Hot Tamale Pie

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by wife2abadge

From the cookbook A Man, A Can, A Plan. I use a package of Smart Ground vegetarian soy crumbles and 8 oz ground turkey breast instead of the ground beef, and lowfat cheese.

Top Review by Crisci

My family LOVED this. Thank you for sharing it. I did have to adapt the recipe to the ingredients I had on hand, so I used cornbread instead of polenta and fresh chopped tomatoes with a jalapeno instead of the canned ones. It was wonderful... and easy. I couldn't ask for more.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, brown the beef and onion; drain.
  2. Add the tomatoes with juice, tomato paste, corn, olives, and chili powder.
  3. Simmer for 5 minutes, then scrape into a 2 1/2-qt baking dish.
  4. Cut the polenta lengthwise into quarters, then slice across the quarters into wedges 1/4" thick.
  5. Scatter over the meat.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle the cheese over the top and bake 10-15 minutes more.

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