Terrific Tamale Pie

Terrific Tamale Pie Recipe

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6 slice
1 lb
ground beef
1 c
1/4 c
green chiles, chopped
green onions, chopped
1/4 c
1/4 tsp
1 tsp
ground pure hot red chile
1 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp
8 oz
tomato sauce
1/4 c
evaporated milk
1/2 tsp
dry mustard
2 c
monterey jack cheese, grated
stuffed olives, sliced

How to Make Terrific Tamale Pie


  • 1Fry bacon until crisp; break into large pieces. Set side.
  • 2Chill bacon drippings until firm for use in the crust.
  • 3Brown ground beef in a large skillet; drain off fat.
  • 4Stir in next 10 ingredients.
  • 5Reserve egg, evaporated milk, etc., for the top crust.
  • 6Prepare the piecrust, and use it to line a 9-inch pie pan.
  • 7Place meat mixture in the pan.
  • 8Bake at 425 for 25 minutes.
  • 9Meanwhile, combine egg, evaporated milk, mustard and cheese.
  • 10Spread on top of the pie and decorate with the reserved bacon pieces and the sliced olives.
  • 11Bake for 5 minutes longer, or until cheese melts.
  • 12Let stand for 10 minutes, or until firm, before serving.
  • 13CORNMEAL PIECRUST (1 crust for 9-inch pie): 1 cup all purpose flour 2 tablespoon cornmeal 1/3 cup firm bacon drippings OR other shortening 3-4 tablespoon cold water.
  • 14Combine flour and cornmeal, then cut in bacon drippings.
  • 15When mixture is granular, add the water, in small quantities to insure a flaky crust, until pastry is mixed.
  • 16Roll out on a floured surface to a circle 1 1/2 times larger than the inverted 9-inch pie pan.
  • 17Fit pastry into pan and form a fluted edge all around.

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About Terrific Tamale Pie

Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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