Taco Tuesday anyone? ?How about a simple and nutritious skillet tamale pie to celebrate! ?I created this dish using all my favorite taco seasoning ingredients and in my most used pan- the cast iron skillet. I’ve always been a big cornmeal fan, so this is perfect topped with sour cream and guacamole if you like!

[ingredients title=”Ingredients”]

  • 1 1/2 lb Grass fed organic ground beef
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 can diced organic tomatoes?
  • 1 cup cut fresh or frozen corn?
  • 3/4 cup salsa of your choice
  • 1 can black beans drained
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 Tbs chili powder
    Cornmeal Topping:
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese + 3/4 cup to top dish.[/ingredients][directions title=”Directions”]
    1. Preheat oven to 350′.
    2. Mix your seasoning ingredients in a small dish
    3. Using large cast iron skillet sauté onion in olive oil until tender.
    4. Add ground beef and cook until browned.
    5. Add tomatoes, salsa, corn, black beans drained, and seasoning. Simmer at least 10 minutes.
    6. While mixture is cooking prep cornmeal topping. Add corn meal and water to a pot.
    7. Bring cornmeal to a boil and simmer 10 minutes until soft.
    8. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 cup shredded cheese.
    9. Spoon cornmeal over meat mixture.
    10. Sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup cheese.
    11. Bake in oven for about 25-30 minutes.
    12. let sit a few minutes before serving.
    13. Garnish with chopped scallions or cilantro. Enjoy![/directions]