Mexican Shepherd's Pie With Cornmeal Buttermilk Topping

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Cookin-jo

The topping on this "pie" is really wonderful. Make it first and let it sit while you prepare the meat filling. Use the jalapeno if you want some heat, or use dried chili flakes.

Top Review by Debbb

The meat mixture was pretty good - not nearly as spicy as I was expecting. We liked the combo of the meat & topping but found the topping to be a little too crunchy - would have liked it to be more cornbread-like.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the topping beat together eggs, buttermilk and butter. Whisk in the dry ingredients until smooth and set aside.
  2. Brown ground beef with the onions and peppers. Drain off fat and return to the pan.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.
  4. Pour into an ungreased 8 by 8 inch baking dish and level off the top.
  5. Spread topping over the meat.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  7. Prep time includes time to simmer the meat mixture.

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