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tamale pie

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Deni Elwood
The Villages, FL

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 rating)
yield 4 -6
prep time 45 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For tamale pie

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