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


  1. In 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.)
  2. Stir in all other ingredients until well combined. Do not drain the tomatoes or chilis but do drain the olives.
  3. Make the corn muffin mix to the package directions. For a Jiffy mix, you use 1 egg and 1/3 cup of milk.
  4. Sprinkle 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.
  5. Serve 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

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