Easy Taco Tamale Pie

Easy Taco Tamale Pie

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This cheesy, kicked-up beef and corn casserole is topped with cornbread to make a hearty dish that the whole family will enjoy! It's time to make dinner a fiesta tonight. Made in minutes, this zesty dish is perfect for a busy weeknight meal.


Preparation Time15 min

Cooking Time25 min

Cooking MethodCasserole


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (16-ounces) whole kernel corn, undrained
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 (8-ounces) box of corn muffin mix
  • 1 (16-ounces) jar of Pace Picante Sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Cook the beef in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until it's well browned, stirring often to separate meat. Pour off any fat.

  3. Stir the corn with its liquid, picante sauce and cheese in the skillet. Spoon the beef mixture into a 2-quart shallow baking dish.

  4. Prepare the corn muffin mix according to the package directions. Using 2 spoons, drop the batter evenly on top of the beef mixture.

  5. Bake for 25 minutes or until the corn muffin topping is golden brown.

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