Tex-Mex Skillet Pie

Tex-Mex Skillet Pie
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  • 4Servings


  • 1 package (8.5 oz.) corn muffin mix
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon minced seeded jalapeno
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 tsp. canola oil
  • 3/4 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/3-inch cubes
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 lb. boneless beef chuck, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes with juices
  • 1 cup drained canned corn
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 small canned chipotle in adobo, minced, plus 2 tsp. adobo sauce


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees . In a large bowl, stir the corn muffin mix, milk, egg and jalapeno until just combined.

Brush the bottom and sides of a large cast-iron skillet with 1 tbsp. oil; heat over high. Add the sweet potatoes and onion; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until the vegetables soften, about 3 minutes; transfer to a medium bowl.

In the same skillet, heat the remaining 1 1/2 tsp. oil over medium-high. Add the beef, season and cook until browned, about 3 minutes. Off heat, stir in the tomatoes and their juices, the corn, cilantro, chipotle, adobo sauce and the sweet potato mixture; season.

Spread the mixture evenly in the skillet; top with the muffin batter, leaving a 2-inch border. Bake until the cornbread is golden and a tester inserted in its center comes out clean, 15 to 18 minutes.