Cornbread Tamale Pie Bake

Cornbread Tamale Pie Bake

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Laurie Colvin


I come from a family of awesome cooks. Not fancy food, just good homecooked food. This is another of my favs that my mom used to make. All you need with this dish is a nice fresh salad and maybe some fresh fruit and you're good to go! Even though this recipe has a lot of ingredients the instructions are pretty easy.


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15 Min
20 Min


  • 2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 clove
    garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 c
    green pepper, chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 c
    onion, chopped
  • 1&1/2 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1&1/2 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    oregano, dried or fresh
  • 1 tsp
    sweet basil
  • 3 c
    chopped tomatoes, fresh or canned
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 c
    shredded cheddar
  • 1 c
    shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 1/2 c
    sliced olives
  • 1 pkg
    cornbread mix (i use jiffy)

How to Make Cornbread Tamale Pie Bake


  1. Slowly brown the burger and garlic. Add onion and green pepper, sauté' until tender. Add spices, tomatoes and 1/4 cup of the water. Cover and simmer 10-15 minutes. Combine the other 1/4 cup water and the 2 tablespoons of flour and stir into meat mixture until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in cheeses and olives. Pour into greased 9x13 baking dish. Prepare cornbread according to package instructions. Drop by spoonfuls or spread over top of meat mixture. Bake at 425 degrees 15-20 minutes or until cornbread is golden brown. This is good served with sour cream and/or guacamole.

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