17 Reviews

Delicious and easy to make. I think I might try it in the oven next time though. Spread that very nice cornmeal topping around a bit. I might also try some diced bell pepper or some mild green chilis when I do. I enjoyed this meal last night.

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Karen From Colorado December 04, 2001

New to the group, this is the first recipe I tried... and I'm sold! This was simple, inexpensive, and absolutely delicious!!!

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Kathleen Traylor June 26, 2001

The best tamale pie I have eaten. I baked it as a casserole dish in the microwave oven and it came out just fine. I froze individual 6 oz. servings in the freezer and reheated them in the microwave. I am preparing it again now for the second time but am making the portions bigger.

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Willam October 19, 2001

Easy to make, inexpensive, excellent flavor. The chorizo really adds to the dish, which tastes just like tamales.

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Mark H. October 01, 2001

This was great! I made a few changes to accommodate what I had on hand, but they were not enough to change the essence of the recipe. The only "meat" I used was a 12oz. tube of "soyrizo" (vegetarian chorizo). I used fresh corn because I had 2 ears leftover and fresh tomatoes b/c I had a ton to use up. I added a 4oz. can of diced chile to compensate for the missing seasoning from the seasoned canned tomatoes. Also, I used more cheese (1/2 cup mixed in, 1/2 cup on top as called for at end of cooking). Overall very few changes and was SOOO GOOD!!! I also baked this b/c I was too impatient!! 1 hour @ 375=PERFECT!!

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Holly033 August 23, 2009

I cheated and seasoned 1.5 lbs of burger with a "chorizo" recipe from here on *Zaar. Ditto on the taco seasoning (mixed on up from the recipes here) Was a very tasty well received meal!

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princess buttercup November 22, 2002

I liked it...my husband LOVED it. All the kids turned their noses up at it, though. Oh well.

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Beth in Bolivia February 25, 2002

I would cut the salt in half. Did not seem to be kid friendly in our home, but was okay for adults.

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Mel2 January 17, 2002

I thought this was very good, but my husband felt it was "too spicy". He gave it a three, I gave it a five, averaged to four. If you have a spicy aversion, this is not a dish you will love, but it does taste like tamales without all the fuss.

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Chris Reynolds September 29, 2013

Love this! Have added it to my regular recipes! My chorizo comes in 10 oz packages, but we don't really care for overly spicy things, and with 4 kids (oldest is 5), it works out well to use 2 - 2.23 pounds burger and 10 oz chorizo, then divide that in half. I freeze 1/2 and use it the next time I want to make this!

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randimiller March 17, 2013
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