Easy Tamale Pie

Easy Tamale Pie

Tamale Pie: A Flavorful Fusion of Savory and Sweet

Embark on a culinary adventure with Tamale Pie, a delightful dish that blends the savory flavors of a hearty beef filling with the comforting warmth of a cornbread crust. This enticing casserole is a symphony of textures and tastes, sure to tantalize your taste buds and satisfy your cravings.

The journey begins with an irresistible blend of onions, ground beef, and canned tomatoes, seasoned with a touch of salt and chili powder. This savory mixture is then enriched with the sweetness of canned cream-style corn, creating a harmonious balance of flavors.

The creamy filling is then nestled into a bed of golden cornbread, a comforting contrast that complements the savory elements of the dish. The cornbread, made with a simple yet delectable combination of milk, cornmeal, and salt, adds a touch of sweetness and a delightful crumbly texture.

To elevate the culinary experience, ripe olives are incorporated into the filling, adding a burst of salty goodness that enhances the overall flavor profile. The olives provide a delightful contrast to the beef’s richness and the corn’s sweetness, creating a symphony of flavors that dance on the palate.

Finally, a generous layer of shredded cheese blankets the pie, melting into a gooey, irresistible indulgence. The cheese adds a touch of creaminess and a rich, savory flavor that brings the dish to a satisfying conclusion.

Tamale Pie is not just a culinary delight but a versatile dish that can be adapted to suit your preferences. Whether you prefer a spicy kick or a milder flavor, you can adjust the amount of chili powder to your liking. You can also experiment with different types of cheese, such as Monterey Jack or cheddar, to create a unique flavor profile.

With its tantalizing flavors and comforting textures, Tamale Pie is a culinary masterpiece that will captivate your senses and leave you craving for more. Gather your loved ones around the table and embark on a culinary adventure that will create lasting memories.

Easy Tamale Pie

Easy Tamale Pie
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  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cups canned tomatoes #303 can
  • 2 cups creamed-style corn #303 can
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup uncooked yellow cornmeal
  • 1 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 cup ripe olives
  • 1/2 pound Monterey Jack cheese cubed


  • In a heavy skillet, heat: 2 tablespoons oil.
  • Cook until soft: 1 onion, chopped.
  • Add 1 pound of ground beef, cook until lightly browned.
  • Stir in 2 cup canned tomatoes, 2 cups canned creamed-style corn, 1 cup milk, 1 cup uncooked yellow cornmeal, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder; mix well.
  • Add 1/2 cup ripe olives; cover pie in 1/2 pound Monterey Jack cheese, cubed.
  • Cover and cook on top of stove over low heat 20-25 minutes.

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Heavy Skillet
Wooden Spoons
Serving platter
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Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Casserole, Mexican, Tamale


Yield: 6-8 Servings.

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