Cornbread Tamale Pie

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by CJAY8248

From my collection of handwritten recipes.

Top Review by Lynn in MA

Needs more seasoning: I used 1 1/2 Tbs. each ground cumin and chili powder. I also sautéed some minced garlic with the onion and bell pepper. Baking 20-25 min. in a 425 degree oven is too long and the heat is too high. Rather, bake 15-20 min. in a 380-400 degree (preheated) oven. The cornbread topping will set up just fine without the top becoming too dark.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 425*. In a heavy skillet, saute the beef until brown. Stir in the onion and cook until onion is transparent. Add the tomato soup, water, pepper, salt, chili powder, corn, and green pepper. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes while you prepare the topping. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, and baking powder. Whisk the egg, milk and oil together. Add to the dry ingredients. Lightly grease a 2 quart casserole. Pour in the meat filling and top with the cornmeal mixture. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cornbread is beginning to brown.

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