California Tamale Pie


8 people

Cooking Time

1 hour

Total Time

1 hour

  • 2 pounds ground turkey

  • 3 tablespoons chili seasoning

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1 (16-ounce) jar salsa, plus more for serving

  • 1 (15-ounce) can corn, drained

  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, plus more for serving

  • 2 (8.5-ounce) boxes corn bread mix

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/3 cup whole milk

  • 2 cups shredded California Oaxaca cheese

  • California queso fresco, for serving

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    This California Tamale Pie is like a giant turkey tamale! And don’t forget about all that yummy cheese.

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
    2. Add turkey to a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in chili seasoning and salt. Cook until turkey is browned.
    3. Add salsa, corn and cilantro to skillet. Mix until combined. Remove from heat and set aside.
    4. In a large bowl, combine corn bread mix, eggs and milk. Whisk together, making sure to scrape the sides of the bowl.
    5. Spread half of the corn bread batter in the bottom of an oven-safe skillet or baking dish. Top with turkey mixture, California Oaxaca cheese, the rest of the corn bread batter and more California Oaxaca cheese.
    6. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.When serving, top with salsa, California queso fresco and chopped cilantro. Enjoy!
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