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Sweet Potato Black Bean Tamale Pie

Sweet Potato Black Bean Tamale Pie

  • Author: Laurel
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 70 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrees
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Warm, comforting, and filled with hearty Mexican flavors, this Tamale Pie is a dinner you can't wait to come home to.



For the Filling:

  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil OR coconut oil
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Roughly 2 cups cubed sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Tomato paste
  • 14.5 oz . diced fire roasted tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 (15) oz. can black beans, drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon honey

For the cornbread topping:

  • 2 cups cornbread mix - I use this brand
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 1/4 cups water


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Heat the avocado oil in a large skillet until hot. Add in the onion and sauté until translucent, about 5-7 minutes. Add in the garlic and sauté until fragrant, about another minute. Add in the sweet potato and 1/2 cup water and bring to a simmer. Simmer until the sweet potatoes are tender and the water has evaporated, about 10-12 minutes. If the water is evaporated and the potatoes need more cooking, feel free to add in another 1/3 cup water and simmer.
  3. While the sweet potatoes are cooking, whisk together all of the topping ingredients and set aside.
  4. Once the sweet potatoes are tender, add in the tomato paste, fire roasted tomatoes, corn, and black beans. Cook, stirring occasionally, until all the ingredients are warmed through, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and add in the cilantro and honey.
  5. Pour the mixture into a 9x9 baking dish and spread it out evenly. Next, top with the cornbread mixture, making sure to spread this out evenly as well. Bake for 30 minutes or until the topping is cooked thorough and the filling is warm and bubbly. Let the pie rest and cool for 10 minutes before serving. Then dig in.

Keywords: dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free, vegetarian