Tamale Pie

Laurie Sanders


You can use whatever you have to make this. Sometimes I leave out one of the ingredients if I don't have it. You mainly need the meat, the taco seasoning, the cheese and the corn muffin mix.

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15 Min
20 Min


1/2 lb
1/2 lb
ground pork
1/4 c
taco seasoning
1 can(s)
fire roasted green chilis (about 4 oz)
1 can(s)
chopped stewed tomatoes (about 10 oz)
1 can(s)
chopped black olives (put a10 oz can of whole olives in the food processor)
1 can(s)
refried beans
1 to 2 c
shredded cheese (use pepper jack or colby jack)
1 box
corn muffin mix (like jiffy)
1 large
1/3 c
half and half or milk

How to Make Tamale Pie


  • 1In a large cast iron frying pan, brown the hamburger and pork together salting to taste and add 1/4 of taco seasoning (I use Costco's. You could just use 1 package of taco seasoning if you wanted.)
  • 2Stir in all other ingredients until well combined. Do not drain the tomatoes or chilis but do drain the olives.
  • 3Make the corn muffin mix to the package directions. For a Jiffy mix, you use 1 egg and 1/3 cup of milk.
  • 4Sprinkle cheese over the meat mixture and gently spread the prepared corn muffin mix over the cheese. Bake 20 minutes at 400 degrees.

    If you don't have a cast iron pan, transfer the meat mixture to a well greased casserole dish before topping with cheese and corn muffin mix.
  • 5Serve with sour cream, chopped green onions, salsa and more shredded cheese.

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About Tamale Pie

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtag: #easy