Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is something I threw together one night after coming home and not knowing what to make for dinner. It is similiar to tamale pie but tasty as well. The nice thing is that it is adaptable to your own tastes.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 cups picante sauce (we prefer medium or hot)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can corn (plain or fiesta)
  • 1 (8 1/2 ounce) box corn muffin mix
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 cup Mexican blend cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Prepare corn muffin mix batter, set aside.
  3. Brown ground beef; drain and rinse grease off.
  4. Combine picante sauce, beef, corn. Let simmer for about 10-15 minutes.
  5. Pour mixture into greased casserole dish.
  6. Top with cheese.
  7. Pour corn muffin mix over top and spread out to form a "pot pie crust".
  8. Bake about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Use the crushed pepper and salt & pepper to taste in the ground beef mixture.
  10. I also mix in a little cheese and crushed red pepper to the corn bread mixture to give it a little zing!


Most Helpful

Very good, quick and easy. I added onion and red bell pepper to the ground beef and a little cumin.

debita March 05, 2008

Yummy and easy. I left out the red pepper flakes so DD would eat it and I added a can of sliced black olives. I know what I'm taking to work for lunch tomorrow!

Alisa Lea April 10, 2006

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