Stove Top Tamale Pie

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Fluffy

This is a quick and easy one-dish meal.

Top Review by JKBerney

This was WONDERFUL!!! & was super easy too!

This is such an versitile recipe & is easily adaptable to whatever ingredients you have on hand. I added diced green chilies & chopped onion to the ground beef as it browned. I substituted a can of Hot Chili beans in place of thre kidney beans & used a pkgt of chili seasoning instead of taco seasoning as I wanted to use it up.
Could also add some whole kernal corn. Topped the cooked cornbread with a half can of sliced black olives then the shredded cheese (use whatever you like....Mexican blend, sharp, etc.)
Oh, I omitted the green onions...OK, I forgot them :-}but my DH LOVED it & this's what counts!!!! He said to put a star by this recipe! How about I just put 5 STARS instead?!!!

This is going to be a regular at our house now & a very pleasant addition to our menus after 41 yrs of marriage. Thanks Fluffy!!!!!

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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, brown ground beef over medium-high heat; drain.
  2. Stir in tomato sauce, beans, water and taco seasoning mix. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer 5 minutes.
  3. Prepare corn muffin mix according to package directions. Drop small spoonfuls of muffin batter over meat mixture in a skillet.
  4. Cover and cook over medium-low heat 15-17 minutes or until corn bread is done.
  5. Top with cheese and green onion. Cover and cook over low heat until cheese melts.

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