Tamale Pie Recipe 

Ingredients: For the filling: – 1 tablespoon olive oil – 1 onion, diced – 2 cloves garlic, minced – 1 bell pepper, diced

– 1 lb ground beef or turkey – 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoe – 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed – 1 cup frozen corn kernel

– 1 teaspoon chili powder – 1 teaspoon ground cumin – Salt and pepper to taste – 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

For the cornbread topping: – 1 cup cornmeal – 1 cup all-purpose flour – 1 tablespoon baking powder – 1/4 teaspoon salt – 1 cup milk – 1/4 cup vegetable oil – 1 egg

Instructions: 1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). 2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the diced onion, garlic, and bell pepper, and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes.

1. Add the ground beef or turkey to the skillet and cook until browned, breaking it up with a spoon as it cooks. 2. Stir in the diced tomatoes (with their juices), black beans, corn, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes, until the flavors meld together.

Transfer the filling mixture to a 9x13-inch baking dish and spread it out evenly. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese over the top.

In a mixing bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, vegetable oil, and egg. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

Pour the cornbread batter over the filling in the baking dish, spreading it out evenly to cover the filling completely.

1. Bake the tamale pie in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the cornbread is golden brown and cooked through. 2. Let the tamale pie cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!