Chipolte Tamale Pie

July 16, 2007 · 3 comments · Print This Post

in Dinner, Pies / Tarts, Poultry

Ingrid Hoffman inspired me so much on Saturday that I promptly left the house after viewing her new program on the Food Network and picked up everything I would need to make the spicy Chipolte Tamale Pie. Unfortunately my local grocery store is Whole Foods so there isn’t a box of Jiffy Cornbread allowed within 500 feet of that place so I ended up purchasing the Arrowhead Mills Muffin and Cornbread mix, which I wasn’t really thrilled with. The batter was ridiculously runny when made to the package instructions, so much so in fact that I ended up adding additional mix to thicken it. I just wasn’t feeling “brave” enough to see if batter the consistency of water would bake adequately, especially with all of those peppers and lean ground turkey on the line. Ultimately, the dish turned out quite well, with the exception of a cracked top (once again I’m totally passing the buck here and blaming Arrowhead Mills) and also possibly the fact that I used a round deep cake-pan as opposed to a square dish. Pair this hearty pie with a Corona and you’ve got a quick and festive summer meal to feed your starving beach combing crew.

Peppers, Onions & Turkey
Peppers, Onions & Turkey
Add Spices, Chipolte and Beans; Simmer
Add Spices, Chipolte and Beans; Simmer
Pat Firmly Into Baking Dish
Pat Firmly Into Baking Dish
Top With Cornbread Batter
Top With Cornbread Batter
Bake & Cool Slightly
Bake & Cool Slightly
Caliente!
Caliente!

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1 Lys July 17, 2007 at 12:31 pm

WOW! You know, I am still not totally sold on the show but she seemed a tad nervous (or perhaps I was just kinda put off by the whole chili powder/beer thingy). Anywayz – its set for the TiVo and I will more than likely pick up her book in February. Bravo to the FN for putting a bit of new life into the network and not putting on yet another “Challenge”…

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2 Michelle M. July 17, 2007 at 5:08 pm

I thought the show was good, a nice change on FN. My husband felt she had “americanized” the recipe, he was not sold on the cornbread topping.

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3 Brieanne February 18, 2011 at 2:45 pm

This recipe is a favorite at my house. But you’re 100% right on the Jiffy making the difference. It’s the only way to go. The filling is also delish on tortillas with a little cheddar cheese. Muy Bueno!

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