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Black Bean Tamale Pie with Cheese Crust

The spicy, mouth-watering CHI-CHI'S® Black Bean Tamale Pie with Cheese Crust with CHI-CHI'S® Thick & Chunky Salsa is as easy as pie and tastier too.

30 minutes
1 hour
1 hour, 30 minutes


  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup CHI-CHI’S® Thick & Chunky Salsa Medium
  • 2 tablespoons CHI-CHI’S® Green Jalapeños Whole, minced
  • 1 (8.5-ounce) package corn muffin mix
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • WHOLLY® GUACAMOLE dip to serve
  • CHI-CHI’S® Thick & Chunky Salsa to serve


  1. Heat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Grease 9-inch pie plate.
  3. In large skillet, cook beef, onion and bell pepper until beef is no longer pink.
  4. Stir in beans, salsa and jalapeños; remove from heat.
  5. In medium bowl, combine corn muffin mix, 1 cup cheese, 1/4 cup milk and egg. Stir just until moistened.
  6. Press mixture over bottom and up sides of pie plate.
  7. Spoon beef mixture into crust.
  8. Bake pie 20 to 30 minutes or until set.
  9. Remove from oven; sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese.
  10. Bake 2 to 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes.
  11. Cut pie into wedges.
  12. Serve with guacamole and salsa.