Southwest Tamale Pie

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by children from A to Z

I found this in a quick cooking magazine and it is so good and so easy. Most tamale pies seem dry but not this one. It is cheesy and tasty!

Top Review by HeidiSue

I was searching for a recipe to use a box of corn muffin mix in and this one sold me because it also had a can of stokes green chile sauce in it...also a long time pantry item ready to be used. Anyway, it was good the baby even enjoyed it. Quick and easy a good weeknight meal. THANKS!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 (15 ounce) canstokes green chile sauce with pork, divided
  • 14 cup water
  • 1 (1 1/2 ounce) package taco seasoning
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 (2 1/4 ounce) cansliced black olives, drained
  • 1 12 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 (8 -12 ounce) box Jiffy cornbread mix
  • 1 egg


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion until beef is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Measure 1/2 cup green chile sauce sauce; set aside.
  3. Add remaining sauce to ground beef. Stir in taco seasoning and water. Bring to a boil.
  4. Stir in corn and olives. Spoon into a greased deep dish pie plate or a 1.5 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle with 1 cup of cheese.
  5. In a bowl, combine corn bread mix, egg and the reserved chile sauce; mix well.
  6. Spoon over cheese layer.
  7. Bake 400 degrees for 25 minute or until corn bread is done.
  8. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. (I use extra cheese for the top).

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