meal.

This taco tamale pie is one that look interesting, but after reading the reviews on the website, I knew that I wanted to change it up.

Easy Taco Tamale Pie

1 pound ground beef
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 can chili beans
1 can tomatoes with chilies
 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
2 boxes or packages of corn muffin mix
1 packet taco seasoning mix
3/4 cup hot water

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.  Cook the beef in a 10 inch cast iron skillet until it is is browned, add the taco seasoning packet, can of corn, can of beans, hot water, and tomatoes.  Simmer.
  2. Prepare the corn muffin mix according to package directions.  
  3. Sprinkle cheddar cheese over the meat mixture.
  4. Spoon the muffin mix over the top of the cheese and meat.  Gently smooth out the surface of the mix.
  5. Bake in preheated over for 25 minutes or until the corn muffin topping is golden brown.
    Adapted from Campbell's Kitchen