This pie is unusual because it has no crust.
Make and share this Crock Pot California Tamale Pie recipe from Food.com.
- Mix cornmeal, milk, and egg. Then add ground beef, tomatoes, onion, chili mix, seasoning salt, corn, and olives.
- Pour into crock pot. Cook on high for 3 - 4 hours. Sprinkle cheese over top. Cook 5 minutes longer.
I made the recipe as written -- I wish I had added something spicy to it (like used Rotel tomatoes instead of plain ones, or tossed in some green chilis)... the "pie" was bland. Also, it had kind of a strange consistency (like mush?). I smothered my piece with salsa, and it was much better. At first, I thought this was okay, but as I kept eating it, I realized how much I really didn't enjoy this tamale pie. I tossed the leftovers and won't make this again.
A very satisfying dish. Tasted good and was very easy to put together. Followed it to a tee except added a pinch of red pepper flakes for some heat. Will make this again. Thanks Chef #223316.