Rita's Tamale Pie

Rita's Tamale Pie

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Sandi Dilbeck


I found this recipe in my mom's hand-writing after she passed away. Neither of my brothers or myself remember her ever fixing it, but I tried it and it is wonderful. Kids love it and it's really filling


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15 Min
40 Min


  • 1 can(s)
    large can of tamales, paper pulled off
  • 1 large
    onion, diced
  • 1 pkg
    chili cheese fritos
  • 1 large
    can of chili without beans

How to Make Rita's Tamale Pie


  1. Start with the onion on the bottom of a casserole dish. then the tamales, then crush up the Fritos and put a layer on top of tamales, then the chili spread on top of Fritos, and then top off with the cheese. Bake for about 40 minutes at 350 until cheese is hot and bubbly.

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