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.


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20 Min
1 Hr


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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

How to Make Tamale Pie


  • 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.

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About Tamale Pie

Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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