Skillet Tamale Pie

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 15 -ounce can chili beans (do not drain)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, plus more for serving
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese (about 4 ounces)
Directions
  • Position a rack in the upper third of the oven; preheat to 450 degrees F. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the ground beef, chili powder and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Continue to cook, breaking up the beef with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the beans.

  • Whisk the eggs, sour cream and 1/2 cup water in a medium bowl. Add the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper; stir until smooth. Stir in 1/2 cup cheddar.

  • Pour the cornmeal mixture over the beef in the skillet; spread evenly. Transfer to the oven and bake until the topping is golden brown and firm, 20 to 22 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with the remaining 1/2 cup cheddar. Switch the oven to broil; broil until the cheese is browned and bubbling, 1 to 3 minutes. Serve with sour cream.

  • Photograph by Antonis Achilleos


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