Crock Pot California Tamale Pie

Total Time
4hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 4 hrs

This pie is unusual because it has no crust.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix cornmeal, milk, and egg. Then add ground beef, tomatoes, onion, chili mix, seasoning salt, corn, and olives.
  2. Pour into crock pot. Cook on high for 3 - 4 hours. Sprinkle cheese over top. Cook 5 minutes longer.
Most Helpful

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.

NELady April 29, 2010

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.

NanaD January 23, 2008