Turkey Tamale Pie

turkey tamale pie

Turkey Tamale Pie is a one of our family favorites.  I was used to my mom's beef version but now I prefer this one.  Tamale pie made with ground turkey breast, bell peppers, onion, tomatoes, beans and a cornmeal topping.

This is a great make-ahead dish and the tamale pie freezes well too.  Featured ingredients include New Mexico chile powder and Mexican Oregano.

  • Prep20 min |
  • Total41 min |
  • Serves6



Preheat oven to 425°.

Tamale Pie Filling
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. If you don't have cooking spray, pour a 1/4 teaspoon vegetable oil on a paper towel and coat pan with the oil. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic, and turkey; cook 5 minutes or until turkey is lightly browned and no longer pink. Add New Mexico chili powder, Mexican oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt, tomatoes, and beans; cook 3 minutes. Spoon the turkey filling into an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.

Cornmeal Topping
To prepare topping, lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and baking soda in a bowl. Combine buttermilk and egg; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moist. Spread cornmeal mixture evenly over turkey mixture.

Bake at 425° for 18 minutes or until topping is golden.

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