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Tamale Pie

January 15, 2016

Here’s all the taste of tamales, without all the work. This casserole is delicious! And pretty easy too. Serve with a side salad for a complete meal. Recipe comes from Good Housekeeping.

1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 lb. ground beef
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Dash of Tabasco
1 1/2 cups salsa
2 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
4 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1 cup cornmeal
1/3 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded


  • Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray a large shallow casserole dish with Pam cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add onion and cook 5 minutes.
  • Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink, about 8 minutes.
  • Drain fat.
  • Stir in chili powder, cumin, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook 2 minutes.
  • Stir in salsa, Tabasco, and corn. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan bring water to a boil.
  • Stir in 1 teaspoon of salt and 2 teaspoons of sugar.
  • Whisk in cornmeal.
  • Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, whisking frequently.
  • Pour half the cornmeal mixture into prepared casserole dish.
  • Top evenly with all beef mixture.
  • Scrape remaining cornmeal mixture on top beef.
  • Top with cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, 45 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to set 20 minutes before serving.
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One Response to “ Tamale Pie ”

  1. Missy Hansen Sawicke on February 15, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    i will love this…just like all your recipes!!

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