Grandma's Tamale Pie Recipe

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Grandma's Tamale Pie

Denise Van Dyne

By
@Neece63

Grandma fixed this for our family ever since I was little. She obtained it from a ladyfriend in the 1940's in San Francisco, and has been a family favorite ever since, eagerly anticipated at family gatherings and certainly every Christmas Eve at Grandma & Grandpa's! Since moving to Texas six years ago, I've amended the original recipe a bit to add a bit of Texas heat, but I hope grandma won't mind! I hope y'all enjoy!


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Serves:

8-10

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

50 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
butter (unsalted)
3 clove
garlic, minced fine
28 oz can(s)
diced fire-roasted tomatoes w/ juice
3 large
eggs
2 lb
lean hamburger
3 tsp
salt
1 3/4 c
polenta (not quick cooking)
2 can(s)
large pitted olives, quartered
7 oz
diced green chilis
1 large
yellow onion, diced small
3/4 c
vegetable oil
14 oz
can creamed corn
1 c
whole milk
3 Tbsp
chili powder (mixed w/ 1/2 cup water)
1/4 tsp
ground pepper
2 tsp
ground cumin
2 Tbsp
diced cilantro (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine onion, garlic, oil and butter in large turkey roaster pan (this will probably cover 2 stove burners). Simmer 15 minutes, stirring constantly.
2
Add diced tomatoes with juice, cream corn, eggs, cilantro, if using, milk, hamburger (pinch off in small bits and stir into mixture), chili powder(mixed with 1/2 cup water), polenta, cumin, chilis, olives, salt & pepper. Cook 10 minutes on top of stove, stirring constantly so mixture does not burn on bottom.
3
Transfer pan to oven and bake at 350° for 45 minutes uncovered. Let sit 10-15 minutes before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Mexican