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Cornbread & Gravy Pie

Even if you are up against it these days, this cornbread & gravy pie is certainly doable. Hit a local Mexican market for a few key ingredients and get going!

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Cornbread & Gravy Pie

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 8
Calories: 302kcal
Author: Olga Miller


  • Olive oil
  • 1 cup coarse ground cornmeal
  • 5 cups water , divided
  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • cups shredded Mexican-style cheese blend , plus more for garnish (or dairy-free substitute)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large yellow onion , chopped
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free taco seasoning , to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Chopped scallions and cilantro , for garnish, optional


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Brush bottom and side of an 8-inch springform pan with olive oil; set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine cornmeal, 4 cups of water, and a large pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 25-30 minutes, stirring often, until firm enough for a wooden spoon to leave a trail when lifted. Stir in 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the cheese. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Spoon into the greased pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until firm. Let cool completely before removing the sides of the pan.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, combine beef and onion and sauté until the meat is browned and onion is tender, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Season to taste with taco seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  • Add in 1 cup of water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 15 minutes or until thickened.
  • Place cornbread on a large serving platter and top with ground beef mixture. Garnish with chopped scallions, cilantro, and cheese, if desired.


Note: If you don’t mind adding an additional ingredient, making this a 6-ingredient recipe, I recommend thickening your gravy with cornstarch. Make a slurry by whisking 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of cold water and add it in with the rest of the water.


Nutrition Facts
Cornbread & Gravy Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 302 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 225mg9%
Potassium 255mg7%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 197IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 157mg16%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More 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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