Vegetarian Tamale Pie

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A twist on the traditional, this tamale pie casserole is made with all vegetables, topped with cornbread batter and baked in a cast iron skillet

  • 1 tablespoon Pure Wesson® Canola Oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 can (15 oz each) Rosarita® Premium Whole Pinto Beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1-1/2 cups Hunt's® Tomato Sauce
  • 1 can (10 oz each) Ro*Tel® Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, undrained
  • 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
  • 2/3 cup sliced green onions, divided
  • 1 pkg (8.5 oz each) corn muffin mix
  • 1/3 cup reduced fat (2%) milk
  • 1 egg
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Heat oil in large cast iron skillet or ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add pepper and onion; cook 4 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in chili powder, cumin, oregano and paprika; cook 1 minute more or until fragrant.
  2. Stir in beans, tomato sauce, undrained tomatoes, corn and 1/3 cup green onions. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes or until mixture has thickened slightly, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, stir together corn muffin mix, milk, remaining 1/3 cup green onions and egg in medium bowl. Pour and spread evenly over hot bean mixture. Cornbread mixture may not cover completely. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown and set.
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Nancy October 04, 2016

Wow! this recipe is WONDERFUL! We had a neighbor over to help us try it out for the first time. I cannot say enough positive about this meal. I used my cast iron skillet for the first time making this recipe!!!!! We used sour cream on top of it. The bean mixture was not to runny underneath the "crust", it was perfect. The only thing I'm going to do different next time, is to add a little shredded cheddar cheese to the bean mixture, and perhaps sprinkle a little on top of it before I put it in the oven. Great tamale pie!!! We are vegetarian and I've been on the prowl for one, this is NOW my go to tamale pie recipe .

divapat September 29, 2016

Sounds like a good idea and I'm looking forward to trying it -- except that most corn muffin mixes (i.e., Jiffy) are made with LARD. (Not only do we NOT eat pork, inclusion of this animal fat makes the recipe non-vegetarian!) If you can find a mix with vegetable oil/shortening only, go for it! Otherwise, put together your own, using your preferred cornbread recipe -- sweet or not...!