Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 15 mins

I originally got this recipe from my Great Grandma Ce. But I came up with the layered idea. Originally there were no corn tortillas, and it was more like a sort of meat loaf pie. This recipe is interesting, very tasty, and kid-friendly too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet and add onions; cook until tender, but not brown.
  3. Add beef, brown well and Drain.
  4. Mix in the Taco Seasoning and 3/4 Cup water; let simmer for 5 minutes, uncovered, stirring frequently, until spice mixture is no longer runny.
  5. Stir crushed tomatoes, corn, and cornmeal into the meat; mix well.
  6. In an 9X9 round pyrex (or well greased metal) baking dish, place 4 of the 8 tortillas on the bottom, spread out, to cover the pan, add 1/2 of the meat mixture over the tortillas,and then 1/2 of the cheese.
  7. Repeat this layering process, ending in cheese.
  8. Place in oven to heat through, and melt cheese (about 25 minutes).
  9. Cut into 8 pieces across, as you would a pie.
  10. Serve!


Most Helpful

Another delicious and quick one!

rosslare July 26, 2014

This was great! I did add green chilies to the onion/meat mixture but you could use bell pepper if you're worried about the heat. We loved it and I will definitely make again! Oh and I used a 10x10x2 corning ware pan after reading other reviews which worked for me. Next time, if I'm in a hurry, I'll use 2-10 oz. cans of Rotel in place of the onions, chilies and tomatoes.

Felines September 08, 2010

Awesome! This is the best tamale pie recipe I have ever eaten! Most other tamale pie recipes are just a meat mixture on the bottom with cornbread baked on top. This recipe is more of a true 'pie' than any of the others. Definitely a keeper!

Cookin' Man June 22, 2010

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