Meal Kit

Italian Sausage Tamale Pie

with chipotle pesto crema

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Wheat

All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check ingredient packaging for allergens and nutrition facts. If you have serious allergies, please use your best judgment or consult a health professional to decide if our meals are safe for you!
A note about serious food allergies

The sweet cornbread topping of this sweet and feisty "pie" brings to mind just one word: delicious, delicious, delicious. (One word repeated three times is still one word!) Corn, peppers, and sausage and tomatoes are topped with batter and baked to a soft, sweet, delight. Dessert pies stand down; we've got the savory sweet pie champion here.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 8 oz. Italian Pork Sausage Links
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • 5 oz. Crushed Tomatoes
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    4 oz. Corn Muffin Mix
  • 3 oz. Corn Kernels
  • Info
    1 oz. Sour Cream
  • 2 Green Onions
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    ½ oz. Shredded Parmesan Cheese
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    2 tsp. Chipotle Pesto
Contains: FD&C Yellow No. 5 and FD&C Yellow No. 6
Food intolerance information

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 2 Mixing Bowls
  • 1 Medium Oven-Safe Casserole Dish
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

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 16 oz. Italian sausage, follow same instructions as 8 oz. Italian sausage, working in batches, if necessary.

  • If using ground beef, season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Follow same instructions as Italian sausage in Step 2, breaking up until no pink remains and beef reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes.

  • If using ground pork, season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Follow same instructions as Italian sausage in Step 2, breaking up until no pink remains and pork reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes.

  • If using ground turkey, season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Follow same instructions as Italian sausage in Step 2, breaking up until no pink remains and turkey reaches minimum internal temperature, 7-9 minutes.

  1. 1

    Make Batter and Prepare Ingredients

    Trim and thinly slice green onions.

    Remove stem, seeds, and ribs, and cut bell pepper into 1/2" dice.

    Remove sausage from casing, if necessary.

    Set aside 2 tsp. corn muffin mix. In a mixing bowl, combine remaining corn muffin mix and 1/4 cup water until batter forms (batter should be slightly thicker than pancake batter). If too thick, add additional water, 1 tsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Stir in half the green onions (reserve remaining for garnish).

  2. 2

    Start the Filling

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil, sausage, and bell pepper to hot pan. Break into smaller pieces until no pink remains and sausage reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 4-6 minutes.

  3. 3

    Finish the Filling

    Add reserved corn muffin mix, corn, tomatoes, 2 Tbsp. water, half the pesto (to taste; reserve remaining for crema), and a pinch of salt and pepper to hot pan. Stir often until thoroughly combined, 2-3 minutes.

    Remove from burner.

    Transfer filling to prepared medium oven-safe casserole dish. Spread batter evenly over filling. Sprinkle with cheese.

  4. 4

    Bake the Pie

    Place casserole dish on prepared baking sheet to catch any drips. Bake in hot oven until topping is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into topping comes out clean, 20-25 minutes.

    Carefully remove from oven. Rest, 5 minutes.

    While pie bakes, continue recipe.

  5. 5

    Make Crema and Finish Dish

    Combine sour cream and remaining pesto (to taste) in another mixing bowl.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with remaining green onions and crema. Bon appétit!

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