Operation Kitchen Tamale Pie

Kellie Parker


found this recipe going thru my grandmas old recipe books this was in her Officers Wives Club Recipe book back in 1958 with my grandma's name on it.I remember her making this atleast one time a month in my childhood days. I love when i can find alittle piece of the past to bring back the days of times gone by .


★★★★★ 3 votes

15 Min
40 Min



  • 2 c
    boiling water
  • 1 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
    cold water

  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/3 c
    green pepper ,chopped
  • 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/2 c
    onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    black olives, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    green stuffed olives, chopped
  • 2 c
    canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic salt

  • 1/2 c
    grated sharp cheddar cheese

How to Make Operation Kitchen Tamale Pie


  1. Mix together corn meal,salt,cold water. Pour into boiling water, stirring constantly. Cook until thickened. Cover and continue cooking over low heat 10 minutes.
  2. Melt shortening in skillet, add green pepper, beef and onion. Cook until meat browns. Blend in flour,add olives, tomatoes, chili powder, salt, garlic salt.
  3. Line bottom and sides of greased 1 1/2 quart casserole dish with cooked cornmeal.Fill with meat and tomatoe mixture. Sprinkle top with grated cheese. Bake for 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

Printable Recipe Card

About Operation Kitchen Tamale Pie

Regional Style: Mexican

Show 26 Comments & Reviews

Recipes That Use Rotisserie Chicken

Recipes That Use Rotisserie Chicken

Need a shortcut to get a weeknight dinner ASAP? Substituting rotisserie chicken in a recipe is the perfect way to save time and effort. Instead of fretting about dinner, these flavorful gems of rotisserie greatness are every parent’s secret weapon to make meals stress-free. Not only is rotisserie chicken a healthier quick-dinner option, but it […]

18 Side Dish Recipe Ideas

18 Side Dish Recipe Ideas

Stumped what to make to complete tonight’s meal? Brainstorming dinner ideas is hard enough; however, we’re here to help. These side dishes are perfect to pair with your main dish. Asparagus, potatoes, corn, and more are prepared in a variety of ways that your family will love. Loaded with flavor and easy to make, these […]

24 Tailgating Recipes for Pregaming Kickoff

24 Tailgating Recipes for Pregaming Kickoff

Poppers and pinwheels and pulled pork – oh my! While last season didn’t play out as we hoped, it is finally time for all the best football foods. Even better, these tailgating favorites will help get you pregame kickoff alongside all your fellow fans. Dips, subs, and all your favorite appetizers, this list of game […]