Tamale Pie

Christine Whisenhunt


My mom made this a lot when I was growing up. It was always a fave. It's great comfort food, and it's soooo easy. If you want a tamale flavor in a casserole form, this is for you! Hope you enjoy!

P.S. Mom never liked a lot of heat, I do. I think if I made this today I would add a diced jalapeno or serrano chili to the saute mixture for added heat. I would probably also throw in some chopped fresh cilantro. Maybe salsa instead of plain tomato sauce? Be creative!

Note: Photo borrowed from internet.

★★★★★ 1 vote
20 Min
1 Hr


1 lb
1 can(s)
black olives, sliced or whole
onion, chopped
green bell pepper, chopped
1 c
eggs, beaten
3 Tbsp
chili powder
1 c
corn meal
2 c
creamed corn
2 small
cans tomato sauce
salt and pepper, to taste
grated cheese (cheddar, pepper jack, or other of your choice) to top with


1Brown hamburger, onion and bell pepper.
2Stir in corn, tomato sauce, chili powder and olives.
3Add remaining ingredients and stir together. (I like to beat the milk and eggs together first.)
4Pour into a casserole dish. (Mom always used a deep, square or round Corning ware dish.)
5Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.
6Sprinkle with grated cheese and let stand for 10 minutes.

About this Recipe

Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy