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Tamale Pie

Rated as 4.27 out of 5 Stars

"Tamale taste without tamale fuss. The crisp, golden cornbread crust of this hearty meat pie makes a pretty picture on any dinner table."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 740 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. FOR FILLING: COOK beef, onion and garlic in large skillet until beef is browned; drain. Stir in enchilada sauce, corn, olives and salt.
  2. FOR CRUST: PREHEAT oven to 425 degrees F.
  3. COMBINE cornmeal, water, evaporated milk and salt in medium saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, for 5 to 7 minutes or until thick. Stir in chiles. Reserve 2 cups cornmeal mixture; cover with plastic wrap. Spread remaining cornmeal mixture on bottom and up sides of greased 12 x 8-inch baking dish. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
  4. SPOON meat filling into cornmeal crust. Spread reserved cornmeal mixture over meat filling. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes; sprinkle with cheese. Bake for additional 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Garnish with jalapenos.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 740 calories; 43.1 g fat; 57.5 g carbohydrates; 32.3 g protein; 125 mg cholesterol; 1431 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Wonderful, easy recipe. I made it lowfat, using ground turkey, fat-free evaporated milk, and omitting the cheese. Couldn't even tell it was lowfat! I would highly recommend this recipe if you'...

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The meat mixture is the only thing good about this recipe. The cornmeal mixture is way too much. I think if would be much better if you were to just make the cornmeal according to regular corn...

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Wonderful, easy recipe. I made it lowfat, using ground turkey, fat-free evaporated milk, and omitting the cheese. Couldn't even tell it was lowfat! I would highly recommend this recipe if you'...

Good recipe. I used Marie Calendar's Corn Bread mix instead of the cornmeal and also added cumin to the recipe. Have made several times.

The flavors in this are excellent and the cornmeal base is easier to prepare than it sounds. I've made this a few times now and I've tweaked it a little here and there, using 1% milk instead of ...

Great recipe! I spiced it up a bit by adding a serrano and jalapeno pepper to the filling, as well as a little cumin and extra garlic. Quick and tasty meal!

The meat mixture is the only thing good about this recipe. The cornmeal mixture is way too much. I think if would be much better if you were to just make the cornmeal according to regular corn...

I made this for my two teenage sons and they loved it. I added a little cumin and chili powder to the meat/sauce mixture to give it a bit more flavor. We had a little leftover and it tasted bett...

This was really good! I'm going to try it with chicken next time and add some shredded cheddar to the cornbread. Delicious!

Kind of bland, my family just thought it was okay, I think maybe the cornmeal needed to be kicked up.

Have made it twice now and both turned out wonderful! This last go round I used left over grilled chicken (diced), and put jalepeno peppers in the cornbread mixture. Wonderful dish especially ...