One Pan Tamale Pie is made with a rich meat and vegetable filling topped with a golden cornbread crust that has cheese and green onions in it, all made in one skillet.
I’ve been eating tamale pie my whole life – it’s one of the things my mom made as a kid. I’ve always liked it, and now I really love it. This is the step-up from your average cornbread and chili tamale pie recipes and it’s a keeper. The idea behind tamale pie is that it’s all the wonderful flavors of tamales, all layered together in a pie form. Backed with flavor for a fraction of the time and effort; I’ll take it!
This recipe is a favorite at our house because it’s so full of flavor. The filling is made with hamburger, beans, corn, and tomatoes. The golden cornbread topping is extra delicious thanks to the additions of green onion tops and some cheese. Seriously, it’s a one-pan dish that you’ll be making over and over again because it’s packed with so much flavor that no one can say no to it.
I also like this recipe because it’s pretty easy to make it with what you have on hand. No hamburger? Use just about any other ground meat. Don’t love black beans? Toss in kidney, pinto, or small red beans. And you can top it with all kinds of things like sour cream, salsa, hot sauce, black olives, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, or pickled jalapenos. Make it your own and you’ll love it even more.