Tamale Pie

Tex-Mex Entrée
50 min.
4 Servings
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The only thing better than one tamale is an entire tamale pie! Create your own in just 45 minutes with this easy-to-follow recipe. Featuring cornbread mix, ground beef, salsa, cheddar cheese and more, this dish is sure to satisfy your strongest Mexican food cravings.


  • 1 red onion, divided
  • ½ bunch cilantro
  • 2½ cups Bob’s Red Mill cornbread mix
  • ½ cup Giant Eagle super sweet frozen corn
  • 1 Giant Eagle large egg
  • ¼ cup + 1 Tbsp. Market District canola oil
  • 2 lbs. Giant Eagle ground beef
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 cup Giant Eagle mild original salsa
  • ½ cup shredded mild Cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup Giant Eagle original sour cream


  Prep Time: 10 min. • Cook Time: 40 min.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Peel and finely dice onion. Roughly chop the cilantro. Combine half of the red onion with cilantro. In a large bowl, whisk together cornbread mix, corn, egg, 1¼ cups water, and ¼ cup canola oil. Set aside.

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a frying pan on high for one minute. Add the ground beef, salt, and pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes breaking up any large chunks of meat. Add in the remaining diced onion and cook for another 5-6 minutes or until meat is browned.* Stir in salsa and cook for an additional minute.

Pour the meat mixture into a baking dish. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese and spread cornbread mixture on top in a thin layer. Place in oven and cook for 30 minutes. Prick cornbread layer with a toothpick or paring knife and if comes out clean, its ready.

Remove from oven, slice into pieces and top with sour cream and the cilantro onion mixture.

*For food safety, cook ground beef to an internal temperature of 160°F.

Approximate Nutritional Information (Per serving): Calories 1010, Fat 54g, Sat Fat 15g, Trans Fat 1.5g, Cholesterol 205mg, Sodium 1570mg, Total Carbohydrate 78g, Fiber 1g, Sugars 12g, Protein 54g
ALLERGEN INFORMATION: Tree Nut-Free, Peanut-Free, Soy-Free

Nutritional values are based on data from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.

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