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Black Bean Tamale Pie Recipe

Black Bean Tamale Pie Recipe

Corn bread mix speeds the preparation of this Southwestern entree with beef and black beans. My husband really likes it, and guests seem to enjoy this unique Mexican dish. For a change of pace, try topping it with lettuce, guacamole or extra salsa. —Laura Morris, St. Joseph, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 package (8-1/2 ounces) corn bread/muffin mix
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • Sour cream and sliced ripe olives, optional


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in beans and salsa; set aside.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the muffin mix, milk, egg and 1 cup cheese. Pour into a greased 9-in. pie plate. Bake at 375° for 5-6 minutes.
  • 3. Spoon beef mixture over crust, leaving a 1/2-in. edge. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Serve with sour cream and olives if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 338 calories, 14 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 691 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 17 g protein.

Reviews for Black Bean Tamale Pie

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Reviewed Dec. 14, 2014

"I used the ground beef, didn't change a thing on the recipe and it was so good!!!!!!!"

Reviewed Jun. 21, 2014

"Family favorite."

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014

"I added taco seasoning to the ground beef, as well. My pie pan overflowed in the oven, but I think I just used too small of a pan. Oh, well - it still tasted delicious!"

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014


Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

"Loved this... I made it with Boca crumbles instead of ground beef for a yummy vegetarian dish. I'll make it again with ground beef, though, when my vegetarian son isn't home. I also added a half-can of corn. I used a 9.5 inch pie plate and there was almost enough filling for a second pie!"

Reviewed Nov. 12, 2013

"EXCELLENT!!! Next time I am going to add some creamed corn to the muffin mix-yummy!!"

Reviewed Nov. 9, 2013

"When I went to the cupbord I saw that I did no thave any black beans so I used a can of red beans in chili sauce instead and it was very good. I added taco seasoning to the burger mixture and topped with chopped geen onion and lime juice."

Reviewed Nov. 8, 2013

"Excellent and easy to make"

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"Overall the dish was really good. I followed the recipe as stated & added a little corn because we love black bean/corn combinations! The bottom of the dish was a little mushy, from the salsa I guess so it made it a little difficult to serve nicely. I think it needed some more spice. For toppings, we used shredded lettuce, sour cream & hot pepper cheese. Next time think I'll add some jalepenos too...Will make again, but will def tweak the recipe."

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"I followed the directions but thought it was very borderline ,way to spicy for me although Hubby said he liked it a little but didn't like the cornbread crust which I thought was pretty good so tonight will take out some of the "ingredients"and roll them up into a tortilla and give him a burrito for dinner and I will play around with this recipe."

Reviewed Nov. 6, 2013

"I used shredded Mexican cheese for extra zing--delicious!"

Reviewed Jul. 27, 2013

"I made this for my son and froze it by slices, he loved it and it froze very well. I then made it for the hubby and myself and it was well received! Will make again!"

Reviewed Jul. 15, 2012

"This was so delicious. I added a can of corn that I drained and rinsed. There is a lot of topping so I could not leave the 1/2 inch edge like it says. That did not make a difference. Will definitely make again!!"

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2011

"Excellent recipe! Easy to make and delicious! Both my husband and my son loved it! I will definitely make this again, in fact I will make 2- 1 to eat and 1 to freeze!"

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