Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 25 mins

I love that chicken tamale pie at Trader Joe's. I created my own version so that I could have more for less money with fresher ingredients! I hope you like it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl; mix mustard, flour, corn meal, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the milk, oil, and egg then mix until dry ingredients are just moistened.
  3. Chop 2 of your adobo peppers into little pieces and add them to the mix.(use food prep. gloves or wash your hands very well afterwards) Stir mix well to blend.
  4. Pour half the corn meal batter into an 8X8 glass baking dish and spread along the bottom.
  5. Gently press your mashed black beans on top of the corn meal batter in the dish.
  6. In a medium bowl; mix sour cream, 1/2 cup of the corn, your third adobo chile(chopped), cheese, and green chiles. Stir well then spread on top of the black bean layer.
  7. Place shredded chicken on top of the sour cream layer.
  8. Finally, spread the other half of the corn meal batter on top.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes or until top is golden. Let cool for a couple minutes then serve!
Most Helpful

This is awesome!!! It didn't take too long to make and it tastes like that pie at Trader Joe's!! I accidently put all three of my adobo peppers into my batter so I just added another one to my sour cream mix. It was spicy and good!! Thanks for the recipe!!!

Spongebob Chefpants September 12, 2008

It was pretty good. I loved the spiciness a lot! It did take forever to make, though, and for the outcome, I'm not sure it was worth the effort. But it was yummy anyway and if I'm feeling ambitious, I will make it again! Thanks for sharing!

AndyJB May 23, 2008