Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 40 mins

I watched Ingrid Hoffman make this on her debut on the Food Channel. I love chipotles and plan to make this very soon!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Grease an 8-inch baking dish with the butter and set it aside.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the ground turkey, the onions, green peppers, and garlic and cook until the turkey is no longer pink and is cooked through, about 8 minutes. Drain off any excess fat and sprinkle the meat mixture with the cumin.
  4. Add the beans, tomatoes, chiles and adobo sauce to the skillet and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until heated through and slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove pan from the heat and stir in the cheese and cilantro.
  5. Spread the turkey mixture in the prepared baking dish, pressing down on it with the back of a spoon to make an even, compact layer.
  6. Combine the cornbread mix with milk and egg and spread the cornbread batter over the turkey mixture and bake until the cornbread is golden-brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Let the tamale pie stand for 5 minutes before cutting into squares and serving.


Most Helpful

I love these flavors! I have made this twice with leftover cooked chicken breast instead of ground turkey.
It is really good as leftovers, too.

Jewelie85 October 21, 2011

This was a great recipe! We made a few changes since we were to make this camping, in a dutch oven over a fire. The flavors were great and the texture was perfect! We'll be making this for years to come.

sleepygrl August 19, 2009

Wonderful texture and flavors combine in this recipe although the 2 chipotles does not make it spicy at all. The cheese and beans give the filling a wonderful smoothness and I too used Jiffy cornbread for a "sweet" topping. Subbed lean ground beef, used cooking spray, and left out the g. peppers due to kids' tastes. I almost always have to sub onion powder for onion in every recipe. The taste did not suffer at all. so easy - a keeper!

LorenLou July 04, 2008

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