Tamale Pie

Tamale Pie Recipe

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Paula S.


Here is another recipe I found that reminds me of my childhood. It was always a treat when Mama would make this.

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2 pounds ground beef
2 small 8 oz cans tomato sauce
1 1/2 tsp chili powder/seasoning or taco seasoning
4 cups boiling water
1 tsp salt
1 can 14-16 oz whole kernel corn drained
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup minced onion
1 1/2 cup cornmeal

How to Make Tamale Pie


  • 1Brown the ground meat and saute the onions until wilted. Drain and season to taste ...add the drained corn, tomato sauce and chili seasoning/taco seasoning to meat mixture. Mix and pour into a greased 9x13 pan.
  • 2To make cornmeal mush: Bring 4 cups water to boil with 1 teaspoon salt. In a bowl mix 1 and 1/2 cups corn meal to 1 and 1/2 cups cold water mix and pour into boiling water and stir over low heat to for 5 minutes. Pour mush over mixture in pan and spread evenly...cook in oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • 3Turn oven off and sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Leave in the oven until the cheese melts.

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About Tamale Pie

Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy