I make Tamale Pie a few times a year for my husband, I used to put a bunch of unneeded stuff in it and try to fancy it up. In the end he likes it fairly plain, so I decided to make him one last week and keep it basic.
He likes the basic style even more than the one I used to make. It is super simple for a weeknight meal, pair it with a salad and you are good to go!
1 pound of ground beef (I use grass fed 85/15
1 can of kidney beans, drained
1 can of black beans, drained (optional, can make it go further by adding more beans)
I small can fire roasted green chili's
1 box Jiffy Corn Bread Mix
1 small can of creamed corn
Salt and Pepper to taste
Cook your ground beef, adding the spices towards the end, pour into a bowl and add the beans, Fire Roasted Chili's and an additional seasoning you like, pour into a cooking vessel of your choice.
In a separate bowl, mix the Jiffy Corn Bread Mix and the Creamed Corn and the egg the corn bread calls for, pour this over your meat mixture and cook at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
Optional: add cheese at the end and serve with Cilantro and Sour Cream, perhaps Salsa as well