2 servings (serving size: 1 pie)

While ground chipotle chile offers smoky notes, you can also use 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper for pure fiery flavor.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

Cook turkey in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until browned, stirring to crumble. Add onion, corn, and garlic to pan; sauté 2 minutes. Stir in chili powder, cumin, and chipotle; cook 30 seconds. Add beans and tomatoes to pan; cook 1 minute. Divide turkey mixture evenly between 2 (1 1/2-cup) ramekins coated with cooking spray.

Step 3

Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt, stirring with a whisk. Combine milk and egg white, stirring with a whisk. Add milk mixture to flour mixture; stir just until moist. Spoon batter evenly over turkey mixture. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until crust is browned.

Ratings & Reviews

MrJakeCarson's Review

September 30, 2013

RLoushin's Review

October 10, 2012
Won't be making this again. I used the cayenne pepper instead of the chili, as mine don't like things that hot. I also used a little smoked paprika to get a smoky taste and chili beans instead of just kidney beans. Still,too bland. The filling was practically tasteless, though enough heat. The topping was good texture and attractive, but again, tasteless. Not worth trying to fix up, will just look for a different recipe.

JimMarltonNJ's Review

November 28, 2011
This had a nice spicy, but not too hot taste. Easy to make. I used Hunt;s fire roasted diced tomatoes and about half of a can (4.5 oz) of Old El Paso Green Chiles.

dreintsma's Review

March 16, 2009
Pretty blah...need more kick or cheese. Will probably try again.

nbalter1's Review

February 04, 2009
This is tasteless--especially the cornmeal topping. I doubled the recipe and baked it in a pie dish since we don't have ramekins that large; the pie dish worked fine. If you want a MUCH tastier tamale pie with a cornbread topping, try the Meatless Tamale Pie in the American Heart Association's Quick and Easy cookbook--it's really good.

inwinecountry's Review

December 11, 2008
I love this recipe. I made it as directed except I subbed fresh peppers as I didn't have green chilis in my tomatoes. I thought it was plenty spicy and I like spicy food. I doubled the recipe so I can freeze some.

lynnmarlyn's Review

November 13, 2008
I was very disappointed with this recipe. The corn bread topping was dry and tasteless. There was very little flavor in the meat filling. We ended up throwing away the corn bread topping and using the filling in a burrito. Would definately not make this recipe again.