Beef & Poblano Tamale Pie
with sweet corn muffin crust
Prep & Cook Time: 45-55 min.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Spice Level: Medium
Cook Within: 5 days
Contains: Fish (Anchovy), Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Soy
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In Your Box (serves 2)
- 10 oz. Ground Beef
- 1 Poblano Pepper
- 3 oz. Corn Kernels
- 2 Green Onions
- 2 Garlic Cloves
- 1 Tbsp. Taco Seasoning
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You Will Need
- Cooking Spray
- 1 Medium Oven-Safe Casserole Dish
- 1 Mixing Bowl
- 1 Large Non-Stick Pan
Before You Cook
To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:
- Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
- Seafood 145° F |
- Chicken 165° F |
- Ground Beef 160° F |
- Ground Turkey 165° F |
- Ground Pork 160° F
Customize It Instructions
If using ground pork, cook in a large non-stick pan over medium heat with 1 tsp. olive oil, breaking up until pork reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes.
If using ground turkey, cook in a large non-stick pan over medium heat with 1 tsp. olive oil, breaking up until turkey reaches minimum internal temperature, 7-9 minutes.
If using Impossible burger, cook in a large non-stick pan with 1 tsp. olive oil over medium heat, breaking up until burger reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 4-6 minutes.
Prepare the Ingredients
Trim and thinly slice green onions on an angle, keeping white and green portions separate.Mince garlic.Stem poblano, seed, and cut into 1/2" dice. Poblano peppers can vary in spice level; most are mild, but a few can be quite hot. Wash hands and cutting board after prepping.
Make the Batter
Set aside 2 Tbsp. corn muffin mix.Combine remaining corn muffin mix, 3 Tbsp. water, cheese, a pinch of salt, and green portions of green onions (reserve a pinch for garnish) in a mixing bowl. Stir until fully combined and a thick, spreadable batter forms. If too thick, adding additional water, 2 Tbsp. at a time, as needed.
Start the Filling
Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat.Add ground beef, poblanos (use less if spice-averse), taco seasoning, garlic, white portions of green onions, and a pinch of pepper to hot, dry pan. Stir occasionally until no pink remains and ground beef reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 5-6 minutes.
Finish the Filling
Add corn, Worcestershire, and reserved corn muffin mix to hot pan. Stir occasionally until poblanos soften, 1-2 minutes.Add 1 cup water and stir occasionally until slightly thickened, 1-2 minutes.Remove from burner.
Bake Pie and Finish Dish
Transfer filling to prepared casserole dish. Top filling with batter, using a spatula dipped in water or sprayed with cooking spray to smooth top. Don't worry if your topping layer is thin!Bake in hot oven until topping is golden-brown, 20-25 minutes.Carefully remove from oven. Rest, at least 5 minutes.Serve family-style, garnishing with sour cream and reserved green portions of green onions. Bon appétit!
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