Tamale Pie

Tamale Pie

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Deni Elwood


This recipe came from my mom's best friend. She was very dear to us and I love keeping her memory alive this way.


★★★★★ 1 vote

45 Min
30 Min


  • 1 lb
  • 1 pkg
    taco seasoning mix
  • 1 can(s)
    large can mexi-corn (19oz)
  • 1 can(s)
    sliced black olives (i get pitted whole and slice them myself)
  • 1 pkg
    fritos corn chips
  • 2 c
    mexican shredded cheese
  • 2 can(s)
    enchilada sauce
  • 1 dash(es)
    sour cream

How to Make Tamale Pie


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Cook hamburger in skillet with Taco seasoning according to packet, then drain.
  2. Add Mexi-corn (drained) to hamburger and add enchilada sauce to hamburger and stir together.
  3. Take a 9 x 13 baking dish and coat the bottom of it with a layer of Frito chips, then cover Fritos with hamburger/corn mixture, Then cover with a layer of sliced black olives and cheese. Repeat until pan is full and you are left with the cheese layer.
  4. Make sure that there was enough liquid in the hamburger mixture to get everything wet. If not, then add a little water at each of the corners of the baking dish.
    Cover with aluminum foil.
    Bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and remove aluminum foil. Add a dollop of sour cream to the top for garnish and serve from the baking dish.

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About Tamale Pie

Course/Dish: Beef Casseroles Savory Pies
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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