I watched Ingrid Hoffman make this on her debut on the Food Channel. I love chipotles and plan to make this very soon!
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 lb lean ground turkey
- 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 (8 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 2 chipotle chiles, chopped plus
- 1 teaspoon adobo sauce, from can chipotle in adobo
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 1⁄2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
- 1 (8 1/2 ounce) package cornbread mix
- 1 egg
- 1⁄3 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Grease an 8-inch baking dish with the butter and set it aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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!