Easy Mexican Pie with Cornmeal Crust

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This recipe for Mexican Pie is an old recipe from my childhood. It’s a classic recipe that is easy to make. A perfect Mexican Dinner Recipe for busy nights. Come on in and I’ll share my recipe for Mexican Pie with Cornmeal Crust

Mexican Pie Recipe

Mexican Pie Recipe…

If you love Mexican casseroles then you might want to check out my Taco Bake Recipe that is made with Doritos, or my recipe for Cornbread Mexican Casserole 

Mexican pie

The recipe that I had did not include taco meat, but I really think that would be a great addition to this recipe. Then, you might call this recipe a Taco Pie Recipe.

Taco Pie Recipe

You could easily add a layer of taco meat between the refried beans and avocado.

Mexican Pie Recipe

A cornbread crust and layers of deliciousness. It’s like a fiesta in your mouth!

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Here’s the recipe:


South of the Border Mexican Pie

Delicious taco or Mexican pie recipe.

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x



Cornmeal Crust

  • 1/3 cup of softened butter
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/4 cup of yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 34 Tbsp. water


  • 1 can of refried beans
  • 1 can of chopped green chilies, drained
  • a few drops of hot sauce
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/4 cup of sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp. of lemon juice
  • 68 cherry tomatoes – sliced
  • 1/2 cup of chopped sweet onion or chives
  • 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup of chopped green pepper


  1. In a large bowl, add the salt and cornmeal, mix well
  2. Cut in the butter until the flour balls is coarse
  3. Add water until it turns into a dough
  4. Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface into a 9 inch circle, and place into a pie plate
  5. Prick the bottom with a fork
  6. Bake the crust at 475 degrees for 8-10 minutes
  7. Reduce the oven to 400 degrees
  8. In a medium bowl, mix the beans, chilies, and sauce
  9. Spread onto the bottom of the crust
  10. Place sliced tomatoes around the outside of the pie
  11. Arrange onions next in a circle next to the tomatoes
  12. In a small bowl, mash the avocado, sour cream and lemon juice
  13. Spread that around the middle of the pie
  14. Add cheese and green pepper
  15. Bake 15 minutes


*To add another dimension of flavor and make this a little more hearty – add a layer of taco meat 

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~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

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