Cornbread Topped Tamale Pie

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Chicago Girl

This is a quick, hearty comfort dish which is easy to make. It tastes like tamales, without the work! I am always asked for the recipe wherever I make it. You can make the meat mixture ahead of time, and just do the cornbread when you are ready to bake.

Top Review by Micheale MacPherson

Great recipe. I personally didn't have tomato paste, green chilies or black olives. I substituted the tomato paste with one can of tomato sauce and my family loved it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix corn bread mix, egg, and milk and let set.
  2. Brown ground beef in 1 cup water for fine crumbles. Drain and rinse fat.
  3. Mix all non-cornbread ingredients.
  4. Spray or grease an 8x8 pan.
  5. Spread all of meat mixture in pan.
  6. Carefully pour cornbread on top.
  7. Bake 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until a toothpick in the cornbread's center is clean.

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