Black Bean Tamale Pie
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Black Bean Tamale Pie

This mexican-inspired pie uses ground turkey mixed with salsa, taco seasoning and cheese. The crust is made simple using a corn muffin mix.

20 min
45 min



1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter

1 small (1/2 cup) onion, chopped

1/3 cup chopped green bell pepper

8 ounces ground turkey

1 (15-ounce) can black beans,  chopped

1 cup salsa

1 (1.25-ounce) package taco seasoning mix

1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


1 (8 1/2-ounce) package corn muffin mix

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

2 tablespoons milk

1/2 cup frozen whole kernel corn

1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


Sour cream



 *Substitute 1 (15 1/2-ounce) can cooked pinto beans, rinsed, drained.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 9-inch glass pie pan; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Melt butter in 10-inch skillet until sizzling; add onion and green pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes or until vegetables are crisply tender. Add turkey; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 5-7 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink. Stir in beans, salsa, seasoning mix and 1 cup cheese; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine corn muffin mix, egg and milk in bowl. Stir in corn. Press mixture onto bottom and up sides of prepared pan with lightly greased hands. Spoon bean mixture into cornmeal crust.

  4. STEP 4

    Bake 20-30 minutes or until set. Remove from oven; sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese. Continue baking 2-5 minutes or until cheese begins to melt. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Serve with sour cream and salsa.


15Fat (mg)
85Cholesterol (mg)
1320Sodium (mg)
58Carbohydrates (g)
5Dietary Fiber
26Protein (g)


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  October 03, 2011

Was yummy!!!!! I made this 2 different ways. One with the corn muffin crust and another with a simple pie crust. The corn muffin one went quickly. I was pleased to high heaven. I have made the salsa recipe I learned at Land O Lakes many many years ago. Its still perfection. This recipe is very economical!!! Gardens are a god send. Ground turkey is very reasonable. Cheese glorious cheese no words... the taste was wonderful flavorful, fresh and delicious.

— says Linda Hanson
  August 19, 2009

The flavor will depend on the salsa you use so get one you trust. Mine was excellent with homemade salsa that I had canned. I made a mistake and forgot to put corn into the crust so I pressed it into crust which actually made it easier to thin out the crust and spread it onto the sides of the pan

— says Aimee
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