Chipotle Tamale Pie

TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 5 min
Prep: 20 min
Inactive Prep: 5 min
Cook: 40 min
 
YIELD: 8 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound, 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, plus 1 teaspoon adobo sauce, from can chipotle in adobo
  • 1 cup grated Cheddar
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 (8.5-ounce) package cornbread mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
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      Directions

      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. 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.

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      • on February 22, 2013

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        Excellent! Love it! Takes a couple of times to perfect it, but WELL WORTH IT! Thanks Ingrid.

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      • on February 17, 2013

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        I am not a big fan of this recipe. Yes, the chipotle gave it a bit of kick, but that was it. There was no depth of flavor. I didn't hate it, but I would not make it again.

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      • on March 10, 2012

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        The cornbread mixture in this is too sweet and doesn't taste good in conjunction with the meat/bean mixture. If you can find a cornbread mixture that doesn't use sugar, it might taste better. However, I make the filling in this recipe and fold it in a flour tortilla with the cheese and a little cilantro, and it makes a great burrito. I also add a little tomato paste (or you can use salsa to thicken the mean/bean mixture and give it more of a tomato-based flavor. Experiment with the chipotle seasoning as I usually add more than what's called for since it adds more flavor (and more heat.....

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