Black Bean Tamale Pie

I like to turn to a slow cooker casserole or layered dish on busy nights, so all of our dinner items are cooked at the same time, in the same pot. This Black Bean Tamale Pie recipe is one of my favorites.

5 from 1 vote
Black Bean Tamale Pie
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 612 kcal
  • 2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 10-ounce can tomatoes and chiles
  • 1 15-ounce can corn kernels, drained
  • 1 medium red bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 medium yellow onion peeled and diced
  • ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
For the cornbread topping:
  • cup gluten-free all-purpose baking mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¾ cup gluten-free cornmeal
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  1. Use a 4-quart slow cooker sprayed with cooking spray. Add the beans, tomatoes and chiles, corn, bell pepper, onion, cheese, chili powder, and cumin to the crock. Stir well to combine.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the baking mix, milk, cornmeal, sugar, and egg to form a batter. It will be lumpy. Pour this mixture evenly over the top of the ingredients in the crock.
  3. Sprinkle the paprika on top.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or on high for about 3 hours. The tamale pie is finished when the cornbread is fully cooked, set in the middle, and has begun to pull away from the sides. Uncover and let it sit in the cooling slow cooker for 10 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
Black Bean Tamale Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 612 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 746mg 31%
Potassium 1046mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 104g 35%
Dietary Fiber 18g 72%
Sugars 20g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 22.6%
Vitamin C 40.4%
Calcium 22.9%
Iron 34.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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