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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 piece: 338 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 691mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 17g protein.

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mrs._white User ID: 7182927 268318
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2017

"Delicious and simple! Will definitely make again!"

myziggygirl User ID: 6360154 214842
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2014

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

chefmd User ID: 6661215 128323
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2014

"Family favorite."

sammy12384 User ID: 3941312 57238
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!"

laurshay User ID: 6368444 65536
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014


CookWithTheLook User ID: 7102055 142033
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!"

kat034 User ID: 7321920 147950
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2013

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

mt2az User ID: 6957375 62798
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."

Brenda2195 User ID: 5654719 62716
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2013

"Excellent and easy to make"

nikniknik3 User ID: 7134365 147416
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."

claylady01 User ID: 7293258 59437
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."

desmma15 User ID: 3711039 142574
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2013

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

ChrisM318 User ID: 1609182 62064
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!"

CindyWhiteis User ID: 6773414 147946
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!!"

patshappymom User ID: 5786493 147945
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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