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This recipe is part of East Side Table’s Budget Bites meal plan.

Chipotle Tamale Pie
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  • CourseMain Dish
  • CuisineBudget-friendly
  • 1/2 large white onion
  • 1/2 bag frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 28 oz. can tomatoes
  • 2-3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. taco seasoning
  • 1 cup cooked simple black beans
  • oil, salt and pepper
  • 1 box cornbread mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Grease an 8x8 baking pan.
  2. Peel and dice half an onion. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté onion until translucent, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add frozen veggies, tomatoes, 2-3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (use more or less depending on your spice preference), taco seasoning, black beans and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir together and bring to a simmer. Cook until combined and slightly thickened.
  4. While bean and vegetable filling cooks, combine egg, milk, and cornbread mix according to box instructions.
  5. Pour bean and vegetable filling into greased pan. Spoon cornbread batter on top, using a spoon to spread it as evenly as possible. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until cornbread topping is golden brown.
  6. Serve tamale pie with wedges of lime and cilantro. Enjoy!
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Recipe by East Side Table

East Side Table is comprised of 13 community organizations working together to make cooking at home easier for our East Saint Paul community. By empowering individuals to improve food skills, awareness, and access to healthy foods, we can also improve the overall health and well-being of the East Side. 

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