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Ground beef taco pie with a Jiffy cornbread crust on a teal table.
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Taco Pie

This easy taco pie recipe combines ground beef, zesty seasoning, veggies, and cheese with a Jiffy cornbread crust!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword easy taco pie, easy taco pie recipe, Mexican Pie, taco casserole, Taco Pie
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 518kcal
Author Blair Lonergan


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 1 (1 ounce) packet taco seasoning mix
  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chiles
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • ¾ cup shredded Mexican 3-cheese blend
  • 1 (8.5 ounce) small package corn muffin mix (such as Jiffy brand)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown ground beef, bell pepper, and onion until the meat is no longer pink. Drain off excess grease.
    Browning ground beef, peppers, and onions in a cast iron skillet.
  • Return meat to the skillet and stir in taco seasoning mix, green chiles, and water. Reduce heat, simmer, and cook for an additional 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add corn and shredded cheese during the final 1-2 minutes of cooking.
    Adding water to taco meat in a skillet.
  • Spoon beef mixture into a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate (or other 2-quart baking dish) that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
    Process shot showing how to make a taco pie
  • In a medium bowl, combine corn muffin mix, egg, and milk; mix well. Spoon batter over top of pie.
    Making the Jiffy cornbread crust for taco pie
  • Bake for 22-24 minutes, or until top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cornbread crust comes out clean. If the topping starts to brown too quickly before it has cooked through, just cover the top lightly with foil and continue baking.
    Hands serving a taco pie on a wooden board.
  • Let stand about 5 minutes before serving.
    Overhead image of easy taco pie on a turquoise table.


  • Use ground turkey, ground pork, ground chicken, or sausage in lieu of the beef.
  • If you don't have a deep-dish pie pan, use any other 2-quart baking dish.
  • Jazz up the filling with even more additions, such as sliced black olives, canned diced tomatoes or Rotel tomatoes with green chilies, or canned, drained pinto beans or black beans. You can also include extra seasoning, such as smoky ground cumin, oregano, paprika, or a bit of garlic.
  • Mexican cheese blends are convenient ways to add great flavor, but sharp cheddar cheese, Pepper Jack cheese, or other good melting cheeses will all work.


Serving: 1/4 of the recipe | Calories: 518kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 33.5g | Fat: 14.8g | Saturated Fat: 5.7g | Cholesterol: 11.3mg | Sodium: 1341mg | Fiber: 2.8g | Sugar: 13g