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This Venison Steak Chili Tamale Pie has everything you need to make a complete and satisfying meal your family will love in less than 45 minutes.
For this recipe I used some bottom round steak from my recent Montana mule deer hunt. But you can use any venison steak, such as antelope or elk.
A richly flavored venison chili filling is enhanced with a cornbread topping that is slightly sweet, providing a perfect contrast with the rest of the ingredients. This layered casserole dish offers an array of different dimensions of flavor. I guarantee all venison steak lovers will feel satisfied with this nourishing meal. In addition, this is a great recipe to make at the start of the week for meal prep, since it packs in several servings that keep well in the refrigerator all week.
This cast iron skillet supper has everything you need for a quick weeknight meal or a weekend comfort food fix. Brown some venison steak and onions together, then add the other ingredients and seasonings – tomatoes, chili sauce, and kidney beans. You can also substitute black beans if you prefer. A package of corn muffin mix is used for the cornbread topping. While it bakes, the cornbread soaks up a lot of the flavorful juices. The venison steak chili filling should still be bubbling when you pour the cornbread batter over it. This will ensure that the cornbread will bake evenly without over-browning on top.
My wife and I love spicy food, but our 8-year-old daughter does not. If you have young kids you are cooking for, you can omit the pickled jalapeno peppers from one side of the tamale pie to make it more kid-friendly.
If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. If you’re looking to freeze this pie, prepare the recipe, but don’t bake it yet! Wrap it up and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to eat, bake at 375 degrees F for about 30 minutes. If you bake at 425 degrees F, the cornbread will over-brown on top because you’re starting at frozen.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
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