Rating: 4.75 stars
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Try this savory, Southwestern-style family recipe for a quick, simple, all-in-one tamale pie.

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prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
1 tamale pie
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter an 8-inch baking or casserole dish.

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef and onion in the hot skillet until beef is browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Mix in corn, tomatoes, oil, chili powder, and cumin. Bring to a boil; remove from heat.

  • Combine milk, cornmeal, and eggs in a large bowl. Stir in meat mixture. Mix in olives. Pour into the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden and set, 50 to 60 minutes; mixture should not be mushy.

Nutrition Facts

367 calories; protein 13.7g; carbohydrates 30.7g; fat 22.2g; cholesterol 93.9mg; sodium 656.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (1)

4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2020
I’m going to confess right now that I made some changes to the recipe but I’ve made this recipe before, as written, and it’s great. However, I didn’t have any olives and I wanted to use a recipe that was the very closest I could find to a recipe I’d made and loved several years ago and this one is it. I actually made everything in one enameled cast iron pan for less wash up, and of course mixed my batter in a separate bowl. Other than using a can of drained black beans instead of olives, I made the corn batter with half a cup of flour, half a cup of cornmeal, and about a half cup extra of the milk. I also added a cup of shredded cheese to the batter just because I had the cheese and cheese is life (ha ha). This is such a super fast, easy dish and it deserves reviews because it’s actually better, and more versatile, than the other tamale pie recipes I looked over. It’s a one pan wonder and totally delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2021
I made this vegan style with Quorn meatless crumbles, egg substitute and all organic ingredients. I put a layer of Daya cheddar shreds on top. It is SO good. I'll definitely make it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2021
Super easy and very tasty! I added some cheese on top for the last few minutes of baking, which was a great addition. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2021
This was good and easy, but needs some sugar, in my opinion. Maybe about a teaspoon. I'm going to make it again, but add the sugar and maybe about a cup of tomato sauce and/or a tablespoon of Tapatio sauce. Definitely adding the sugar. I sprinkled a tiny bit of Splenda (actually what I'll use) on my serving and added a few drops of Tapatio and it was much better. Closer to a tamale pie I first fell in love with many years ago. This was good, though. Read More