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Best Tamale Pie

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"Grandmother's recipe. Cornmeal with tomatoes, ground beef, corn, and tomatoes."
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1 h 10 m servings 662
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Cook and stir beef, onion, and garlic in a skillet over medium heat until beef is browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in corn, tomatoes, chili powder, and salt; simmer until flavors combine, about 20 minutes. Stir in cornmeal. Add tomato juice and olives.
  3. Pour beef mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until hot and bubbly, about 30 minutes. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese on top. Continue baking until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute tomato vegetable juice (such as V8®) for the tomato juice if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 662 calories; 29.6 65.1 37 104 2159 Full nutrition

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Great comfort food; a wonderful pantry meal. I don’t think you can go wrong using this structure. I substituted pork sausage for the ground beef and green olives because that’s what I had on h...

This is really good and easy to make.